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.


05/05/2016 - 09:25

Congratulations to Professor Scott Prosser, and postdoctoral scientist Libin Ye for their recent work on the “Activation of the A2A adenosine G-protein-coupled receptor by conformational selection,” which appears in the May

18/04/2016 - 14:57

Greg Gomes(Supervisor:Gradinaru) received a travel grant from the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) at 60th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting held in Los Angeles, California in February 2016.

18/04/2016 - 13:43

Read about the excitement of becoming a GIT (Geologist in Training) with the APGO (Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario) from Joanna West.

18/04/2016 - 11:49

Dynamic Earth (ERS202) students attended a fieldtrip to Ancaster/Dundas to learn about the geologic history of the Paleozoic rocks that comprise the Michigan Basin.