Understanding the Science Connection Between Quantum Dot Lighting and Optimal Human Health and Productivity - BC-358

Preferred Disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering/Applied Health Data Analytics or Environmental Health Fields (Masters or PhD)
Project length:  8-12 months (2 units)
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Vancouver, BC or Waterloo, ON
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Focus on Univeristy of Waterloo Researchers but open to other Universities.
Company: Nano-Lit Technologies

About Company:

Nano-Lit’s mission is to produce revolutionary lighting products that improve health and wellbeing. Nano-Lit is a Quantum Dot technology company that delivers next-generation lighting solutions, which enable improved colour purity, higher energy efficiency, flexibility, and lower costs. Nano-Lit uses the trademarked technology of a Smart Diffuser and a Sensor, as well as a Data Platform and a Mobile App as the vehicles for the delivery of the next-generation lighting solution. 

Project Description:

The intern, working with partner R&D staff, will use the data platform to gather, analyze, synthesize and visualize data trends and to investigate the quantitiatve connections between the nano- engineered lighting sytem and optimal human health and productivity. The data analytics will inform and support both the partner’s engineering and marketing streams as well as provide a larger research purpose of scientific knowledge transfer towards understanding the connection between nano-engineered lighting, using quantum dot technology, and well-being.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Design, create and evaluate a moving data-set with information from the Nano-Lit Smart Diffuser nano-engineered lightingsystem that is programmed to automtically update trend anlyses and data visualizations
  • Use the data to investigate and write evidence-based articles about the benefits of the product  for health and well being and in the larger research arena around Nano-Technology and health


  • To be determined

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Expertise in nano-technology and/or envrionmental health
  • Strong technical skills 


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