News archive - 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

NE Alumni Profile: Alisha Bhanji, Class of 2020

Just last spring, Alisha Bhanji (BASc 2020) was working with her Capstone Design team to finalize the liquid crystal technology behind their fourth-year design project. Now, as Co-Founder & Chief Engineering Officer of Scope Photonics, Alisha and her colleagues are taking it to market via their startup company.

Their camera lenses can instantly, and without digital cropping or physical movement, adjust their optical behaviour to take the perfect photo in any condition. With a potential market that stretches far beyond smartphones, their technology shows great promise. They’ve accomplished a rapid series of exciting achievements, including several big-name awards and unique opportunities, that have them poised for success.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

NE alumni win global runner-up prize in James Dyson Award competition

NE alumni startup Scope won the International Runner-up prize in the 2020 James Dyson Award, a global competition for student inventors.  

Thursday, October 22, 2020

UWaterloo ranks in the world's top 100 for nanoscience and nanotechnology

The University of Waterloo cracked the top 100 in worldwide rankings in a subject area that heavily involves nanotechnology engineering.

Although media company US News and World Report didn't include a specific category for nanotechnology engineering in its Best Global Universities rankings for 2021, Waterloo took the 82nd spot in a subject area covering nanoscience and nanotechnology, making us one of the best ranked Canadian universities in this subject.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Nanotechnology Engineering team shortlisted in global Dyson finals

A team of former Nanotechology Engineering students has made a shortlist of finalists in a high-profile international invention competition.

Scope, which is developing a better zoom function for smartphones and other applications, is one of 20 teams from countries around the world still in the running for the 2020 James Dyson Award.

Friday, September 25, 2020

NE alumni take Suncayr’s SPOT worldwide

Nanotechnology Engineering alumni Derek Jouppi, Andrew Martinko and Chad Sweeting (BASc ’14) have taken their 2014 Capstone Design project worldwide, with SPOTTM, a smart UV indicating sticker that helps people remember that sunscreen wears away. Suncayr’s easy-to-apply body sticker changes colour when sunscreen reapplication is necessary, providing a simple and effective reminder.

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