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Canada's largest nanotechnology institute committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a global leader in discovering and developing smart and functional materials, connected devices, next generation energy systems and, therapeutics and theranostics. These discoveries by our scientists and engineers are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanity's most pressing issues. Our 285, 000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility meets the highest scientific standards for control of vibration, electromagnetic radiation, temperature and humidity making it a global centre of excellence for nanotechnology and its applications.

Why is nanotechnology important? It is about creating new materials and improving ways of manufacturing products. To be more efficient, better, stronger and cheaper. Also improving the economy, environment and society. To achieve societal impact and a sustainable future, WIN has now mapped its thematic areas with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. Nov. 30, 20212021 WIN Rising Star Recipients Announced
    2021 WIN Rising Star Award Announcement

    As Canada’s largest nanotechnology institute, committed to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) actively celebrates emerging leaders in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

  2. Nov. 17, 2021WIN member Alfred Yu wins Steacie fellowship to pursue high-risk, high-reward research
    A next-generation ultrasound image created in Yu's lab shows blood travelling through a femoral artery at different speeds

    For now, Alfred Yu is focused on two distinct lines of research as he works to develop the next generation of ultrasound technology – one involving diagnosis and the other involving therapy.

    But when he looks ahead, the University of Waterloo biomedical engineer can see a day when the two converge in a single, powerful tool to guide and deliver medical treatment at the same time.

  3. Nov. 16, 2021Two WIN members among top 1% of highly cited researchers
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    Nine University of Waterloo professors are in the top one percent of citations for their field of study and publication based on Clarivate Analytics’ 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.

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  1. Jan. 18 to 20, 2022Waterloo.AI and WIN Joint Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence for Science & Engineering”
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  2. Jan. 19, 2022Quantum Nano Collision Seminar Series: Professor Kevin Musselman
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has launched a new seminar series, Quantum Nano Collision (QNC) Seminar Series, to deepen the engagement of the Waterloo researchers who work at the interface of quantum and nanotechnologies. This seminar series will also provide opportunities for senior graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates to present their innovative work along with the faculty members to bring together the excitement around these cutting-edge technologies that would shape our future.

  3. Jan. 21, 2022Women in Nanotechnology Seminar
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    Women in Nanotechnology Seminar

    All students are invited to meet prominent women in nanotechnology to hear about their history, exciting research, and how they chose their successful career paths. This seminar will provide valuable information to all students, particularly female students, who may be interested in graduate work and careers in S&T but do not know what avenues are open to them.

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