News archive - December 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New powder could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have created a powder that could be used to reduce greenhouse gases at factories and power plants that burn fossil fuels.

The advanced carbon powder, developed using a novel process in the lab of chemical engineering professor and WIN member Zhongwei Chen, could filter and remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from emissions with almost twice the efficiency of conventional materials. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cleantech startup takes $25,000 pitch contest prize

A startup company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering professor and WIN member Michael Pope recently won $25,000 in seed funding in a pitch competition meant to encourage Canadian innovation.

Evercloak, a cleantech startup that specializes in manufacturing ultra-thin graphene and other 2D nanomaterial films, took first place in the environment and electrification development category of the Ontario Power Generation Ignite contest.

Monday, December 10, 2018

AI being used to develop drugs even faster and cheaper

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper and more efficiently.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

WIN Member Professor Shirley Tang receives honours for nanoscience research

WIN member Shirley Tang recently received the Outstanding Mid-Career Award in Nanoscience from Nano Ontario for her contributions to the field of nanotechnology.

Tang was given the honour for her leadership in the field. She has an h-index of 19 and her 39 peer-reviewed research papers have been published in prestigious journals such as Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Biotechnology - which have received more than 3600 citations.

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