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Smart and Functional Materials profiles

Russell Thompson

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: self-consistent field theory and density functional theory

Adam Wei Tsen

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: low-dimensional quantum materials and devices

Ting Tsui

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: PECVD; porous ultra-low-dielectric constant materials; nano-mechanics; thin film mechanical properties; nanoindentation​

Xiaosong Wang

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: Synthesis and self-assembly of organometallic compounds and polymers for functional nanomaterials, and exploration of hydrophobic effects for aqueous supramolecular chemistry

Zbig Wasilewski

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; University of Waterloo Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology

Research interests: molecular beam epitaxy; quantum-dot and quantum-well photonic devices

Beth Weckman

E.J. (Beth) Weckman

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: fire performance of materials, fire safety and flame retardancy, fire sensors, monitoring and connected systems, small-scale through real-scale fire testing and behaviour, experimental fire research, fire performance of assemblies, fire suppression, fire fighter training and applications, chemical emissions from fires, liquid pool fires, wildland and forest fires

Lan Wei

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: low dimensional materials based integrated systems for energy storage, conversion and delivery

John Z. Wen

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests:Nano energetic materials; chemical propulsion; heating and power sources for MEMS; CO2 reduction; nanomaterials for energy systems; flame synthesis of nanostructures; smart energy management.

Shawn Wettig

Shawn Wettig

Professor, School of Pharmacy / Associate Dean of Science (Graduate Studies)

Research interests: biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology; self-assembly for drug delivery applications and gene therapy

William Wong

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: flexible electronics; solid-state lighting; nanofabrication for energy conversion and storage; laser processing of materials

Yimin Wu

Yimin Wu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: energy materials; electronic materials; photonic materials; responsive materials; in situ multimodal characterizations; interfacial science and engineering

Mustafa Yavuz

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: superconductivity; thin films and single crystals; nano sensors; NEMS; MEMS; quantum information storage

John Yeow

Professor, Systems Design Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: Imaging Devices, Micro/Nanodevices, MEMS; Nanosensors

Evelyn Yim

Evelyn Yim

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: biomaterials-regulation of stem cells, nanotopography-cell interactions, tissue engineering applications

Youngki Yoon

Youngki Yoon

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Director, Nanotechnology Undergraduate Program

Research interests: modelling and computer simulations for emerging devices; quantum transport in low dimensional materials such as graphene

Aiping Yu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization (nanotubes/nanowires/ nanoparticles) for nanocomposites; solar cells and sensors

Boxin Zhao

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: fundamental and practical aspects of adhesion, wetting, and friction of soft bio-nanomaterials, e.g. polymers, liquid crystals elastomers, and biological tissues, under micro- and nanometer confinements. Two major areas of interests are the design and fabrication of "smart" biomimetic devices with tailored physical, chemical, and interfacial properties and the development of novel conductive adhesives as a lead-free and multifunctional joining alternative for electronic packaging.

Norman Zhou

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Canada Research Chair

Research interests:nanomaterials, nanofabrication and nanodevices