Welcome to Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo

Nanotechnology includes fields of science and engineering as diverse as materials science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, energy storage, microfabrication and medicine. The associated research and applications are equally varied, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based on molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale.

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. 

The Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate program awards a Bachelor’s in Applied Science (BASc) through practical education in key areas of nanotechnology and engineering design.

The Collaborative Nanotechnology Graduate Program program offers a rich, broad and integrated education for students seeking their Masters (MASc or MSc) or PhD.

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The Nanotechnology Engineering Undergraduate Program is run collaboratively by the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. There are four areas of concentration, including nano-engineered materials, nano-electronics, nano-biosystems and nano-instruments. Great emphasis is placed on training with modern instrumentation techniques, as utilized in the research and development of these emerging technologies. These areas help prepare students to be the next generation of leaders in the new frontier of nanotechnology

Visit the Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate website for more in-depth information about the program.


The Collaborative Nanotechnology Graduate Program is offered through six member departments in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering. While pursuing a MASc, MSc or PhD, nanotechnology graduate students enjoy excellent educational resources, a diverse network of expertise and world-class research opportunities. This unique program draws upon Waterloo’s strong nanotechnology infrastructure and provides an interdisciplinary foundation in nanotechnology that enables you to integrate various perspectives in your work.

Visit the Collaborative Graduate Nanotechnology Program website for more information about Masters and PhD options.

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Still have questions? Contact the program directly:

Undergraduate Contact

email: Nanotechnology Info

Additional Contacts

Graduate Contact

Mustafa Yavuz
Director, Collaborative Nanotechnology Graduate Program
519-888-4567 x32093