A Global Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology and its Applications

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a University Research Centre, founded in 2008.

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  1. Oct. 21, 2019New way to wrap liquid drops could improve drug delivery

    Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body.

    The new encapsulation technology, developed by engineers at the University of Waterloo, uses gravity and other natural forces to wrap drops as they fall through a thin layer of liquid shell floating on a base liquid.

    Once hardened, or cured, by exposure to ultraviolet light, the shell houses and protects the liquid core inside.

  2. Sep. 18, 2019Engineering researchers awarded provincial funding

    Four professors at Waterloo Engineering, including WIN Director Sushanta Mitra and WIN member Kevin Musselman, were recently awarded $570,000 in provincial funding to build their research teams and pay for research-related infrastructure.

  3. Sep. 10, 2019WIN members named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members

    Three WIN members have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

    Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

    Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

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  1. Oct. 31, 2019WIN Distinguished Lecture Series: Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Professor Federico Rosei, Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Materials and a distinguished professor at Institut national de la recherche scientifique.

    Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies

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  2. Nov. 22, 2019WIN and Chemistry Joint Seminar: Multiblock Nanofibers from Organic Electronic Materials

    Please join the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and the Department of Chemistry on Friday November 17, 2019 for a guest lecture by Zachary Hudson, PhD, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. He will be speaking on "Mutliblock Nanofibers from Organic Electronic Materials".

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  3. Nov. 23 to 24, 2019Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference

    Explore possibilities in the Nanoscale

    On November 23 and 24, 2019, the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC) will celebrate its 5th anniversary bringing together students, employers, researchers, and entrepreneurs around a common interest in nanotechnology. Join them, as they expand into a two-day conference to explore how nanotechnology is used in industry, its advances in innovative research, and its use to power new ventures.

    What is WNC?

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XG Li

Xianguo Li

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: fuel cells, thermodynamics, energy, digital design and fabrication technologies