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Faculty profiles

Professor Eihab Abdel-Rahman

Eihab Abdel-Rahman

Next Generation Energy Systems Co-Lead; Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Research interests: dynamics of micro and nano systems; micro power generators; MEMS and NEMS; atomic force microscopes

Nasser M. Abukhdeir

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: self-assembly modeling and simulation of high-order functional materials (liquid crystals, block copolymers)

Marc Aucoin

Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: synthetic biology; virus based systems as novel nanobiomaterials; complex biologies

Hany Aziz

Hany Aziz

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: organic electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices; flexible and printable electronics

Professor Dayan Ban

Dayan Ban

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: terahertz; quantum cascading lasers; nanophotonics; nanofabrication; SPM

Jonathan Baugh

Jonathan Baugh

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: spin and magnetic resonance based quantum information processing

Raffi Budakian

Raffi Budakian

Professor, Physics and Astronomy; University of Waterloo Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology

Research interests: coupling spins and nanomechanical oscillators; nanometer scale magnetic resonance imaging

Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: optical properties of the eye; refractive properties of the crystalline confocal laser scanning; macroscopy​

Pu Chen

Pu Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: targeted drug and gene delivery; interfacial engineering; bio-medical engineering; polymer synthesis; energy storage and rechargeable batteries

Professor Zhongwei Chen

Zhongwei Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy

Research interests: Advanced nanostructured materials and electrodes for fuel cells, metal-air batteries, lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries and various next-generation batteries.

Bo Cui

Bo Cui

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: micro-nanofabrication, lithography, MEMS fabrication, microneedle, AFM probe fabrication, terahertz photoconductive antenna, dry plasma etching

Kyle Daun

Kyle J. Daun

Professor, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: laser-based nanoparticle metrology; gas phase nanoparticle synthesis; gas dynamics and molecular dynamics

Goretty Dias

Goretty Dias

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

Research interests: sustainability assessment of product systems, particularly emerging technologies, and biobased systems

Biography

Professor Goretty Dias is part of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development within the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Guelph, and has 30 years of experience in greenhouse gas measurement and analysis, environmental modeling, and product life cycle modeling.

Jean Duhamel

Jean Duhamel

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: characterization and modeling of polymers; colloidal particles and chain folding using fluorescence

Shahrzad Esmaeili

Shahrzad Esmaeili

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: nanostructured metallic biomaterials; phase transformations and surface modifications

Marianna Foldvari

Marianna Foldvari

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: bio-nanotechnology - novel strategies for improved transdermal delivery systems

Jamie Forrest

James Forrest

Professor, Physics and Astronomy; University Research Chair

Research interests: surfaces and interaction of softmaterials (polymers, proteins, colloids) at the nanoscale

Mario Gauthier

Mario Gauthier

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: polymer synthesis, modification, characterization; arborescent polymer structures and applications

Michel Gingras

Michel Gingras

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Physics & Statistical Mechanics

Research interests: quantum magnetism, frustrated classical and quantum magnetism, spin ice, random disordered condensed matter systems

Moira Glerum

Moira Glerum

Professor, Biology

Research interests: mitochondrial biogenesis and myopathies; microfluidics, assembly of cytochrome oxidase

Irene Goldthorpe

Irene Goldthorpe

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanomaterials synthesis, characterization; device integration

Jeff Gostick

Jeff Gostick

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: porous materials, electrodes, energy storage 

Frank Gu

Frank Gu

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Targeted Delivery Systems

Research interests: nanoparticles in medicine; therapeautic applications; targeted drug delivery

David Hawthorn

David Hawthorn

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: experimental condensed matter physics, x-ray scattering and x-ray spectroscopy, superconductivity, resonant soft x-ray scattering, quantum materials

Emmanuel Ho

Emmanuel Ho

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: Drug delivery and pharmaceutics; Nanomedicine, medical devices, biomaterials; 3D Printing, hot-melt injection molding; HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic wound healing

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