From the environment and human health to climate change and sustainable energy, the world is facing tremendous challenges. Our Department is one of the most research-intensive chemical engineering departments in North America with an outstanding international reputation for innovative research addressing urgent issues in sustainable energy/materials, water, health, finance, resource extraction and bioprocessing.
Our Department is home to 39 renowned faculty members and over 240 talented graduate students and researchers working on real-world problems with high impact. Their work has made significant contributions and has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards.
Our outstanding facilities include cutting-edge research centres like the Ontario Centre for the Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM) and BioZone. We have a long history of strong and productive collaboration with industrial partners in many sectors that have resulted in impactful advances and have been recognized with prestigious awards.