Prof named new head of research, innovation centre

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has been named the executive director of a campus-wide centre dedicated to advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.

Karim S. Karim, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was appointed to head the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) for a five-year term.

Karim S. Karim

Karim S. Karim is executive director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

“We particularly appreciate Professor Karim’s enthusiasm for taking up this role in times of intense change," said Charmaine Dean, vice-president, research and development, at the University of Waterloo.

The centre includes more than 150 members from every faculty on campus. Its mandate is to build healthy, active partnerships between centre researchers and corporate members through collaborative projects, mutual interest building and networking events.

Karim is a researcher in the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology and director of Silicon Thin Applied Research. He has been involved with the CBB since 2011 and served as a founding associate director.