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. May 30, 2019WIN Industry Seminar Series: Doug Dykaar, PhD, DifTek Lasers Inc.

    High-performance Backplane Devices for LED Video Walls

    Dr. Doug Dykaar

    Founder of DifTek Lasers Inc.

    Abstract: [Poster] Large area electronics with high performance has application in LED video walls, where no active backplane technology exists, relegating all large LED displays to passive pixel designs.

  2. June 5 to 6, 2019International Symposium: Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    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 focussed on Smart & Functional Materials on June 5 and 6, 2019.

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Meet our people

Shirley Tang

Shirley Tang

Professor, Chemistry; Director, Nanotechnology Engineering Undergraduate Program

Research interests: nanomaterials and devices for biology and medicine; bio-molecule assisted nanomaterial self-assembly