Hamid Karbasi, PhD, P. Eng.

NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Recycling Technologies for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Dr. Hamid Karbasi received his PhD in Robotics and Automation from the University of Waterloo in 2003. His PhD research titled “Uni-Drive Modular Robot” received international first prize in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) graduate student design competition in 2002. Results of this research have been published in several prestigious books, journals, and presented at multiple well-known conferences including ASME and IEEE. Dr. Karbasi joined Conestoga College in 2005 with more than 20 years of industrial experience, and he continues to be actively involved with applied research. His research is focused on novel robotic applications, laser materials processing, materials spectroscopy, and machine vision to innovate new technologies for electronic recycling. Since 2010, he has been actively working with electronic manufacturers, recyclers, and recycling associations in North America and Europe to understand the challenges and opportunities for recycling improvement.


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