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Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering

Submitted by nnreimer.local on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:30am

Biomedical engineering — the application of engineering principles to solve problems in the health field — is one of the fastest growing disciplines and industries in the world and the University of Calgary biomedical engineering group is one of the best in Western Canada based on research publications and impact.

Schulich researchers are developing improved imaging and instrumentation, biosensors and biocontrol technologies as well as diagnostic and therapeutic products that involve stem cells, biomechanics and physiological processes. They’re also involved in interdisciplinary research geared to optimize health care delivery.

Our unique training program – 21st Century Biomedical Engineers — gives graduate students advanced skills for working in industry, government or academia. Initiatives focusing on commercialization, including the BOSE Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Development Centre, are developing technologies and better treatment methods for a variety of diseases and conditions.

Imaging and Instrumentation

Schulich researchers are processing and analyzing images of mammograms to flag subtle signs of breast cancer sooner and studying musculoskeletal system structure and joint mechanics. From quantifying shapes of human body segments for prostheses design to building mathematical models for use in biomedical engineering, researchers are developing tools and techniques that will improve health care delivery around the world.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Kristina Rinker

Civil Engineering

Carolyn Anglin, Elena Di Martino, Neil Duncan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Leonid Belostotski, Elise Fear, Yaoping Hu, Karan Kaler, Brent Maundy, Martin Mintchev, Kartik Murari, Anders Nygren, Michal Okoniewski, Rangaraj Rangayyan, Mike Smith, David Westwick, Svetlana Yanushkevich

Geomatics Engineering

Derek Lichti

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Steven Boyd, Janet Ronsky

BioSensors and Biocontrol Technologies

By combining engineering principles with cell biology, biochemistry and medicine, Schulich researchers are developing new sensors for biomedical applications and investigating the effects of physical and biochemical forces on human cell physiology. Others, equipped with a mini-pilot plant, are investigating the large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals and developing bioengineering strategies for growing stem cells.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Leo Behie, Michael Foley, Michael Kallos, Kristina Rinker, Arin Sen

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yaoping Hu, Karan Kaler, Chris Macnab, Brent Maundy, Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Svetlana Yanushkevich

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Marcelo Epstein, Peter Goldsmith, Robert Martinuzzi

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Products

Schulich researchers are evaluating changes in joint forces and muscle activity after orthopaedic procedures. They’re developing bioreactor protocols for growing and characterizing human adult stem cells and studying cardiovascular biomechanics — all in an effort to develop new diagnostic and treatment devices and techniques to enhance health care.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Leo Behie, Ayodeji Jeje, Michael Kallos, Kristina Rinker, Arin Sen

Civil Engineering

Carolyn Anglin, Elena Di Martino, Neil Duncan, Nigel Shrive, Gail Thornton, Richard Wan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jim Haslett, Karan Kaler, Anders Nygren, Michal Okoniewski, Yingxu Wang

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Steven Boyd, Salvatore Federico, Leping Li, Robert Martinuzzi, Janet Ronsky, Tannin Schmidt, Les Sudak

Health-Care Delivery Optimization

Using mathematical optimization, discrete-event simulation, systems dynamics modelling, queuing models and statistical approaches, statistical quality and management tools and process improvement, researchers are exploring how to better deliver health and wellness services. 

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Paul Rogers

Imaging and Instrumentation

Schulich researchers are processing and analyzing images of mammograms to flag subtle signs of breast cancer sooner and studying musculoskeletal system structure and joint mechanics. From quantifying shapes of human body segments for prostheses design to building mathematical models for use in biomedical engineering, researchers are developing tools and techniques that will improve health care delivery around the world.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Kristina Rinker

Civil Engineering

Carolyn Anglin, Elena Di Martino, Neil Duncan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Leonid Belostotski, Elise Fear, Yaoping Hu, Karan Kaler, Brent Maundy, Martin Mintchev, Kartik Murari, Anders Nygren, Michal Okoniewski, Rangaraj Rangayyan, Mike Smith, David Westwick, Svetlana Yanushkevich

Geomatics Engineering

Derek Lichti

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Steven Boyd, Janet Ronsky

BioSensors and Biocontrol Technologies

By combining engineering principles with cell biology, biochemistry and medicine, Schulich researchers are developing new sensors for biomedical applications and investigating the effects of physical and biochemical forces on human cell physiology. Others, equipped with a mini-pilot plant, are investigating the large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals and developing bioengineering strategies for growing stem cells.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Leo Behie, Michael Foley, Michael Kallos, Kristina Rinker, Arin Sen

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yaoping Hu, Karan Kaler, Chris Macnab, Brent Maundy, Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Svetlana Yanushkevich

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Marcelo Epstein, Peter Goldsmith, Robert Martinuzzi

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Products

Schulich researchers are evaluating changes in joint forces and muscle activity after orthopaedic procedures. They’re developing bioreactor protocols for growing and characterizing human adult stem cells and studying cardiovascular biomechanics — all in an effort to develop new diagnostic and treatment devices and techniques to enhance health care.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Leo Behie, Ayodeji Jeje, Michael Kallos, Kristina Rinker, Arin Sen

Civil Engineering

Carolyn Anglin, Elena Di Martino, Neil Duncan, Nigel Shrive, Gail Thornton, Richard Wan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jim Haslett, Karan Kaler, Anders Nygren, Michal Okoniewski, Yingxu Wang

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Steven Boyd, Salvatore Federico, Leping Li, Robert Martinuzzi, Janet Ronsky, Tannin Schmidt, Les Sudak

Health-Care Delivery Optimization

Using mathematical optimization, discrete-event simulation, systems dynamics modelling, queuing models and statistical approaches, statistical quality and management tools and process improvement, researchers are exploring how to better deliver health and wellness services. 

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Paul Rogers