Welcome to the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.  

More than 150 faculty members, from every faculty on campus, are actively engaged with the centre, working in collaboration to provide a resource of varying expertise.

Our mandate is to build healthy, active partnerships between centre researchers and corporate members through collaborative projects, mutual interest building, and networking events.

To learn more about partnerships, please email us


The Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology (CBB) enables interdisciplinary research across the university to address global challenges in human health and help translate those research results rapidly into practice, policy and impactful health outcomes. Achieving this vision will help the University of Waterloo to cement an international reputation at the interface of technology and human health.


To achieve this vision, CBB's mission is to:  

  • Enable knowledge translation and support of the interdisciplinary research community through seminars, networking opportunities, and support of student groups 
  • Be a conduit to Waterloo's ecosystem of unique health related R&D and clinical resources 
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in technology, human, animal and environmental health and practice including industry, hospitals, community, and international bodies
  • Provide Project Coordination/Management for large/inter-institutional projects

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To become a member of CBB, you can start by filling out a quick survey. We will then be in touch to discuss further.


  1. Sep. 12, 2022CBB Members among six Waterloo researchers elected as Royal Society of Canada Felllows 2022
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  2. Sep. 9, 2022CBB member elected as a new fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Alexander Wong

    Alexander Wong, a CBB member and professor in systems design engineering at Waterloo, has been elected as a new fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

  3. July 11, 2022CBB New Executive Director
    Clark Dickerson

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  1. Oct. 3 to Dec. 2, 2022Graham Seed Fund open for applications
    Transformative Health Technologies

                          The Graham Seed Fund is now open for applications!

    Do you have a project idea to transform health through technology?

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Meet our people

Ala Eldin Omer

Ala Eldin Omer

PhD Graduate

Congratulations to NSERC CREATE Training in Global Biomedical Technology Research and Innovation program trainee, Ala Eldin Omer who has completed his training in the program and PhD at the University of Waterloo.

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