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. Nov. 28, 2023Sustainable Future Perspectives: Circular Economy

    Article courtesy of Chemical Engineering.

    The third Sustainable Future Perspectives discussion was held in November and hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Department of Chemical Engineering.

  2. Nov. 14, 2023WIN Members Linda Nazar, Zhongwei Chen, Juewen Liu, Aiping Yu made the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list

    Twelve University of Waterloo faculty members have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2023 list from Clarivate. 

    See the full list here.

    In addition, one former postdoctoral researcher and a PhD candidate also made the list.

  3. Nov. 10, 2023Painless diabetes patch on the horizon
    Mahla Poudineh in her lab

    WIN Member receives award from JDRF to develop a breakthrough in diabetes monitoring using microneedle technology

    Article Written by Jordan Flemming, University Relations

    Diabetes affects over five million Canadians and many more people around the world, necessitating constant monitoring of glucose and ketone levels — a process that has long been associated with pain and inconvenience. Imagine a future where monitoring diabetes and ketone levels is quick and comfortable.

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