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Alum of the Year 2021 - Karim Engelmark Cassimjee

Karim Engelmark Cassimjee is an innovator and co-founder of EnginZyme, a chemicals company that is based on an idea he came up with when he was a doctoral student at KTH.

Portrait of Karim in a laoratory.
Karim Engelmark Cassimjee, CEO and co-founder of EnginZyme.

Meet the Alum of the Year 2021

Jury citation for the Alum of the Year 2021

As a visionary, innovator, co-founder and company executive, Karim Engelmark Cassimjee, provides a good example of how you can utilise research. During his time as a doctoral student at KTH, Engelmark Cassimjee built the foundation for what would later become EnginZyme, a company that aims to revolutionise the chemical engineering sector. By learning from, and building on the diversity of nature, Engelmark Cassimjee is showing the way towards a more sustainable approach to production and creating opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing industry. By sharing his experiences with students, former KTH colleagues and his extensive international network, he is an inspiration who demonstrates what young researchers with drive can achieve.

Belongs to: Alumni
Last changed: Jan 11, 2022
Alum of the Year 2021 - Karim Engelmark Cassimjee
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