Our People - 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

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
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
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"

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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
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
Emmanuel Ho
519-888-4567 x21372
Location: 
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"

Group(s): 
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
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
H.Keller
519-888-4567 x31761
Location: 
BMH 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"

Group(s): 
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
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

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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
Yuning Li
519-888-4567 x31105
Location: 
QNC 5614

Research Interests:

Development of organic materials and nanomaterials for printed and organic optical and electronic devices

  • Environmentally stable polymer semiconductors for biological and chemical sensors in applications in smart food packaging, health care devices, wearable electronics, etc.
  • Polymers derived from biologically active compounds for biological and biochemical sensors
  • Electrically highly conductive polymers for thermoelectrics, batteries, and solar cells
  • Low-temperature processable metal nanoparticle conductive inks
  • P-type and n-type high charge carrier mobility small molecules and p-conjugated polymers for organic field effect transistors, which have applications in RFIDs and displays
  • Novel synthetic chemistry for conjugated polymers
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene

Design, fabrication, and characterization of organic electronics

  • Chemical/biosensors​
  • Organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) or organic filed effect transistors (OTFTs)
  • Small molecule and polymer bulk-heterojunction photovoltaics (OPV) (solar cells)
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC)
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)
  • Photodiode and phototransistor based organic/polymer photodetectors

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
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
V. Maheshwari
519-888-4567 x38885
Location: 
QNC 5619

Research Interests:

  • High Resolution flexible pressure and tactile sensors

  • Microbial fuel cells

  • Nano electrodes for electrochemical detection

  • Flexible Electrodes for bio-interfacing, electrical mapping self-powered devices

  • Cell-inorganic composites
  • Multi-functional materials and devices
  • Wearable sensors
  • Composite membranes
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Diabetes, Healthcare Systems, Pathogen Detection, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
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

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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
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
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567 x31372
Location: 
BMH 3708

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"

Group(s): 
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
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 3165
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Expertise in microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip technology, protein and DNA separation towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery, living cell analysis and water toxicity testing.

Research Interests:

  • Protein and DNA separation analysis towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery

  • Biosensing and Devices (bacterial, proteins, fluorescence)

  • Living cell analysis and water toxicity testing

  • Lab-on-a-Chip technology (point-of-care biomedical diagnosis , chemical detection, protein separation and identification, environmental testing)

  • Micro-scale fluid mechanics, droplet microfluidics and nanofluidics

  • High Throughput Screening For Drug Screening
  • Manufacturing Nanomaterials and Carbon Management

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Canada Research Chair in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] June 14, 2012 "Creating the tiny future of science"

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Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
Oliver Schneider
519-888-4567 x38505
Location: 
CPH 3677

Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearables Devices
  • Computer Human Interaction, haptics, design
  • Data Science
  • Mental Health
  • Nutritional Science

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[YouTube] October 11, 2018 "DualPanto: A Haptic Device that Enables Blind Users to Continuously Interact with Virtual Worlds"

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Application Areas→Data Science, Mental Health, Nutritional Science, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
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
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
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
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

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