MASc/PhD admission for January 2024

The MASc/PhD admission cycle for a January 2024 start is now open! Apply by October 15, 2023

News & Announcements

LLE 2023-24

Welcome back to school from the Chair

Innovative and sustainable transportation and logistics solutions: Lamya Ezzeldin

Groundbreaking study seeks to illuminate how DNA-editing protein Cas9 interacts with genetic material

ISTEP/Troost ILead team gains international recognition for engineering leadership research

LLE 2023-24

Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) returns for the 2023-24 season. This series, which has been offered for nearly 30 years, seeks to engage world-class researchers and thought leaders in Canada and around the world to spark conversations on the latest innovations in existing and emerging areas relevant to chemical engineering, applied chemistry, education in engineering, and the engineering profession.
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Upcoming Events

11:00 am LLE: Design of Self-Organizing P... @ Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105
LLE: Design of Self-Organizing P... @ Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Claudia Schmidt-Dannert, University of Minnesota Host: Prof. Emma Master In biological systems, simple building blocks such as proteins, nucleic acids and lipids are precisely organized to form higher ordered structures across multiple length scales. Harnessing[...]
11:00 am LLE: Assessing Exposures and Hea... @ Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105
LLE: Assessing Exposures and Hea... @ Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Petros Koutrakis, Harvard University Host: Prof. Jeffrey Brook The recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study estimated that long-term exposure to fine particulates (PM2.5) caused 9 million deaths worldwide in 2019, making it the fourth-ranked[...]
11:00 am LLE: Re-imagining Manufacturing:... @ Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105
LLE: Re-imagining Manufacturing:... @ Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1105
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michael Koepke, LanzaTech Host: Prof. Christopher Lawson The accelerating climate crisis combined with rapid population growth poses some of the most urgent challenges to humankind, all linked to the unabated release and accumulation of CO2[...]

Prospective Students


As a Chemical Engineering student, you will learn to address issues with a large impact on society: the need to decrease our environmental footprint, create sustainable processes, improve human health, and more.


Our reputation as a research powerhouse and a collaborative and caring community enables us and challenge you to reach your full potential by providing opportunities for growth through various academic and non-academic programs. Develop your professional skills and build a solid foundation for fruitful and rewarding careers.

Faculty Initiatives

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Engineering for the World (E4TW)

Discover the many ways our students and alumni are inspiring change in their communities and around the world.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to fostering an environment in which each member of our community can excel, contribute and benefit from different perspectives.

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Research & Partnerships

Addressing industry challenges with research-based solutions

The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto has a long tradition of successful collaborations with industrial partners that address commercially relevant technical challenges. The University provides excellent institutional support for strategic industry-university partnerships that maximize impact by leveraging various federal and provincial funding sources.

Our faculty members are world leaders in their fields working with diverse and talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on real-world problems in sectors as diverse as energy, environment, health, bioprocessing, pulp and paper, industrial water and mineral extraction.

Examples of our industrial collaborations include: