News archive - June 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

NE student Jatin Patil takes full advantage of co-op opportunities

Jatin Patil, a third-year University of Waterloo Nanotechnology Engineering student, has enjoyed some exciting co-op positions in research laboratories of prestigious schools.

In a story published by University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education & Career Action team, Jatin describes how he prepared for the challenges of his co-op postings and the rewards he has experienced as a result.

Check it out and learn how co-op can enhance your studies, and vice versa.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

NE teams impress at the annual Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design

Vivaspire team with a cheque

Nanotechnology Engineering’s Capstone Design teams demonstrated strong research, business and persuasive skills at this year’s Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design. From among 44 entries, 4 NE teams made the list of 15 finalists for the pitch competition and 2 of them won $10,000 prizes for their projects.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

NE startup Vivaspire wins $50,000 Venture Creation Fund prize

John Grousopoulos, Mostafa Saquib, and Chris Hajduk

Congratulations to Vivaspire founders John Grousopoulos, Mostafa Saquib and Chris Hajduk, as well as their fellow NE Capstone Design project team member Pablo Enrique, for their award-winning concept: a lightweight oxygen therapy delivery device that uses nanotechnology to capture, store and deliver oxygen.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NE Grads’ NERv Technologies wins Enactus Canada Entrepreneur Award

Congratulation to Amr Abdelgawad, NE graduate and NERv Technologies Inc. co-founder, for winning the 2017 Enactus Canada Student Entrepreneur National Competition. With the win, Amr receives $10,000 and the title of 2017 Student Entrepreneur National Champion. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

HeatFlex wins the GM Canada People’s Choice Award at NE Capstone Design Symposium

Students at the 2017 Nanotechnology Engineering Design Symposium

Congratulations to the HeatFlex team, who won the GM Canada People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design Symposium.

HeatFlex’s Supavannan Jeyabalachandran, Amanda Victorious, Anahita Malvea, Tuba Opel and Mayuran Saravanapavanantham won the award for integrating conductive materials into a polymer matrix to create flexible, heat-generating fabric that can be used to create clothing.

While conventional apparel relies on insulation to keep its wearer warm on a cold day, HeatFlex aims to create clothing that can warm the wearer.

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