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.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 
  Research Interests:    Nanomedicine, ocular drug delivery, targeted delivery, mucoadhesion, controlled drug release   Contact Me

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Nanomedicine, ocular drug delivery, targeted delivery, mucoadhesion, controlled drug release

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Shengyan (Sandy) Liu
Post Doctoral Fellow

 
 

PhD Students

  Research Interests:    Nanotechnology engineering, biomaterials, medical diagnostics, infectious diseases, machine learning

Research Interests: 

Nanotechnology engineering, biomaterials, medical diagnostics, infectious diseases, machine learning

Paul Chen
PhD Student

  Research Interests:    Wastewater treatment, metal removal, nanomaterials, photocatalysis

Research Interests: 

Wastewater treatment, metal removal, nanomaterials, photocatalysis

Andrew Holmes
PhD Candidate

  Research Interests:    Targeted delivery of nanoparticles for environmental applications, colloidal nanoparticles, nanoparticle synthesis, environmental remediation, surfactants, photocatalysis

Research Interests: 

Targeted delivery of nanoparticles for environmental applications, colloidal nanoparticles, nanoparticle synthesis, environmental remediation, surfactants, photocatalysis

Stuart Linley
PhD Candidate

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Jeff Watchorn
PhD Student

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Diogo Livera
PhD Student

  Research Interests:    Water treatment, nanoparticles, photocatalysts, solar, recyclable, oil sands

Research Interests: 

Water treatment, nanoparticles, photocatalysts, solar, recyclable, oil sands

Dr. Tim Leshuk
PhD

  Research Interests:    Nanoparticle production, biomaterials, drug delivery

Research Interests: 

Nanoparticle production, biomaterials, drug delivery

David Wulff
PhD Student

 

Masters Students

  Research Interests:    Mucoadhesive nanoparticles, drug delivery, targeted therapy

Research Interests: 

Mucoadhesive nanoparticles, drug delivery, targeted therapy

Aaminah Ahmad
MASc Student

  Research Interests:    Contact lense engineering, semiconductor photocatalysis, advanced water treatment technology

Research Interests: 

Contact lense engineering, semiconductor photocatalysis, advanced water treatment technology

Harish Krishnakumar
MASc Student

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Mostafa Saquib
MASc Student

  Research Interests:    nanoparticles, nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, mucoadhesion, sustained drug release

Research Interests: 

nanoparticles, nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, mucoadhesion, sustained drug release

Noor Bahsoun
MASc Student

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Sukrit Rajpal
MASc Student

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Michelle Si
MASc Student

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Aaron Clasky
MASc Student

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Mahtab Z. Roshandel
MASc Student

  Research Interests:    Wastewater treatment, desalination, supercapacitors, electrochemistry, nanotechnology

Research Interests: 

Wastewater treatment, desalination, supercapacitors, electrochemistry, nanotechnology

 Zac Young
MASc Student

 

Research Assistants

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Emma Belliveau

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Adam Calvert

Jason Giannis

Jordan Van Wyk

Soung-Jae Bong

Jenny Chang

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Shannon McBride

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Zixin Zhang

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Andrew Bright

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Alyssha Schneider

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Mayar Zawawi

Nic Calen

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Fionna Felon

Aya Tsugimatsu