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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88members20research chairs

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31distinguished lectures109seminars109graduate student seminars

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  1. 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

  2. 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).

  3. Sep. 20, 2016WIN member receives $3 million for battery research

    Professor Zongwei Chen, Director of Collaborative Graduate Program in Nanotechnology and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy, will be co-developing a new kind of lithium-ion battery that may be on the market in three to four years. It will be safer and cheaper than contemporary Li+ batteries and will allow an electric car to travel up to 500 km on a single charge.

    Newtech Power Inc. has granted Dr. Chen $3 million in funding to further his work.

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  1. Nov. 24, 2017WIN Seminar - Dr. Bruno Ehrler: "Beyond solar cell efficiency limits with down conversion and tandem solar cells"

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr. Bruno Ehrler, from the Hybrid Solar Cells Group, AMOLF, Science Park, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  2. Nov. 28, 2017WIN Town Hall Meeting

    You Talked. We Listened.

    After extensive consultation with WIN members, we are calling a Town Hall meeting to reflect on what we’ve heard and to further discuss and confirm what you’d like to see from WIN over the next 3 to 5 years

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  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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Meet our people

Irene Goldthorpe

Irene Goldthorpe

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanomaterials synthesis, characterization; device integration