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The University of Waterloo and Tsinghua University Open New Research Centre

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Today University of Waterloo President, Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur  and Tsinghua University Council Chairperson, Dr. Chen Xu, officially opened the Tsinghua University – University of Waterloo Joint Research Center for Micro-Nano Energy and Environment Technology (JCMEET).

A champion of this joint centre is WIN member, Dr. Zhongchao Tan, Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, who is one of the co-directors for this new research centre. To commemorate the launch of the research centre Dr. Tan organized a symposium highlighting collaboration strategies in mirco and nanotechnologies for clean energy and environment. Attendees included WIN Executive Director and WIN members – Dr. Zhongwei Chen and Dr. Xianguo Li.

“WIN members are continuously making discoveries, which are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanity’s most pressing issues,” said WIN Executive Director Dr. Sushanta Mitra.

“This international partnership between with Tsinghua University and the University of Waterloo will help lay the foundations for these ground breaking discoveries. The possible technological advances in clean energy and environmental remediation will benefit not only China and Canada, but also the world. WIN looks forward to building upon our past collaborations with our friends at Tsinghua University,” said Mitra. 

WIN has committed financial resources for the first three years for this inaugural joint research centre between the University of Waterloo and Tsinghua University. The joint research centre will be a platform for the exchange of talent and global knowledge mobilization.


President Feridun Hamdullaphur and Dean of Engineering Pearl Sullivan with their Chinese counterparts

University of Waterloo President, Dr. Feridun Hamdullaphur and Dean of Engineering, Dr. Pearl Sullivan with their Chinese counterparts at the official launch ceremony for the new research centre. 

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