New NSERC Industrial Research Chair leverages nanotechnology to enhance health care

Professor Frank Gu can sum up his team’s leading-edge research in four words: big challenges, tiny tools.

Gu and his team use nanoparticles — engineered materials measuring around one billionth of a metre — to address challenges in medicine, such as diagnosing infectious diseases and treating chronic eye conditions.

After joining U of T Engineering in July 2018, Gu was recently appointed the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Nanotechnology Engineering. The new collaboration will apply cutting-edge nanotechnology to the next generation of medical devices and techniques. Read more.


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