Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of engineering techniques and technologies to medical and healthcare areas. Opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research exist in areas such as biomechanics, biomaterials, biochemical processing, cellular engineering, imaging, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical implantation systems, physiological modelling, simulation, monitoring and control, as well as medical robotics.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Abolmaesumi, Purang Biomedical Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Medical Imaging; Biomedical Engineering; Ultrasound Imaging; Image Guided Surgery; Cancer Imaging; Computer Assisted Interventions; Surgical Robotics
Bacca, Mattia Solid Mechanics; Adhesion and fracture; Soft materials; Biophysics
Bamji, Shernaz synapse biology; primary neuronal cultures; transgenic mouse models; neurodevelopmental disease
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Artificial Intelligence; Bioinformatics; Breast Cancer; Cancer Genomics; Computational Biology; Digital Pathology; Image Processing; Machine Learning; Ovarian Cancer; Signal Processing
Cheung, Karen Biomedical Technologies; microfluidics; Tissue Engineering; biosensors; additive manufacturing; organ-on-chip; BioMEMS; neural interfaces
Chiao, Mu MEMS, Micro Sensors, Micro Actuators, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Electronic Packaging, Nanoscience, Energy sources for micro-electro-mechanical systems
Conway, Edward Translational research, blood, hemostasis-thrombosis, transfusion, coagulation, hematology, transgenic mice, vascular biology, endothelial, immunity, bleeding, thrombosis, arthritis, Coagulation, innate immunity, endothelial medicine, inflammation, cardiovascular disease
Cripton, Peter Trauma / Injuries; Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma; Mechanical Systems; Spinal cord injury; neurotrauma; Traumatic Brain Injury; biomechanics; injury prevention; hip fracture; spine biomechanics
De Boer, Carl Gene regulation
Eaves, Constance Jean Normal and leukemic stem cells, normal and malignant breast stem cells
Edelstein-Keshet, Leah Mathematics; Modelization and Simulation; Cell Signaling; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Differential Equation; cell polarity, cell migration, developmental and cellular biology; swarming and aggregation; Rho GTPases
Fels, S Sidney Human computer interaction, human 3D biomechanical modeling, speech synthesis, medical applications of modeling, computer vision, interactive arts and music
Garbi, Rafeef Biomedical Technologies; Imaging; Artificial Intelligence; Medical Image Computing; Machine Learning; Computer Vision; image analysis; Biomedical Engineering; Deep Learning
Grecov, Dana Rheology, Rheometry, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Liquid Crystals, Biolubricants, Lubricants, Journal Bearings, Multi-Phase Flow, Synovial Joints, Synovial Fluid, Arthrithis, Liquid crystals and nanomaterials, Biofluid Mechanics
Haas, Kurt Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; Neurological Diseases; Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases; Neuronal and Synaptic Activity; Neuronal Systems; Neuronal Modeling; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Autism; Epilepsy; Synaptic Plasticity; Dendritogenesis; Brain Circuit Development; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuronal Computation
Hodgson, Antony Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Medical or Surgical Robotics, Medical Engineering, Electoral Reform, Single Transferable Vote, STV, Citizens’ Assembly, Fair Voting
Hoodless, Pamela Embryonic Development; Genomics; Heart Valve / Valvular Diseases; Liver; Stem Cells and Organogenesis; Developmental Genetics; Embryology; transcriptional regulation; Epigenetics; Heart valve formation; Liver development
Ju, Myeong Jin optical imaging systems; signal processing algorithms; Medical Imaging; cellular resolution functional retinal imaging systems; algorithms for quantitatively imaging biological dynamics in human retina
Kastrup, Christian drug delivery, coagulation, biomaterials, atherosclerosis, in-vivo imaging, microfluidics
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran Polymers; Biomaterials; Blood Coagulation; Macromolecular Therapeutics; Iron Chelators; Thrombosis; Cell-surface Engineering; Proteomics Tools; Implants and Medical Devices
Kuo, Calvin Sensing human motion; How humans make sense of their own motion; Sensorimotor Neutrophysiology; Wearable Sensing; Musculoskeletal Modeling
Lee, Tim Computing; Early Cancer Detection; Epidemiologic Research on Skin Cancer
Levings, Megan Immune homeostasis
Lynn, Francis Diabetes; ß-cell development; ß-cell biology; Human pluripotent stem cells; CRISPR/Cas; transcriptional regulation
Ma, Hongshen Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis
Madden, John Functional and Intelligent Materials; artificial muscle; wearables; smart materials; electronic skin; supercapacitors; electrochemical devices; medical devices
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Cellular immunology; Regenerative medicine (including stem cells and tissue engineering); Stem Cells; Immunology; Inflammation; Mouse models of human disease; Tissue degeneration/regeneration; Cancer; innate immune response; kidney function; Biologics and therapeutics
Nabi, Ivan Robert Intracellular signaling during neurite outgrowth and sprouting, Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration, Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
Oxland, Thomas Spinal Cord Injury, Aging Spine, Orthopaedic Implants
Penninger, Josef Bone Remodeling; Cancer; Cardiovascular Regeneration; Immunopathology; Neurodegenerative diseases; Blood vessel engineering; BH4; Glycoproteomics in cancer; Haploid stem cells; Tissue Engineering
Piret, James Biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine Cell-based therapies have the potential to provide improved treatments for major diseases such as cancer and diabetes
Rohling, Robert Medical Imaging, Medical Information Systems, Robotics, Interventional Ultrasound, 3D Imaging, Spatial Compounding, Robotic System Calibration, Elastography, BioMEMS, Biomedical Engineering, Medical imaging and information systems, robetics, ultrasound imaging in 2D and 3D, biomedical technologies
Roskelley, Calvin Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Rossi, Fabio Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine blood, Stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, control of cell fate
Salcudean, Septimiu Biomedical technologies, Haptic interfaces, teleoperation and simulators, medical robotics, imaging and interfaces, optimization-based design, prostate cancer
Servati, Peyman Energy Systems, Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies
Shakiba, Nika Cell competition; Stem Cells; Bioengineering; Synthetic biology; Cell engineering
Takahata, Kenichi Biomedical Technologies, Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies
Tam, Roger Imaging; Expert Systems; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics; Computer Science and Statistics; Biomedical Technologies; Machine Learning; Precision Medicine; Radiology; Biomedical Informatics; Data Analytics
Tropini, Carolina Bacteria; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Bioinformatics; Microbiology; Gut microbiota; Bacteriophages; Bioengineering; Biophysics; Inflammatory bowel disease
Underhill, Michael Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype
Van der Loos, Hendrik Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics
Walus, Konrad Nanoelectronic devices and circuits, quantum-dot cellular automata, single-electron transistors, quantum mechanical simulations
Wang, Rizhi Biomaterials, biomechanics Also, the structure and formation processes of biologically formed materials (eg seashells, silk, teeth) and applies the mechanisms to the design and processing of novel materials
Wang, Zhen Signal processing theory and applications, bioinformatics
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Alzheimer's Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Trauma / Injuries; Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Traumatic Brain Injury; Tissue Engineering; Biomarkers; drug discovery; Apolipoprotein E; Cerebrovascular function
Wilson, David orthopaedics, arthritis, mechanics, joints, hip, imaging, MRI, activity, Hip, knee, spine mechanics, causes and treatments of osteoarthritis, medical imaging and image processing, orthopedic sports medicine
Wu, Lang Biostatistics
Yachie, Nozomu


Anoosha Pai S

Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)

Cidnee Luu

Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)
UBC graduate student Mahsa Khalili

Mahsa Khalili

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
UBC graduate student Priye Iworima

Priye Iworima

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Andrew Ibey

Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (MEng)