About Us

Chair's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry at SFU. With locations on the Burnaby and Surrey campuses, our department is renowned as a leading and contemporary chemical institution that consistently ranks among the top Chemistry Departments in Canada.

Our internationally recognized research faculty, dedicated teaching faculty, and skilled staff and technicians work hard to provide our students with the essential scientific foundation and support needed to become first-class chemists and scientists. We are dedicated to fostering not only an environment that is conducive to learning and research, but also welcoming and inclusive for all.

Being a research-driven department, our industrial partnerships and robust research funding have enabled us to equip our laboratories with cutting edge instrumentation, putting our researchers at the forefront of scientific discovery. Our students and faculty also have access to a wide network of collaborators across Canada, and internationally; as well as SFU's acclaimed 4D LABS, the Centre for High-Throughput Chemical Biology, and TRIUMF to ensure an unparalleled research experience.

I feel confident that after navigating our website you will see for yourself why you should make Chemistry at SFU part of your future.  However, should you have any queries, please reach out to us, and feel free to visit us whenever next you are in the vicinity.


Charles Walsby
Associate Professor and Chair 
Department of Chemistry