Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Nanotechnology Engineering involves materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, and medicine. Nanotechnology discoveries and innovations have advanced biomonitoring devices, medical diagnostic and drug delivery therapies, functional materials, sensors, computers, communications, and sustainable energy materials. Nanotechnology impacts many industries, ranging from medical to pharmaceuticals, electronics to automotive, and communications. 

Waterloo offers hands-on laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment to train students to undertake material strength testing, chemical synthesis and investigation, biological sensing, nanoscale object analysis, and work in cleanroom environments. 

Nanotechnology Engineering is one of the most interdisciplinary engineering programs and graduates of this program go on to found companies, work in established industries, or continue to graduate studies in Engineering or Science. Nanotechnology offers many paths to a successful future!

Waterloo's Nanotechnology Engineering program is run collaboratively through the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, and the Chemistry Department in the Faculty of Science.

Nanotechnology Engineering at UWaterloo

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Capstone video

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What is Nanotechnology?

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Lab tour video

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How was Nanotechnology Engineering used to help make the COVID mRNA Vaccine?

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Two Nanotechnology Engineering teams took second and third place in the Design Analysis Competition Award for their 2023 Capstone Design Projects. The ANSYS-sponsored Design Analysis Competition aims to promote the effective use of engineering analyses by executing a capstone design project.