Biophysics profiles

Kostadinka Bizheva

Kostadinka Bizheva

Associate Professor

​Dr. Bizheva's research focuses on the development of novel optical imaging technology (Optical Coherence Tomography - OCT) that can be used in clinics to image various part of the human body for diagnostic purposes or for monitoring the outcome of drug therapy or surgery.

Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell

Professor; Director, GWPI

Dr. Campbell leads a highly multidisciplinary research group where they study ocular development, eye disease, and linear and non-linear optics of the eye. They investigate the fundamental refractive properties of the eye's components to improve diagnosis and therapy for various ocular conditions.

Jeff Chen

Jeff Z.Y. Chen

Professor

Soft matter is a cross disciplinary research field involving physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. It studies physical systems that can be deformed relatively easily in response to external and internal physical and chemical conditions.

Bae-Yeun Ha

Bae-Yeun Ha

Professor; Undergraduate Advisor - Life Physics

In Professor Ha's research group, they explore a few theoretical problems in soft matter and biophysics, namely, chromosomes in living cells and lipid bilayer membranes.

Stefan Idziak

Stefan Idziak

Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Science, Computing and Co-operative Education; Undergraduate Advisor

Contact information
Office: PHY 250
Phone: 519 888-4567 ext. 35580
Email: idziak@uwaterloo.ca

Zoya Leonenko

Professor

Dr. Leonenko leads a nanoscale biophysics research group which uses advanced scanning probe microscopy methods to study biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions, interactions of nanoparticles with lipid membrane and monolayers, and to develop novel application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology and biosensing.

Qing-Bin Lu

Qing-Bin Lu

Professor; University Research Chair

Professor Lu’s research programs cross disciplines in physics, chemistry, environment, climate, biology and medicine, particularly focusing on femtomedicine and cancer therapy, as well as the sciences of atmospheric ozone depletion (the ozone hole) and global climate change (“global warming”).