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As a chemical engineer, you can choose your own adventure. An incredibly versatile discipline that combines engineering principles and the sciences of chemistry, biology and physics, chemical engineers create everything from cleaner water and better-tasting food, to more powerful silicon microchips, beauty products, and medicines. The career possibilities are truly endless, with many chemical engineers also going on to leadership roles in business and education, or to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and goals for environmental sustainability.

In the Department of Chemical Engineering, our students receive training from renowned, award-winning professors, who teach courses and do research in cutting-edge chemical engineering areas from AI to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to waste recovery and circular economy. Our undergraduates have the opportunity to join teams taking prizes at water treatment and  chemical plant design competitions, and gain invaluable work experience through our mandatory co-operative program. Our graduate students work on innovative research that accelerates their careers and changes lives—from engineering cartilage tissue to designing cancer-fighting polymers.

Join a profession that radically improves society. Discover everything our chemical engineering department has to offer.

Philip Chan

Dr. Philip K. Chan, Chair

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers 13 state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, including the Laboratory of Wastewater Treatment Technologies.

Nariman Yousefi

Our People

​​Dr. Nariman Yousefi teaches Introductory Bioengineering and Membrane Technology. For him, there is nothing more exhilarating than developing tools that positively impact society. Read about Dr. Yousefi on his biography page, or view the full faculty members list on the Faculty page.

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February 28, 2023

Meet our new professor, Dr. ChungHyuk Lee, at the GRADTalks: The Academic Job Search—Reflections and Advice (external link) , where a panel of new faculty members from TMU who have recently gone through the academic job search process will share their unique journeys to their academic positions, offer reflections on their experiences, and provide advice and suggestions to consider for graduate students and postdocs in any stage of career development.

November 4, 2021

Our professors Dr. Hadis Zarrin and Dr. Nariman Yousefi are co-organizing the 11th Annual Nano Ontario Conference (external link)  and Exhibition hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University. The deadline for abstract submission is October 22, 2021, and for the registration November 1, 2021.

March 6, 2023

The department is pleased to congratulate Liam Flynn for receiving the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship in Engineering for demonstrating high academic achievement, leadership within an academic or extracurricular environment.

February 27, 2023

The department is pleased to congratulate Paul Pham for receiving the Stalin Boctor Undergraduate Award for academic excellence in the third year of their undergraduate studies.

January 13, 2023

The department is pleased to congratulate our professor Dr. Hadis Zarrin for recently obtaining tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. 


December 14, 2022

The Department of Chemical Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the following awards for achievements in 2021-2022:

  • Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada Awards: Mona Montazeri and Saba Younus
  • John Beck Scholarship: Arwa Namia
  • Sarwan Sahota Award: Vennilaa Pathmasri
  • Marcelo Konig Sarkis Award: Megan Kosarnia
  • Chemical Engineering Faculty Awards: Omar Tayseer Ibrahim Ahmed, Michael Chan, Phuoc Huy Le and Paul Pham
  • Dr. Robert A. Guerriere Award: Fadi Layyous Gedeon
  • MEng Excellence Award: Talha Ince
  • PhD Excellence Awards: Nahid Azizi, Reza Eslami, Paloma Lins Barros and Ali Rahimzadeh

Congratulations to all!

September 2, 2022

The Department is pleased to congratulate our amazing PhD students who won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the FEAS Graduate Student Poster Research Competition!

Mr. Reza Eslami - awarded the 1st place by the choice of the judges' evaluation;
Ms. Nahid Azizi - award the 2nd place by peer vote and the judges' evaluation;
Ms. Masoume Ehsani - awarded the 3rd place by peer vote and the judges' evaluation.

July 1, 2022

The Department is pleased to welcome the new faculty member, Dr. ChungHyuk Lee. Dr. Lee is passionate about preparing and mentoring the next generation of learners to become skillful engineers who can create innovative solutions and lead the upcoming energy sector transition.

April 4, 2022

The Department is pleased to congratulate Dr. Dae Kun Hwang whose paper "A review on microwell and microfluidic geometric array fabrication techniques and its potential applications in cellular studies," published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, became a top cited paper and generated immediate impact in the community.

November 16, 2021

The Department of Chemical Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the following awards for achievements in 2020-2021:
  • Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada Awards: Amy Ariganello and Karan Tanna
  • John Beck Scholarship: Shahana Loganathan
  • Sarwan Sahota Award: Saba Younus
  • Marcelo Konig Sarkis Award: Karan Tanna
  • Chemical Engineering Faculty Awards: Michael Chan, Phuoc Huy Le, Paul Pham and Diana Tran-Nguyen
  • Dr. Robert A. Guerriere Award: Talha Ince
  • MASc Excellence Award: Shyan Thompson
  • PhD Excellence Awards: Masoume Ehsani, Reza Eslami, Nahid Azizi, Shaghayegh Goudarzi

Congratulations to all!

November 11, 2021

Our design team won 1st prize in the Zeton/CSChE Plant Design Competition at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference 2021.  Congratulations to our alumni Hamna Arshad, Christina Conely, Muhammad Farooqui, and Topjor Topjor, and to our professor Dr. Hadis Zarrin for coming up with the Hydrogen Production by Solar Powered Electrolysis project and supervising the winning team in their work done last academic year in CHE 44A/B Plant Design. 

October 25, 2021

Toronto Metropolitan University’s Research and Innovation Magazine published their Issue 35: Fall 2021. Read more about new treatment solutions for winery wastewater by our professor Mehrab Mehrvar, and about nano-engineering better batteries by our professor Hadis Zarrin.

October 15, 2021

The second Graduate Seminar CE8102 will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 3-6pm. 

August 25, 2021

The department welcomes the following industry leaders into our Program Advisory Council:

Zack Sayevich is an alumni of our program.  He graduated in 2007, and is currently working at the City of Toronto as a Manager in Toronto Water, Process Control Systems Unit. 

Marzieh Baghi is also an alumni of our program.  She graduated in 2012, and has been working in the food industry since then.  Currently, she is Director of Engineering and Technical Services at Sofina Foods. 

Ibrahim Melih Tamer has graduate degrees in food engineering, and has been involved in biomedical and biochemical research with chemical engineering faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University and Waterloo.  He is currently the Knowledge Management and Innovation Lead, Manufacturing Technology at Sanofi Pasteur.  

August 24, 2021

The first Graduate Seminar CE8102 will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 3:00-6:00pm.

Alumni Spotlight

"Toronto Metropolitan University was my first choice for chemical engineering. It was a comprehensive program, and the co-op placements helped me gain experience applicable to the marketplace. When I began my own business during undergrad, it was easy to tap into TMU's start-up community, which provided incredibly beneficial mentorship, funding, and resources."

Joe Fida, Partner and Chief Innovation Officer at Blade Air (external link) 

Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Co-op, 2018

Master of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, 2022

Joe Fida