Nanotechnology Innovation in the Water Sector

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
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Water challenges are complex and require innovative solutions. The application of nanotechnology in the water sector offers real opportunity for breakthrough innovations that will contribute to the more sustainable use and management of water. 

Join us for a 90-minute event where we will showcase the latest nano-water technology innovation from the University of Waterloo and connect researchers with industry experts. In this fast-paced event, we will hear from seven nano-water researchers who will pitch their innovation and then engage with our industry panel to discuss commercialization challenges and opportunities.


Innovations in the spotlight include:

  • Paper-based frugal innovation for water quality monitoring. 
    Sushanta Mitra, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Functional DNA biosensors for detecting contaminants in water. 
    Juewen Liu, Chemistry
  • Water quality sensors: from the lab to the field. 
    Philippe Van Cappellen/Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Microfluidic microwave sensing for water quality control.
    Carolyn Ren, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biosensors for early detection of metabolites in water.
    Mustafa Yavuz, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Sustainable absorbent technology for water and wastewater treatment systems.
    Michael Tam, Chemical Engineering

Our Industry Panel includes:


Erin Mahoney
Erin Mahoney

Commissioner Environmental Services, York Region; Board Member Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

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Ted Mao

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Evercloak Technology
(Previously CTO Trojan Technologies)

Jodi Glover

CEO and Co-Founder, Real Tech Inc.

Enrico Vonghia

Director Growth Initiatives and Competitive Intelligence, SUEZ Water Technologies Solutions

Be the first to see these emerging nano-water technologies.
Join us on February 15th for this exciting and informative event.

The Nanotechnology Innovation in the Water Sector event is co-presented by:

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