Thursday, April 29, 2021

NERv Technology raises $3.32 million in seed funding

NERv Technology, a MedTech startup co-founded by Nanotechnology Engineering alumni Amr Abdelgawad (BASc 2016, Nanotechnology Engineering, MBET 2017) and Youssef Helwa (BASc 2015, Nanotechnology Engineering, MASc 2017, Electrical Engineering), has secured $3.32 CAD million in seed funding to support the launch of their smart catheter system that can enhance healthcare delivery by helping surgeons respond faster to potential post-surgical complications.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

NE alumni donations purchase suite of 3D printers

Thanks to our generous alumni, nanotechnology engineering students are using some exciting new 3D printing technology to fabricate a wide range of parts, prototypes and models. In the process, they are learning valuable lessons about iterative design and improvement.

Monday, April 5, 2021

NE’s Scribenote wins Concept $5k pitch competition

Congratulations to the Nanotechnology Engineering program’s Scribenote for their success in the Winter 2021 Concept $5k Pitch Competition.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Nanotechnology innovation at Capstone Design Symposium

At the 11th annual Capstone Design Symposium on March 26th, the Nanotechnology Engineering program’s class of 2021 presented their fourth-year design projects to an enthusiastic audience. Students, faculty, friends and family members joined online to learn about the exciting innovations created by our fourth-year students.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

UWaterloo researchers awarded $2 million to create Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Chemical Engineering Professor and Linda Nazar, Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and Chemistry Professor, received more than $2 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government’s Canada Foundation for Innovation for the proposed Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

NE alumna Kiara Bruggeman uses nanotechnology to create groundbreaking stroke treatments

NE alumna Kiara Bruggeman (NE BASc and CHEM BSc ’12, double degree) is engineering groundbreaking treatments that could help stroke victims essentially regrow parts of their brains. Her research team at Australian National University (ANU) is creating materials that can be used to tell stem cells to start behaving like brain cells in order to replace stroke-damaged tissue.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

NE Alumni Profile: Alisha Bhanji, Class of 2020

Just last spring, Alisha Bhanji (BASc 2020) was working with her Capstone Design team to finalize the liquid crystal technology behind their fourth-year design project. Now, as Co-Founder & Chief Engineering Officer of Scope Photonics, Alisha and her colleagues are taking it to market via their startup company.

Their camera lenses can instantly, and without digital cropping or physical movement, adjust their optical behaviour to take the perfect photo in any condition. With a potential market that stretches far beyond smartphones, their technology shows great promise. They’ve accomplished a rapid series of exciting achievements, including several big-name awards and unique opportunities, that have them poised for success.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

NE alumni win global runner-up prize in James Dyson Award competition

NE alumni startup Scope won the International Runner-up prize in the 2020 James Dyson Award, a global competition for student inventors.  

Thursday, October 22, 2020

UWaterloo ranks in the world's top 100 for nanoscience and nanotechnology

The University of Waterloo cracked the top 100 in worldwide rankings in a subject area that heavily involves nanotechnology engineering.

Although media company US News and World Report didn't include a specific category for nanotechnology engineering in its Best Global Universities rankings for 2021, Waterloo took the 82nd spot in a subject area covering nanoscience and nanotechnology, making us one of the best ranked Canadian universities in this subject.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Nanotechnology Engineering team shortlisted in global Dyson finals

A team of former Nanotechology Engineering students has made a shortlist of finalists in a high-profile international invention competition.

Scope, which is developing a better zoom function for smartphones and other applications, is one of 20 teams from countries around the world still in the running for the 2020 James Dyson Award.

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