Chris Williams

IBET Momentum Fellow at Queen's University

Chris Williams is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Queen’s University and a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Nanotechnology Engineering program.

His research investigating electronic tattoos and other applications of 2D materials in the next generation of wearable sensors lies at the intersection of nanotechnology and biomedical engineering, drawing on his multidisciplinary research experience at universities across Canada and the United States.

Queen’s Engineering is proud to be part of a new cross-Ontario fellowship to improve inclusion of Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

The IBET PhD project is expected to change the academic landscape within the next five to 10 years by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black engineering professors teaching and researching in universities across Ontario. The program will create a pipeline of students who will also increase diversity in Canadian technology industries as they enter the workforce with graduate degrees from STEM programs.