Nanotechnology Engineering grads Chong Shen and Khanjan Desai (NE ’13) were among the first to take their Capstone Design project to market. After three and a half years of product development and testing, their company, Alchemy, now employs nine people and continues to attract attention with its protective windshield coating, ExoShield.
Voltera Inc. continues to make waves in the printed electronics sector.
Voltera was born of a Capstone Design project created by team members Alroy Almeida, James Pickard, Jesus A. Zozaya and Nanotechnology Engineering grad Katarina Ilic (Class of 2013). They created a tool that uses their custom software and innovative silver nanoparticle-based ink to print circuit boards.
SannTek, creators of a nanotechnology-based sensor that can immediately detect and quantify an individual’s degree of marijuana intoxication, has added another couple awards to their growing list of accomplishments.
En route to developing their Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design project into a commercial venture, Chris Taylor, Noah DeBrincat, Karolyn Mackwiak, Benjamin Milligan and Thomas Dunlop, aka SannTek, have been looking for funding and finding success among some strong competition.
Twenty-one teams of fourth-year nanotechnology engineering students presented the results of their Capstone Design projects at the annual Capstone Design Symposium, which was held March 16th in the Davis Centre.
On November 18, 2017, the University of Waterloo welcomed some big names in Canadian and American nanotechnology research to the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC) where they joined industry representatives, Waterloo faculty and more than 200 students in an effort to strengthen their mutual understanding of how nanotechnology is taught and how it is used in innovative research.
Nicoya Lifesciences, a local scientific instrument manufacturer co-founded by one of the Waterloo Nanotechnology Engineering program’s first graduating class members, raised $2 million from a consortium of investors affiliated with the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, including the new Waterloo Student Venture Fund.
Nanotechnology Engineering students Chris Taylor, Noah DeBrincat, Karolyn Mackowiak, Ben Milligan and Thomas Dunlop are enjoying the University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial advantage as they develop their fourth-year Capstone Design project into a commercial venture.
Fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering student Beatrice Sacripanti spent her fall 2017 term living in Velocity Residence, where she took advantage of many opportunities to brainstorm, learn, and network with other entrepreneurially minded students and founders in the Velocity ecosystem. Throughout the many events she has attended, she was able to learn from a great network of mentors and entrepreneurs.
More than 25 million children across North America suffer from some form of season allergies. And yet one in four children suffer from an inability to swallow pills in order to be medicated. Avro Life Science believes it can help, by offering medicated stickers to deliver seasonal allergy medication to children. Avro now has a show of support from the Dyson Foundation, winning National Runners Up for the James Dyson Award.