Karim S. Karim among seven Waterloo faculty members elected as Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Seven University of Waterloo faculty members spanning the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics, and Environment, have been elected as Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), including WIN Member Professor Karim Sallaudin Karim.

The CAE is the national institution through which individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada, provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada and to Canadians. Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service and are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise and experience are applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

Karim S. Karim 

Karim portrait

Karim Sallaudin Karim is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Vice-President, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, and a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer of KA Imaging. Professor Karim both pioneered innovative X-ray technologies and then led the commercialization effort via KA Imaging. His research has led to the world’s first portable, dual energy X-ray detector, with superior accuracy that enables early disease detection of cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal disorders. The technology is now used in hospitals in seven countries to replace black and white X-rays. Professor Karim has 250 academic publications and 80 international patents.

For more information on the Fellowship electees, please read here