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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Enpact Technologies is Most Entrepreneurial at Design Symposium

Enpact Technologies team from left to right:  Tony Wu, Keegan Jebb, Sushant Bhasin and Pritpal Kanhaiya

Enpact Technologies won the Most Entrepreneurial Project award sponsored by Structur3d Printing at the 2017 NE Design Symposium.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NE Design Symposium’s Best Poster and Prototype Award winners

Teams of fourth-year NE students presented the results of their Capstone Design projects at the program’s Design Symposium on March 24, 2017. Capstone Design challenges students to work in teams, applying the skills and knowledge they learned through their undergraduate degree, to conceptualize and design a solution to a real-world problem.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Angstrom Engineering opens its doors for an NE tour

Angstrom Engineering welcomed University of Waterloo Nanotechnology Engineering students into their Kitchener, Ontario, headquarters for an up close and personal tour of their facilities. Angstrom Engineering builds PVD (physical vapor deposition), CVD (chemical vapor deposition) and other vacuum systems for a wide variety of applications, including industrial coatings and thin film deposition, OLED and photovoltaic research – all of which NE students study during their undergraduate degree.

Friday, March 24, 2017

NE Grads’ NERv Technologies Competes for Enactus Canada Entrepreneur Award

NE graduate and NERv Technologies Inc. co-founder Amr Abdelgawad will present his company to a panel of Canada’s business leaders at the Enactus Canada Student Entrepreneur Competition this May in Vancouver.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waterloo Undergraduate Nanotechnology Conference (WUNC) connects students, academia and industry

More than 200 students, faculty and representatives from industry gathered at the second annual Waterloo Undergraduate Nanotechnology Conference (WUNC) to learn from each other about how nanotechnology is taught and used in industry. This successful student-organized event, held at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre in November, presented role models and inspiration to the next wave of nanotechnology engineers.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Nanotechnology Engineering Student Society underway

Students from Waterloo’s Nanotechnology Engineering program will soon have a new student society to unify its cohorts and graduating classes and represent their concerns within the University’s larger engineering community. The Nanotechnology Engineering Student Society (NESS) aims to foster an alumni network, create an official forum for program-specific concerns, and organize and host outreach events for the program’s students and faculty.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NE Students among Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Winners

Congratulations to VivaSpire, DropLab and Avro Life Science – and especially the Nanotechnology Engineering students who are key parts of these emerging companies – for their wins at the Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Finals.

VivaSpire, made up of four Nanotechnology Engineering (NE) students, Chris Hajduk, John Grousopoulos, Mostafa Saquib and Pablo Enrique, won a Velocity Fund $5K prize intended to help early-stage companies grow their venture. VivaSpire develops superior portable oxygen delivery systems for patients in need of oxygen therapy. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Medella Health named runner-up in Dyson Award competition

Congratulations Medella Health for its 2016 James Dyson Award success! The Waterloo start-up won one of two international runners-up awards for its smart contact lens, which monitors its wearer’s glucose levels. Its noninvasive blood testing capability has the potential to revolutionize blood monitoring – to the benefit of millions of diabetics.

Nanotechnology Engineering graduate Huayi Gao, co-founded Medella Health along with Waterloo Science graduate Maarij Baig and former Science and Business student Harry Gandhi.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NE grads attract attention of James Dyson Award judges

The James Dyson Foundation has, for the third year in a row, recognized the problem-solving skills of Waterloo Nanotechnology Engineering (NE) graduates. This year, three Waterloo companies were selected in the first stage of the James Dyson Award competition judging process. Two of them, Medella Health and Arylla, were founded by NE graduates.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NE grad co-created the world’s first microscopic AFM

Nanotechnology Engineering graduate (2013) Duncan Strathearn is helping to bring nanotechnology to the masses with an affordable and easy-to-use atomic force microscope (AFM) that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Because AFMs are normally very large, extremely expensive and complex, they are typically part of exclusive academic and industry laboratories, which limits access to these high resolution microscopes – and the wonders they reveal.

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