Director, Research Partnerships

Mike SzarkaMike 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. Mike is passionate about effectively managing research partnerships with industry and is a longtime member of the Licensing Executives Society and the Association of University Technology Managers. 


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