Biological / Biomedical Engineering

Biological Engineering research in the School of Engineering is broadly categorized in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Biomechanics and ergonomics,
  • Diagnostics and sensorics,
  • Instrumentation and control systems,
  • Food safety,
  • Bio-instrumentation,
  • Food engineering and product development,
  • Bio-medical imaging and optics,
  • Bio-based materials.

Research is conducted in many areas of application including human health and well-being, bio-processes from waste remediation to food processing, veterinary medicine and precision agriculture.  Most projects are inter- disciplinary and bio-engineering faculty collaborate with researchers from the other engineering programs in the School as well as researchers in biological sciences, computer science, and veterinary and human medicine.

Manickavasagan Annamalai

Manickavasagan Annamalai

  • Food Processing and Product Development for Health and Wellness
  • Quality Assessment of Food Products using Computer Vision

Christopher Collier

Christopher Collier, Ph.D. 

  • Biomedical optics
  • Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging
  • Digital microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Ultrafast optics and photonics

Bob Dony

Bob Dony Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Neural network & other adaptive techniques for image & signal processing
  • Medical imaging including image compression multimodal image registration
  • Image mosaicing & 3D reconstruction

Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon, Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Soft tissue mechanics
  • Aetiology of osteoarthritis progression

Manjusri Misra

Manjusri Misra, Ph.D.

  • Polymer Nanotechnology
  • Nanostructured Materials & Devices
  • Nano Particles & Applications
  • Biobased Polyesters & their Composites

Amar Mohanty

Amar Mohanty. Ph.D.
Professor & Premier's Research Chair in Biomaterials & Transportation

  • Natural Fiber Composites & All Green Composites
  • Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes & Clays
  • Biobased Polyesters/Epoxies & their biomaterials
  • Biodegradable Polymers & Sustainable Packaging

Michele Oliver

Michele Oliver Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Joystick & heavy machine operator biomechanics
  • Whole-body vibration mitigation methods
  • Driving simulation

John Runciman

John Runciman, Ph.D., P.Eng

  • The biomechanics & design of orthopaedic implants & instruments
  • Biomechanics of articular joints & soft tissues
  • Design of assistive devices
  • Water skiing biomechanics & equipment design

Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh, Ph.D.

  • Molecular dynamics of food components
  • High electric field processing of thermo-sensitive food products
  • Development of new food products & processes

Eran Ukwatta

Eranga Ukwatta, Ph.D., P.Eng.

  • Machine Learning for Medical Imaging
  • Deep Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Image Segmentation and Registration
  • Myocardial Tissue Characterization
  • Analysis of Digital Histopathology Images
  • Computational Modeling of the Heart

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