Maike Luiken, PhD, SMIEEE, IEEE-HKN, FEIC, is 2022 IEEE Past Vice President – Member & Geographic Activities. She served as President of IEEE Canada in 2018 – 2019. She is, and has been for more than 15 years, a very strong supporter of sustainable development.

She is a managing director, R&D, at Carbovate Development Corp., a start-up company, and an Adjunct Research Professor at Western University, Canada.

In Sarnia, Canada, she led the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative, 2006 – 2013, and was the founding Director of the Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre. For eight years, she served as a Dean at Lambton College with various portfolios: School of Technology, Sustainable Development, Applied Research. Her strategic leadership in the development of the applied research & innovation capacity and portfolio led to Lambton College becoming one of the top Research Colleges in Canada.

Maike Luiken has more than 30 years of professional experience in teaching, applied research and educational administration, leadership and community building; especially in linking industry partners, government agencies and researchers in advanced technology initiatives.

Her areas of interest and expertise span diverse technical areas from ICT, energy, and water to advanced manufacturing. She has particular interest in how progress and deployment of various technologies contributes – or not – to achieving sustainable development.

She is currently serving/has been serving on numerous Boards of Directors and Committees, including IEEE, IEEE Canada, IEEE Canadian Foundation, Canadian Standards Council Steering Committee for the Canadian Data Governance Standardization Collaborative, Tech-Access Canada (founding member), Unmanned Systems Canada, Nano Ontario, Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII), Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Advanced Manufacturing Sector Advisory Board, Sarnia/Lambton Workforce Development Board, Sarnia/Lambton Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Sarnia Foundation Board.

Maike Luiken obtained her Staatsexamen in Mathematics and Physics from the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina in Braunschweig, Germany, and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Maike has experience in the public and private sectors in Canada and has worked in the USA and Germany.