About Materials Interface Foundry

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Materials Interfaces Foundry (MIF) is founded by professor Yimin A. Wu. The lab focuses on research, design and advanced manufacturing of novel materials interfaces for energy, climate, and electronics.

Yimin A Wu, principle investigator of the Materials Interfaces Foundry, is an award-winning researcher in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department at University of Waterloo and a member of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. Wu has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, which include: NatureNature EnergyNature communications. Wu is also listed as an inventor on a US/international patent. 

The Foundry has strong industry and government partners and focuses on the following research:

Materials Interfaces  Foundry Research Flow Chart

Advanced Manufacturing for Energy, Climate, and Environment

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Materials Interfaces
  • Energy Materials
  • Solar Fuels
  • CO2 reduction
  • Ammonia synthesis
  • Batteries
  • In situ Multimodal Characterizations

Machine Intelligence for Sensing and Computing

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Responsive Materials
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Flexible electronics
  • Soft Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Healthcare
  • Nanotechnology

These examples are only several of our projects. There are many more types of opportunities and case studies. If you'd like to discuss partnering or sponsoring a research project in Materials Interface or would like more details please navigate to the Contact Us page to contact us directly.