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. Sep. 17, 2019Engineering researchers awarded provincial funding

    Four professors at Waterloo Engineering, including WIN Director Sushanta Mitra and WIN member Kevin Musselman, were recently awarded $570,000 in provincial funding to build their research teams and pay for research-related infrastructure.

  2. Sep. 10, 2019WIN members named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members

    Three WIN members have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

    Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

    Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

  3. July 30, 2019Hard or soft? State-shifting new material can be both

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have created a new material that can go from a soft gel to a hard solid and back again at the same temperature.

    The switchability of the material - a combination of supercooled melted salt and polymers that the researchers call sal-gel - means it has two stable and reversible solid states for potential use in a range of technologies including soft robotics, adhesion and adhesives, and aeronautics.

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  1. Sep. 25, 2019Science Graduate Open House 2019

    Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

  2. Sep. 26, 2019WISE Energy Day
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    The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) will be hosting their WISE Energy Day 2019 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Federation Hall of UWaterloo. Head over to their website for full event details and to register!

  3. Oct. 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Graduate Studies Consortium

    Discover the value of engineering graduate studies

    If you are thinking about graduate school, this is your opportunity to connect with representatives from Canada's top engineering schools!

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Meet our people

Marianna Foldvari

Marianna Foldvari

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: bio-nanotechnology - novel strategies for improved transdermal delivery systems