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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology's main office (QNC 3606) is closed until further notice. If you are a student trying to pick up or return a lab/office key, please email win-office@uwaterloo.ca for assistance. All other inquires can also be directed to win-office@uwaterloo.ca. For emergencies, contact Campus Police.

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. July 18, 2021Mathematical models and computer simulations are the new frontiers in COVID-19 drug trials
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    Researchers are using computer models to simulate COVID-19 infections on a cellular level – the basic structural level of the human body.

    The models allow for virtual trials of drugs and vaccines, opening the possibility of pre-assessment for drug and vaccine efficacy against the virus.

  2. June 22, 2021Metal catalysts used for environmental sustainability found to degrade and become less effective
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    Some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation

    New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation.

  3. June 17, 2021“Smart” segmented ring device delivers medications to stop HIV transmission
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    Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission.

    Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission. Although condom usage is the best strategy for preventing HIV transmission, the researchers are working to design a device that can be used by sex workers and in situations where women are not in a position to negotiate condom use.

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  1. Aug. 16 to 20, 20212021 World Fuel Cell Conference
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  2. Oct. 21, 2021NanoCanada: From Earth to Space Conference
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    Exploring the Enabling Power of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Join global innovators and thought leaders at From Earth to Spacean international conference organized by NanoCanada. From Earth to Space brings together the best of industry and science innovation for a truly experiential conference. Showcase your idea, product, or organization. See, discover, and touch the latest tech advancements.

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