Nanotechnology Startup Suncayr a James Dyson Award International Runner Up

Thursday, November 6, 2014

University of Waterloo nanotechnology startup Suncayr has been named a James Dyson Award International Runner up for their innovative marker that signals users when it's time to reapply sunscreen.

Suncayr Marker

The Suncayr marker uses ultraviolet-responsive ink that is clear when first applied on the skin under sunscreen and changes colour when the sunscreen is no longer effective in blocking harmful UV rays.

The company was founded by five nanotechnology engineering undergraduate students under the guidance of Chemical Engineering professor and WIN member, Dr Nasser Abukhdeir and is a part of the Velocity Science program.

Suncayr Team

Suncayr Team (L-R): Andrew Martinko, Derek Jouppi, Rachel Pautler, Hayden Soboleski, Chad Sweeting

The James Dyson award is a prestigious international design award program that recognizes university student designers who create commercially viable products that solve practical problems, work better,  and are designed with sustainability in mind.