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A Global Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology and its Applications

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a University Research Centre, founded in 2008.

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  1. Mar. 29, 2018The University of Waterloo and Tsinghua University Open New Research CentreUniversity of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullaphur and Dean of Engineering Pearl Sullivan with there Chinese counterparts.

    Today University of Waterloo President, Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur  and Tsinghua University Council Chairperson, Dr. Chen Xu, officially opened the Tsinghua University – University of Waterloo Joint Research Center for Micro-Nano Energy and Environment Technology (JCMEET).

  2. Mar. 2, 2018Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Executive Director Receives Prestigious Award in IndiaDr. Sushanta Mitra

    Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), received the prestigious Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India) from the non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRI) Welfare Society of India on February 21st. The Hind Rattan Award is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards.

    “It is a great honour to be recognized by the NRI Welfare Society of India. It is a truly humbling experience,” said Dr. Mitra.

  3. Feb. 22, 2018The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Signs Mitacs Agreement in IndiaDr. Alejandro Adem and Dr. Sushanta K. Mitra

    Today Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), officially signed a new funding agreement between WIN and Mitacs Inc. The research mobility program between WIN and selected Indian Institutes of Technology will provide research funding for up to five outbound and 10 inbound students.   

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  1. June 6, 2018International Symposium: Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to host an International Symposium on the Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology on June 6, 2018.

    This is a unique opportunity to hear from leading researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Interact with scientists and engineers who are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanity's most pressing issues.

    A more detailed itinerary will be posted closer June 6th.  

  2. June 7, 2018Nanotechnology for Advanced Manufacturing

    Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) invites you to the Academia-Industry Partnership Workshop. Two topics will be covered: 

    Connected Miniature Devices (morning session)

    • Sensors
    • Energy Microgenerators
    • Lab-on-Chip Technologies
    • IoT & AI for Sensors
    • Keynote presentation by Peter Voss, President & CEO, Shimco

    The Benefits of Smart and Functional Materials for Advanced Manufacturing (afternoon session)

  3. Aug. 6 to 8, 2018ICANM 2018: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials

    The ICANM2018 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICANM 2018 conference.

    The 6th International conference and exhibition on advanced and nano materials (ICANM2018) will take place in Quebec City. ICANM 2018 encourage abstract submissions within advanced & nano materials and across a variety of fields.

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Marc Aucoin

Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: synthetic biology; virus based systems as novel nanobiomaterials; complex biologies