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News for Staff

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nanotechnology students win at Concept pitch contest

Teams with members from the nanotechnology engineering undergraduate program claimed one of the four $5,000 prizes on the line today at the latest on-campus pitch competition for students with business ideas.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Medical startup NERv wins $500K in global contest

A medical technology startup co-founded by two nanotechnology students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Engaging the Faculty of Mathematics

Nanotechnology greatly benefits from mathematical disciplines such as data science, informatics and computational modeling, assisting with theoretical and experimental approaches to designing materials with novel physical and chemical characteristics, optimizing device design, and predicting behaviour of complex biological-pharmaceutical systems.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Teaming up with Toyota: "Solving for the Solvent"

Former undergraduate student, Dawn Ng, who worked in WIN Member Leonardo Simon's lab, teamed up with Toyota for her Capstone Project. She created a new solvent-water mixture that cleans Toyota's car painting machines better and more efficiently while reducing environmental impact. 

"With the help of the University of Waterloo and other Toyota team members, Dawn researched, analyzed and tested different cleaning agents. She even developed a computer program to test the “cleanability” of different solvent/water mixes."

Monday, November 4, 2019

Scientists create 'artificial leaf' that turns carbon dioxide into fuel

Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel.

The new technology, outlined in a paper published today in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food.

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