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.

  1. Mar. 6, 2023Distance between water molecules key for future quantum devices
    Grayscale of water molecules.

    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.

  2. Jan. 18, 2023Dean of Science writes three-part series in support of basic research
    Liquid crystal.

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023

  3. Jan. 15, 2023Fall 2022 Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

    We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Fall 2022 Undergraduate/Graduate TA Award winners. Through these challenging times the very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals has had considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

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  1. Mar. 28, 2023Master's Seminar - Ryan Lloyd

    "Investigating the interactions between positively charged surfactants and DNA"

    Supervisor:  J. Duhamel
    Location:     C2-361

  2. Mar. 30, 2023Master's Seminar - Emily Wedde

    "Two Dimensional Hybrid Organic-MXenes for Multifunctionality "

    Supervisor:  P. Radovanovic
    Location:      C2-361

  3. Apr. 3, 2023Doctoral Thesis Defence - Hernando Rosales

    "Solid phase microextraction: a versatile technique for lipid analysis"

    Supervisor:  J. Pawliszyn
    Location:     C2-361-Teams

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