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- Sept. 20, 2016
A Waterloo professor has received $3 million in funding to further his work into greener, cheaper more energy-efficient silicon-based batteries.
Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering, received the funding from Vancouver-based Newtech Power Inc. to co-develop a next-generation lithium-ion rechargeable battery that could be on the market within three or four years.
- Sept. 20, 2016
Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, was at the United Nations with nine other university presidents to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report (PDF).
- Sept. 19, 2016
The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo set a world record for creating a Canadian flag measuring about one one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ granted the inaugural award for smallest national flag to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at Waterloo for the flag measuring 1.178 micrometres in length. It is invisible without the aid of an electron microscope.