Our People - Regenerative Medicine

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
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
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
Ben Thompson
519-888-4567 x33774
Location: 
OPT 225

Research Interests

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

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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
E. Toyserkani
519-888-4567 x37560
Location: 
E3 3151
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Expertise in additive manufacturing of biodegradable scaffolds for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications, optical sensors for biomedical area.

Research Interests:

  • Tissue engineering and biodegradable implants for regenerative medicine (3D printing)

  • Bio-additive and microscale-additive manufacturing (opto-mechanical sensors, smart structures, developed through additive manufacturing)

  • Novel multi-scale additive manufacturing technologies for biomedical, oil/gas and manufacturing sectors

  • Laser-based fabrication techniques with particular focus on direct write processes in micro- and macro-scale

  • Modeling, sensing and real-time control of laser-based manufacturing techniques

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Canada Research Chair in Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing  [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Office of Research News] May 8,2018 "Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs" 

[YouTube Lecture] May 6, 2014 "Additive manufacturing"

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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
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
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

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