Departments & Divisions>Biomedical Engineering>Our Faculty

Professor and Acting Chair

Gordon E. Sarty (Arts and Science)

Executive/Graduate Committee

Gordon E. Sarty (Arts and Science) - Chair
FangXiang Wu (Engineering) - Graduate Chair
J.D. Johnston (Engineering) - Secretary
Bill Dust (Medicine)
Daniel Chen (Engineering)
Joel Lanovaz (Kinesiology)
Jaswant Singh (Vet Medicine)
Chris Zhang (Engineering)
Gary Linassi (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Dmitriy Chesnakov - student representative

Faculty and Staff

Gregg P. Adams, D.V.M.(Sask.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Wis.)
(Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Reproductive physiology/endocrinology; Ultrasonography; Medical imaging

Paul Babyn, M.D. (McGill), Ph.D. (MIT)
(Department of Medical Imaging)
Diagnostic radiology; PET; MRI

Brian Bewer, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.)
(Canadian Light Source - Science Associate (BioXAS))
Diffraction Enhanced Imaging (DEI), dual energy K-Edge Subtraction imaging (KES), X-ray Fluorescence Imaging (XRF) and Absorption Phase Contrast Imaging (A-PCI) using synchrotron radiation for biomedical research

Michael Bradley
, B.Sc. (UNB), Ph.D. (MIT)
(Physics and Engineering Physics)
RF coils for plasma and MRI; Biomedical Optics

Francis Bui
, B.A., B.Sc. (Calgary), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
(Electrical Engineering)
Statistical signal processing and pattern recognition; Health monitoring, body-sensor networks, medical biometrics (especially electrocardiogram), and medical imaging

L. Dean Chapman
, Ph.D.
(Anatomy & Cell Biology)
Physics of contrast mechanisms such as diffraction enhanced imaging (DEI); Soft tissue contrast characterization; X-ray optics research; Synchrotron and conventional imaging systems research

Daniel Chen
, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D (Sask.)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Tissue Engineering; Mechatronics and Biomechatronics; Dynamics System and Control; Precision Fluid manipulation

Li Chen,
B.E. (Tianjin), Ph.D. (Alberta)
(Electrical & Computer Engineering)
A reconfigurable fault-tolerant 32-bit Forth Engine Low-power, fault-tolerant memories and systems; Ultra low-power digital system; Near-fall and fall detecting system; Impulse UWB radar sensors for medical applications; Chip Design for Biomedical Instruments

Phil Chilibeck
, M.Sc. (McMaster University), Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
(College of Kinesiology)
Adaptation of muscle and bone to excersise and nutrional interventions; Spinal cord injury and conditions that effect bone and mineral status

Anh van Dinh
, Ph.D.
(Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Wireless communications; Fall and near fall detection device

Allan T. Dolovich
, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Man.), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Biomechanics; Tomography; Ultrasound imaging; Inverse Problems

William N. Dust, B.Sc. (Alberta), M.D. (Alberta), FRCSC
(Orthopaedic Surgery)
Orthopedic trauma; Adult joint reconstruction; Arthroplasty; Joint dislocations; Fractures and breaks

Brian F. Eames Ph.D. (UC-San Francisco)
(Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Cartilage tissue engineering; Synchrotron imaging of skeletal tissues

Mark Eramian
, B.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
(Computer Science)
Computer Vision; Image Processing; Medical Image Analysis; Computer Assisted Diagnosis

Graham George, B.Sc. (London, UK), D.Phil. (Sussex, UK)
(Anatomy & Cellular Biology)
Use of synchrotron radiation to solve structural and chemical problems in biology and chemistry

Jack R. Gray
, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
(Biology)
Neuroethology and Kinematics of Insect flight

Jim E. Greer
, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. (Sask.), M.S., Ph.D. (Texas)
(Computer Science)
Artificial Intelligence; Expert systems

Madan M. Gupta
, B.Sc., B.E., (Hons), M.E., (Rajasthan), Ph.D., (Warwick), D.Sc. (U of S)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Adaptive control Systems; Neural Networks; Cardiac Signal Processing; Robotics

J.D. Johnston
, B.Sc.(Eng) (UNB), M.Sc. (Queens), Ph.D (UBC)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Biomechanics; Medical Imaging

Safa O. Kasap
, B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), D.I.C. (Imperial), P.Eng.
(Electrical Engineering)
Photovoltaic materials; Xeroradiography

Michael Kelly
, B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
(Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery)
Cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery; Synchrotron imaging

Saija Kontulainen
, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Jyv)
Identifing effective fracture prevention strategies for children and older adults; The role of physical activity on bone strength

Seok-Bum Ko
, B.Sc., M.Sc. (South Korea), Ph.D. (Rhode Island)
(Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Wireless medical sensing technology; Fall/Near-Fall detection system; information security for biomedical applications

Anthony Kusalik
, B.Sc. (Lethbridge), M.Sc., Ph.D. (UBC)
(Computer Science)
Bioinformatics; Computational biology; Machine learning; Constraint logic programming

Joel Lanovaz
, B.Sc., PGD, M.Sc. (Sask), Ph.D. (Queen's)
(College of Kinesiology)
Biomechanics; Musculoskeletal modelling and simulation; Orthopaedics; Motion analysis

Gary A. Linassi, B.Sc.(Hon), B.Med.Sc., M.D., FRCPC
(Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Yen-Han Lin
, B.Sc (Taiwan), Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
(Chemical Engineering)
Systems biology; Global gene expression and whole-cell protein profiling; Applied Bioinformatics and Protein-Protein Interaction Network; Fuel Alcohol and Yeast Physiology

Qiang Liu
, B.Sc. (Nankai), Ph.D. (Justus Liebig, Germany)
(Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Vido)
Viral Pathogenesis; Vaccine Development; Vaccine Delivery by Nanotechnology

Gillian Muir
, Ph.D (UBC), D.V.M. (Sask)
(Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Immunochemistry; Retrograde tract-tracing, neuroanatomical measurement and dendritic arborization

Ian McQuillan
, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Ontario)
(Computer Science)
Bioinformatics; Natural Computing; Theoretical Computer Science

Venkatesh Meda, B.Eng., M.Sc. (India), Ph.D. (McGill)
(Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering)
Post-harvest processing; Food / BioProcess Engineering

Aryan Saadat Mehr
(Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Signal Processing for Biomedical Instruments

James Montgomery, D.V.M. (UPEI)
(Veterinary Medicine)
Diagnostic Imaging

Eric Neufeld, B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed. (Sask), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
(Computer Science)
Graphics and Artificial Intelligence

Helen Nichol
, M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
(Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Applications of synchrotron technology to mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases of metal metabolism

Catherine Niu, B.Eng., M.Eng. (China), Ph.D. (McGill)
(Chemical Engineering)
Biosorption, Bioseparation and Biothanol Purification

Nathaniel Osgood
, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
(Computer Science)
System dynamics modelling and simulation for decision making using differential equation and agent-based modelling; Project dynamics and management in software development and construction

Ingrid Pickering
, Ph.D. (London)
(Geological Science)
Synchrotron radiation studies of environmental and biological systems

Roger A. Pierson
, B.S., M.S. (Purdue), Ph.D. (Wis.)
(Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Reproductive physiology

Gordon E. Sarty
, B.Sc. (UNB), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask), P.Eng.
(Psychology, Associate in Medical Imaging, Physics and Ob/Gyn)
Compact MRI; Physiological Math Models of the Brain and Ovary; fMRI data analysis; Observational and theoretical astrophysics

David Schreyer
, B.A. (Johns Hopkins University), Ph.D. (Washington University)
(Anatomy & Cell Biology)
Neuroscience

Jonathan Sharp, B.Sc. (Cambridge), M.Sc. (Aberdeen), Ph.D. (London)
(Medical Imaging - Adjunct Professor)
Magnetic Resonance Hardware, TRASE Gradient-Free MRI, Retrospective shimming for high-field MRI

Baljit Singh
, A.H., M.V.Sc. (Punjab), Ph.D. (Guelph),
(Western College of Veterinary Medicine)
Cell and molecular biology of lung inflammation focusing on mechanisms of neutrophil and monocyte migration into inflamed lungs; biology of pulmonary intravascular macrophages and environmental pulmonary toxicology

Jaswant Singh
, B.V.Sc., A.H., M.V.Sc. (India), Ph.D., (Sask)
(Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Ultrasonographic, morphologic and biochemical kinetics of ovarian follicles to refine the bovine model

Christine Soteros
, B.Sc. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Princeton)
(Mathematics)
Models of enzyme action on DNA

Raymond Spiteri, B.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (UBC)
(Computer Science)
Numerical Analysis; Scientific Computing; High-Performance Computing; Heart Simulation

Michael Szafron, Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
(School of Public Health) Modelling of biopolymers.

Jerzy A. Szpunar, Ph.D., D.Sci. (Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland), P.Eng.
(Mechanical Engineering)
Biomedical materials

Walerian Szyszkowski
, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Warsaw), P.Eng.
(Mechanical Engineering)
Flexible Strutures; Optimization; Computational Mechanics; Time-Dependent Materials; Holographic Interferometry

Khan A. Wahid
, B.Sc. (Bangladesh), M.Sc. (U of Calgary), Ph.D. (U of Calgary)
(Electrical and Computing Engineering)
Bio-medical Imaging application using wavelet transform; Low power image and video processors for wireless endoscopy; Telemedicine; Arithmetic techniques and number theory

Nigel H. West
, B.Sc. (Bristol), Ph.D. (UBC)
(Physiology)
Cardiopulmonary physiology

Tomasz Wysokinski
, M.A.Sc. (TUG, Poland), Ph.D. (SFU, Canada), P.Eng.
(Canadian Light Source, BMIT)
Medical Physics; Cryogenics; Applied Superconductivity

Fang Xiang Wu
, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Bioengineering; Systems biology; Gene regulatory networks; Protein interaction networks; Bioinformatics and proteomics; Real time control of mass spectrometers; Control theory with applications to biology and medicine

Qiaoqin Yang
, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (China)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Physical and Chemical vapor deposition; nanoengineered thin films and coatings; Friction and wear; Carbon and its related nanostructures; Biomedical tools and implants; Nano-drug and antibody delivery

Ken Yong-Hing
, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S. (Glasgow), F.R.C.S.C.
(Orthopaedic Surgery)
Internal fixation devices; Modeling

Chris Zhang
, B.Sc., M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (Delft), P. Eng.
(Mechanical Engineering)
Nano-robotics; Biosensor; Nano-drug delivery system; Human Behavior Modeling; Bioinformatics; Human Centered Mechatronics; Biologically Inspired System

Adjunct Professors

Assem Hedayat, B.Sc in Materials Engineering (The American University in Cairo), M.Sc in Metallurgy (Georgia Tech), and Ph.D in Materials Science (Michigan State University)
(Biomedical Engineering)
Biomaterials; Nano-fabrication; Orthodontic coatings

Rob Lewis, B.Sc. Physics, Ph.D. Physics (University of Southhampton)
(Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science, Monash University)
Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients of various breast tissues; Dose-energy image quality assessment of slot scanning mammography; Tissue specific X-ray imaging; Breast cancer diagnosis utilising scattered x-rays, X-ray detection

Gopalan Selvaraj, B.Sc. (Bangalore), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Carleton)
(Principal Research Scientist, Carleton University, Ottawa)

Professor Emeritus

Lal Kushwaha
, B.S.A.E. (Allahabad University), M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
(Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering)
Biomaterials and Biotribology

Secretary


Jan Compain

Raymond Spiteri, B.Sc. (University of Western Ontario), Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)

(Computer Science)

Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing High-Performance Computing, Heart Simulation