E. Abdel-Rahman
519-888-4567 x37737
Location: 
DWE 2513B

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and control of MEMS
  • Design of MEMS devices
  • Micro-power generation
  • Multi-body dynamics and control
  • Biomechanics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Arash Arami
+1-519-888-4567 x37648
Location: 
EC4 1023

Research Interests:

  • Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Neuromechanical Modeling; Robot-Based System ID
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Neural Control
  • Movement Analysis and Sensorimotor Deficit Modeling
  • Smart Implants and Prosthetics
  • Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning 

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physiology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
Location: 
BMH 1042

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory integration
  • Perception and action
  • Psychophysics
  • The vestibular system
  • Virtual reality

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[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"

[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"

[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
N. Chandrashekar
519-888-4567 x38048
Location: 
E3 2115

Research Interests:

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics (ACL, knee mechanics)

  • Biomedical device design

  • Tissue engineering

  • Implant design

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Human Factors, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Donald Cowan
519-888-4690 or x84690
Location: 
DC 3333B

Research Interests:

  • Web-based systems and applications (software engineering, applications, open data)
  • Software engineering for enterprise management systems (business, government, environment, health)
  • Food safety using modern information and communications technology particularly the Cloud, Web and Mobile systems

  • Agricultural management, precision agriculture and agri‐food technology, traceability from farm to fork

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Wearable Devices; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
Duane Cronin

Research Interests:

  • Human body modeling for safety and protection (impact biomechanics, trauma prediction)
  • Material testing, characterization and constitutive models
  • Advanced modeling, additive manufacturing
  • Structural crashworthiness and lightweight vehicle structures

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[Waterloo Stories] October 5, 2012 "New virtual crash test dummies will have plenty to say"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Clark Dickerson
519-888-4567 x37844
Location: 
BMH 3034

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental shoulder function and dysfunction
  • Creation and validation of mathematical models to predict shoulder demands
  • Applications of shoulder biomechanics to workplace injury prevention
  • Rehabilitative and preventative strategies for ensuring shoulder health
  • Digital human modeling, Computational musculoskeletal modeling
  • Ergonomics
  • Motion Capture
  • Upper limb biomechanics

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Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo News] February 19, 2019 "How to make the push-up work for you" 

[Waterloo Stories] October 7, 2013 "Reducing shoulder injuries in the workplace"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences; Canada Research Chairs
Photo: S. Esmaeili
519-888-4567 x37536
Location: 
E5 3016

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials: emerging metallic and hybrid-cellular materials and nanostructured surfaces
  • Advanced multi-functional materials and surface modification of metals and alloys
  • Processing, characterization and properties of fine-grained, ultrafine-grained and nanostructured alloys

  • Microstructural characterization, modeling and thermo-mechanical processing of light alloy processing

  • Phase transformations in advanced light alloys

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine; Faculty→Engineering
B. Fidan
519-888-4567 x38023
Location: 
E3 4119
Contact for: 
Expertise in system/parameter identification, adaptive control and signal processing, mathematical modeling, sensor networks, localization, optimization, driver assistance systems.

Research Interests:

  • Cooperative systems and sensor networks (multi-agent, multi-sensor systems)

  • Nonlinear, adaptive, and switched dynamical systems; robust adaptive control; nonlinear and adaptive control designs for mechatronic systems
  • Control applications (high performance flight and vehicle stability control, biomedical)

  • Robotics and intelligent systems (multi-agent, motion planning, vision control, biomedical and assistive robotics)

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Ehsan Hashemi
519-888-4567 x32205
Location: 
E3 4118

Research Interests

  • Control system development for Driver Assistance Systems
  • Fault-tolerant state estimation for biped robots
  • Distributed Estimation
  • Control Theory
  • Multibody Dynamics

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x33677
Location: 
DWE 2518F

Research Interests:

  • Biological Signal processing
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Human-machine interface
  • Rehabilitation Engineering

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[Office of Research News] March 12, 2018 "Received Early Researcher Award" 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
J. Kofman
519-888-4567 x35185
Location: 
DWE 2513L

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical systems & biomechatronics - rehabilitation, assistive devices, intelligent design of prostheses and orthoses, 3D body surface measurement
  • Optomechatronics - computer vision (2D and 3D), range-image registration, range-sensing, range-sensor design, vision-based 3D surface measurement systems, optical system design, laser-camera range, sensor design, phase-shifting / fringe-projection 3D surface measurement systems, real-time full-field 3D imaging sensors / real-time full-field 3D surface measurement systems, hand-held 3D imaging sensors / hand-held 3D surface measurement systems, vision-based robot control, vision-based human-robot interfaces
  • Robotics - robot teleoperation, robot vision, human-robot interfaces, human-robot interaction, human-guided robot learning, vision-based robot control (visual servoing), human-assistive/service robots

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Mental Health, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Mohammad Kohandel
519-888-4567 x35458
Location: 
MC 6112

Research Interests:

  • Integrative cancer biology
  • Combination of cancer treatments
  • Nano-scale drug delivery
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Biomechanics

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[Waterloo News] June 23, 2016 "Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance"

[Waterloo Stories] February 11, 2015 "Study finds new lethal combination of cancer drugs shrinks tumors"

[Waterloo Stories] January 16, 2018 "Math can predict how cancer cells evolve"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cancer; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology; Faculty→Mathematics
Kulic
519-888-4567 x37260
Location: 
E5 4044

Research Interests:

  • Robotics, robot learning

  • Humanoid robots

  • Human-robot interaction

  • Machine learning

  • Mechatronics

  • Human motion analysis (sports training, rehabilitation)

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[Waterloo News] May 18, 2017 "Technology aims to improve physiotherapy outcomes using sensors and machine learning"

[CBB researcher story] January 9, 2013 "An Improved Road to Recovery"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
A. Laing
519-888-4567 x38947
Location: 
BMH 3121

Research Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships.
  • Fall-related tissue trauma including hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD)
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

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[YouTube] Andrew Laing, Department of Kinesiology, UW

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Nima Maftoon
519-888-4567 x37654
Location: 
EC4 2029

Research Interests:

  • Medical device and diagnostic development for hearing and hearing loss
  • Audiology and Otolaryngology
  • Acoustic, Vibration, physiological and cadaveric measurements, animal models
  • Aging, Biomechanics
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
Monica R Maly

Research Interests

  • Knee biomechanics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Muscle
  • Imaging and disability

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Rehabilitation; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Bill McIlroy
519-888-4567 x38109
Location: 
BMH 3030

Research Interests:

  • Neuroscience and neurological disorders
  • Balance, gait, exercise
  • Aging
  • Understanding how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body
  • Using advanced measurements systems to improve recovery time after a neurological injury (such as a stroke) and minimize age-related effects on movement control (such as reducing the risk of falling). 
  • Electroencephalography and electromyography
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation, magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Galvanic skin measurement
  • Eye-tracker, motion analysis, and kinetic measurement

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[Waterloo News] August 19, 2015 "Wearable technologies will improve stroke rehabilitation"

[Waterloo Stories] February 4, 2014 "Finding your way after a stroke"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Stewart McLachlin
Location: 
E3 2113

Research interests:

  • Medical devices relating to orthopaedic surgery
  • Aging, biomechanics, personalized medicine, virtual reality, wearable devices, surgical navigation
  • 3D printing/additive manufacturing, actuators, computational modelling, imaging, medical devices

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Personalized Medicine, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
J. McPhee
519-888-4567 x35341
Location: 
E3 4114

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics engineering (injury rehabilitation, assistive devices for elderly, athletes, disabled)

  • Mechatronic and robotic systems

  • Multibody system dynamics

  • Computational methods for analysis and design

  • Advanced vehicle systems

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Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair in Mathematics-Based Modelling and Design [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] February 20, 2019 "Engineering innovation for wheelchair curlers"

[Waterloo Stories] August 5, 2016 "Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team"

[Waterloo Stories] June 17, 2015 "Waterloo’s $10M dream facility for smarter, greener cars"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
Sivabal Sivaloganathan
519-888-4567 x33248
Location: 
MC 6136

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Mathematical modeling of hydrocephalus
  • Mathematical oncology

ResearchGate

[Applied Mathematics Biomedical Research Group]

[Waterloo Stories] January 16, 2018 "Math can predict how cancer cells evolve"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering; Faculty→Mathematics
D. Spafford
519-888-4567 x38185
Location: 
B1 173

Research Interests:

  • Calcium channel analysis for target drug delivery for treatment of pain, arrhythmias, angina, and potential benefits in treatment of epilepsy and cancer.

  • Structure, function and pharmacology of calcium channels and sodium channels

  • Structure and function and analysis of NALCN cation channel  and anti-calcium channel toxins

  • The Spafford Neurobiology Research Laboratory studies voltage-gated calcium channels, molecular physiology, biophysics, cell biology, protein biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy and tissue cultures.

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[Science News] April 25, 2014 "Waterloo discovers a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Science
Ben Thompson
519-888-4567 x33774
Location: 
OPT 225

Research Interests

  • human visual cortex development and plasticity
  • videogames for vision rehabilitation (amblyopia)
  • vision loss treatments and rehabilitation
  • diagnostics
  • imaging

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[YouTube] February 13, 2019 "Teaching an old brain new tricks" TEDxUW

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Optometry, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physiology, Regenerative Medicine; Faculty→Science
J. Tung
519-888-4567 x43445
Location: 
E7 3428

Research Interests:

  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies (gerontology, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, fall risk in stroke survivors, and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury)

  • Neuromotor control

  • Biomedical signal analysis

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[Waterloo Stories] July 8, 2014 "GPS technology may help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x38405
Location: 
DWE 3505A

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials and mechanics of biomaterials and tissues

  • Bone quality and fragility, collagen

  • Engineering of bone mimetic materials for skeletal reconstruction (3D printing)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Cancer, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Stacey Acker photo
519-888-4567 x31338
Location: 
BMH 1038

Research Interests:

  • Identifying mechanisms linking physical exposures with knee osteoarthritis
  • Global aim of preventing exposure-related musculoskeletal disorders

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences

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