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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. Dec. 16, 2020Linda Nazar awarded the 2020 MRS Medal
    Linda Nazar

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) presented Waterloo chemist, and WIN member, Linda Nazar with the 2020 MRS Medal for “outstanding contributions to advanced materials design, synthesis and characterization for energy storage, particularly Li battery technologies.” 

  2. Dec. 16, 2020WIN member named fellow of Canadian engineering society
    Karim Karim

    A WIN member and electrical and computer engineering professor has been named a 2021 fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the country’s longest-standing engineering society.

  3. Dec. 13, 2020WIN Member speaks to CTV news about development of needle-free COVID-19 vaccine
    Individual working in lab

    As the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive and are administered in Ontario, researchers in Waterloo Region are trying to design a needle-free option.

    The work is still in the pre-clinical stage and their efforts are highlighting the University of Waterloo's dedication to fighting the pandemic.

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  1. Feb. 4, 2021WIN Member Seminar Series: Hamed Shahsavan
    WIN Member Seminar Series: Hamed Shahsavan

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is happy to welcome Professor Hamed Shahsavan to the WIN family! Professor Shahsavan will deliver a seminar in order to introduce himself and his research to our community. Please join us in giving him a warm welcome. 

    Registration is required. If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact 

  2. Feb. 23, 2021WIN Seminar Series: Ning Chen, PhD
    WIN Seminar for Ning Chen banner image

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present an WIN Seminar talk by Ning Chen, PhD, senior staff scientist and beamline responsible for the Hard X-Ray MicroAnalysis beamline (HXMA) at Canadian Light Source (CLS)

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