Welcome Message from the Chair

Professor Claudiu Gradinaru, Chair, CPSWelcome to the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).  CPS is an interdisciplinary science department which was formed in 2003 through merging four previously separate departments: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Earth Sciences. We offer undergraduate programs in all four areas, including specializations in Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Physics, Astronomical Science and Environmental Geoscience. Our students have access to new, state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and are involved in cutting-edge research projects in our research labs. Student enrolments in CPS courses and programs have grown tremendously, mirroring the doubling in size of the student body at the Mississauga campus over the last decade. Our department is home to 21 full-time faculty, including award-winning educators and researchers, who supervise a total of 70 graduate students and 20 postdocs in the CPS research labs. About 40% of the faculty have been hired in the last 10 years, the result of a recruitment and renewal drive that is still ongoing. If you are interested in pursuing a career in physical sciences or if you are just curious about science in general, we are here to help. For more specific information about the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at UTM and what we have to offer, please browse our site and contact us.
 

News

06/02/2015 - 10:30

As part of the UTM campus tour, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited CPS first year Chemistry undergrad teaching lab and participated in a lab demonstration led by teaching assistant George Li. 

21/01/2015 - 13:12

John Percy has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).  The RASC traces its roots to 1868, and it has played a significant role in astronomy since then, both in Canada and abroad.

20/01/2015 - 15:18

Congratulations to Masood Samim, Physics PhD Candidate (Supervisor - Professor Virgis Barzda) for winning the second place at the U of T Most Understandable Scientist competition.

20/01/2015 - 15:15

Professor Ulrich Fekl (Chemistry) has been awarded a grant from the UTM Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, from the Research & Scholarly Activity Fund.