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.

  1. Apr. 29, 2021NERv 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.

  2. Apr. 15, 2021NE 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.

  3. Apr. 5, 2021NE’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.

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