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News archive - February 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

WIN Member ranks among world’s top 10 influential analytical scientists

Waterloo Science Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, from the department of Chemistry was named the 9th most influential person in analytical science across the globe by Analytical Scientist’s 201

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Three WIN Members awarded WIN-MESA+ Seed Funding

Group at MESA+

Congratulations to three WIN members for winning the WIN-MESA+ Seed Funding Award for $75,000 each to support international joint research projects with faculty members from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, Netherlands.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New sensor provides better leak protection in buildings

A new, battery-free sensor can detect water leaks in buildings at a fraction of the cost of existing systems.

The tiny device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses nanotechnology to power itself and send an alert to smartphones when exposed to moisture.

By eliminating a battery and related circuitry, researchers estimate their sensor could be commercially produced for $5 each, about a tenth of the cost of current leak detection devices on the market.