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We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

  1. Aug. 8, 2022Scott Hopkins awarded PerkinElmer Award

    Scott Hopkins, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, is this year's winner of the PerkinElmer Award from the Canadian Society of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy.

  2. July 17, 2022Chemistry Lecturer Laura Ingram awarded the 2021 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
    Laura Ingram

    Laura Ingram, a Chemistry Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor, has been awarded the 2021 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Waterloo Undergraduate Association.

  3. June 30, 2022Chemistry welcomes John Corrigan as new Department Chair
    John Corrigan

    Today, Professor John Corrigan begins his four-year term as Chemistry's new Chair. Corrigan joins Waterloo from Western University. He is the 15th Chair for the Department.

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  1. Sep. 7, 2022Doctoral Thesis Defence - Ryan Moreira

    "Synthesis and Study of the Cyclic Lipodepsipeptide Antibiotics Daptomycin and A54145"

    Supervisor: S. Taylor
    Location:     C2-361

  2. Sep. 14, 2022Doctoral Thesis Defence - Alexander Whittingham

    "A  Study of Electrochemically Induced Lattice Distortions on Layered Perovskites"

    Supervisor:  R. Smith
    Location:      C2-361

  3. Sep. 16, 2022Doctoral Thesis Defence - Nour Mashmoushi

    "The Investigation of Isomers using Differential Mobility Spectrometry and Ultraviolet Photodissociation"

    Supervisor:  S. Hopkins
    Location:     Remote

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