News archive - December 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo Chemists develop batteries to triple the range of electric vehicles

Electric car being charged.

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

Monday, December 4, 2017

CORE Installs ‘Collected Insight’ Mural at School of Optometry & Vision Science

CORE Mural

In mid-October, hundreds of the world’s foremost eye care professionals, researchers, students and industry leaders created a mural at the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting in Chicago, celebrating the launch of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE). During a packed celebration last evening, the work was unveiled and permanently installed at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Undergraduate nanotech conference brings big names to Waterloo

Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference

More than 200 Waterloo students along with faculty and industry representatives were invited to participate in this year’s Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC), which featured some of the biggest names in Canadian and US nanotechnology research.