A Global Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology and its Applications

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) was featured on MRS TV. WIN Executive Director, Arthur Carty, gave an overview of the institute, followed by interviews with WIN researchers - Zbig Wasilewski, William Wong, Linda Nazar, Frank Gu - and WIN industry partner, EcoSynthetix Inc.

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Sep. 14, 2016Holger Kleinke named Interim Executive Director of WIN

    “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Holger Kleinke as Interim Executive Director, WIN, for a one-year term beginning September 8, 2016,” wrote Vice-President, University Research D. George Dixon in a memo circulated last week.

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  1. Feb. 7 to Apr. 18, 2017WIN Nano Graduate Student Seminar Series

    Current seminars

  2. Apr. 3, 2017Zero to Hero: Steps to Funding - Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program

    Find out how your team can go from idea to funding in this "how to" session. Lyon Wong, Spectrum 28, outlines the steps to getting funded. Select teams are interviewed and funding readiness issues examined. It's two hours of "hands-on, how-to" knowledge involving real startups who are looking for funding.

  3. Apr. 10, 2017WIN Distinguished Lecture - Professor Shuit-Tong Lee: "Silicon Nanostructures for Biomedical and Energy Applications"

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Shuit-Tong Lee, Founding Director of Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM) and Chair Professor, Soochow University, China.

    Lecture: 10:30-11:30 am
    Reception to follow.

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Leonardo Simon

Leonardo Simon

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: hybrid nanocomposites, membranes, catalysts