Human Interfacing Devices

About the theme

Welcome to the frontier of MedTech. From therapeutic delivery systems and nanodevices to bionics and bio-sensors, this theme is where we get to make technology speak to human biology.

Faculty in Human Interfacing Devices

Core Faculty
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Calvin Kuo

Research Interests:
musculoskeletal modeling of traumatic brain injury; parameter identification; wearable sensors in concussion biomechanics; Bayesian filter for high rate human motion measurements.

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Dena Shahriari

Research Interests:
smart biomaterials; neuroal interfaces; biosensors; tissue regeneration; organ augmentation

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Gabrielle Lam

Research Interests:
tissue engineering; biomaterials and regenerative medicine; cross-disiplinary education; integrating experiential learning in course design; self-regulated and collaborative learning

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Govind Kaigala

Research Interests:
microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip; liquid scanning probes; microscale assays; compartmentalization; molecular diagnostics; multi-omic tumour profiling; tumour heterogeneity; personalized medicine

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Karen Cheung

Research Interests:
diagnostic & therapeutic biomedical microsystems; dielectric spectroscopy for flow cytometry; implantable polymer-based microelectrode arrays; integrated cell culter systems

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Manu Madhav

Research Interests:
neural systems and behaviour; quantifying algorithms of neural computation; flexible neural encoding; electrophysiology; virtual reality; early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias

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Myeong Jin Ju

Research Interests:
optical imaging; signal processing algorithms; OCT-based angiography and polarimetry; in vivo ocular imaging; Biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases; ophthalmology

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Negar Harandi

Research Interests:
Biosignals and systems; curriculum design; accreditation; equity, diversity and inclusion; enhancing student learning through evidence-based educational interventions, and experiential learning.

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Peter Cripton

Research Interests:
biomechanics & prevention of spinal cord/column and brain injuries and hip fracture; cervical spine injury prevention in sports and transportation; helmet efficacy; helmet design

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Rizhi Wang

Research Interests:
biomaterials; biomechanics; biomimetics

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Robyn Newell

Research Interests:
biomechanics; biomedical engineering design projects; integrating teaching strategies that include accessible, experiential, and student-driven learning

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Tim Salcudean

Research Interests:
haptic interfaces; teleoperation and simulators; medical robotics; imaging and interfaces; optimization-based design

Associate Faculty
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Anthony Chan

Research Interests:
Assistive technology; Medical device development; Healthcare technology management

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Brian Kwon

Research Interests:
Spinal cord injuries; neuroprotection; biomarkers in acute SCI; implantable sensors in SCI; hemodynamic management in SCI; spinal surgery

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Dana Grecov

Research Interests:
Liquid crystals and nanomaterials; cellulose nanocrystals; biofluid mechanics; non-Newtonian fluid mechanics; computational fluid dynamics; rheology and tribology

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David Wilson

Research Interests:
Hip, knee and spine mechanics; causes and treatments of osteoarthritis; medical imaging and medical image processing; orthopaedic sports medicine

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Jane Z. Wang

Research Interests:
signal/image/video processing; machine learning; biomedical image analysis; digital media security and forensics; brain data analytics

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John Madden

Research Interests:
Artificial muscle and application to medical devices

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Kenichi Takahata

Research Interests:
Micro/nanofabrication; micromachined sensors and actuators; medical MEMS; nanotechnology; microplasma control; wireless drug delivery chips; smart stents

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Lyndia Wu

Research Interests:
Sensing and data analytics to study biomechanics; brain injury or concussion biomechanics; sensing

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Machiel Van der Loos

Research Interests:
Development of mechatronic exercise systems for movement therapy and diagnostic technologies for improved sleep quality; research into human-robot interaction

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Matthias Görges

Research Interests:
Digital health; Predictive analytics

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Mattia Bacca

Research Interests:
Mechanics of functional materials

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Mu Chiao

Research Interests:
Micro-energy sources

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Peyman Servati

Research Interests:
Low-cost and flexible photovoltaic (PV) devices