UW hires former AVP Research as new Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

UW hires former AVP Research as new Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

Sushanta MitraThe University of Waterloo conducted a global search with the help of Odgers Berndtson to appoint the next Executive Director for the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN). WIN is happy to announce that Professor Sushanta Mitra has taken up the role of the Executive Director of WIN. A mechanical engineer by training and an alumnus of the University of Waterloo, Mitra’s research interests are in the fundamental understanding of fluid transport in micro and nano-scale confinements with applications in energy, water, and bio-systems. He was previously the Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation and the Associate Vice-President Research at York University.

“It is indeed a great pleasure to serve my alma mater and build on the great legacy of its founding Executive Director, Dr. Carty”, says Mitra, who is also appointed as a full Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, the same department from where he graduated with a Ph.D. in 2001. Dr. Mitra is truly an interdisciplinary researcher and his contributions in science and engineering are recognized through a number of awards and being elected as a fellow of number of distinguished societies including the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

About the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada focused on science and engineering at the atomic scale, which entails the design, fabrication, and exploitation of materials and structures where dimensions are measured in billionths of a meter (10-9m). WIN has over 80 faculty members and 375 graduate students, drawn from 9 Departments.  WIN is located in the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre (QNC).

About the University of Waterloo 

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, please visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

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