Our People - Industrial Biotechnology

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
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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Group(s): 
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
Chris Backhouse
519-888-4567 x31467
Location: 
QNC 3622

Research Interests:

  • Quantum devices (High and low Tc tunnel devices, nanobiotechnology-based devices)
  • Biomedical engineering, MEMS/MOEMS and CMOS integration
  • Lab on chip, medical diagnostic and microfluidic devices
  • Remote sensing and radio astronomy
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
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
P. Chou
519-888-4567 x33310
Location: 
E6 4004

Research Interests:

  • Biochemical engineering

  • Microbial biotechnology

  • Synthetic and molecular biology

  • Genetic, metabolic and protein engineering

  • Biopharmaceuticals (to treat autoimmune diseases and prevent rejection of organ transplants)

  • Biomanufacturing, bioprocessing technologies (biological strain construction, bioreaction cultivation, biofuels, bioproduct recovery and purification)

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

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Gene Therapy, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Engineering
D. Clausi
519-888-4567 x32604
Location: 
DWE 2518E

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical and scientific imaging

  • Computer vision and video analysis

  • Image processing, segmentation/classification

  • Multiresolution techniques

  • Automated interpretation of SAR (synthetic aperture radar)

  • Remote sensing

  • Stochastic models

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

[The Record] May 8,2018, have ties with a new Montreal sports analytics research lab in Kitchener

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
Eric Croiset
519-888-4567 x32295
Location: 
E6 3036

Research Interests:

  • CO2 capture from large point sources
  • Large scale optimization of energy systems
  • Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)
  • Syngas/Hydrogen production, Reaction Engineering

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
K. Erkorkmaz
519-888-4567 x35214
Location: 
E3 3149

Research Interests:

  • Machining of Tissue-Engineered Bone Implants

  • Biomanufacturing

  • Precision motion control (high speed machine tools, robots, and electronic/semiconductor manufacturing equipment)

  • Modeling and identification

  • Optimal trajectory planning

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[Engineering News] October 19, 2016 "Researchers join advanced manufacturing network"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
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
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
L.Jones
519-888-4065 or x84065
Location: 
OPT 360

Research Interests:

  • Clinical trial design
  • Contact lens performance
  • Drug delivery
  • Ocular biomaterials
  • Proteins at interfaces

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microbiome, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Industrial Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science; University Research Chairs
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
K. Tong Leung
519-888-4567 x35826
Location: 
C2 061A

Research Interests:

  • Green energy: solar cells and hydrogen generation

  • Biosensing and environmental remediation using hybrid nanomaterials
  • Quantum electronics
  • Surface chemical physics
  • Ultra-large scale computational chemistry
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Microfabrication; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
P. Levine
519-888-4567 x31414
Location: 
E5 4012

Research Interests:

  • Integrated microsystems for clinical and environmental monitoring

  • Combining complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuits with novel materials, structures, or devices to enable non-traditional life science and bio-diagnostic applications

  • CMOS-integrated biochemical assays

  • Semiconductor integrated circuits and sensors, design and test of 3D integrated circuits

  • Micro/nano fabrication, lab-on-a-chip devices

  • Electrochemical biosensors

  • Electrophysiology

  • DNA sequencing

  • Image sensors

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
D. Li
519-888-4567 x38682
Location: 
ERC 2008

Research Interests:

  • Microfluidics and nanofluidics
  • Lab-on-a-chip, diagnostic devices (biomedical, environmental, food safety)
  • Interfacial Phenomena

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biophysics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
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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Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
Chandra Madhuranthakam
519-888-4567 x31662
Location: 
E6 5108

Research Interests:

  • Static mixer and microreactor technology
  • Polymer reaction engineering and polymer processing
  • Waste minimization and green engineering
  • Micro Process Systems Engineering - Design and Operation of Microfluidic reactors for efficient synthesis of biodiesel and complex copolymers.

  • Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming and Global Optimization Algorithms.

  • Modeling and Optimal Control for Complex Biochemical Reaction Systems.

  • Applied Statistics- Modeling, Design of Experiments, Parameter Estimation

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfluids, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
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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Group(s): 
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
Tizazu Mekonnen
519-888-4567 X38914
Location: 
E6 5010

Research Interests:

  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Renewable polymers: Processing and Chemical Modifications
  • Polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
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
Sheva Naahidi
519-888-4567 x40206
Location: 
E7 5338

Research Interests:

  • Bio inspired solar cell technology
  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Bio compatibility
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cardiovascular
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Sensors
  • Polymers

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfabrication, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; 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
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"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
E. Toyserkani
519-888-4567 x37560
Location: 
E3 3151
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Expertise in additive manufacturing of biodegradable scaffolds for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications, optical sensors for biomedical area.

Research Interests:

  • Tissue engineering and biodegradable implants for regenerative medicine (3D printing)

  • Bio-additive and microscale-additive manufacturing (opto-mechanical sensors, smart structures, developed through additive manufacturing)

  • Novel multi-scale additive manufacturing technologies for biomedical, oil/gas and manufacturing sectors

  • Laser-based fabrication techniques with particular focus on direct write processes in micro- and macro-scale

  • Modeling, sensing and real-time control of laser-based manufacturing techniques

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Canada Research Chair in Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing  [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Office of Research News] May 8,2018 "Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs" 

[YouTube Lecture] May 6, 2014 "Additive manufacturing"

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Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs; University Research Chairs
Z. Wang
519-888-4567 x35301
Location: 
E5 5113

Research Interests:

  • Image and signal processing, coding and quality assessment
  • Computational vision and pattern analysis
  • Multimedia communications
  • Biomedical signal and image processing

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[Waterloo News] October 5, 2015 "Waterloo Engineer wins Emmy Award"

[Waterloo Stories] February 3, 2014 "Engineering professor awarded prestigious fellowship"

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Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows; University Research Chairs
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
John Wen
519-888-4567 x38362
Location: 
ERC 2003

Research Interests:

  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Biofuel combustion, biomass gasification, combustion generated particulates
  • CO2 capture and storage
  • Synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterial
  • Developing nanothermite and energetic nanocomposites
  • EPD fabrication of nanotube and nanowire based electrodes for advanced energy devices
  • Engineering thermodynamics
  • Energy conversion

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biology, Bionanotechnology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
B. Zhao
519-888-4567 x38666
Location: 
E6 1006

Research Interests:

  • Bionanomaterials and “soft” interfaces

  • Biomimetic adhesion, bio-integrated devices

  • Nanoparticles synthesis, functionalization and dispersion, nanocomposites

  • Polymers, interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry

  • Advanced coating and adhesive bonding technology

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[Waterloo Stories] December 16, 2016 "New Gecko Gripper can be used in manufacturing and medicine"

[YouTube Video] June 11, 2015 "Zebra Mussel-inspired Electrically Conductive Polymer Nanofiber"

[Waterloo Stories] September 16, 2013 "Waterloo researcher is developing nano-glue for electronics"

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
N. Zhou
519-888-4567 x36095
Location: 
E5 3007
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Expertise in welding and joining, especially for medical implantable devices, programmable shape memory alloys, corrosion of laser processes NiTi alloys.

Research Interests:

  • Microjoining (wire bonding, laser & resistance microwelding, etc.) for medical and electronics applications

  • Nanojoining (laser joining, soldering, etc.) for sensing and biomedical applications

  • Brazing/soldering (diffusion brazing, ceramic/metal bonding, etc.) for aerospace, automotive and electronics applications

  • Welding (laser, resistance welding, etc.) for automotive applications

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Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Office of Research News] May 8, 2018 Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfabrication, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs

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