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Canada's largest nanotechnology institute committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a global leader in discovering and developing smart and functional materials, connected devices, next generation energy systems and, therapeutics and theranostics. These discoveries by our scientists and engineers are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanity's most pressing issues. Our 285, 000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility meets the highest scientific standards for control of vibration, electromagnetic radiation, temperature and humidity making it a global centre of excellence for nanotechnology and its applications.

Why is nanotechnology important? It is about creating new materials and improving ways of manufacturing products. To be more efficient, better, stronger and cheaper. Also improving the economy, environment and society. To achieve societal impact and a sustainable future, WIN has now mapped its thematic areas with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. Feb. 24, 2021Mentorship is key to success of IBET PhD Project
    Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project

    Seeing is believing when it comes to diversity in academia, according to the inaugural director of the new Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project

  2. Feb. 17, 2021COVID-19 tracing system receives provincial funding boost

    The province is investing $2.5 million to accelerate the development of wearable contact tracing technology Waterloo Engineering researchers helped design.

    The government’s Ontario Together Fund will provide Facedrive Inc., a Toronto-based technology company, with the funding for its TraceSCAN system that alerts users to possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

  3. Feb. 17, 2021WIN member wins Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Keith Fagnou Award
    Graham Murphy

    Congratulations to WIN member Professor Graham Murphy of the Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the 2021 Keith Fagnou Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). The award, sponsored by the University of Ottawa and the CSC’s Organic Chemistry Division, is presented to a distinguished organic chemist in Canada within 12 years of receiving their PhD.

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