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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure

Electric car

In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs). 

Monday, August 12, 2019

$2.9 million awarded to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

Skyscrappers

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded funding to 23 University of Waterloo researchers for infrastructure.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, as part of a $61 million investment for state-of-the-art research labs and equipment through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) that will support 261 projects across Canada.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CIHR awards $3 million to Waterloo researchers

Stethoscope and microscope

Three University of Waterloo researchers have received spring 2019 project competition grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) worth $3 million. They are:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

International partnerships further research in engineering and computer science

World map

Ten University of Waterloo researchers are receiving seed funding as part of a joint venture between Waterloo and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New study examines surveillance preferences of parents with school-aged children

Child playing with blocks

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a blueprint for designing effective information systems that will help parents receive efficient updates about their school-aged children.

The system comes out of a study that examined the use of technologies such as GPS, fitness trackers and surveillance applications and the best ways these can be used to inform parents while respecting privacy.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Innovative "Smart" material can switch from soft to hard and back again

Sal-gel on metal surface

A new material created at the University of Waterloo can switch back and forth between a hard solid or a soft gel at the same temperature, a breakthrough that offers an innovative solution to a long-standing challenge with synthetic materials by giving it both strength and shape adaptability.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Photonics symposium celebrates Nobel laureate Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland with symposium VIPs

The University of Waterloo and the University of Rochester jointly hosted a photonics symposium this week in honour of Nobel laureate Donna Strickland.

The Celebratory Waterloo-Rochester Photonics Symposium showcased her research in photonics with a keynote address by Professor Strickland.

Four key areas of photonics research were featured: High field science, chirped pulse amplification, biophotonics, and ultrafast lasers and quantum information.

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