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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  1. Aug. 12, 2022 North American nanotechnology sector receives billions of dollars in investments
    A wafer with nanochips on it

    On August 9th, U.S. President Biden signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. The influx of billions of dollars in investments spurred on by this act will stimulate the Nanotechnology Engineering sector across North America creating new research and employment opportunities.

  2. July 29, 2022Sweet celebration of Dean’s Honour List students
     Dean's honours list recipients from 3A cohort

     Dean's Honour List students 3A cohort

  3. July 5, 2022Madelaine Liddy graduates with a Ph.D. in Engineering
    Madelaine Liddy

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  1. Jan. 24, 2023Undergraduate Admissions Webinar Series: Applying to Waterloo Engineering (Grade 11 & 12 American students)
    Five engineering students wearing coveralls.

    Waterloo Engineering invites future undergraduate students to join us for an admissions focused webinar to help understand the undergraduate application process, how to apply, how to make the most of your Admission Information Form (AIF) and online video interview!

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