Wednesday, November 3, 2021

WIN member honoured for distinguished service

Professor John Yeow

John Yeow, a WIN member and systems design engineering faculty member, is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE NTC Distinguished Service Award by the IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Nanofellowship alumni health start-up inspired by childhood stories

As a child, 2016 Nanofellowship awardee Youssef Helwa (BASc ’15, nanotechnology engineering, MASc ’17, electrical engineering from UWaterloo) was mesmerized by his mother’s stories about the patients she cared for as a surgeon.

Monday, October 25, 2021

WIN member part of powerful women list

Carolyn Ren

Carolyn Ren, a Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology member and professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, has been named among the top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. Professor Ren is honoured in the annual ranking's Manulife Science and Technology category, which recognizes women in STEM roles who are challenging the status quo for knowledge and female empowerment. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Exploring new ways to test blood sugar levels for diabetes patients

Wenyu Gao, PhD student

Despite breakthrough diabetes research over the past century, people with diabetes still need to rely on obtaining blood samples to monitor their sugar levels. Daily glucose monitoring by tracking blood sugar levels is essential for managing both types 1 and 2 diabetes, however the current method – finger pricking – is invasive and can become burdensome with how often it needs to be done.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Startup takes top prize in nanomaterials pitch event

Aquasensing logo

A startup company with deep roots at the University of Waterloo won the top prize in a pitch contest focused on the use of nanomaterials to create or improve commercial products.

AquaSensing, which designs battery-free water leak detection systems for healthcare and industrial applications, took home $10,000, plus a spot in a virtual incubator, in the Nanomaterials Virtual Pitch Contest staged by not-for-profit NanoOntario and CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit managing Canada’s National Design Network®.

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