People profiles

Mike Szarka

Mike Szarka

Director, Research Partnerships

Mike Szarka joined the University of Waterloo in 2015 with nearly 20 years’ experience in academic research partnerships and technology transfer with GreenCentre Canada (Queen’s University), UOIT, the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Mike is a Waterloo alumnus with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemistry and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Toronto.

Jackie Serviss

Jackie Serviss

Manager, Corporate Research Partnerships

Jackie works with professors and companies to match interests for the purpose of collaborative research and commercialization projects in the fields of aerospace, defense, manufacturing, construction, and electronic and electrical equipment. This includes identifying appropriate government funding and facilitating agreements, contracts, and project proposals for funding applications.

Aaron Pereira.

Aaron Pereira

Manager, Corporate Research Partnerships

Aaron works with professors and companies to match interests for the purpose of collaborative research and commercialization projects, focusing on the fields of education, information and cultural studies, financial services, operational management, entertainment, and recreation.

Michele Van Dyke

Michele Van Dyke

Manager, Corporate Research Partnerships

Michele works with professors and companies to match interests for the purpose of collaborative research and commercialization projects in the fields of water and environment, mining, energy, oil and gas, biotech, nanotech, quantum, as well as other areas of physical and life sciences.

Vlad Loutchenok

Vlad Loutchenok

Manager, Corporate Research Partnerships

Vlad works with professors and companies to match interests for the purpose of collaborative research and commercialization projects with a focus on social sciences, applied health science, and environment.

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