The future of shape memory materials is here, and the future is smart.

Smarter Alloys is at the forefront of the smart materials revolution. An innovator in shape memory materials, Smarter Alloys is enabling a transformation in design and utility of products and devices used by everyone, everywhere. Smarter Alloys’ Multiple Memory Material™ technology unlocks the full potential of shape memory alloys to be materials that truly function like machines.

With applications ranging from wearable technology to medical devices, Multiple Memory Material is a platform technology that expands the application space of shape memory materials across a wide range of industries. Smarter Alloys is a privately controlled corporation.

Smarter Alloys’ innovation has enabled several breakthroughs in the world of smart materials.


Shape memory effect actuation at multiple temperatures in the same device


Multiple psuedoelastic stress plateaus in the same device


High spatial resolution shape memory effect and pseudoelasticity programming


Hybrid shape memory effect and psuedoelastic devices

Our technology enables devices that are smarter, lighter, more reliable and capable of previously unimaginable functions.

R&D Facilities

Smarter Alloys has established a world class research and development facility for designing, prototyping, testing and characterizing shape memory alloy materials and devices. With state-of-the-art equipment operated by a world-class team of engineers, scientists and technicians, Smarter Alloys is equipped to exceed the most demanding customer application requirements.

Located at our facility is an unparalleled array of material processing and heat treating equipment for prototyping shape memory alloy devices along with a full suite of analytical capabilities including thermal analysis, mechanical testing, and metallographic examination. Smarter Alloys has the skills, experience and equipment to deliver innovative solutions.

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Our Leadership Team

Ibraheem Khan
Founder and CEO

Ibraheem received his MASc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, during which time he held an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship. His BASc degree is in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. His doctoral thesis was on the discovery of the Multiple Memory Material Technology for which he is co-inventor.

Michael Bain

Michael is an experienced finance professional with over 30 years in both private and public companies. Michael has had a strong track record of growing companies in a diverse range of industries with several successful exits. Michael graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Business Economics, became a Certified Management Accountant in 1992 and Chartered Professional Accountant in 2013.

Michael Kuntz
VP Operations

Michael is a Materials Engineer who works to bring Smarter Alloys’ technology to devices that improve everyday life. Michael is passionate about enabling a culture of creativity to solve grand challenges with big ideas. Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo and a MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Jak Li
Director, Applied R&D
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Jak is an Engineer/Scientist working to integrate Smarter Alloys’ technological solutions into daily life. He strives to transform ideas into impactful realities by pushing the boundaries of materials innovation, leveraging data-driven decisions, and fostering meaningful collaborations. Jak holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Shahzad Ahsan
Engineering Manager

Shahzad is a seasoned Mechatronics Engineer who loves to get his hands dirty designing and building electromechanical products that integrate smart materials into novel applications. He is passionate about cleantech and leads the Extract Energy waste heat capture technology product. Shahzad holds a BASc in Mechatronics Engineering and Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.

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