A wide gap currently exists between researchers trained in life sciences and those trained in engineering – a gap that represents an impediment to progress in numerous health related areas. Major academic and research & development opportunities will present themselves to universities that have the vision, commitment and innovation to bridge this gap.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Engineering/Science Faculty Research Focus
Dr. Gianluigi Botton Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. John L. Brash Chemical Engineering  
Dr. Michael Brook Chemistry  
Dr. Kathryn Grandfield Materials Science & Engineering  
Dr. Todd Hoare Chemical Engineering  
Dr. Kim Jones Chemical Engineering  
Dr. Jose Moran-Mirabel Chemistry  
Dr. Henry Schwartz Geography  
Dr. Heather Sheardown Chemical Engineering  
 Dr. Igor Zhitomirsky
Materials Science and Engineering
Health Sciences Faculty  
Dr. Anthony Chan Pediatrics  
Dr. Christoph Fusch Pediatrics Neonatology, artificial placenta
Dr. Gonzalo Hortelano Pathology and Molecular Medicine  
Dr. Yingfu Li Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences  
Dr. Jeffrey Weitz Medicine  
Dr. Judith West-Mays Pathology and Molecular Medicine  
Dr. Peter Margetts Pathology and Molecular Medicine Tissue fibrosis, renal health

Biomedical Imaging

Engineering/Science Faculty Research Focus
Dr. Christopher Anand Computing & Software  
Dr. Troy Farncombe Radiology SPECT detectors, image registration, MRI
Dr. Cecile Fradin Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Single molecule dynamics inside biological systems
Dr. Deda C. Gillespie Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  
Dr. Geoffrey Hall Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour MRI of brain disorders
Dr. Kathryn Murphy Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  
Dr. Michael Noseworthy Electrical and Computer Engineering MRI, functional MRI, in vivo NMR, multi-modality imaging
Dr. Hao Peng Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences PET detectors, biophotonics
 Dr. Zahra Keshavarz-Motamed
 Mechanical Engineering
 Biomedical Imaging, biomedical technology
Dr. James P. (Jim) Reilly
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Health Sciences Faculty
Dr. John Connolly Linguistics (Humanties) fMRI/EEG of brain injured patients
Dr. Gary Hasey Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences fMRI/EEG of depression, TMS
Dr. Ranil Sonnodara Surgery  
Dr. Mohammed Warsi Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences MRI of brain disorders

Biomedical Technology

Engineering/Science Faculty Research Focus
Dr. Gary Bone Mechanical Engineering Robotics
Dr. Ian Bruce Electrical & Computer Engineering Hearing devices
Dr. Hubert deBruin Electrical & Computer Engineering Bioinstrumentation, EMG
Dr. Jamal Deen Electrical & Computer Engineering Micro and Nanoelectronics; Optoelectronic Devices
Dr. Tohid Didar Mechanical Engineering Bio-functional interfaces
Dr. Thomas Doyle Electrical & Computer Engineering Bioinstrumentation and sensors
Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni Civil Engineering Mechanics of blast injury
Dr. Qiyin Fang Engineering Physics Biophotonics, cancer
Dr. Zeinab Hosseinidoust Chemical Engineering Biohybrid systems, Bacteriophage biotechnology
Dr. Aleksandar Jeremic Electrical & Computer Engineering Mathematical modelling of heart and blood flow
Dr. Ishwar Puri Mechanical Engineering  
Dr. Cheryl Quenneville Mechanical Engineering Biomechanics of bones and joints
Dr. Ravi Selvaganapathy Mechanical Engineering Micromechanical devices and fluid dynamics
Dr. Shahin Sirouspour Electrical & Computer Engineering Medical robotics
Dr. Gregory R. Wohl Mechanical Engineering Musculoskeletal biomechanics
Health Sciences Faculty
Dr. Mark Kamath Medicine Heart rate variability


Engineering/Science Faculty Research Focus
Dr. Leyla Soleymani Engineering Physics Microfabrication, nanofabrication, biosensing
Health Sciences Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Peter Bevan
Dr. Y. Du
Dr. Mark Haacke, Wayne State University, Medical Imaging
Dr. Lyndon Jones, University of Waterloo, School of Optometry
Dr. Edward Kendall, Memorial University, Radiology
Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare, University of Toronto, Medicine
Dr. Greg Wells, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children