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Nian Liu

Assistant Professor at the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Edward Boyden

Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, and professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Ashwin Gopinath

Assistant Professor at MIT

Juewen Liu

Professor at the University of Waterloo

Erin McConnell

Research Associate in the Department of Physics, at the University of Ottawa.

Andre Watson

Chairman & CEO Ligandal, Biomaterials Scientist and Nanoengineer

Shiva Adireddy

CEO & Cofounder at Advano

John Philip Lee

Cell Materials Engineer at Tesla

Hugo Piccin

Deco surface expert and technology engineering team leader at Faurecia

Joyce Poon

Director at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and a Professor at UofT

Matthew Courtney

Nanotechnology Engineering Alumni of 2017, and he is now a PhD candidate in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Andrew Brereton

Senior Computational Scientist currently working at Cyclica

Amr Abdelgawad


Anna Rukavina (WNC Exec)


Seamus Bannon

Battery Engineer, Cuberg

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Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference

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NERv aims to create a paradigm shift in healthcare by focusing on a proactive model that utilizes the plethora of data within the body, creating smarter, predictive tools that enhance the delivery of healthcare.


Releasing the power of light to create a brighter future

Avalon Holographics

Avalon makes professional holographic displays for natural 3D visualization for all viewers (without HMDs), which reduce cognitive load, offering faster/better decisions, faster learning, and better retention.

Concept by Velocity

We are Velocity’s experiential innovation hub at the University of Waterloo

Research: Zach Pogue


Research: Hossein Rahbar

Sintering Rate of Nickel Nanoparticles by Molecular Dynamics

Research: Sofia Rizzo

Hydroponics Dynamic Reduction Apparatus (HyDRA)

Research: Lisa Devlin


Research: Mayuri Sritharan

High-κ Compatible Two-Dimensional Materials for Nanoscale Transistors

Research: Shaan Baig

Development of a Novel Molecular Probe for the Early, Minimally Invasive Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease