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 the 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. Sep. 4, 2023WIN Member Aiping Yu honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

    Waterloo Engineering professors Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn and WIN Member, Dr. Aiping Yu have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) class of 2023, as announced today by the prestigious society.

  2. Aug. 10, 2023WIN Member Michael Tam publishes in Nature Water

    Nature Water – 20 July 2023

    Biomimetic surface engineering for sustainable water harvesting systems

    Yi Wang, Weinan Zhao, Mei Han, Jiaxin Xu, and Kam Chiu Tam

  3. July 31, 2023Waterloo signs MOU with Central European Institute of Technology

    Article courtesy of the Daily Bulletin.

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  1. Sep. 25, 2023WIN Distinguished Lecture: Gehan Amaratunga
    Distinguished Lecture Series: Gahan Amaratunga advertisement.

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture by Gehan Amaratunga, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

    In-person in QNC 1501!

    Registration is required. Please register early as there is limited in-person seating.

  2. Sep. 28, 2023WIN & CENIDE Seminar Series on 2D-MATURE: Searching for Novel Binary and Ternary 2D Materials
    Ad for WIN & CENIDE Seminar Series on 2D-MATURE: Searching for Novel Binary and Ternary 2D Materials

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Center for Nanointegration Duisberg-Essen (CENIDE) are pleased to present Miguel Marques, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum, for a joint virtual 2D-MATURE seminar titled "Searching for Novel Binary and Ternary 2D Materials."

    Virtual viewing in QNC 1501. Refreshments will be provided! Registration required.

    Searching for Novel Binary and Ternary 2D Materials

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