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University Professor Molly Shoichet awarded Chemical Institute of Canada Medal

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Alumna Jeanette Southwood named Honorary Captain by Royal Canadian Navy

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ChemE students and alumni place second in Water Environment Association of Ontario design competition

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Lectures at the Leading Edge

Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) is the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry's annual distinguished lecture series. It engages 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 and the engineering profession.

All 2020-21 lectures will be hosted virtually.

View the 2020-21 series schedule and register to attend a lecture »

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Green Chemistry Initiative Onlin... @ Zoom
Green Chemistry Initiative Onlin... @ Zoom
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Green Chemistry Initiative is hosting Dr. Pavani Cherukupally from Imperial College London as part of its online Seminar Series on Thursday, April 22 from 10-11 am. Dr. Cherukupally’s talk is titled: Sponges for wastewater reclamation, resource... Read more »
7:30 pm 2020 OPEA Virtual Awards Celebra...
2020 OPEA Virtual Awards Celebra...
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) Gala is the province’s most prestigious and anticipated engineering event of the year. Proudly co-presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), this... Read more »
5:30 pm CEGSA: 4th Annual Alumni Panel @
CEGSA: 4th Annual Alumni Panel @
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CEGSA is excited to present it’s 4th Annual Alumni Panel! This event will be perfect for those looking to network, learn about how to transition from academia to industry, or learn about specific career paths some... Read more »

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 and 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 solid foundation for fruitful and rewarding careers.


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U of T Engineering CONNECT

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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:


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