Dr. Masoud Akhshik

Program Manager
Dr. Masoud Akhshik is the Program Manager and Multidisciplinary scientist at Research and Innovation, a dedicated researcher with dual Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Studies and Nanobiotechnology. With a focus on pioneering advancements in research and development, Dr. Akhshik leverages innovative mobile robotic platforms, agri-food robotics, and machine learning to drive cutting-edge solutions. His comprehensive skill set spans Automotive engineering, Robotics, Machine Learning, AI, Environmental Studies, Quality Control, and sustainable production practices as well as Nanobiotechnology research such as Microfluidics and developing new nanomaterials. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Akhshik is committed to enhancing the efficiency, automation, and environmental sustainability of Canada's agriculture sector. His work not only advances technological frontiers but also addresses critical challenges in environmental sustainability, positioning him as a leader in several fields. Dr. Akhshik is deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of his work, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment that embraces diverse perspectives and promotes social justice. He acknowledges that his work takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of Indigenous peoples and is dedicated to respecting and honouring their enduring connection to the land.