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. May 11 to 12, 2017EQuALS 2017: Excellence and Quality in Academic Life in STEM

    Register by March 31

    EQuALS is a venue for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young scholars considering an academic career in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field.  The purpose of this conference is to explore the spectrum of pathways of academic success in STEM with an explicit focus on gender equity and its intersections with other identity markers.

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Meet our people

Bo Cui

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanostructure fabrication by nanoimprint lithography and its applications; Ge/Si semiconductor nanowires


Professor Bo Cui received his BS in Physics from Peking University, China, in 1994. After two years of graduate study in the same department, he moved to the University of Minnesota, then to Princeton University in 1998, where he earned his master’s degree in 2000 and PhD in 2003 from the Nanostructure Laboratory (led by Professpr Stephen Y. Chou), Department of Electrical Engineering. After completing his PhD, Cui joined the National Research Council of Canada, Industrial Materials Institute in Boucherville in 2003. Cui joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Nanotechnology Engineering program) in 2008.

Cui leads the Waterloo Nanofabrication Group whose research is focused on nano- and microstructure fabrication using Nano-Imprint Lithography (NIL) and electron beam lithography, thin film deposition and etching, with applications in biomedical, nanoelectric and other areas.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2003
  • MA, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2000
  • BS, Physics, Peking (Beijing) University, 1994
Bo Cui
    University of Waterloo