Waqas Khalid

Dr. Khalid is a dynamic researcher currently working with CITRIS at UC Berkeley, NASA Ames, and the startup Jadoo Technologies Inc. He is leading a collaborative effort to establish a PhD student exchange program with Sweden (starting with Chalmers University of Technology), UC Berkeley, and NASA Ames.

Dr. Khalid is also setting up a pilot project to incubate hardware-based research projects in academic labs for higher technology readiness. This project will include input from the business school on market intelligence and business development, as well as the law school and office for intellectual portfolio (IP) management. This will be achieved in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship, the CITRIS Foundry, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and other Berkeley accelerator programs.

His innovation and experience in nanofabrication stems from the fact that Dr. Khalid has served as a scientist in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden at various academic institutions. His current areas of research involve nanotechnology-based biosensors, energy harvesting and storage devices, nano e-beam lithography tool development, and nanostructure-based single cell studies.