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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chemist Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water

Liu in his lab testing for water contaminants.

Juewen Liu will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Materials and Nanosciences student Natalya O'Neill named 2016 Science Co-op Student of the Year

Natalya O'Neill and Feridun Hamdullahpur


Stephanie Chan, Natalya O'Neill and Associate Dean of Computing and Co-op Education Stefan Idziak.

Natalya O’Neill (centre), a Materials and Nanosciences student, was among six students recognized today by the University of Waterloo for their outstanding achievements in co-operative education. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

Illustration of how DMS can identify the best isomer of quinoline that will pass through a cell wall.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waterloo’s winning iGEM team recruiting for the 2017 competition

Waterloo iGEM logo.

There’s nothing like a winning tradition: last year’s Gold Medal standing at the 2016 International Jamboree was Waterloo’s fourth straight annual win at a competition that attracts more than 270 teams from 42 countries.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable grid energy storage

windmill and solar panels

Waterloo chemists have developed a safe, high-capacity zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries, yet lasts twice as long.

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