News archive - September 2020

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.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Scope moves forward in James Dyson Award competition

Congratulations to recent NE grads, Alisha Bhanji, Holden Beggs, Fernando Pena Cantu, Zhenle Cao and Ishan Mishra, for their runner-up prize in the Canadian leg of the James Dyson Award competition for student inventors.

With this win, the team moves on to the International level of competition for the prestigious award.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

NE Alumni Profile: Robert Ho, Class of 2014

Robert Ho (BASc 2014) now works as a Chemical Process Development Engineer.

Robert Ho (BASc 2014) is proof positive of the old adage to follow our interests and the details will take care of themselves.

His enjoyment of math, science and building things inspired him to study nanotechnology engineering. Now, as Chemical Process Development Engineer for Siemens Healthineers, the broadness of the nano program helps him "contribute to virtually any technical conversation, whether it’s mechanical, electrical, or chemical in nature."

In this profile, he shares why he chose UWaterloo, some of his undergrad experiences and his top three tips for students.

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