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Dr. Karim Karim

Dr. Karim Karim

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Burke Science Building (BSB) 121

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Dr. Ray LaPierre

The Department of Engineering Physics is holding Seminar Series, where we have invited various speakers from alumni, current students, or external industry.


Dr. Karim Karim, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Large area multi-spectral digital X-ray imaging technology

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X-ray technology is at the beginning of a digital revolution that will transform the Canadian healthcare system by detecting diseases, like cancer and heart disease, faster and more accurately than traditional X-ray machines, allowing patients to begin treatment sooner. Discover how large area, multi-spectral digital X-ray detectors are driving medical imaging into the 21st century.


Dr. Karim S. Karim, PhD (2002, Waterloo), MBA (2012, Toronto) is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Associate Dean for Outreach in the Faculty of Engineering. He develops amorphous semiconductors for large area digital imaging applications. Since 1998, he has trained 40+ graduate students, co-authored 200+ publications and over 20+ unique patents. He is an IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer, a Full Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and a registered Professional Engineer in Canada. He also holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto with a major in Health Sector Management.  In 2015, he founded KA Imaging, a Waterloo medical device startup that is building portable multispectral digital X-ray detectors.