Antimicrobial Coatings Development

Copper-based antimicrobial coatings could play a significant role in reducing infections in hospitals and care facilities, reducing spoilage in consumer appliances, and reducing fouling on the hulls of ships. In this project, the development of copper-based coatings will be pursued for a wide variety of surfaces using paints and other advanced coating technologies. The chemical and physical properties of the coatings will be characterized and improved to minimize costs while maintaining effective killing of bacteria and fungi. With this information, the project partner will be able to continue advancing towards commercialization of a coatings industry for achieving the various antimicrobial goals.

Faculty Supervisor:

William Anderson;Boxin Zhao


Fut Kuo Yang;Joseph Nwaiwu;Sanjay Krishna Muralidharan


Aereus Technologies


Engineering - chemical / biological


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Waterloo



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