Karim Karim

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Professor Faculty of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Waterloo, Ontario kkarim@uwaterloo.ca Office: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38336

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Karim Karim is a Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, the Director of the Center for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB), a Researcher in the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, as well as the Director of Silicon Thin Film Applied Research, at the University of Wa...

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Bio/Research

Karim Karim is a Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, the Director of the Center for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB), a Researcher in the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, as well as the Director of Silicon Thin Film Applied Research, at the University of Waterloo.
Professor Karim’s research group investigated circuit, device and process development for large area electronics in the field of digital X-ray imaging for biomedical and bioengineering applications. The group also pioneered research in hybrid amorphous selenium-CMOS digital imagers where the group demonstrated the world’s first 5 um pixel pitch direct conversion digital X-ray imager that is capable of visualizing up to 60 lp/mm with high dose efficiency. Using this imager, his group pioneered a phase contrast X-ray micro-CT imaging tool with the potential to critically advance genomics by allowing the work to proceed in intact animals, tissues, and even single cells, which has not been possible in the past.
Professor Karim has received multiple awards and honours, including the 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Science to Business Fellowship, the 2008 Ontario Early Researcher Award and is the founder and CTO of a UW spinoff company (KA Imaging). KA Imaging recently initiated a clinical trial at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario to image lung cancer patients with one of its products. In this ongoing trial up to 30 patients are being scanned to visualize lung nodules and lesions, with promising initial results.


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