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News archive - October 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

New partnership brings Waterloo innovations to Japanese market

Tokyo cityscape

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has partnered with Japanese accelerator Landing Pad Tokyo (LPT) to bring University of Waterloo developed technologies to the Japanese market.

“The goal of this partnership is to help Waterloo companies enter the Asian market, and to accelerate the research and development of new technologies through partnerships with Japanese businesses,” said Sushanta Mitra, Executive Director of WIN.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Goretty Dias and Anna Klinkova

Interdisciplinary collaboration graphic

In 2019, the WIN membership expanded beyond the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Mathematics to welcome the first researcher from the Faculty of Environment. Goretty Dias is a sustainability scientist and industrial ecologist and is an associate professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.  

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Three Innovations Expand Possibilities of Electron Microscopy Imaging in Fluid


The common belief is that electron microscopy (EM) can only be used on dry samples because of the vacuum inside the microscope’s column. This is no longer the case, as researchers can now visualize fully solvated nanoscale objects in liquids such as water from cryogenic to room temperature conditions. Room temperature in-liquid observations are achieved by squeezing the sample into a nanofluidic chip with a very narrow with a very narrow gap (down to 50nm) between two ultrathin membranes, so that the electron beam can get through the “sandwich” and reach the image detector.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Microwaves measure properties of liquids


Microwave may be best known for heating food in your oven and telecomm transmission, but it also makes a powerful analytical tool.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Early Career Researchers – Rising Stars in Nanotechnology forging new paths: Yimin Wu

Yimin Wu

Yimin Wu joined the University of Waterloo in July 2019 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and WIN welcomed him as a member in August that year.