About Us

Message from the Chair

The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering is to train outstanding, well-rounded engineers and to support our shared commitment to research excellence and innovation to address the tremendous challenges that society is facing, from the environment and sustainability to human health. Our department is home to 17 renowned faculty that are actively contributing to the training of talented students from around the world. Our professors have developed innovative, internationally recognized research programs in various disciplines, including advanced materials and polymers, biomedical engineering and biotechnology, environmental engineering, energy, and plasma sciences and engineering. They bring their research experience to the classroom and to their collaborative activities with industrial partners and stakeholders. We offer an accredited undergraduate degree, research-based Master's and PhD degrees, as well as professional degrees that prepare engineers and scientists to tackle today’s real-world problems. We strongly support using innovation in teaching and pedagogy to improve the student experience and to enhance the quality of training at all levels. Professors and staff members of the department are dynamic individuals who are committed to supporting and mentoring their students, providing service to the community and to research excellence.

Together, we cultivate leadership, creativity and innovation and we celebrate diversity!

Viviane Yargeau
Professor and Chair