W. Anderson
519-888-4567 x35011
Location: 
CPH 2374C
Contact for: 
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
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
Hector Budman
519-888-4567 x36980
Location: 
E6 3012

Research Interests:

  • Chemical process controlRobust control, Nonlinear control, Model Predictive Control (MPC)

  • Systems biology - modeling, control and optimization of biological processes, metabolic flux analysis, dynamic metabolic flux models, run-to-run (batch to batch) optimization of pharmaceutical process

  • Monitoring/Fault Detection of chemical and biological/biotechnological processes - Multivariate statistical methods for monitoring and fault detection, Inferential (soft) sensors

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Computational Modeling, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
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
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. Chen
519-888-4567 x31197
Location: 
DWE 1511

Research Interests:

  • Nano-Biomedical engineering, biochemistry, molecular cell biology

  • Colloid and Surface Science (surface chemistry, absorption kinetics, thermodynamics)

  • Polymer materials, CO2

  • Energy storage and conversion, battery systems and alternative energy

  • Drug and gene delivery, genomics

  • Lipid bilayer and cell membrane actions

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Imaging, Medical Devices, Polymer, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Engineering; University Research Chairs
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
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"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials; Discipline Areas→Biology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology; 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
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
M. Foldvari
519-888-4567 x21306
Location: 
PHR 3003

Research Interests:

  • Intelligent drug delivery system design (dermal, transdermal, transmucosal, ocular, and intranasal) for Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Cancer, Immunology (Glaucoma, neural degenerative disorders, HPV, LSIL/CIN I, cervical cancer, Scleroderma)

  • Non-invasive drug delivery technologies, biomolecular devices

  • Gene therapy, protein, and vaccine development

  • Nanomedicine, pharmaceutical development

  • Nanotoxicology (nanomaterials, bioimaging, biomarkers)

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[Global Impact] [CBC] April 30, 2018 "Working with gene therapy to treat glaucoma"

[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "Revolutionary drug delivery"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Drug Development, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Microfluids, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
M. Gorbet
519-888-4567 x32602
Location: 
DC 2584

Research Interests:

  • Biocompatibility with biomaterials and biomedical devices
  • Mechanisms of material-induced thrombosis (blood clot formation) with mechanical heart valves and coronary stents
  • Ophthalmic biomaterials (such as soft contact lenses and keratoprosthesis)

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[CBB researcher story]

[YouTube] December 23, 2013 "Waterloo Engineering Research: Targeted Drug Delivery"

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Optometry, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Toxicology; Faculty→Engineering
Guillemette
519-888-4567 x35954
Location: 
ESC 233

Research Interests:

  • Regenerative medicine

  • Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) structure, function, enzyme processes and the effects on blood pressure, neurotransmission, insulin release, memory storage, immune response, septic shock, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia.

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Diabetes, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine; Faculty→Science
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
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
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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University Research Chair

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

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
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
M. Li
519-888-4659 or x84659
Location: 
DC 3355

Research Interests:

  • Bioinformatics tools (protein structures, genome mapping, conducting homology searches)

  • Protein structure prediction, and automated NMR protein structure determination

  • Stem cell image recognition

  • Deep learning, natural language processing and automated conversation, AI

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Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

[Waterloo Stories] April 5, 2013 "RSVP: Responding to a need"

[Waterloo Stories] July 6, 2012 "Solving life's big issues, one question at a time"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Stem Cell Engineering; Faculty→Mathematics; Canada Research Chairs; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
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"

Group(s): 
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

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
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
Elizabeth Meiering
519-888-4567 x32254
Location: 
ESC 228

Research Interests:

  • Proteins: energetics, kinetics, mechanisms, structure, dynamics, folding, function, evolution, engineering and design, thermodynamics, kinetics (ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, prions, cancer)

  • High resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fluorescence, CD, NMR, FTIR, DLS)

  • Optical spectroscopies

  • Bioinformatics and computational modelling

  • Biocomputing and protein engineering

  • Biophysical chemistry and biochemistry
  • Bionanotechnology and biomaterials

​[Waterloo News] November 24, 2015 "New insights into protein structure could change the future of biomedicine"

[​Chemistry News] August 20, 2014 "Chemist Elizabeth Meiering takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry; 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)

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

[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
Christine Moresoli
519-888-4567 x35254
Location: 
E6 4010

Research Interests:

  • Membrane filtration process (microfiltration; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; reverse osmosis)

  • Food proteins, processes, sustainability (concentration; separation; fractionation, water and waste minimization)

  • Protein recovery and purification

  • Enzyme reaction engineering

  • Health food product development and processing

  • Thermal food processes (baking; drying; ultra-high temperature; pasteurization; sterilization)

  • Diffusion transport in biomaterials and polymeric films

Group(s): 
Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Physiology, Toxicology; Faculty→Engineering
P. Nieva
519-888-4567 x37786
Location: 
E3 4106

Research Interests:

  • Point-of-care diagnostic systems and monitoring (healthcare, wearable technology, sensors and devices)

  • Biosensors - Protein sensor for Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and point-of-care medical diagnostics (biomarkers)

  • Hybrid and electric vehicles (lithium ion batteries, power management, energy storage, sensors)

  • Micro-electromechanical systems/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for harsh environments (automotive, aerospace, turbomachinery, oil-well/logging, nuclear power, communications)

  • MEMS/NEMS, nanomaterials, biosensors, devices, biomanipulators, biosystems, packaging, microassembly

  • Micropower generation, microfabrication, self-contained integrated microsystems

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[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "A tiny machine to predict heart attacks"

[Waterloo Engineering] April, 2015 "Tiny technology to prevent the risk of skipping a beat or worse"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
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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Group(s): 
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"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
P. Nekkar
519-888-4567 x21317
Location: 
PHR 5002

Research Interests:

  • Drug discovery
  • Rational drug design and medicinal chemistry
  • Cancer therapy
  • Treatment of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)
  • Drug discovery/rational design
  • Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel organic molecules and peptides/peptidomimics as therapeutic agents

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[Science News] October 22, 2018 "Nekkar lab determines that depression medications can help treat Alzheimer’s disease"

​[Pharmacy News] July 29, 2015 "Waterloo pharmacist examines drug therapies for Alzheimer’s disease"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Inflammatory Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Medical Devices, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 3165
Contact for: 
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"

Group(s): 
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
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
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

University Research Chair

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Group(s): 
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
S.Taylor
519-888-4567 x33325
Location: 
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"

Group(s): 
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
E. Toyserkani
519-888-4567 x37560
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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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Group(s): 
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
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
S. Wettig
519-888-4567 x21303
Location: 
PHR 4011

Research Interests:

  • Gene therapy and drug delivery systems (prostate and ovarian cancer treatment)

  • Polymeric nanomaterials, biopolymers

  • Novel surface active compounds (gemini surfactants)

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

[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Vectors for gene therapy and improving drug solubility"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Drug Development, Gene Therapy, Polymer, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
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
A.KCWong
519-888-4567 x35775
Location: 
DWE 2513N

Research Interests:

  • Data mining and bioinformatics

  • Machine intelligence, computer vision, intelligence robotics

  • Pattern recognition and discovery methods of genomic and proteomic data

  • DNA sequencing, colon cancer and leukemia gene and data analysis

[YouTube Lecture] September 19, 2013 "Pattern discovery and analysis of genomic and proteomic data"

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Genetic Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Evelyn Yim
519-888-4567 x33928
Location: 
E6 4014

Research Interests:

  • Stem cells, nanofabrication and advancement of biomaterials in healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures

  • Fabrication and application of nano-structure for biomedical applications in neural, vascular, and cornea tissue engineering

  • ​Biomaterial approach to study ex-vivo pluripotent stem cell expansion

  • Modulation of cell behavior with nanotopography

  • Topography-regulation of stem cells lineage commitment and differentiation

  • Differentiation of adult and pluripotent stem cells with nanotopography

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering; 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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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering

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