About Chemical Engineering at U of T

U of T regularly ranks as the best university in Canada to study chemical engineering and offers one of the top programs in the world. In your upper years, you'll have a chance to participate in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering's Minors and Certificates, and explore the Department's eight research clusters: Biomolecular & Biomedical Engineering; Bioprocess Engineering; Chemical & Material Process Engineering; Environmental Science & Engineering; Informatics; Pulp & Paper; Surface & Interface Engineering; and Sustainable Energy.

In The News

Think a more fuel-efficient engine is the green choice? Maybe not - Trying to think green when buying a car? Whether your new fuel-efficient engine helps or hurts the warming planet depends on where you live and what you’re putting in the tank, shows new research out of U of T Engineering. New cars aim to deliver high performance with maximum fuel efficiency, making them easier on... Read more »
Hungry for hazardous waste: New funding will help commercialize pollution-eating microbes - Professor Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE) and her team have developed a secret weapon in the war against pollution: a mix of micro-organisms that eat toxic chemicals for breakfast. New funding announced today by Genome Canada will help Edwards and her industrial partners bring the unique microbial culture to market. Everywhere that tanks of oil or gasoline... Read more »
Alumnus helps design programmable RNA vaccines - Omar Khan (ChemE 0T4, MASc 0T8, PhD 1T1) is part of a team of engineers at MIT who have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So far, they have designed vaccines against Ebola, H1N1 influenza,... Read more »
AirSENCE featured in AllerGen magazine - The Allergy, Genes and Environment Network (AllerGen) recently featured a story on AirSENCE, a device developed by Professor Greg Evans and team that provides real-time air quality monitoring, in AllerGen’s spring magazine. Read full story.
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