Professor Frank Gu

Prof. Gu received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada, where he majored in chemical engineering. Following completion of his graduate program, he pursued his postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. Since 2008, Dr. Gu has established a frontier research program in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo, with important advances in medical and life science applications. Leading-edge projects have produced new materials and tools for targeted drug delivery, rapid pathogen detection, and passive water treatment. His research has had tangible impacts on his field and industry, including mucoadhesive nanoparticles that will revolutionize the treatment of Dry Eye Disease, and photocatalytic water treatment technologies that are the core technology of H2nanO, a Canadian startup company. Dr. Gu has authored and co-authored more than 200 journal and conference publications, as well as 25 U.S. and World patent applications.


Prof. Frank Gu, Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology
University of Waterloo
Building: QNC 4602

200 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1

Phone: (519) 888 4567 ext. 38605