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Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waterloo chemists compete to stay one step ahead of drug cheats

German Gomez-Rios in the lab.

The Pawliszyn Research Group is leading efforts to catch illicit drug use, creating a revolution in rapid on-site analytical technologies.

Friday, January 19, 2018

St. Joe's hires "co-op army" to become leader in digital healthcare

St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton.

When your supervisor tells you to hire 60 co-op students for the fall 2017 term, what goes through your mind? That's exactly what happened to Waterloo alumna Chelsea King. She was given the job of recruiting co-op students for a major digital upgrade at St. Joe's Hospital.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Co-op student embraces work terms in the North

Students on a mining site.

Co-op students who consider travelling for their work terms often picture themselves in a warm and sunny location. That wasn’t the case for University of Waterloo Biology alumnus Andrew Vermeer (BSc ’12), who decided to venture up to Nunavut’s Baffin Island.

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.