Emmanuel Ho
519-888-4567 x21372
PHR 4002

Research interests:

  • Imaging, treatment, and prevention of diseases
  • Fabrication and characterization of innovative biomaterials for drug delivery systems (nanoparticles, medical devices, biodegradable films, hydrogels, etc.)
  • Vaccine development for protection against HIV and other diseases

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[Waterloo News] February 6, 2019 "Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia"

[Waterloo News] April 16, 2018 "Developing new way to fight transmission of HIV"

Application Areas→Cancer, Disease Modelling, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Gene Therapy, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Surface Coating, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Science
Heather Keller
519-888-4567, ext. 41761
AHS 2682

Research Interests:

  • Improving nutrition and health in hospitals, long term care and the community
  • Dementia

Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging



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[Grand River Hospital News] March 15, 2019 "Good food, better healing: How GRH is studying to improve food for patients in hospital"

​[Waterloo News] March 23, 2017 "Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals"

Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Nutritional Science, Rehabilitation, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567, ext. 41372
TJB 2266

Research Interests:

  • mHealth and wearable technology design
  • Ubiquitous sensors for smart homes and remote patient monitoring
  • Big data and health data analytics
  • Technology to support longer independent living


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[MaRS] April 26, 2018 "UbiLab team wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge"

Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Parsin Haji Reza
519-888-4567 x40172
E7 6416

Research Interests

  • Early Cancer Detection
  • Eliminating Positive Surgical Margins
  • Non-contact Biopsies for Endoscopy 
  • Functional Brain Imaging 
  • Early Detection and Understanding the Age-related Vision Loss Problems
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Machine learning/AI


[Google Scholar]

Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
Hamed Shahsavan
519-888-4567 x34805
E6 2018

Research interests:

  • Smart Polymers
  • Liquid Crystal Elastomers
  • Soft Robotic Materials
  • Micro Additive Manufacturing
  • 4D Printing
  • Surface and Interfacial Engineeirng
Application Areas→Targeted Drug Delivery, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
George Shaker
+1 519-498-5173
EIT 3123

Alternate Location:

  • Satellite Campus, UW-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging, Research Building, Sensors and Devices Lab

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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  • Top downloaded paper in Medical Physics (arXiv) – October 2019
  • Best Imaging Paper, CVS, 2018
  • ACM MobileHCI 2017 Best Worskshop Paper Award
  • IEEE APS 2017 SPC Honorable Mention Paper Award
  • IEEE Sensors Most Popular Article (March 2017)
  • IEEE Sensors Annual Volume Cover Page

[CBB Events] November 15, 2019 "Professor Shaker organizes a Health Canada Regulatory insights Workshop"

[CNN] November 11, 2019 "Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths"

[Waterloo News] October 29, 2019 "Advancing healthcare through innovative technology"

[Inside Digital Health] June 3, 2019 "Study: Radar Monitors Sleep with Accuracy Comparable to Current Standards"

[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"

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
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Research Interests:

  • soft tissue
  • nonlinear elasticity
  • continuum mechanics
  • mechanical testing
  • uniaxial testing
  • biaxial testing
  • residual stress
  • data analysis
  • constitutive modelling
  • cardiovascular mechanics
  • fibrous micro-structure
  • multiphoton microscopy
  • heterogeneity
  • anisotropy
  • layers
  • aneurysms
  • skin

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Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
519-888-4567 x33325
C2 388

Research Interests:

  • Medicinal chemistry/enzymology (treatment of prostate and breast cancer, diabetes)

  • Nanomedicine; development of novel antibiotics

  • Bionanomaterials; synthetic polymers and methodologies

  • Peptide, charbohydrate, nucleoside and nucleotide chemistry

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

[Science News] February 4, 2015 "Chemists develop new method to improve the discovery of antibiotics"

Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Drug Development, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x48405
E7 6438

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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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

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