Graduate Studies

Hannah Dies, a PhD student, is working with Dr. Aris Docoslis and Dr. Carlos Escobedo to develop an ultrasensitive microtechnology used for the detection of analytes such as bacteria, pesticides, or illicit drugs, in fluid samples.

Welcome Chemical Engineering Graduate Students!

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers research-oriented programs leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. Students in Chemical Engineering graduate programs experience high-quality, challenging, and exciting interdisciplinary research in a dynamic and cohesive environment.

The program has a group of award-winning researchers that are strongly committed to research, graduate supervision and teaching at a nationally and internationally recognized research university.

Check out the links on the left to learn about graduate degree offerings, courses, financial support and much more!

Want more information on how to become a Graduate Student? Make sure to take a look at the Admissions section under Information and Advice for details or visit the School of Graduate Studies.

If you have questions, please contact our Graduate/Communications Assistant:

Laurie Phillips, Dupuis 201
613-533-6000 x74830
Email: phillipl@queensu.ca

How to Apply

Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, with over $14 million in sponsored research funding and almost $5 million in revenues from technology transfer. It consistently ranks as one of the top three medical/doctoral universities in Canada and offers an unparalleled environment to facilitate academic development. Among Queen's goals is to attract and retain students with outstanding potential from across Canada and around the world.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen's University is based in Dupuis Hall, which is a multi-purpose facility with extensive research laboratories, and large- and small-group teaching classrooms.

Research activities in the department are concentrated in three areas: biochemical engineering, polymer and reaction engineering, and process systems engineering. Activities range from developing new bio- and polymeric materials and production techniques, to understanding how the dynamic structure of a chemical process limits the performance that can be achieved. Significant collaborations across these fields exist within the department, and faculty members also collaborate extensively with other researchers across Queen's and at other institutions.

About Kingston, Ontario

Located at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario midway between Toronto and Montreal, the historic city of Kingston is a flourishing regional centre of culture, business, and industry. Kingston is also home to many historic sites, as well as the Royal Military College of Canada, St. Lawrence College and one of the world's best freshwater sailing areas.

Standards for admission are very high, and prospective students will need to have demonstrated excellent academic performance. A complete application generally consists of at least a finalized application, two letters of reference and official transcripts from all education institutions. For applicants whose first language is not English, a passing test score from one of our acceptable sources is also required.

Although faculty members in the Department collaborate extensively with other researchers across the University, research activity in the Department is focused in three areas: bio-engineering chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, and process simulation and control. To identify potential supervisors with research programs which may be of particular interest, prospective students should review the specific research profiles currently being investigated by faculty members in the Department.

Please note that a processing fee of $105.00 (CDN) must accompany all completed applications. Applications will not be considered until all of the required documentation and the application fee have been received. Completed applications will be considered and prospective students notified of whether they will be recommended, to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, for acceptance into a particular degree program in the Department. The Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies and Research can be consulted for information on programs and courses.

Applications may be submitted here.