Our People - Environmental Biotechnology

W. Anderson
519-888-4567 x35011
Location: 
CPH 2374C
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Heterogeneous catalysis and process engineering as applied to environmental and biochemical engineering problems.

Research Interests:

  • Pathogen detection, disinfection and sterilization using UV light

  • Photochemistry, photocatalytic applications to water and air treatment

  • Environmental engineering

  • Biotechnology, biofiltration

  • Metal nanoparticle synthesis and applications

  • Process modelling and simulation

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Hassan Baaj
519-888-4494
Location: 
E2 2312

Research Interests:

  • Characterization And Modelling Of The Behaviour Of Construction Materials
  • Smart Pavement Materials And Structures
  • Mechanistic Pavement Design Methods
  • Optimization Of The Use Of Recycled Materials In Sustainable Infrastructure System
  • Sustainable Development
  • Life Cycle Analysis

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
N. Bols
519-888-4567 x33993
Location: 
B1 366C

Research Interests:

  • Research, in vitro toxicology, and biotechnology of animal cell cultures
  • Roles of nutrition, hormones and polypeptide growth factors on the growth and differentiation of fish tissues and organs.
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology; Faculty→Science
T. Charles
519-888-4567 x35606
Location: 
B1 377C

Research Interests:

  • Bacterial molecular genetics

  • Functional genomics, metagenomics, genome engineering

  • Metabolic functions

  • Synthetic biology, bioplastics and bioproducts

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[Biology News] December 21, 2016 "Waterloo biologist part of a research collaboration creating new genetic toolbox"

[Royal Canadian Institute Lecture] November 8, 2015 "Genome Engineering. Should we do it? (Can we afford not to?)"

[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "Mining microbial metagenomes"

[YouTube Lecture] September 19, 2013 "Mining metagenomes for bioplastics and other useful bioproducts"

[CBB researcher story] November 29, 2012 "Breaking Ground in Open Resource Metagenomics"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
G. Dixon
519-888-4567 x32531
Location: 
NH 1013

Research Interests:

  • Effects of toxic chemicals, including metals and oilsands process water, on aquatic organisms, principally fish.
  • Biotic modifying factors of toxicity.
  • Development of methods for environmental effects monitoring.
  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling of contaminant levels in fish.

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[Waterloo Stories] March 21, 2013 "A river runs through it: Keeping an eye on the Alberta oil sands"

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials; Discipline Areas→Biology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
Brian Dixon
519-888-4567 x32665
Location: 
B2 247A

Research Interests:

  • Genomics, proteins, antibodies
  • Molecular immunology and immunotoxicology in fish populations and the design for better vaccines for aquaculture

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Canada Research Chair in Fish and Environmental Immunology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[UW Science News] June 15, 2018, Waterloo Biologist mentors local teen, the 2018 International BioGENEius Challenge winner

[Waterloo Stories] January 22, 2018 "Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease"

[Waterloo Stories] February 13, 2014 "True love makes pacific salmon healthier"

[YouTube] October 9, 2013 "Science Scoop - For the love of fish!"

[Waterloo Stories] September 9, 2013 "Video conferencing connects Waterloo biologist to young students"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Immune Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Science; Canada Research Chairs
A. Doxey
519-888-4567 x33889
Location: 
B2 249C

Research Interests:

  • Molecular function prediction, design (proteins, DNA)

  • Computational genomics

  • Evolutionary bioinformatics and computational biology

[WCMR] June 18, 2018, receives Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

[Waterloo Stories] January 26, 2018 "Scientists find new kind of botox"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Genetic Engineering; Faculty→Science
B.Duncker
519-888-4567 x33957
Location: 
B1 291B

Research Interests:

  • Cancer research

  • Cell cycle, DNA replication, biomarkers and checkpoints

  • Genetics, yeast genetics, molecular biology

  • Protein factors

  • Kinases

  • Chromatin

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[CBB researcher story] January 2, 2013 "How the Trout are Saving Us: Using Biomarkers to Improve Water Quality"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics; Faculty→Science
D. Edwards
519-888-4408 or x84408
Location: 
PHR 6002

Research Interests:

  • Effect of food, beverages, herbal products and other drugs on drug metabolism and disposition
  • Investigation of the interaction between grapefruit juice and prescription medication
  • pharmacokinetics
  • drug metabolism

  • pharmacogenomics

  • drug interactions

  • bioavailability/bioequivalence

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Drug Development; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
J. Honek
519-888-4567 x35817
Location: 
ESC 246

Research Interests:

  • Methionine chemistry and biochemestry (amino acid methionine and its roles in proteins, cellular pathways and its functions)

  • Bionanomaterials, bionanotechnology (for novel drug carriers, molecular foundations for nanodevices)

  • Medicinal chemistry

  • Enzymology
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Protein structure and function

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[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Imaging, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
P. Huck
519-888-4567 x32707
Location: 
E2 3334

Research Interests:

  • Robustness of water supply systems, with a focus on treatment
  • Facilitating application of newer treatment technologies (e.g. UV disinfection and membranes), including integration into existing facilities
  • Identification and removal of trace chemical contaminants (pharmaceuticals & endocrine disrupters)
  • Known and emerging pathogens, and their removal/inactivation by treatment processes
  • Biodegradation

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NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] March 14, 2013 "Protecting our drinking water for 20 years"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
Laura Hug
519-888-4567 x31151
Location: 
B1 281

Research Interests:

  • Microbial diversity and function at contaminated sites (primarily municipal landfills)
  • DNA, RNA, and protein (meta-omics) sequences
  • Environment remediation
  • Impacts of human activities on the environment

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Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[YouTube] October 23, 2015 "Piecing life together - microbial diversity and function through meta-omic analyses"

[Waterloo Stories] April 12, 2016 "New tree of life may hold clues to cleaning up pollution"

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science; Canada Research Chairs
B. Ingalls
519-888-4567 x35457
Location: 
MC 6116

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modelling in systems biology
  • Control theory
  • Synthetic biology

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[CBB researcher story] August 6, 2015 "Decreasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria"

[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "Model-based design in synthetic biology"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Mathematics
V. Karanassios
519-888-4840 or x84840
Location: 
C2 277

Research Interests:

  • Micro and nano-analytical chemistry
  • Micro and nano samples
  • Micro-miniaturization (lab-on-a-chip)

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[YouTube] June 7, 2013 "Energy scavenging to power remote sensors"

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
Barb Katzenback

Research Interests:

  • Innate immunity of amphibians
  • Regulation of innate immune cell development (macrophages, neutrophils) from progenitor cell populations
  • Host-pathogen-environment interactions

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Microbiome, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Cell Biology; Faculty→Science
H. Lee
519-888-4567 x31095
Location: 
E2 2309

Research Interests:

  • Production of bio-energy (electricity, H2, and CH4) and bio-chemicals from biomass

  • Thermodynamic/kinetic analyses on microbial metabolisms in engineered and natural systems

  • Microbial ecology in engineered biological systems

  • Environmental biotechnology

  • Nutrients recovery from organic waste and wastewater

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[Waterloo Stories] March 18, 2014 "Giving people a simple way to test their drinking water"

[Waterloo Stories] May 10, 2013 "Can bacteria create green energy?"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
R. Legge
519-888-4567 x33376
Location: 
E6 4006

Research Interests:

  • Biochemical engineering
  • Protein and biomimetic engineering
  • Biosensor development
  • Bioprocess monitoring and soft sensor development
  • Protein thermodynamics stability and analysis
  • Environmental bioremediation and green bioprocesses
  • Biological water treatment and membrane-based processes
  • Spectroscopic techniques combined with chemometric methods for process optimization and the development of on-line sensor technology

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Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Sensors, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Zoia Leonenko

Research Interests:

  • Biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions

  • The role of structural changes and physical properties of lipid template in controlling biological processes and diseases

  • Biomedical nanotechnology (lipid films, molecular mechanism of Alzheimer's disease)

  • Drug development and delivery systems, antimicrobial peptides in lung disorders

  • Fluorescence and atomic force microscopy

  • Kelvin probe force microscopy and single molecule force spectroscopy

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[Global Impact] May 2018, studying Alzheimer's at a molecular level to find a cure

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Scanning probe microscopy in biomedical research"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
J. Liu
519-888-4567 x38919
Location: 
ESC 140

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical diagnosis

  • Targeted drug delivery

  • Environmental monitoring

  • DNA-based biosensors and functional polymers

  • Nanomaterials, (gold nanoparticles, liposomes, magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, graphene hydrogels, hybrid nanomaterials)

  • Bioinorganic / Bioanalytical chemistry

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[Waterloo Stories] February 27, 2013 "Waterloo researcher uses nano-materials to clean water"

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science; University Research Chairs
Kesen Ma
519-888-4567 x33562
Location: 
B1 379C

Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry and enzymology

  • Thermostable Biocatalyst and dehydrogenases (Biofuel/Bioethanol production, pharmaceutical and other industrial processes)

  • Enzyme evolution and protein engineering, microbial physiology, molecular biology

  • Sulfur reduction and energy metabolism, alcohol metabolism

  • Electron transfer and flavoproteins.

  • Proteins purification and analysis, metal-containing
  • Fermentation
  • Hyperthermophiles

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
B. McConkey
519-888-4567 x37020
Location: 
B1 165A

Research Interests:

  • Protein structure, functions, evolution (yeast, mammalian cell lines, plant-bacterial)

  • Bioinformatics, systematics and protein evolution

  • Protein structure and interaction modeling
  • Protein expression pattern analysis
  • Molecular genetics

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Application Areas→Cancer, Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
M. Moo-Young
519-888-4006 or x84006
Location: 
E6 1008

Research Interests:

  • Biopharmaceuticals (therapeutics, treatment of autoimmune diseases, prevent rejection of organ transplants)

  • Industrial biomanufacturing and biotechnology (fermentation, food ingredients, enzymes, biofuels)

  • Environmental management (bioremediation of carcinogenic environmental pollutants, filtration, chromatography)

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[YouTube Lecture] September 29, 2014 "Biofuels and Waste Treatment"

[YouTube Lecture] September 19, 2013 "Industrial Biotechnology: Current developments and trends"

[UW Eng-e-news] August 14, 2013 "Engineering Life-enhancing research"

[Waterloo Stories] May 3, 2013 "Can bacteria help create a cheaper fuel for our cars?"

[CBB researcher story] December 6, 2012 "Bringing Bioengineering and Biotechnology to its Fullest Potential"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Polymer, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Biology, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Stephen Murphy
519-888-4567 x35616
Location: 
EV2 2034

Research Interests:

  • Social-ecological sustainability
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Restoration and conservation ecology
  • Policy analysis

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[Waterloo News] March 16, 2015 "Expert: Parties need to consider bigger picture for Rouge National Urban Park"

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Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Biology; Faculty→Environment
M.Pope
519-888-4567 x30153
Location: 
QNC 5606

Research Interests:

  • Flexible, wearable energy storage and sensing technologies
  • Graphene production and post-processing techniques
  • Directed assembly of 2D nanomaterials at the air-water interface
  • Bottom-up assembly approaches for energy storage, sensing and electrocatalysis
  • Supercapacitors
  • Next generation batteries
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • ​Thin films and membranes
  • Nano-materials

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
Eric Prouzet
519-888-4567 x31033
Location: 
C2 070

Research Interests:

  • Sea water desalination, hydrogen production for fuel cells, CO2 recovery from fossil fuel power plants

  • Membrane processes, catalysis, organic or inorganic nanoparticles

  • Porous materials, materials and sol-gel integrative chemistry

  • Nanostructures and superlattices

  • Sustainable processes

  • Microemulsions

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[YouTube Lecture] September 29, 2014 "Biofuels and Waste Management"

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
Matthew Scott
519-888-4567 x35454
Location: 
MC 6114

Research Interests:

  • Experimental biological physics
  • Stochastic processes in physics and biology
  • Pysiological constraints on bioproduct synthesis

Lab Equipment: Imagestream MkII with 488nm, 642nm and 785nm lasers; 60x magnification

[YouTube Lectures] Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology 2015

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling, Gene Therapy, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Cell Biology, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Mathematics
George Shaker
+1 519-498-5173
Location: 
E5 4126

Research Interests:

  • Bio-wearable electronics and systems
  • Bio-electromagnetics, bio-technology, bio-sensors and energy harvesting systems
  • RF/microwave/millimeter wave/Terahertz (THz) circuits and antenna systems
  • Radio frequency (RF)/microwave packaging and Electromagnetic compatibility 
  • (EMC)/Electromagnetic interface (EMI) analyses
  • Vehicle and UAV wireless communications, navigation systems, and telematics systems
  • Complex propagation and scattering phenomena
  • Devices and novel electromagnetic materials and wireless sensors

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[Waterloo News]  June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"

[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"

[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease

[Engineering News] July 5, 2016 "Waterloo wins big with tiny power device"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Environmental Biotechnology, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Space, Targeted Drug Delivery, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
David Simakov
519-888-4567 x37048
Location: 
E6 2004

Research Interests:

  • Microalgae
  • Microfluidics
  • Biophotoreactors
  • Biomass conversion
  • Heterogeneous catalysis

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[Engineering News] March 9, 2018 "Finds manure can yield energy and ease global warming"

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Photo: M. Tam
519-888-4567 x38339
Location: 
E6 1010

Research Interests:

  • Enhanced drug delivery systems, gene therapy

  • Associative polymers for environmentally friendly coatings

  • Sustainable nanomaterials (cellulose nanocrystals)

  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and stimuli responsive polymeric systems

  • Polymer-surfactant interactions

  • Magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Healthcare Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering; University Research Chairs
S.Tang
519-888-4567 x38037
Location: 
C2 279B

Research Interests:

  • Nanomaterials, nanodevices, biosensors for applications in food processing, bioreactors and biotechnology, natural gas purification, fuel cell, and water purification

  • Nano-Bio Hybrids for Tissue Engineering and Medicine for drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

  • Bio-molecule assisted nanomaterial self-assembly

  • Health and environmental effects of engineered nanomaterials

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfluids, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Science
John Thompson
519-888-4465 or x84465
Location: 
B1 278

Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of programmed cell death

  • Functional genomics of senescence (biological aging) and apoptosis

  • Comparative aspects of senescence and stress including the role of hormones and the involvement of free radicals

  • Applicable therapies for cancers, inflammatory diseases (arthritis and sepsis), and in the agricultural sector (enhance yield, develop tolerance to environmental stress and plant diseases, and increase the shelf-life of perishable produce)

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Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology, Inflammatory Diseases, Mental Health; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Disease Modelling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Genome Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Valerie Ward
38625
Location: 
E6 4016

Research interests:

  • Environmental biology, industrial biotechnology, and therapeutics
  • Production of sustainable chemicals
  • Novel bioprocesses for applications in bioresource engineering and biorefining
  • Microalgae, metabolic engineering, and ionic liquid based separations in biological systems

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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Industrial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Engineering

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