Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre
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Thinking big about thinking small could be the slogan of the University of Waterloo’s new facility for Quantum Computing and Nanotechnology. To understand how small a nanometre is (one billionth of a metre), one hair on your head is approximately 80,000 nanometres in diameter. A strand of your DNA is only 2 nanometres wide.

The University of Waterloo launched its first Nanotechnology Engineering Program in September 2005. These students needed a unique facility and environment to bring together their best researchers and students: the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Building. HH Angus was involved in both the mechanical and electrical design and implementation of this exciting new building under the leadership of Rod Mons (a University of Waterloo graduate).


Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre