A Global Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology and its Applications

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

400estimated total number of graduate students241occupants in the QNC

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88members20research chairs

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31distinguished lectures109seminars109graduate student seminars

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  1. Aug. 2, 2017UW hires former AVP Research as new Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

    UW hires former AVP Research as new Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

    The University of Waterloo conducted a global search with the help of Odgers Berndtson to appoint the next Executive Director for the Waterloo Institute for Nanotech

  2. Sep. 30, 2016Conclusion of this year's WIN-MISMap Grad Exchange

    Interim WIN Director Dr. Kleinke (right) says good-bye and thanks to Wojciech Wegner, Ph.D. student from Warsaw (left).

  3. Sep. 20, 2016WIN member receives $3 million for battery research

    Professor Zongwei Chen, Director of Collaborative Graduate Program in Nanotechnology and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy, will be co-developing a new kind of lithium-ion battery that may be on the market in three to four years. It will be safer and cheaper than contemporary Li+ batteries and will allow an electric car to travel up to 500 km on a single charge.

    Newtech Power Inc. has granted Dr. Chen $3 million in funding to further his work.

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  1. Nov. 18, 2017WIN Distinguished Lecture - Professor Joanna Aizenberg: "New bio-inspired materials: When nanotechnology meets chemistry, optics and surface science"

    As part of the third annual Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC), the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

    Lecture: 2:00-3:00pm

  2. Nov. 21, 2017WIN Innovation Seminar - Dr. Amit Goyal & Dr. Thomas Thundat: "University at Buffalo’s RENEW Institute"

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr. Amit Goyal & Dr. Thomas Thundat, from the institute for Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), University at Buffalo, New York, United States

  3. Nov. 21, 2017WIN Seminar - Professor Catherine Murphy: "Gold Nanocrystals: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Ecology"

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Catherine Murphy, from the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States

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Meet our people

Nasser Abukhdeir

Nasser M. Abukhdeir

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: self-assembly modeling and simulation of high-order functional materials (liquid crystals, block copolymers)