Bionics Network

Our Grand Challenge is to implement a living lab model in the design and development of bionic devices, where the needs of end users are built into the devices from the start. To address this challenge, we engage with patients and industry specialists to develop project teams that connect these end users with interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and clinicians with a goal of generating assistive and medical products that offer measurable improvements in quality of life.

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Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Bacca, Mattia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Solid Mechanics, Adhesion and fracture, Soft materials, Biophysics
Boyd, Lara Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration, Stroke, Learning and Memory, Physiology, Motor learning, Motor System, Learning, Neurophysiology
Cheung, Karen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies, microfluidics, Tissue Engineering, biosensors, additive manufacturing, organ-on-chip, BioMEMS, neural interfaces
Chiao, Mu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
Cretu, Edmond Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clean Energy,Microsystems, adaptive MEMS, micro-instrumentation, nonlinear signal processing, BioMEMS ultrasound imaging
Ho, Anita Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human right issues, cross-cultural ethics, health-care access and disparity, professional-patient relationship, minority care experience, decision-making models, and various concepts of autonomy
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices
Ko, Frank Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
Lam, Tania Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sensorimotor physiology, Kinesiology, Physical therapy, Neurological disorders (except neuromuscular diseases), gait rehabilitation, exercise, neurorecovery, urogenital function, urologic rehabilitation
Lampe, Lutz Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
Madden, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Functional and Intelligent Materials, artificial muscle, wearables, smart materials, electronic skin, supercapacitors, electrochemical devices, medical devices
Mirabbasi, Shahriar Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
Shadgan, Babak Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical biotechnology diagnostics (including biosensors), Orthopedics, Clinical Biophotonics, Sports & Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Wearable & Implantable Biosensors
Sikkema, William Postdoctoral Fellow Spinal Cord Diseases, Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma, Nanomaterials
Stoeber, Boris Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microelectromechanical Systems, MEMS, Microfluidics, Sensor Technology, Biomedical Microdevices, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microflow Phenomena, Sensor technology, Integrated microsystems for biomedical applications and for environmental control
Takahata, Kenichi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies, Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies
Tang, Shuo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biophotonics, biomedical optics, optical tissue imaging instrumentation, optical coherence tomography, multiphoton microscopy
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neural development and regeneration
Van der Loos, Hendrik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics
Walus, Konrad Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nanoelectronic devices and circuits, quantum-dot cellular automata, single-electron transistors, quantum mechanical simulations
Wang, Zhen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
Wang, Rizhi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) 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