|Biography of G. Karim, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Durham, England
- D.I.C., Imperial College, London, England
- Ph.D. (Mech. Engg.), University of London, England
- D.Sc. (Engg.), University of London, England
DR KARIM has been actively engaged in combustion, flames and fuels research and teaching for many years at The University of Calgary and earlier at London, University (Imperial College). He has published extensively on the subject, being the author of over 400 papers and articles. He has taught both at the graduate and undergraduate levels about combustion, flames, ignition, etc., in addition to thermodynamics, heat transfer and energy conversion at the Universities of Calgary, London and Cambridge. He has lectured extensively in many parts of the world, and has been invited to organize and chair numerous sessions and symposia, particularly on combustion topics in various national and international conferences.
Dr. Karim has supervised numerous Ph.D and M.Sc. students (50+), mainly in combustion related problems. Some of his current research projects involve both experimental and analytical research relating to problems associated with the handling and utilization of various gaseous fuels, notably methane, LPGs and hydrogen, spontaneous ignition phenomena, exhaust emissions, combustion of oil sands, the utilization of low heating value fuels, the utilization of alternative fuels, notably natural gas, in engines in general and diesel engines in particular, and fire research especially relating to the generation of flammable diffusive nonhomogeneous atmospheres.
Dr. Karim has carried out consulting and advisory assignments on fuel, safety, engines and combustion topics in Canada and elsewhere, and has appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions in matters relating to combustion, explosions, and fires. Moreover, he has been involved as advisor, evaluator of research and academic programs for a number of overseas universities and research institutions.
Dr. Karim is a recipient of the distinguished degree of Doctor of Science in Combustion Engineering by London University, England, for his contributions to the literature of combustion engineering.