Contact Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
+1 519 888 4567, ext.38654
Our research is about science and engineering at the atomic scale. That is the design, fabrication and exploitation of materials and structures where dimensions are measured in billionths of a meter (10-9 m). A nanometer.
The extraordinary range of possibilities offered by nanotechnology is based on the fact that the properties of materials change – sometimes radically – when their size approaches that of a few tens or hundreds of atoms.
By taking advantage of the unique phenomena which predominate at the atomic-scale, our scientists and engineering are discovering and developing nano-materials, nano-electronics, nano-instrumentation and nano-biosystems that will fundamentally change the world.
WIN is a University Research Centre, founded in 2008. Dr. Arthur Carty was the inaugural Executive Director of WIN from 2008-2016. He served as Canada’s first National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Government of Canada from 2004-2008. Prior to his appointment as National Science Advisor, he was President of the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Canada’s National Laboratory, for ten years (1994-2004).