A Global Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology and its Applications

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

400estimated total number of graduate students241occupants in the QNC

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31distinguished lectures109seminars109graduate student seminars

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  1. Feb. 22, 2018The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Signs Mitacs Agreement in IndiaDr. Alejandro Adem and Dr. Sushanta K. Mitra

    Today Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), officially signed a new funding agreement between WIN and Mitacs Inc. The research mobility program between WIN and selected Indian Institutes of Technology will provide research funding for up to five outbound and 10 inbound students.   

  2. Aug. 2, 2017UW hires former AVP Research as new Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

    UW hires former AVP Research as new Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

    The University of Waterloo conducted a global search with the help of Odgers Berndtson to appoint the next Executive Director for the Waterloo Institute for Nanotech

  3. Sep. 30, 2016Conclusion of this year's WIN-MISMap Grad Exchange

    Interim WIN Director Dr. Kleinke (right) says good-bye and thanks to Wojciech Wegner, Ph.D. student from Warsaw (left).

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  1. Mar. 7, 2018WIN Distinguished Lecture Series: From Maxwell's Displacement Current to Nanogenerator Drive Self-Driven Sensors and Systems

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Altanta, GA, United States.

  2. June 6, 2018International Symposium: Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    International Symposium: Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to host an International Symposium on the Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology on June 6, 2018.

    This is a unique opportunity to hear from leading researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Interact with scientists and engineers who are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanities most pressing issues.

  3. Aug. 6 to 8, 2018ICANM 2018: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials

    The ICANM2018 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICANM 2018 conference.

    The 6th International conference and exhibition on advanced and nano materials (ICANM2018) will take place in Quebec City. ICANM 2018 encourage abstract submissions within advanced & nano materials and across a variety of fields.

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Rodney Smith

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: inorganic materials, electrocatalysis, reaction dynamics, reaction kinetics, energy storage