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. Nov. 4, 2019Scientists create 'artificial leaf' that turns carbon dioxide into fuel

    Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel.

    The new technology, outlined in a paper published today in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food.

  2. Oct. 22, 2019New way to wrap liquid drops could improve drug delivery

    Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body.

    The new encapsulation technology, developed by engineers at the University of Waterloo, uses gravity and other natural forces to wrap drops as they fall through a thin layer of liquid shell floating on a base liquid.

    Once hardened, or cured, by exposure to ultraviolet light, the shell houses and protects the liquid core inside.

  3. Oct. 9, 2019NERv Technology Inc. continues building a future of safe surgeries with latest round of funding

    Physician-angel and VC firm fuel ongoing studies and product development.

    NERv Technology Inc., an innovative medtech venture co-founded by a number of University of Waterloo alumni, has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding.

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  1. Nov. 22, 2019WIN and Chemistry Joint Seminar: Multiblock Nanofibers from Organic Electronic Materials

    Please join the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and the Department of Chemistry on Friday November 17, 2019 for a guest lecture by Zachary Hudson, PhD, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. He will be speaking on "Mutliblock Nanofibers from Organic Electronic Materials".

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  2. Nov. 23 to 24, 2019Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference

    Explore possibilities in the Nanoscale

    On November 23 and 24, 2019, the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC) will celebrate its 5th anniversary bringing together students, employers, researchers, and entrepreneurs around a common interest in nanotechnology. Join them, as they expand into a two-day conference to explore how nanotechnology is used in industry, its advances in innovative research, and its use to power new ventures.

    What is WNC?

  3. Nov. 28, 2019SOSCIP Info Session

    SOSCIP is a collaborative R&D consortium that connects Ontario’s research-intensive post-secondary institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the province. Our mission is to bring together industrial partners and academic researchers and provide them with sophisticated advanced computing technologies and expertise to solve social, technical and business challenges across sectors and drive economic growth.

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Xiaosong Wang

Xiaosong Wang

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: supramolecular chemistry of macromolecules for controlled access to organic or organic-inorganic functional nano-materials