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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Centre for Teaching Excellence honours Jake Fisher with 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Jake Fisher.

Jake Fisher, a Lab Instructor in the Department of Chemistry has been chosen as one of four recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

Pavle Radovanovic.

University of Waterloo chemists have discovered that light can induce magnetization in certain semiconductors – the standard class of materials at the heart of all computing devices today.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

$900K in seed funding supports new quantum projects

Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cheaper and easier way found to make plastic semiconductors

An illustration of a plastic, flexible solar cell.

Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Water Institute announces latest Seed Grants

Plant growing in a chemistry flask

Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.