MME Prof Wins Synergy Award for Innovation

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Congratulations Dr. Norman Zhou, winner of a prestigious Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), a prize that comes with a $200,000 research grant. 

Professor Zhou’s expertise lies in the areas of advanced welding and joining technologies, nanomaterials fabrication in applications such as water treatment, and laser processing of shape memory alloys. Zhou, the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing, is the associate director of the Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ) at the University of Waterloo. CAMJ has developed next-generation technologies for joining and processing advanced materials that enable the assembly and manufacture of structures and devices for many industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

Professor Zhou’s research goal is to develop practical interconnection and assembly technologies of nano-devices. Go to Wondering 'Why' and 'What if' for the full story.