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.


29/06/2015 - 15:20

Washington Post has published an article about Professor Kent Moore’s paper, which was released today in Nature Climate Change Journal.

23/06/2015 - 12:11

Dennis Fernandes (Phd student) (Supervisor: Gradinaru) wins 2nd prize in the Student Oral Presentation Competition for the Division of Medical and Biological Physics at the 2015 CAP (Canadian Physics) Congress in Edmonton.

29/05/2015 - 14:35

CPS Professor Patrick Gunning receives $2,382,000 from CFI for “Centre for Cancer Stem Cell Therapeutics.” Gunning will lead the establishment of a new centre for cancer drug discovery, focusing on some of the deadliest cancers kn

27/05/2015 - 11:43

The Dean's office has just announced that one of our (CPS Department) students, Nicole Jasmins, is the recipient of "Dean's Writing Excellence Award" for a report on Solar activity that she wrote under Professor Kent Moore's