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Message from the Chair

Following President Lachemi's announcement concerning the return to in-person learning in the Winter 2022 semester, I would like to inform you that chemical engineering courses (lectures, labs and tutorials), with the exception of CHE 44B Plant Design which will remain virtual, will resume to in-person learning according to the schedule outlined in Dean Duever's message on January 24. Please familiarize yourself with the university’s ongoing health and safety measures, such as daily health screening through RyersonSafe, the mask policy and OneCard access to buildings.

All faculty will hold their office hours virtually. Course instructors will generally post course and lecture materials on D2L. The department office located in KHS-241 will operate in a hybrid model. Please continue to contact the office by email or phone with your inquiries at:

If your inquiries cannot be resolved virtually, our administrative staff will provide you with an appointment to drop by the department office. Furthermore, all research labs with approved Safe SRC Plans are allowed to continue operating.  

I wish you a safe return to on-campus learning and continued success in your studies.

Best regards,
Philip Chan

Philip Chan

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. 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 program has to offer.

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

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​​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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November 4, 2021

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

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 26, 2021

The Department is pleased to congratulate Prakash Mishra on successfully defending his PhD thesis.

Title: Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Behavior of the Solids Suspension and Dispersion in the Newtonian and Non-newtonian Fluids with the Coaxial Mixers

Supervisor: Dr. Farhad Ein-Mozaffari

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

Ryerson 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 Ryerson 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

“Ryerson’s chemical engineering co-op program allowed me to sink my teeth into new and exciting work and made my skillset and knowledge more versatile. It makes me smile to hear curriculum concepts applied in work settings and validates the value of this program. At Ryerson, the world is your oyster when choosing what skills you want to build.”

Monica Kwong - Operations Lead, Technical at Ingredion Incorporated. Chemical Engineering ‘18

Monica Kwong