Research & Innovation

Shahram Karimi


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
M.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
B.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto

Research Expertise

  • Electrochemistry
  • Battery Development
  • Renewable Energy

Bio & Academic Background

Since joining Lambton College in 2006, Karimi has spent time as the coordinator for the former Alternative Energy Engineering Technology program, as a professor with the School of Technology & Trades, and more recently with the Applied Research department. Before joining Lambton College, he was an instructor in environmental engineering at the University of Toronto and prior to that he worked as a Manager-Manufacturing Operations, Plant Engineer, and Design Engineer for a number of chemical companies in Ontario. He specializes in electrochemical power sources, development of novel nano-engineered materials for energy conversion and storage and green processes to create sustainable energy pathways. A major focus of Karimi's research has been the development and optimization of nanostructured materials for use in fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and photoreaders with emphasis on electrosynthesis, electrocatalysis, doped titania and carbon nanotubes. Recently, his research has expanded to include material development and modelling of lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries, electrochemical wastewater treatment utilizing doped titania nanotubes and development and optimization of redox flow cells and supercapacitors. 

Karimi currently holds an Industrial Research Chair position created and governed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference presentations throughout his distinguished career. From November 2004 to December 2012, Karimi was also the Managing Editor of the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. In 2008 and 2009, he organized and guest edited a three-volume publication on renewable energy technologies titled "The Age of Alternative Energy: Is the Future Renewable?" which features bodies of work from 50 technical experts around the world. Another publication, entitled, "Hydrogen: Facts and Fictions?" was published in August 2006.

Research Areas

Renewable Energy Conversion & Storage

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