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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. June 21, 2018International Workshop with German Research Institute WIN-CENIDE Group

    Thursday, June 21st marked the conclusion of a successful international workshop at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN). For the past four days, representatives from the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) in Germany and WIN met to discuss opportunities for joint funding proposals and establishing student knowledge exchanges. 

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

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  1. July 30, 2018WIN-CBB Industry Seminar Series: Civil Engineering to Cell Therapy

    Civil Engineering to Cell Therapy: Applying Engineering Principles to Medical Product Development

  2. 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.

  3. Oct. 17, 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)

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John Honek

John Honek

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: mechanistic enzymology; recombinant DNA and biophysical methods; medicinal chemistry and molecular modeling