Chris Backhouse
519-888-4567 x31467
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
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
M. Foldvari
519-888-4567 x21306
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)



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

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

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
V. Karanassios
C2 277

Research Interests:

  • Micro and nano-analytical chemistry
  • Micro and nano samples
  • Micro-miniaturization (lab-on-a-chip)


[YouTube] June 7, 2013 "Energy scavenging to power remote sensors"

Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
P. Levine
519-888-4567 x31414
E5 4012

Research Interests:

  • Integrated microsystems for clinical and environmental monitoring

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

  • CMOS-integrated biochemical assays

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

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

  • Electrochemical biosensors

  • Electrophysiology

  • DNA sequencing

  • Image sensors


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

Research Interests:

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

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Application Areas→Cancer, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biophysics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
Chandra Madhuranthakam
519-888-4567 x31662
E6 5108

Research Interests:

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

  • Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming and Global Optimization Algorithms.

  • Modeling and Optimal Control for Complex Biochemical Reaction Systems.

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


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Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfluids, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
P. Nieva
519-888-4567 x37786
E3 4115

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


[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"

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
Zhao Pan photo
519-888-4567 x38631
ERC 2028

[Science Mag] June 6, 2016 "This desert moss can water itself with fog"

[Nature] June 08, 2016 "How desert moss drinks from air"

[PNAS] June 22, 2017 "Cavitation onset caused by acceleration"

Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Microfluids, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Mahla Poudineh photo
519-888-4567 x33319
QNC 3622
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
E3 2108G
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Expertise in microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip technology, protein and DNA separation towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery, living cell analysis and water toxicity testing.

Research Interests:

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

  • Biosensing and Devices (bacterial, proteins, fluorescence)

  • Living cell analysis and water toxicity testing

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

  • Micro-scale fluid mechanics, droplet microfluidics and nanofluidics

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



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

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

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
Manoj Sachdev
519-888-4567 x33370
E5 4027

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:

Application Areas→Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Medical Devices, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
David Simakov
519-888-4567 x37048
E6 2020

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"

Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
519-888-4567 x38037
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

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
Madjid Soltani
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Public Health, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering

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