Biomedical Engineering

Our Biomedical Engineering researchers design innovative solutions to enhance global well-being. By merging traditional medical expertise with cutting-edge engineering, our professors pioneer novel approaches to drug delivery, patient monitoring, and advanced medical procedures. From remote interventions to minimally invasive operations, biomedical research is dedicated to improving healthcare accessibility. Our researchers delve into robotics, imaging, and nanotechnology using the University's rich resources, including affiliated hospitals like the Cross Cancer Institute and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, the Nanofabrication Facility, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology. Join us in revolutionizing biomedical engineering and making a lasting impact on people's lives worldwide.

Current research:

Medical robotics technologies:

  • surgical and therapeutic robots
  • image guidance for surgery and therapy
  • rehabilitation and tele-rehabilitation robotics
  • assistive technologies for people with disabilities or injuries
  • haptics and teleoperation systems
  • visualization technologies for medicine

Biomedical imaging technologies:

  • ultrasound imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • image processing and analysis
  • minimally-invasive microscopy of live patients for virtual biopsy
  • development of new imaging technologies

Diagnostic testing and monitoring:

  • improvement of laboratory methods
  • lab-on-a-chip systems
  • micro- and nano-mechanical systems

Technologies for therapy and intervention:

  • microneedle arrays and implantable pumps for sustained and controlled systemic drug delivery
  • mobility and recovery
  • energy-triggered drug or gene delivery

Biomedical nanotechnology:

  • nanoparticles as contrast agents for imaging or drug delivery vesicles for therapy
  • miniaturized biomedical transducers