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News archive - November 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) opens an International Office

A photo of the International Office.

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has an international mandate to partner with the top nanotechnology institutes in the world by 2015. To that end, WIN has opened a “International Office” as a permanent home for our visiting collaborators.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Canada Research Chair for Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology member Raafat Mansour

Raafat Mansour

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) member, Dr. Raafat Mansour, is the new Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Integrated Radio Frequency (RF) Systems. He will receive $200,000 annually for seven years.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology sends a delegation to NanoIsrael

A lecture on Graphere, Magic of Flat Carbon.

On November 6-13, four WIN members visited Israel as part of an NanoOntario delegation. Dr. Marc Aucoin, Dr. Frank Gu, Dr.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Japan a top priority for Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Dr Ushioda and Dr Carty shaking hands.

On November 11, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) hosted Mr. Takemura of the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Waterloo to plan for two more NIMS-WIN workshops in the coming year. Dr Ushioda (current President of NIMS) has now agreed to visit WIN as one of our Distinguished Lecturers.

Also this November, WIN hosted Dr Masuo Aizawa (former President of the Tokyo Institute of Technology and current Executive of the Council for Science and Technology Policy in Japan).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Expert Advisory Group on Canada-Japan Science and Technology Partnership

A desk with a flag of Japan and a flag of Canada.

Dr Carty participated as a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Canada-Japan Science and Technology Partnership. During that meeting it was agreed, that nanomaterials for energy will be adopted by both countries as a priority area of research.

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is now planning for our third trip to Japan to secure funding and collaboration through Japan’s New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) with a focus on lithium battery technology and the automotive sector as a receptor.

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