Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical, Biomechanics, and Human Mechanical Systems

Biomedical Engineering merges design and problem solving tools commonly applied in engineering with medical sciences and biosciences to fulfil the ultimate goal of advancing human health. Biomedical engineers play a central role in studying the processes of the human body over a wide range of length scales and timescales. Biomechanics and Human Mechanical Systems is the discipline of Biomedical Engineering that is associated with applying the concepts of mechanics – be they in the sub-areas of design, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, mechanical control or thermal sciences – to clinical and biological issues. These issues could center on the mechanics and control of cells, tissues, complex systems like the musculoskeletal or cardio-vascular systems, human-machine interaction in the area of prosthetics and protective devices, and the processes of injury and healing, among many others. The ultimate goal of biomedical engineering is to improve quality of life and human longevity.

Our faculty members include world-renowned leaders and experts who have made significant contributions, particularly in medical equipment design; respiratory disease treatment and respiratory fluid mechanics; bone-implant interface; scoliosis pathology and treatment; orthodontic treatment mechanics; micro-electrical mechanical and micro-optical mechanical sensors; wearable and biomedical instrumentation; myoelectric training tools for prosthetic users; biocompatible surface treatments; imaging analysis and optimization; improvement of technology for E-Health; analysis of gait, posture, and neuromuscular control; assistive and rehabilitative technologies; quantitative assessment of clinical outcomes; sports engineering; forensic biomechanics, impact, blast and trauma biomechanics; health monitoring; and cellular biomechanics.


 Cagri Ayranci

Cagri Ayranci

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-2791
Office: 10-360 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: cayranci@ualberta.ca

Multi-Functional Composite Materials, Materials Processing, Solid Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering, Braided Composites, Shape Memory Polymers and Their Composites, Electrospun Polymeric Multifunctional Nano-Fibers, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Polymers.

Other Research Areas:
Mechanics and Materials

 Jason Carey

Jason Carey

Professor

Phone: 780-492-7168
Phone: 780-492-0501
Office: 10-265 Donadeo ICE
Office: 9-237 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: jason.carey@ualberta.ca

Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Structural Engineering, Manufacturing, Oil Well Advanced Material, Orthodontics Biomechanics, Soft Tissue Mechanics, Composite and Multifunctional Materials, Braided Composites.

Other Research Areas:
Mechanics and Materials

 Christopher Dennison

Christopher Dennison

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-2425
Office: 10-372 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: cdenniso@ualberta.ca

Biomechanics, Sensors, Injury Biomechanics, Advanced Instrumentation, Surrogate Models for Injury.
 Kajsa Duke

Kajsa Duke

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-248-2050
Office: 10-239 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: kajsa.duke@ualberta.ca

Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Design of Experiments, Orthopaedics, Fracture Fixation, Customized Implant Design, Surgical Safety and Planning, Finite Element Analysis, Experimental Testing.
 Warren Finlay

Warren Finlay

Distinguished Professor

Phone: 780-492-4707
Office: 10-293 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Warren.Finlay@ualberta.ca

Aerosols and Particle Dynamics, Drug and Gene Delivery, Respiratory Drug Delivery, Mechanics of Inhaled Pharmaceutical Aerosols.
 arman hemmati

Arman Hemmati

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-1672
Office: 10-352 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: arman.hemmati@ualberta.ca

Aerodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Turbulence, Turbulence Modelling, Aerospace, Bio-inspired Design, Alternative Energy Systems, and Cardiovascular Flows

Other Research Areas:
Fluid Mechanics and Systems
Energy and Environment

 Chun Li Kim 

Chun Il Kim

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-6927
Office: 10-211 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: cikim@ualberta.ca

Biofilms, Thin Films and Coatings, Thickness Distension of Lipid Membranes, Biomembranes, Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials, Elasticity.
 Andrew-Martin

Andrew Martin

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-9012
Office: 10-324 Donadeo ICE
Webiste: Website
Email: andrew.martin@ualberta.ca

Aerosols and Particle Dynamics, Drug and Gene Delivery, Biomechanics, Respiratory Fluid Mechanics, Inhaled Pharmaceutical Aerosols, Respiratory Medical Devices, Medical Gases, Gas Mixing and Dispersion.
 Donald Raboud

Donald Raboud

Associate Chair

Phone: 780-492-2244
Office: 10-285 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Don.Raboud@ualberta.ca

Vibration, Implants, Medical Devices.
 dan - romanyk

Dan Romanyk

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-2169
Office: 10-354 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email:dromanyk@ualberta.ca

Fundamental Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of The Response of Natural Dental Biomaterials to Applied Loading, Namely The Periodontal Ligament and Cranial Suture Tissues. In Vitro Biomechanical Simulation and Design of Orthodontic Appliances and Treatment Methods. Characterization of Synthetic Dental Biomaterials Such as Resin Based Composites and Restorative Ceramics.

Other Research Areas:
Mechanics and Materials

 hossein rouhani

Hossein Rouhani

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-8344
Office: 10-368 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: hrouhani@ualberta.ca

Biomechanics, Control Systems, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sensors, Biomedical Instrumentation Design , Biomedical Data Processing, Human Motion Measurement, Ambulatory Health Monitoring, Neuroprosthesis Design.

Other Research Areas:
Mechanical Systems and Control

 Reinhard Vehring

Reinhard Vehring

Professor

Phone: 780-492-5180
Office: 6-44 NINT
Office: 10-269 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: Reinhard.Vehring@ualberta.ca

Aerosols and Particle Dynamics, Biomaterials, Colloids, Drug and Gene Delivery, Materials Processing, Spray Drying, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Respiratory Drug Delivery, Raman Spectroscopy.
 Alberta-vette

Albert Vette

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-1534
Office: 10-326 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: albert.vette@ualberta.ca

Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sensors, Mathematical Modeling, Systems and Control, Computational Neuroscience, Neuromechanics, Physiological Control Systems, Postural Control, Assistive Technology.

Other Research Areas:
Mechanical Systems and Control

 lindsey westover

Lindsey Westover

Assistant Professor

Phone: 780-492-4763
Office: 10-371 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: lwestove@ualberta.ca

Noninvasive Assessment of The Integrity of Biological Structures, Vibration Analysis for Evaluation of Osseointegration of Percutaneous Implants, Joint Biomechanics Including Evaluation of Ligaments and Cartilage, Asymmetry Analysis for Evaluation of Spinal Deformity, Mechanical Testing of Biological Tissues, Numerical Analysis and Computational Modeling of Biological Systsems