Department of Chemistry
200 University Ave. W
Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32129
Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo
Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” and with good reason: it is foundational in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials development and nanotechnology.
At Waterloo, we offer some of the most interdisciplinary and cutting edge undergraduate and graduate chemistry programs in Canada, where specializations prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia. The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality in its programs and this commitment is reflected with the teaching and research excellence of our award winning staff and faculty.
Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore our programs to see for yourself what we have to offer. Consider becoming a part of Waterloo Chemistry where teaching, mentoring and research combine to prepare you for your career.
- Mar. 23, 2023Prof. Scott Taylor wins the Bernard Belleau Award for contributions to medicinal chemistry
Dr. Scott Taylor has been awarded the Bernard Belleau Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada for his numerous and important contributions to medicinal chemistry. Taylor is a world leader in the study of an important class of antibacterial drugs known as the calcium-dependent lipopeptide antibiotics (CDAs).
- Mar. 6, 2023Distance between water molecules key for future quantum devices
Water has many unique properties. An interdisciplinary team of Waterloo scientists has discovered a one-dimensional chain of water molecules could produce a quantum phase transition. This breakthrough is a key development for future water-based quantum devices.
- Jan. 18, 2023Dean of Science writes three-part series in support of basic research
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023
- Mar. 28, 2023Master's Seminar - Ryan Lloyd
"Investigating the interactions between positively charged surfactants and DNA"
Supervisor: J. Duhamel
- Mar. 30, 2023Master's Seminar - Emily Wedde
"Two Dimensional Hybrid Organic-MXenes for Multifunctionality "
Supervisor: P. Radovanovic
- Apr. 3, 2023Doctoral Thesis Defence - Hernando Rosales
"Solid phase microextraction: a versatile technique for lipid analysis"
Supervisor: J. Pawliszyn