KA Imaging’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Karim S. Karim, Awarded Fellowship in The Canadian Academy of Engineering

The CAE Recognizes and Awards Engineers Who have Significantly Contributed to Canadian Engineering.

          On June 13, 2022, KA Imaging Founder and CTO Dr. Karim Sallaudin Karim was awarded a Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Engineers (CAE). Every year, the Academy recognizes a small group of individuals that have significantly contributed to Canadian engineering. Election into the Academy is a high professional honour accorded an engineer in Canada. Dr. Karim was nominated for his impactful research in digital X-ray imaging devices and systems over the past two decades at the University of Waterloo, and more recently, for commercializing his innovative X-ray technology through a University of Waterloo spin-off company, KA Imaging, that he co-founded in 2015.

“I am honoured to be recognized and am grateful that my work in the field of X-ray imaging technology has been acknowledged by the CAE. I am especially grateful to my graduate students at Waterloo who invested considerable time and effort into their research trying out many ideas that were off the beaten path and also to my dedicated colleagues at KA Imaging who helped turn early prototypes into commercial products that are being used clinically today,” says Karim.  

          The Canadian Academy of Engineering is an independent non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. Its mission is to “demonstrate leadership in the responsible application of engineering knowledge for the benefit of Canadians, provide strategic advice to decision-makers, contribute to shaping the future of engineering, and recognize and honour outstanding engineering achievements and service to the profession.2     

          Dr. Karim Sallaudin Karim is also the Associate Vice-President of Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.