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The Nanoscience program provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study the chemical and physical behaviour of materials at the nanoscale. Specialized laboratory courses have been developed to give our undergraduate students a unique hands-on laboratory experience where students learn to prepare a variety of nanomaterials and measure their properties using state of the art imaging and spectroscopic instruments. The Nanoscience courses are taught by members of the Physics and Chemistry departments, providing students with a multidisciplinary education that prepares them for a variety of career options.

Nanoscience Summer Camp: July 6-10

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is offering a Summer Camp for high school students interested in exploring the realms of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology during the week of July 6 to 10

Nano Night in November

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The Nanoscience Club showcases demonstrations at Nano Night in November as part of STEM week.

Professor Dutcher's spinoff company raises $12 million for factory

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Professor John Dutcher's natural nanotechnology spinoff company Mirexus raises $12 million to finance factory, fund business development, and deepen R&D - Press Release.

Sweet corn nanoparticles receive Innovation of the Year Award

Prof. John Dutcher (left) and post-doctoral researcher Lauraine Wagter-Lesperance, representing Prof. Bonnie Mallard’s lab, were honoured by vice-president (research) Malcolm Campbell at the innovation awards

"Two University of Guelph innovations — sweet corn nanoparticles and genetic testing technology for livestock — have received this year’s Innovation of the Year awards for U of G inventions."

Unlocking the Potential of Nature's Nanotechnology

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Prof. John Dutcher speaks at the Women in Physics Conference about how a serendipitous scientific discovery of natural polysaccharide nanoparticles has lead to the commercialization of a sustainable nanotechnology and creation of a spinoff company.

Ferrofluid Cork Screw

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Watch as a ferrofluid dances in the fields of an electromagnet.


Phytoglycogen Nanoparticles as Natural Moisturizer

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Collaborative research between the Unviersity of Guelph and Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc has lead to the development of new eco-friendly moisturizing formalutions based on phytoglycogen nanoparticles, which have been extracted from non-GMO sweet corn.

Could pollution-eating concrete clean up our urban jungles?

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"(CNN) -- Concrete isn't usually considered an environmentalists' friend, but a remarkable new technology could soon be turning the gray stuff green."

Tumor-Shrinking Nanoparticles?

Tumor-Shrinking Nanoparticles?

"A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease."

Immunotherapy Nanoparticle Vaccines?

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"Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types."

Iron Fortified Foods?


"Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles. Now researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks."

Artificial Spider Silk?

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"An international scientific team in which UPM researchers are involved has developed a bioinspired method that for the first time will allow researchers to spin artificial silk fibers as spiders do and to efficiently produce kilometers of silk."

Nanoelectrodes for your Brain?

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"Wires are sometimes implanted in the brain to treat epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease by stimulating malfunctioning nerve cells. They can also be used to record electrical signals inside the brain – a useful tool for neuroscience."