Karim S. Karim

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: silicon thin-film applied research; microelectronic circuits; device and process development for large area electronics


Professor Karim Karim has received the 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Science to Business Fellowship, the 2008 Ontario Early Researcher Award, the 2004 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Doctoral Prize and Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS)/University Microfilms International (UMI) Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Science and Medicine in Canada for his work on large area digital medical imaging technology.

Karim’s research group is investigating large-area circuit, device and process development using amorphous selenium, polycrystalline silicon and Complementary-symmetry Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS) semiconductor technologies.

Karim received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2002. He subsequently joined Simon Fraser University where he was an Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2007. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In the past four years, his group has received 10 best paper and poster awards for research papers authored by his graduate students. He has over 100 publications in the field of large area digital imaging electronics and more than 15 patents filed or awarded. Karim is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Full Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS).


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1999
  • BASc, Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2002

Karim Karim

    University of Waterloo