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.
Thirteen students from the first and fourth year cohort happily took Angstrom Vice-President Andrew Campbell up on his offer to visit the lab, where talented engineers, PLC programmers and mechanical and electrical technicians and technologists work together to create the high-quality machines used in laboratories and manufacturing facilities all over the world.
A special thank you to Angstrom employees Gabriel Moreno-Bautista, Applications Engineering, and Mina Labib, Test and Process Engineering – both alumni of Waterloo’s NE program (class of 2013) – for providing the students with the tour and presentation. It was a particularly intriguing day for the NE students because Angstrom both employs nanotechnology engineers and creates the machinery and applications that researchers, including nanotechnology researchers, use in labs around the world to innovate new technologies.
In addition to their tour of the facility, students had opportunities to talk with the professionals who design, create and service Angstrom’s complex, specialized machines. It was an excellent opportunity for the students to learn more about the type of career they could pursue with their education, the lab equipment manufacturing industry, and the genesis of the technology on which they will likely work, regardless of what career path they follow.
Thank you to Angstrom Engineering for their hospitality and the unique learning experience they provided.