About Us

CERCL (Chemical Engineering Research Consultants Ltd.) has been providing expertise to industry, government, and the legal and insurance professions for more than 40 years. The firm was founded in 1963 by the professoriate of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto as a means of providing access for the public to the extensive expertise in the Department. Today, CERCL consists of approximately 25 Professors of Chemical Engineering, who consult in their various areas of specialization. Most of CERCL’s consultants are recognized internationally for their research and expertise. For a complete list of our consultants and their areas of interest, please see our Consultants list.

Our consultants have an interest in a variety of disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, and Materials Science. For a breakdown of the general areas of currently available through CERCL, please see our Expertise page.

Our consultants are available to provide general technical assistance to industry, expert opinions for the legal and insurance professions, and filing and audit assistance for Canadian SR&ED tax claims. In addition the specialized and extensive Facilities of the University of Toronto can be accessed on a fee for service basis. For more information on the various types of services that we offer, please see our Activities page.