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.


09/04/2015 - 16:08

Congratulations to CPS Student Amandeep Taank - winner, 2nd Place in the Education Symposium of SOUSCC 2015 - Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference, held at UTM, March 21, 2015, Title:  "How involved should the

30/03/2015 - 13:15

On behalf of the University of Toronto Mississauga, the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences and the Erindale Chemical and Physical Sciences Society, we would like to thank all of those that participated in the 43rd Southern Ontario Unde

16/03/2015 - 10:00

These four applicants (undergrad students), Paul Devenish, Rabiya Noori, Samantha Tabone and Victoria Vuong were chosen to represent CPS at the upcoming NBTC’15 (National Business and Technology Conference) on March 27-29, 2015 to be held at

10/03/2015 - 09:41

On February 27, 2015, the UTM First Year Physics Exhibition was held in the undergraduate Physics labs, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences.