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.


21/09/2015 - 13:08

CPS Professor Marc Laflamme talks about the "The Extinction of the Ediacarans" with Bob Mcdonald on CBC Radio Show - Quirks & Quarks.

11/09/2015 - 10:40

CPS Phd Student, Sara da Silva (Supervisor: Patrick Gunning) has recently been awarded 1st Place for her Oral Presentation in the division of Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at this past 98th Canadian Society for Chemistry con

03/09/2015 - 11:23

Research conducted by Marc Laflamme, Earth Science Professor, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences and his colleagues in Namibia showcases the first mass extinction of complex organisms at the hands of newly evolving animals.Their work h

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.