Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology
University of Waterloo, East Campus 4, Room 2001
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo , Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada
519-888-4567 Ext 32732
[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"
Infrared imaging technology
[Waterloo Stories] September 29, 2013 "Waterloo researcher loves the hands-on side of quantum science"
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.
[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:
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
[CBB researcher story] July 29, 2015 "Image processing to automate early glaucoma diagnosis"
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
[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"
[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"
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"
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.