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. Jan. 9, 2020WIN member, Professor Yeow, elected VP of IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council

    John Yeow, a WIN member and systems design engineering professor, is the new VP of Educational Activities for the IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council (NTC).

  2. Dec. 17, 2019Fighting HIV with nanomedicine and 3D printing

    WIN member Emmanuel Ho, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and an international expert in nanomedicine, is developing a 3D-printed intra-vaginal ring (IVR) that would provide highly precise doses of medication to protect women from getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and kills one million people globally each year, according to UNAIDS.

  3. Nov. 25, 2019WIN featured in American Chemical Society editorial

    The American Chemical Society recently published an editorial on "The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology: Societal Impact and a Sustainable Future" which hightlights research breakthroughs in energy harvesting and storage technology areas published by WIN members in the past decade.

    See the full article on ACS Publications.

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  1. Jan. 23, 2020WIN Member Seminar Series: Juewen Liu Group
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is comprized of many talented faculty members, students and researchers from various backgrounds of study. We wanted to showcase their incredible work through our Member Seminar Series! Each month a professor and 2 of their researchers will present their research to our community. This series is an opportunity for our WIN community to come together, learn about ongoing research and potentially foster new partnerships between students, faculty and labs.

  2. Feb. 6, 2020WIN Member Seminar Series: Mahla Poudineh
    Mahla Poudineh Seminar

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is happy to welcome Professor Mahla Poudineh to the WIN family! Professor Poudineh will deliver a seminar in order to introduce herself and her research to our community. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome. 

    Next-Generation Enabling Technologies for Diagnosing Disease and Monitoring Therapy


  3. Feb. 13, 2020WIN Intellectual Property Series
    Intellectual Property Series

    University of Waterloo has long been known for researchers who are entrepreneurial thinkers and industry partners. At the core of entrepreneurship is Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Policy #73, also called "creator-owned," which grants ownership to the inventor. It's the engine for driving commercialization success of research-based innovations and may be the most entrepreneurial oriented IP policy in North America.

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