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News archive - 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nanogenerators and the Future of Energy

There are many researchers searching for new and clean sources of energy. However, few are conducting research at the intersection of nanotechnology and quantum phenomenon. Professor Dayan Ban, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is conducting seminal research in the area of quantum photonics and nanoelectronics.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Researchers win funding to maximize their impact

Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded funding through a federal program designed to advance and maximize the impact of “established, superior research programs.”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Protecting Canada’s Northern Sovereignty

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) members, in partnership with the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), is developing the next generation of radar, quantum radar.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Personalized Medical Care

Personalized medicine, or precision medicine, will be central to a robust and efficient health care system in the future. Professor Shirley Tang’s research in the area of Smart and Functional Materials will help lead to a more personalized medical system.

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, total health care spending in Canada reached $242 billion in 2017. This represents 11.5 percent of Canada’s gross domestic product. Over the coming decades the Canadian healthcare system will change. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Incoming Nanotechnology student lands $100,000 scholarship

A new Nanotechnology student will began her university careers this month with more than $100,000 each in backing from a national scholarship program. Lauren Prophet was among 34 young Canadians selected as Loran Scholars for 2018 from an initial pool of over 5,000 candidates.

The Loran Scholars Foundation, a national charity founded in 1988, puts a premium on evidence of character during a rigorous selection process to identify and nurture the next generation of leaders.

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