Our People - Biomechanical Engineering

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

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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
Stacey Acker photo
519-888-4567 x31338
Location: 
BMH 1038

Research Interests:

  • Identifying mechanisms linking physical exposures with knee osteoarthritis
  • Global aim of preventing exposure-related musculoskeletal disorders

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
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

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[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 

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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
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
N. Chandrashekar
519-888-4567 x38048, 519-888-4567 x38850
Location: 
E3 2115, E3 2144

Research Interests:

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics (ACL, knee mechanics)

  • Biomedical device design

  • Tissue engineering

  • Implant design

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Human Factors, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
David Clausi
519-888-4567 x32604, 519-888-4567 x42604
Location: 
EC4 2039, E7 7426

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical and scientific imaging

  • Computer vision and video analysis

  • Image processing, segmentation/classification

  • Multiresolution techniques

  • Automated interpretation of SAR (synthetic aperture radar)

  • Remote sensing

  • Stochastic models

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

[The Record] May 8,2018, have ties with a new Montreal sports analytics research lab in Kitchener

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
Duane Cronin
519-888-4567 x32682
Location: 
EC4 1157

Research Interests:

  • Human body modeling for safety and protection (impact biomechanics, trauma prediction)
  • Material testing, characterization and constitutive models
  • Advanced modeling, additive manufacturing
  • Structural crashworthiness and lightweight vehicle structures

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[Waterloo Stories] October 5, 2012 "New virtual crash test dummies will have plenty to say"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Clark Dickerson
519-888-4567 x37844
Location: 
AHS 2684

CBB Executive Director

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental shoulder function and dysfunction
  • Creation and validation of mathematical models to predict shoulder demands
  • Applications of shoulder biomechanics to workplace injury prevention
  • Rehabilitative and preventative strategies for ensuring shoulder health
  • Digital human modeling, Computational musculoskeletal modeling
  • Ergonomics
  • Motion Capture
  • Upper limb biomechanics

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Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo News] February 19, 2019 "How to make the push-up work for you" 

[Waterloo Stories] October 7, 2013 "Reducing shoulder injuries in the workplace"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences; Canada Research Chairs
B. Fidan
519-888-4567 x38023
Location: 
E3 4119
Contact for: 
Expertise in system/parameter identification, adaptive control and signal processing, mathematical modeling, sensor networks, localization, optimization, driver assistance systems.

Research Interests:

  • Cooperative systems and sensor networks (multi-agent, multi-sensor systems)

  • Nonlinear, adaptive, and switched dynamical systems; robust adaptive control; nonlinear and adaptive control designs for mechatronic systems
  • Control applications (high performance flight and vehicle stability control, biomedical)

  • Robotics and intelligent systems (multi-agent, motion planning, vision control, biomedical and assistive robotics)

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Steve Fischer
519-888-4567, ext. 42368
Location: 
BMH 1046

Research Interests:

  • Discovering biomechanical determinants of occupational performance

  • Advancing functional capacity evaluation

  • Advancing digital human modeling

  • Inform better, safer products 

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Industrial Biotechnology, Kinesiology
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
J. Kofman
519-888-4567 x45185
Location: 
E7 6318

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical systems & biomechatronics - rehabilitation, assistive devices, intelligent design of prostheses and orthoses, 3D body surface measurement
  • Optomechatronics - computer vision (2D and 3D), range-image registration, range-sensing, range-sensor design, vision-based 3D surface measurement systems, optical system design, laser-camera range, sensor design, phase-shifting / fringe-projection 3D surface measurement systems, real-time full-field 3D imaging sensors / real-time full-field 3D surface measurement systems, hand-held 3D imaging sensors / hand-held 3D surface measurement systems, vision-based robot control, vision-based human-robot interfaces
  • Robotics - robot teleoperation, robot vision, human-robot interfaces, human-robot interaction, human-guided robot learning, vision-based robot control (visual servoing), human-assistive/service robots

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Mental Health, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Andrew Laing
519-888-4567, ext. 48947
Location: 
BMH 3031

Research Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships.
  • Fall-related tissue trauma including hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD)
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

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[YouTube] Andrew Laing, Department of Kinesiology, UW

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
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
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)

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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
Monica R Maly
(519) 888-4567, ext. 47916
Location: 
BMH 1036

Research Interests

  • Knee biomechanics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Muscle
  • Imaging and disability

Google Scholar

Research Gate

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Rehabilitation; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens
519-888-4567, ext. 46615
Location: 
BMH 1054

Research interests:

  • Aging and neurodegeneration
  • Movement disorders
  • Gait kinematics
  • Neuropsychology and neurocognitive assessment
  • Mood, emotion and cognition
  • Fear, threat, anxiety and depression
  • Virtual reality

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Bill McIlroy
519-888-4567, ext. 48109
Location: 
BMH 3032

Research Interests:

  • Neuroscience and neurological disorders
  • Balance, gait, exercise
  • Aging
  • Understanding how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body
  • Using advanced measurements systems to improve recovery time after a neurological injury (such as a stroke) and minimize age-related effects on movement control (such as reducing the risk of falling). 
  • Electroencephalography and electromyography
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation, magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Galvanic skin measurement
  • Eye-tracker, motion analysis, and kinetic measurement

Google Scholar

[Waterloo News] August 19, 2015 "Wearable technologies will improve stroke rehabilitation"

[Waterloo Stories] February 4, 2014 "Finding your way after a stroke"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
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
John McPhee
519-888-4567 x35341
Location: 
E3 4114

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics engineering (injury rehabilitation, assistive devices for elderly, athletes, disabled)

  • Mechatronic and robotic systems

  • Multibody system dynamics

  • Computational methods for analysis and design

  • Advanced vehicle systems

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Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair in Mathematics-Based Modelling and Design [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] February 20, 2019 "Engineering innovation for wheelchair curlers"

[Waterloo Stories] August 5, 2016 "Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team"

[Waterloo Stories] June 17, 2015 "Waterloo’s $10M dream facility for smarter, greener cars"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
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
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
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
Zhao Pan photo
519-888-4567 x38631
Location: 
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"

Group(s): 
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
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

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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
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

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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
Armaghan Salehian
519-888-4567 x38531
Location: 
E5 3046
Contact for: 
Expertise in energy harvesting from human motion using smart materials and active structures.

Research Interests:

  • Energy harvesting using smart materials (medical implants, magnetostrictive materials and piezoelectrics)

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Wind turbines vibrations reduction for the non-audible frequency range

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[Waterloo Stories] December 2, 2013 "Smart tech for medical implants"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Professor Sigaeva headshot

Research Interests:

  • soft tissue
  • nonlinear elasticity
  • continuum mechanics
  • mechanical testing
  • uniaxial testing
  • biaxial testing
  • residual stress
  • data analysis
  • constitutive modelling
  • cardiovascular mechanics
  • fibrous micro-structure
  • multiphoton microscopy
  • heterogeneity
  • anisotropy
  • layers
  • aneurysms
  • skin

[Google scholar]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Sivabal Sivaloganathan
519-888-4567 x30568
Location: 
MC 6046

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Mathematical modeling of hydrocephalus
  • Mathematical oncology

ResearchGate

[Applied Mathematics Biomedical Research Group]

[Waterloo Stories] January 16, 2018 "Math can predict how cancer cells evolve"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering; Faculty→Mathematics
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

Google Scholar

[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
Ehsan Toyserkani
519-888-4567 x37560
Location: 
EC4 1031
Contact for: 
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

University Research Chair

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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"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

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
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)

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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
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
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
N. Zhou
519-888-4567 x36095
Location: 
E5 3007
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Expertise in welding and joining, especially for medical implantable devices, programmable shape memory alloys, corrosion of laser processes NiTi alloys.

Research Interests:

  • Microjoining (wire bonding, laser & resistance microwelding, etc.) for medical and electronics applications

  • Nanojoining (laser joining, soldering, etc.) for sensing and biomedical applications

  • Brazing/soldering (diffusion brazing, ceramic/metal bonding, etc.) for aerospace, automotive and electronics applications

  • Welding (laser, resistance welding, etc.) for automotive applications

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Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing [Canada Research Chair Profile]

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfabrication, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs

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