About Us

Nano Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of academic, government, industrial, and finance community members in the development of nanotechnologies in Ontario. Nano Ontario's members work together to raise the profile, increase the research, build the investment and drive economic returns from nanotechnology in the province and across Canada.

Our Vision:

  • - Nano Ontario is a trusted source of information for all nanoscience and nanotechnology activity in Ontario.
  • - Nano Ontario can advise government organizations on economic opportunity, policy, standards & regulations that nanotechnology can offer, to enable Ontario to benefit and capitalize from its nano research, development, and commercial capacity.


Our Objectives:

  • - Maps Ontario’s capacity in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization.
  • - Serve as the main point of contact for Ontario’s community of practice in nanoscience & nanotechnology.
  • - Builds and facilitates new connections between nanotechnology groups in universities, government organizations and industries within Ontario, across Canada, and internationally.
  • - Coordinates public outreach activities to advocate the societal benefits enabled by nanoscience and nanotechnology.


Nano Ontario Officers

Francois Lagugne-Labarthet - Chair, Board of Directors
Peter Mascher - Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
Hind Al-Abadleh - Treasurer
Hind Al-Abadleh - Secretary

Nano Ontario Committees

Alain Francq-Communications
Robert Crawhall, Kuyler Neable - Industry Relations
Roman Maev - Government Liaison
Brian Haydon, Hind Al-Abadleh - Standards and Regulations Committee
Francois Lagugné-Laberthet, Gilbert Walker - Academic Liaison
Maike Luiken - Education and Training

Board of Directors

Private Sector Members

Babak Shokouhi – Nanodevice Solutions.
Robert Crawhall – Innoxec Consulting Inc.
Hamdy Khalil – Woodbridge Foam Corp.
Chester Burt – Graphoid Inc.
Brian Haydon – Canadian Standards Association

Academic Members

François Lagugné-Labarthet – Western University
Peter Mascher - McMaster University
Susantha Mitra – Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology
Hind Al-Abadleh – Wilfrid Laurier
Simone Pisana - York University
Louis Barriault – University of Ottawa
Maria De Rosa – Carleton University
John Dutcher – University of Guelph

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh – Lambton College
Roman Maev – University of Windsor
Jean Michel Nunzi – Queen's University
Adnan Syed – Ryerson University
Michael Kolios – Ryerson University
Gilbert Walker – University of Toronto

Nano Impacting Ontario

Serve Members

Represent the interests of members from academic, government, industrial, and financial sectors in the development of nanotechnologies in Ontario.

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