Nicholas Wilson


University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 (QNC 5618 / 4506)


Educational Background

  • BSc Materials and Nanosciences, Honours, Co-op, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

Topics: electrochemical exfoliation of TMDCs, chemical oxidation/exfoliation of graphite, production of flexible electronic devices

Why 2D materials: I became interested in 2D materials after learning about the diversity of their applications during my undergrad. I also came to learn that although 2D materials have been under development for quite some time, they are not as widely utilized as I believe they could be. Their synthesis pathways are often not well understood, expensive, unsafe, produce low quality products, or a combination of these undesirable qualities. My goal is to understand the synthesis pathways needed to scale-up the production of 2D materials making them more accessible and bring them closer to mainstream use.