Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
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"

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
Jonathan Baugh
519-888-4567 x37491
RAC 2112

Research Interests:

  • Solid-state electron and nuclear spin based implementations for quantum information processing (QIP)
  • Spin qubits in quantum dots
  • Low temperature quantum transport
  • Nanowires and novel materials
  • Coherent control of quantum systems
  • Electron and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies
  • Infrared imaging technology



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[Waterloo Stories] September 29, 2013 "Waterloo researcher loves the hands-on side of quantum science"

Application Areas→Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Science
Melanie Campbell
519-888-4567 x36273
PHY 353

Research Interests:

  • Imaging for Type 1 Diabetes
  • Alzheimer Diagnosis
  • Imaging of the Rear of the Eye
  • Optical Properties of the Eye amd changes in the Eye's Optical Properties
  • Two Photon Therapies
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation, optical systems, quality and design
  • Confocal microscopy and ophthalmoscopy, measurement of refractive error

  • Retinal image quality

  • Optical effects of refractive surgery, reflections from the retina

  • Optical properties of the eye, monochromatic aberrations of the eye

  • Refractive properties of the crystalline lens and their changes with growth and accommodation

  • Eye-imaging systems for treatment and diagnosis

  • Biophysics, bio-photonics, and Vision Science.


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[Research2Reality] May 8, 2015 "Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Imaging the Living Eye"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Optics of the Eye as a Window on the Brain"

[YouTube] February 12, 2013 "Melanie Campbell AAAS Profile"

[Waterloo Stories] February 12, 2013 "An early test for Alzhemer's disease"

[Waterloo Stories] January 22, 2013 "Early test for Alzheimer's may rely on the eyes"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Application Areas→Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physics, Public Health; Faculty→Science
Bae-Yeun Ha
519 888-4567 ext. 37004
PHY 372

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical molecular biophysics and soft matter (chromosomes, polymers, electrostatics)

  • Polymer physics for chromosome organization in a cell

  • Confined polymers (chain topology, spatial organization, and dynamics)

  • Electrostatic modification of lipid membranes

  • Physical basis for cell selectivity of antimicrobial peptides

  • Polyelectrolytes and polyampholytes

Technology Areas→Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biophysics, Physics; Faculty→Science
V. Lakshminarayanan
519 888-4567 ext. 37004
OPT 334

Research Interests:

  • Classical and visual optics
  • Optical system design, science and engineering
  • Psychophysics/human factors
  • Visual perception, visual optics math modelling
  • Biomedical image processing



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[CBB researcher story] July 29, 2015 "Image processing to automate early glaucoma diagnosis"

Application Areas→Aging, Optometry, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physics; Faculty→Science
Zoia Leonenko
519 888-4567 ext. 38273
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"

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
B. Leung
519-888-4567 x32678
EIT 4023

Research Interests:

  • Design of mixed analog/digital circuits for wireless communication
  • Phase noise of oscillator, mixer noise and mixer distortion analysis
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics, Synthetic Biology; 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
Nima Maftoon
519-888-4567 x47654
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
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
Katja Mombaur
519-888-4567 x40362
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
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
Zhao Pan photo
519-888-4567 x38631
ERC 2028

Research interests:

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Bio-mechanics
  • Micro-fluids
  • Flow diagnostics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Velocimetry-based pressure measurement
  • Cavitation
  • Droplets and bubbles
  • Jets
  • Dynamics and controls

[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
Parsin Haji Reza
519-888-4567 x40172
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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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
Siby Samuel
519-888-4567 x37656
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
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
Yimin Wu
519-888-4567 x40185
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
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
David Yevick
519-888-4567 x35200
PHY 356
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Expertise in numerical simulation, optics, polarization, electric field propagation, guided waves, optoelectronics devices and systems

Research Interests:

  • Numerical simulation
  • Optics
  • Polarization
  • Electric field propagation
  • Guided waves
  • Optoelectronics devices and systems


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Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Physics; Faculty→Science
M. Moo-Young
B2 357C

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"

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

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