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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology main office (QNC 3606) is closed until further notice. If you are a student trying to pick up or return a lab/office key, please email asomel@uwaterloo.ca for assistance. All other inquires can be directed to win-office@uwaterloo.ca. For emergencies, contact Campus Police.

News for Parents

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Institutes partner to create education tool for DNA-based vaccine delivered through a nasal spray

A screen capture from the project

What is nanotechnology, and how does it help us everyday?

To answer this question, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) partnered with the Games Institute (GI) to create a playful online education app. This project aims to explore and explain how nanotechnology is used in our everyday lives using digital visual storytelling and game technology.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Mentorship is key to success of IBET PhD Project

Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project

Seeing is believing when it comes to diversity in academia, according to the inaugural director of the new Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project

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 19, 2020

Zooming into the future of optics

Scope Photonics members (l-r) Zhenle Cao, Ishan Mishra, Holden Beggs, Alisha Bhanji and Fernando Pena pose for a group photo.

Five recent nanotechnology engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo have come a long way since they came together over a shared interest in optics and frustration with the poor quality of their smartphone photographs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

WIN member wins national research award

Aiping Yu

Aiping Yu, a professor of chemical engineering, is one of six nation-wide recipients of 2020 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships for highly promising researchers. Her selection was announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. A virtual awards ceremony is scheduled for this afternoon.

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