Lofti Belkhir is currently an associate professor in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology. He is the founder of Kirtas Technologies
, which launched the world’s first automatic book scanner. Lofti is a physicist, researcher, teacher, inventor, and business leader with 17 years of industrial experience. His research and teaching focuses on total sustainable management, eco-entrepreneurship, and the environmental impact of digital convergence. As a mentor to graduate students at McMaster, Lofti aims to build leaders in innovation and sustainability.