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 the 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. Jan. 31, 2023Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn honoured with the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal

    Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn received the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal for his outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada. Sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Chemistry, the CIC Medal is their top award.

  2. Jan. 26, 2023Pavle Radovanovic, Professor and WIN Member, honoured with the 2023 Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry award

    Dr. Pavle Radovanovic won the 2023 Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry from the national Canadian Society for Chemistry. The award acknowledges his outstanding contribution to materials chemistry.

  3. Jan. 24, 2023Dr. Zhongwei Chen, Professor and WIN Member, leads research team towards closing the carbon cycle

    Professor Zhongwei Chen and his research team continue to advance toward closing the carbon cycle.

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  1. Apr. 5, 2023WIN & Faculty of Arts: Alternate Energy & Hydrogen Economy Mash-Up
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to present a “Mash-Up” event, on the theme of “Alternate Energy and the Hydrogen Economy."

    This event will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in QNC 1501. A networking lunch will be hosted after presentations. 

  2. Apr. 12, 2023WIN Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Khalil Amine
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Khalil Amine, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the leader of the Advanced Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory.

    In-person in QNC 1502!

    Registration is required. Please register early as there is limited in-person seating.

  3. Apr. 12, 2023Sustainable Future Perspectives - Recycling Battery Materials: Aiming for Net Zero
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    The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) are partnering to organize a series of discourses on technology-based solutions to global challenges linked to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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