News for Current students

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Nanotechnology innovation at Capstone Design Symposium

At the 11th annual Capstone Design Symposium on March 26th, the Nanotechnology Engineering program’s class of 2021 presented their fourth-year design projects to an enthusiastic audience. Students, faculty, friends and family members joined online to learn about the exciting innovations created by our fourth-year students.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

UWaterloo researchers awarded $2 million to create Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Chemical Engineering Professor and Linda Nazar, Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and Chemistry Professor, received more than $2 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government’s Canada Foundation for Innovation for the proposed Ontario Centre for Battery and Electrochemical Research.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

NE alumna Kiara Bruggeman uses nanotechnology to create groundbreaking stroke treatments

NE alumna Kiara Bruggeman (NE BASc and CHEM BSc ’12, double degree) is engineering groundbreaking treatments that could help stroke victims essentially regrow parts of their brains. Her research team at Australian National University (ANU) is creating materials that can be used to tell stem cells to start behaving like brain cells in order to replace stroke-damaged tissue.

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.  

  1. 2021 (4)
    1. April (1)
    2. March (2)
    3. January (1)
  2. 2020 (21)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (1)
    3. October (2)
    4. September (3)
    5. August (1)
    6. June (3)
    7. May (2)
    8. April (2)
    9. March (2)
    10. January (4)
  3. 2019 (15)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (3)
    3. September (1)
    4. July (3)
    5. June (1)
    6. April (2)
    7. March (1)
    8. February (1)
    9. January (2)
  4. 2018 (19)
  5. 2017 (16)
  6. 2016 (14)
  7. 2015 (12)
  8. 2014 (6)
  9. 2013 (3)