Current Students

Graduate Students outside of Spencer Engineering Building

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western is one of the premier departments in Canada, providing a dynamic educational and research environment. Our primary mission is to educate students through discovery and dissemination of knowledge through research.

Our Department is committed to achieving excellence, innovation, and international visibility while providing a friendly and supportive research atmosphere. Our goal is to provide our students with strong fundamental knowledge complemented by practical professional training including communication and teamwork skills. Most of our professors work with global industrial partners, and therefore, can provide graduate students with an enriched research experience.

With the recent revolution in life science, nano-science and environment, Western’s Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering has expanded its traditional scope to include development of solutions to emerging problems in green technologies and processes, nanotechnology and biomaterials, biotechnology and biomedical engineering, and alternative and renewable energy systems.

New to Western?

New students should go to the New Students page to see what next step to take. All students are to familiarize themselves of all policies, procedures, regulations and deadlines.

Additional information regarding policies set by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is available on their page (