Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms
Relevant Degree Programs
Complete these steps before you reach out to a faculty member!
- Familiarize yourself with the program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit our graduate degree program listings and program-specific websites.
- Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study.
Focus your search
- Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
- Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
- Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department
- Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
Make a good impression
- Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
- Do not send non-specific, mass emails to everyone in the department hoping for a match.
- Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
- Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department.
- Highlight your achievements and why you are a top student. Faculty members receive dozens of requests from prospective students and you may have less than 30 seconds to peek someone’s interest.
- Provide documents that can help the faculty member gauge interest in you as a potential student. This could be a Statement of Intent, a Writing Sample, a list of publications or research endeavors.
- Demonstrate that you are familiar with their research
- Convey the specific ways you are a good fit for the program
- Convey the specific ways the program/lab/faculty member is a good fit for the research you are interested in/already conducting
- Be enthusiastic, but don’t overdo it.
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Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision (2008-2017)
- A novel SPH method for investigating the role of saliva in swallowing using 4D CT images (2017)
- Air filtration : predicting and improving indoor air quality and energy performance (2015)
- Modeling the fluid-structure interaction of the upper airway : towards simulation of obstructive sleep apnea (2014)
- Dispersion of expiratory droplets in a model single patient hospital recovery room with stratified ventilation (2013)
- Investigation of fibre interaction with a forming fabric (2013)
- Three-dimensional flow through forming fabrics and the motion of flexible fibres in flow (2010)
Master's Student Supervision (2010-2017)
- Understanding the wheel/rail transfer mechanism in liquid friction modifier carry-down (2017)
- Full scale train underbody aerodynamic evaluation for top of rail friction modifier application (2015)
- Newtonian and viscoelastic liquid jet impingement on a moving surface (2015)
- Transient jet impaction on a high speed moving surface (2015)
- Micro-PIV measurement of flow through forming fabrics (2014)
- Design of an optical uroflowmeter and assessing bladder pressure through video analysis of the male urine stream (2013)
- Hydrodynamic interaction between cylinders at moderate Reynolds numbers (2013)
- An experimental study of liquid jet impingement on a moving surface : the effects of surrounding air pressure and fluid properties (2012)
- An experimental study of the surface distribution of filler material in paper (2012)
- An experimental study on jet impingement on a very high speed moving surface (2012)
- Newtonian and elastic liquid jet interaction with a moving surface (2011)
- PIV measurements of flow through forming fabrics (2011)
- The role of suction boxes on forming section retention and filler migration (2010)