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Ibraheem Khan

CEO

Ibraheem Khan

Smarter Alloys/Extract Energy

CEO

Ibraheem Khan is president and CEO of Smarter Alloys, a Waterloo-based company founded in 2009 to commercialize Multiple Memory Materials (MMMs). As part of his doctoral thesis, Ibraheem invented a laser technique for programming Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), giving the materials predictable, machine-like characteristics with a broad range of applications, from haptic sensing devices to actuators to orthodontic arch wires. One application — electricity generation from low-grade waste heat — led to a spin-off venture called Extract Energy, which is focused on building and commercializing super-efficient and economical heat engines.