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News archive - 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Linda Nazar awarded the 2020 MRS Medal

Linda Nazar

The Materials Research Society (MRS) presented Waterloo chemist, and WIN member, Linda Nazar with the 2020 MRS Medal for “outstanding contributions to advanced materials design, synthesis and characterization for energy storage, particularly Li battery technologies.” 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

WIN member named fellow of Canadian engineering society

A WIN member and electrical and computer engineering professor has been named a 2021 fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the country’s longest-standing engineering society.

Monday, December 14, 2020

WIN Member speaks to CTV news about development of needle-free COVID-19 vaccine

Individual working in lab

As the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive and are administered in Ontario, researchers in Waterloo Region are trying to design a needle-free option.

The work is still in the pre-clinical stage and their efforts are highlighting the University of Waterloo's dedication to fighting the pandemic.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Turning a new artificial leaf

Professor Yimin Wu

When Yimin Wu set his sights on finding a solution that would impact both sustainable energy and climate change, he turned to nature for his inspiration.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Professor David Hawthorn’s lab uses x-rays to see waves of electrons in superconductors

a square magnet levitating over a black chunk of superconductive material sitting in a dish of liquid nitrogen

Although physicists understand the properties of metals, insulators and semiconductors extremely well, the basic physics of high-temperature superconductors has remained a great mystery for over 30 years.