Surface Science and Bio-nanomaterials Laboratory Group

Zhao’s group focuses on the studies of surface science and bionanomaterials towards the development of high-performance advanced materials and innovative functional devices, including smart polymers, biopolymers, sustainable polymers, antimicrobial coatings and composites, hydrogels, bionanomaterials, soft materials and interface, biomimetic adhesion, soft robotic devices, 3D printing, etc. It is well known for its interdisciplinary research capacity to take on both fundamental and applied research projects, providing an outstanding training environment for future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

  1. June 28, 2021A-Reum wins the WIN Nanofellowship

    Congrats A-Reum on winning the WIN Nanofellowship! Keep up the good work.  

  2. June 7, 2021One collaborative PDF Position available for the Microplastic Research

    Microplastics generated from industrial manufacturing of synthetic textiles, laundry or other sources have become an increasingly critical environmental pollution challenge. We are seeking researchers to join our multidisciplinary team to develop ways to resolve the problem of microplastic pollution by enabling a sustainable circular plastic economy. This fully funded position is part of a collaborative multi-group project at the University of Waterloo exploring human-impacted environments to develop innovative microplastic bio-recycling technologies.

  3. June 1, 2021Professor Zhao wins the NFRF award

    Congratulations to Professor Boxin Zhao on being awarded the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)! He is leading a collaborative research initiative entitled ‘Synergistic photocatalytic and biocatalytic degradation for controlling microplastic pollution’ with Professors Trevor Charles, Steven Young, William Anderson, and Komal Habib to help resolve the problem of microplastic pollution, one critical global environmental challenge.

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