WIN Team

Irene Goldthorpe

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Professor Irene Goldthorpe’s expertise is in inorganic electronic and optoelectronic materials (mainly semiconductors and metals), with a focus on nanostructured materials such as nanowires and thin-films.  The research in her group involves the synthesis of materials, device fabrication, and the characterization of materials and nanodevices. 

Professor Goldthorpe received a BASc from the University of Toronto in Engineering Science (nano-engineering option).  She then completed her MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University where she held a Stanford Graduate Fellowship, a Julie Payette NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, and the Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship.  She was then a postdoctoral researcher at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY where she developed nanomaterials for solid-state-lighting (LEDs and phosphors).  Dr. Goldthorpe joined the University of Waterloo in 2011.


  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

  • MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

  • BASc, Engineering Science (Nanoengineering option), University of Toronto


  • Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship, 2008-2009

  • Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award, 2008

  • O. Cutler Shepard Award for best Master of Science degree recipient in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford, 2007

  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 2004-2007

  • Julie Payette Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarship, 2004-2006

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