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John McPhee

John McPhee

Professor and Canada Research Chair

In general, my research is devoted to the modelling, simulation, and optimal design of dynamic physical systems. Quite simply, I study things that move.

Reza Razavian

Reza Sharif Razavian

Postdoctoral Fellow
I'm a postdoc at the University of Waterloo. I like to know how humans move and interact with their environment. 
Chuan Hu

Chuan Hu

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Motion Research Group (MoRG), Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo. My current research interests include vehicle state and parameter estimations; motion control and estimation of autonomous vehicles; vehicle dynamics modeling and control.

Borna Ghannadi

Borna Ghannadi

Postdoctoral Fellow
As a postdoc at the University of Waterloo, I want to snap the crackle of biomechanics pop with rehabilitation robotics flavor!
Mohit Batra

Mohit Batra

Postdoctoral Fellow
  PhD at University of Waterloo
Valerie Norman-Gerum

Valerie Norman-Gerum

PhD student

I'm a PhD student at the University of Waterloo. I’m working to learn why we move the way we do.

Anson Maitland

Anson Maitland

PhD student

I'm a PhD student interested in control oriented model reduction of nonlinear systems. 

Amer Keblawi

Amer Keblawi

PhD student
I'm a PhD student at the University of Waterloo. My research involves developing acausal models for engine air path components.
Mahdokht Ezati

Mahdokht Ezati

PhD student

I'm a PhD student at the University of Waterloo. I’m working on human gait to figure out how we jump, walk and run.

William McNally

William McNally

PhD student

I research golf, play varsity golf, and drive a VW Golf.

Colin Brown

Colin Brown

MASc student

I am a MASc student in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. My research is in the area of biomechanical and biomedical engineering, with a particular interest in sports applications.

Conor Jansen

Conor Jansen

MASc student

I am a MASc student at the University of Waterloo.

My research interests include sports equipment design and biomechanical modeling of athletes. My current research is focused on improving the performance of Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Bryce Hoskin

Bryce Hosking

MASc student
I am a MASc student at the University of Waterloo. Broadly speaking I am interested in in trying to understand the dynamics of how cars work, and how they can be improved.
Matthew Van Gennip

Matthew Van Gennip

MASc student
I'm a master’s student at the University of Waterloo. My work is centered around model predictive control for autonomous vehicles.
Chris Shum

Chris Shum

Research engineer

I’m currently working in an engineering/application support role for the Motion Research Group (MORG) and the Smart and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems (SHEVS) lab.

peter brown

Peter Brown

MASc, Research Specialist

I am studying and developing contact models (including friction) in various applications, including biomechanics.

Sindhura Buggaveeti

Research Specialist

I am Sindhura