Eihab Abdel-Rahman
519-888-4567 x37737
Location: 
E7 6422

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and control of MEMS
  • Design of MEMS devices
  • Micro-power generation
  • Multi-body dynamics and control
  • Biomechanics

ResearchGate

Google Scholar

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
A. Al-Mayah
519-888-4567 x31566
Location: 
E2 2311

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanical properties of soft tissues
  • Integration of imaging and mechanics
  • Biomechanical-based image registration for surgery and radiotherapy
  • Mechanics and structural applications of composite materials
  • Smart devices and sensors

LinkedIn

Research Gate

[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "An engineering prospective on Cancer'

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Arash Arami
519-888-4567 x47648
Location: 
E7 3426

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 

Google Scholar

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
Jason Au
519-888-4567 x40522
Location: 
BMH 1104

Research interests:

  • Developing human ultrasound applications to understand more about complex blood flow in arterial bifurcations and venous valves
  • Recommending exercise strategies that target cardiovascular dysfunction associated with physical inactivity, looking specifically at 'high-risk' vascular areas
  • Developing new uses of ultrasound to diagnose pro-atherogenic blood flow patterns

PubMed Publication

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Space; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
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
Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
Location: 
BMH 1042

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory integration
  • Perception and action
  • Psychophysics
  • The vestibular system
  • Virtual reality

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[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"

[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"

[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Kostadinka Bizheva
519-888-4567 x37517
Location: 
PHY 247

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical optics

  • Tissue optics and spectroscopy

  • Ultrafast optics, coherence tomography, sensing, imaging

  • Confocal and fluorescence microscopy

  • Skin cancer detection

  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
Catherine Burns
519-888-4567 x33903, 519-888-4567 x30534
Location: 
EC4 2121, EC5 3057

CBB Founder and NSERC CREATE program lead

Research Interests:

  • Ecological Interface Design
  • Cognitive Work Analysis
  • Graphical interface design and visualization
  • Healthcare systems and clinical diagnostic systems

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[CBB researcher story]

[Office of Research] May 22, 2018, CBB Executive Director reappointed for third term 

[YouTube] February 5, 2010 "Research Profile: Catherine Burns"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Diabetes, Healthcare Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Human Factors; Faculty→Engineering
H. Chen
519-888-4567 x32131
Location: 
TJB 2272

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics
  • Translational research in healthcare and medicine

  • Health system integration
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Healthcare decision making and decision support
  • Health data analytics
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • Patient safety
  • Mobile health
  • Wearable devices

Google Scholar

[Waterloo Stories] July 10, 2017 "Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients"

[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Data management in Health Care"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
P. Chen
519-888-4567 x35586
Location: 
QNC 4622

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

University Research Chair

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
F. Safa Erenay
519-888-4567 x32521
Location: 
CPH 4323

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modeling - Stochastic Modeling and Optimization, Markov Decision Processes, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes, Dynamic Programming, Simulation Models.
  • Health Care: Medical Decision Making, Organ Transplantation, Cancer Screening, Health Care Delivery.
  • Production Planning: Multicriteria Scheduling

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Photo: S. Esmaeili

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

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine; Faculty→Engineering
M. Gorbet
519-888-4567 x37009,519-888-4567 x37009,519-888-4567 x38590,519-888-4567 x42602
Location: 
OPT 228, OPT 235, CPH 1335C, E7 6444

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
Peter Hall
519-888-4567, ext. 48110
Location: 
BMH 2731

Research interests:

  • Brain Health
  • Social neuroscience of eating 
  • Social neuroscience of addictions and mental health 
  • Mobile brain imaging technology

  • Neuromodulation techniques

Podcast: Developing new ways of quantifying brain health using magnetic brain stimulation paradigms; this involves using brain stimulation for diagnostic assessment rather than the conventional usage in therapeutics.

Recent Publications: https://uwaterloo.ca/prevention-neuroscience-lab/recent-publications

Group(s): 
Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Ehsan Hashemi
519-888-4567 x32205
Location: 
E3 4118

Research Interests

  • Control system development for Driver Assistance Systems
  • Fault-tolerant state estimation for biped robots
  • Distributed Estimation
  • Control Theory
  • Multibody Dynamics

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; 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

Google Scholar

[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
R. Hughson

Research Interests:

  • Vascular aging and brain health
  • Space physiology research
  • Cardiovascular adaptation to exercise

Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging & Brain Health

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[Global Impact] April 2019 "A “Second Heart” to strengthen our golden years" 

[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

[Waterloo News] [CBC News] [Gadgets] May 16, 2018, Co-authors discuss the use of aerobic fitness data from wearable tech to predict illness

[Waterloo Stories] April 19, 2016 "Waterloo science aboard the International Space Station"

[Waterloo Stories] October 8, 2013 "Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joins University of Waterloo"

[Waterloo Stories] December 17, 2012 "Canadian astronaut takes Waterloo research into orbit"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Jan Huissoon
519-888-4567 x33595
Location: 
E3 4116

Research Interests:

  • Mobility assistive devices
  • Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Modeling of Human Locomotion
  • Autonomous Navigation Using Artificial Neural Networks
  • Dynamic Seam Tracking for Robotic Welding, Arc Acoustics in GMA welding, Walking Robot Welder
  • Automatic end-of-arm and tool-centre-point calibration

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Fall Prevention, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Okey Igboeli
519-888-4567 x48769
Location: 
ESC 357B

Research interests:

  • Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
  • Drug discovery and drug target validation
  • Drug resistance
  • Molecular biology
  • Technology development and transfer
  • Research commercialization
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Toxicology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Drug Development, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health, Toxicology
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x43677
Location: 
CPH 3662

Research Interests:

  • Biological Signal processing
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Human-machine interface
  • Rehabilitation Engineering

ResearchGate

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[Office of Research News] March 12, 2018 "Received Early Researcher Award" 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Lyndon Jones
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35030
Location: 
OPT 375

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
Karim Karim
519-888-4567 x48336, 519-888-4567 x38336
Location: 
E7 1326A, E3 3143

Research Interests:

  • Low-dose, low-cost x-ray imaging system (e.g. tuberculosis screening)

  • Circuit technology, Photon counting circuits for biomedical imaging

  • Large area digital medical imaging

  • Silicon Thin-film Applied Research

  • Device physics

  • Amorphous semiconductors and semiconductor devices

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[Engineering News] November 12, 2018 "New X-ray technology to be tested on cancer patients"

[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "Bending the cost curve: Building a $1000 diagnostic X-ray imager for scalable and sustainable healthcare"

[Office of Research] "Paving the way for a digital X-ray and health-care revolution"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Infectious Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Behrad Khamesee
519-888-4567 x35095
Location: 
E3 3148

Research Interests:

  • Smart structures, actuators, biomechanics, assistive devices, human-robot interaction, wearable sensors (fitness, monitoring, fall prevention, Alzheimer's)
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation, senors, technologies and hardware design (MRI, CT, ultrasound)
  • Micro-energy harvester through human locomotion
  • Magnetically driven medical microrobots for drug delivery and microsurgery
  • Regenerative prosthetic knee, and cost-effective prosthetic leg (structural design, sensory system, and controller)
  • Micromanipulation using magnetic levitation
  • Auto-focusing mechanism for microscopy using electrorestrictive
  • ​Clean room applications 

Google Scholar

[Waterloo Stories] August 28, 2018 "New sensor could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance"

[Waterloo Stories] March 2, 2014 "Charge your phone while you shovel - and shiver"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Rehabilitation, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
519-888-4567 x41042
Location: 
BMH 1117

Research interests:

  • Upper-extremity biomechanics 
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Computational modeling 
  • Imaging

[Google scholar profile]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Zoia Leonenko
519 888-4567 ext. 38273
Location: 
PHY 354

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
Peter 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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Group(s): 
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
Yuning Li
519-888-4567 x31105
Location: 
QNC 5621

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

​Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

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Patents

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
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

Google Scholar

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
Ewen MacDonald
Location: 
E7 6436

Research interests:

  • Developing more realistic methods to evaluate hearing assistive devices (e.g. hearing aids)
  • Improving the naturalness of human/robot speech interaction
  • Aging
  • Balance/Motor Control/Biomechanics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearables Devices
  • Audiology/Hearing Science

[Google Scholar profile]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Nima Maftoon
519-888-4567 x47654
Location: 
E7 6426

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
Veronika Magdanz
519-888-4567 x41532
Location: 
E7 6432

Research Interests:

  • microrobots

  • sperm cells
  • magnetic actuation
  • remote control
  • wireless
  • soft robots
  • medical robots
  • bioprinting
  • 3D printing

We develop microrobots for medical applications. The goal is to develop more targeted, active, but less invasive strategies for drug or cell delivery with the help of wireless, autonomously moving microrobots. One strategy is to combine biological elements with artificial components in a biohybrid approach. The biological component (cells, molecules) can serve as power source, loading unit or structural unit.

One example is the "spermbot" - a sperm cell remotely controlled with magnetic fields: https://phys.org/news/2014-01-sperm-bots-desired-video.html
Another example is IRONSperm: a magnetically functionalized nonmotile sperm driven by magnetic fields:https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aba5855

Inspired by the motion of sperm, we also develop small scale flexible magnetic robots for noninvasive surgery (coming soon). I am also interested in reproductive biology and research that elucidates reasons for infertility. We look into the mechanisms of sperm migration and some interesting phenomena, such as sperm bundling (publication online soon)

[Google Scholar]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Robotics, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Regenerative Medicine, Robotics, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering; 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
519-888-4567 x44784
Location: 
E7 3424

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

Google Scholar

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
Elizabeth Meiering
519-888-4567, ext. 32254
Location: 
ESC 22

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
Laura Middleton
519-888-4567 x45045
Location: 
BMH 3033

Research interests:

  • Identifying interventions to promote well-being of people with, and those at risk for, dementia
  • Co-design of technologies, programs, and services with people living with dementia, care partners, and other stakeholders, with a focus on physical activity and other lifestyle strategies
  • Co-development of professional development programs for health and community service providers to promote quality and accessibility of health and wellness programs and services for persons living with dementia
  • Integration of virtual programs, including virtual reality, to promote physical activity and healthy living
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Katja Mombaur
519-888-4567 x40362
Location: 
E7 6448

Research Interests:

  •  design and control of spinal exoskeletons for he prevention of back pain
  •  development of assistive robotic devices to increase mobility of older person
  •  design studies of lower limb exoskeletons
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Mental Health, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567, ext. 41372
Location: 
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"

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
Paul Murphy
519-888-4567 x42020
Location: 
OPT 254

Research interests:

  • Development of a thermal imaging system for the ocular surface
  • Development of a tear evaporation sensing and measurement system
  • Development of an ocular surface sensory neuroscience testing system

     
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Science
Praveen Nekkar Rao
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
Patricia Nieva
519-888-4567 x37786, 519-888-4567 x37786
Location: 
E3 4115, E5 3024

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

ResearchGate

[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
Tejal Patel
519-888-4567 x21337
Location: 
PHR 7001

Research interests:

  • Pharmacotherapeutic management of neurological disorders, in particular, epilepsy, cognitive impairment and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and headache pain
  • The assessment, classification and management of drug related problems in persons with cognitive impairment as well as the frail elderly in primary care settings
  • Medication management and adherence in older adults
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Medical Devices, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Human Factors, Pharmacology, Physiology
S. Peterson
519-888-4567 x38722
Location: 
ERC 3007

Research Interests:

  • Biological fluid dynamics, fluid/structure interaction, vortex dynamics, diagnostic methods

  • Energy harvesting

  • Cardiovascular and mechanical blood flow models

  • Human phonation, vocal fold modeling

  • Stent modeling and design

  • Biomimetic propulsors

LinkedIn

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[CBB researcher story] January 8, 2013 "The Ability to be Heard Above the Crowd"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
Mahla Poudineh
519-888-4567 x33319
Location: 
QNC 3622

Research interests:

  • Real-time bio-sensing approaches for detection of small molecules
  • Microfluidic-based integrated devices for therapeutics and diagnostics purposes
  • Implantable micro-devices for cancer treatment
  • Circulating tumor cell phenotypic characterization
  • Stem cell profiling and characterization
  • Translating biomedical devices for clinical use
  • Silicon micro-machining for developing bio-MEMS and bio-NEMS devices

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x38233, 519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 2108G, E3 4105
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

LinkedIn

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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
Parsin Haji Reza
519-888-4567 x40172
Location: 
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

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[Google Scholar]

Group(s): 
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
Manoj Sachdev
519-888-4567 x33370, 519-888-4016
Location: 
E5 4027, EIT 3036

Research Interests:

  • Flexible and wearable electronics

  • Displays (television, cell phone, and computer)

  • Solid-state lighting

  • Digital circuit design for low power, low voltage applications

  • High performance mixed-signal circuit design

  • Robust design practices for VLSI

  • VLSI testing and design for testability techniques for current and logic testing

  • VLSI quality, reliability and yield improvement techniques

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Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Medical Devices, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Siby Samuel
519-888-4567 x37656
Location: 
EC4 2119

Research Interests:

  • Simulation & Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Novice And Older Driver Training
  • Predictive & Conceptual Modeling Of Behavior
  • Eye Tracking
  • Attention & Cognition
  • Perception
  • Decision Making
  • Aging
  • Automotive Human Factors
  • Autonomous Vehicles And Connected Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Caregiver Behaviors & Errors
  • Assistive & Automotive Interfaces
  • Vulnerable Road User Safety (Pedestrians & Bicyclists)
  • Motorcyclist Safety
  • Special Populations (ADHD & Dementia)
  • Traffic Control Devices & Roadway Infrastructure Design
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biosystem Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Hamed Shahsavan
519-888-4567 x34805
Location: 
E6 2018

Research interests:

  • Smart Polymers
  • Liquid Crystal Elastomers
  • Soft Robotic Materials
  • Micro Additive Manufacturing
  • 4D Printing
  • Surface and Interfacial Engineeirng
Group(s): 
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
Location: 
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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Awards:

  • 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"

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
D. Stashuk
519-888-4567 x32982
Location: 
EC4 2023

Research Interests:

  • Electrophysiological characterization of neuromuscular disorders

  • Autonomous and knowledge systems

  • Machine perception and sensors

  • Image processing and analysis, pattern analysis and recognition

  • EMG signal decomposition, simulation and quantitative EMG and DQEMG

  • Biomedical engineering

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Neurodegenerative Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
Paul Stolee
519-888-4567 x35879
Location: 
LHN 2727

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics, aging, geriatrics, rehabilitation, long-term care, home care

  • Health information systems and databases; data mining techniques and advanced statistical methods to support better decision-making in rehabilitation practice and policy-making

  • Health outcome measurement, better use of information systems in the rehabilitation of older persons and the integration and use of knowledge and information in practice

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

[Waterloo News] June 9, 2017 "Researchers will transform health-care services for persons living with frailty"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
S.Tang
519-888-4567 x38037
Location: 
QNC 4618

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
Ben Thompson
519-888-4567 ext. 39398
Location: 
OPT 332

Research Interests

  • human visual cortex development and plasticity
  • videogames for vision rehabilitation (amblyopia)
  • vision loss treatments and rehabilitation
  • diagnostics
  • imaging

Research Gate

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[YouTube] February 13, 2019 "Teaching an old brain new tricks" TEDxUW

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Optometry, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physiology, Regenerative Medicine; Faculty→Science
Mahesh Tripunitara
519-888-4567 x42864
Location: 
E7 5432

Research Interests:

  • Computer & Software Engineering
  • Information security
  • Authorization and access control
  • Cryptographic key transport
  • Secure payments
  • Usable security
  • Security and reliability of computer hardware
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Application security
  • Privacy and cryptography
  • Information security
  • IoT
  • Dependability and security
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
J. Tung
519-888-4567 x43445
Location: 
E7 3428

Research Interests:

  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies (gerontology, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, fall risk in stroke survivors, and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury)

  • Neuromotor control

  • Biomedical signal analysis

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[Waterloo Stories] July 8, 2014 "GPS technology may help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x48405
Location: 
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)

Google Scholar

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
Alex Wong
519-888-4567 x31299
Location: 
EC4 2019

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical image processing and analysis (prostate, breast, lung and dermatological cancer analysis, retinal photoreceptor and blood vessel analysis, musculoskeletal kinematic analysis

  • Remote sensing data processing and analysis (sea ice, underwater object, oil spill analysis)

  • Perceptual based video and image processing (noise reduction, compression, enhancement)

  • Computer vision and pattern recognition

  • Multimedia management systems

  • 3D graphics and game development

  • Cognitive radio networks

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Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems [Canada Research Chair Profile]

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

[Waterloo News] [CBC News] [Gadgets] May 16, 2018, Co-authors discuss the use of aerobic fitness data from wearable tech to predict illness

[Waterloo News] May 15, 2018 "Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems"

[Global Impact] [570 news] [Youtube] April 11, 2018 "How AI is helping doctors diagnose Cancer" 

[The Star] February 9, 2018 "How TheRedPin aims to take a swipe at the real estate industry"

[Waterloo News] June 7, 2017 "Artificial intelligence-driven imaging research makes diagnosing disease easier"

[Waterloo Stories] January 28, 2017 "Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo-Toronto tech supercluster"

[Waterloo Stories] May 20, 2016 "Breakthrough tech helps doctors more accurately diagnose cancer"

[CBB researcher story] January 9, 2013 "Improving Early Diagnosis to Save Lives"

[Waterloo Stories] January 9, 2013 "Making it harder for cancer to hide"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Integrative systems for biomedical imaging and analysis"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Pathogen Detection, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
Stan Woo
519-888-4567 x45914
Location: 
OPT 303

Research interests:

  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Systems for optimizing patient care outcomes
  • Retinal disease
  • Pharmacology.
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Science
Yimin Wu
519-888-4567 x40185
Location: 
E7 3418

Research interests:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Materials Interfaces
  • Energy Materials
  • Solar Fuels
  • CO2 reduction
  • Ammonia synthesis
  • Batteries
  • Plastic recycling and upcycling
  • In situ Multimodal Characterizations
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Responsive Materials
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Flexible Electronics and Soft Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Healthcare
  • Nanotechnology
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Polymer, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
J. Yeow
519-888-4567 x32152
Location: 
E3 3159

Research Interests:

  • MEMS/NEMS

  • Nanodevices and carbon nanotube-based sensors for biomedical applications (early disease detection)

  • Microassembly and micromirror devices for genetic microarray reading and tissue imaging

  • Lab-on-a-chip designs

Canada Research Chair in Micro and NanoDevices [Canada Research Chair Profile]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Pathogen Detection, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Robotics, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
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
A.Yu
519-888-4567 x36908
Location: 
EIT 4125

Research Interests:

  • Ultrasound imaging innovations: Complex flow imaging, High-performance beamforming platforms, Flow phantom design

  • Therapeutic ultrasound discoveries: Sonoporation, Micro/nanobubble cavitation, Wave-matter interactions, Cellular dynamics studies

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Medical Devices, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics; Faculty→Engineering
Boxin Zhao
519-888-4567 x38666
Location: 
E6 2012

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

Google Scholar

[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"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

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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