Western News | February 1, 2018
Haojie Mao is working to understand traumatic brain injury (TBI) through collaborations with Western neuroscientists and neurobiologists. And those researchers are looking to crack the brain-injury code with help from Mao, a world-class engineer. Read more.
Western News | January 25, 2018
A patient with an irregular heartbeat often requires multiple hospital visits and procedures, called catheter ablation treatments, to restore the heart to good health. One Western Biomedical Engineering PhD student, however, is using robotics to change that to a 'one-and-done' procedure. Read more.
Western News | June 7, 2017
Five up-and-coming Western researchers will share in $700,000 in research funding, thanks to the Early Researcher Awards, all part of a larger $10-million provincial program supporting 77 researchers at 17 institutions across Ontario. Read more.
Western Engineering News | April 18, 2017
Western Engineering announced recently that Jim Johnson, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Engineering Award for Excellence in Research. Read more.
Western News | February 8, 2017
Elizabeth Gillies’ development of degradable polymers (plastic) could soon benefit everything from fertilizer used by farmers to cancer drugs administered by physicians. Read more.
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry News
Dr. Matthew Teeter, an assistant professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and researcher at the Lawson Health Research Institute, is a winner of the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize in recognition for his work in joint replacements. Read more.
Robarts Research News
Dr. Aaron Fenster, a faculty member in the area of imaging with the Biomedical Engineering Program, is living his a dream as an inventor. Read more.
Western News | April 16, 2015
Imagine if doctors were able to tell hospitalized patients in need of surgery that their specific procedures were seamles - before they even occur. That is the long-term goal of Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate Ryan Armstrong's research, and the topic of his Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation which nabbed the second-place finish in the April 9 competition. Read more.
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Ali Tavallaei, a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering, designs and fabricates robots that can function within an MRI machine for image-guided surgery. Read more.
Western News | September 23, 2013
Eight Western students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada's most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students. This includes Biomedical Engineering student, Jonathan McLeod. Jonathan is a PhD candidate focusing on innovative ideas in the area of imaging to assist future surgeons. Read more.
Eight Western students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students, including Biomedical Engineering student Daniel Langohr. Daniel is a PhD candidate focusing on Biomechanics of Reverse Shoulder Implants with Special Interest in Impingement and Wear. Read more.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Johnson has been appointed as the Graham King Musculoskeletal Research Chair for a five-year term (January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2016). Read more.
Linte received this award for his continuous efforts in educating the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) GOLD and student members through professional and career development sessions, workshops, and editorials. Read more.
Tom Jenkyn, an associate professor at Western University, says a lot of the information people get about running shoes and about the type of shoe they require, can't be simply diagnosed by casual observation in a store. Read more.
Associate professor Kibret Mequanint is growing blood vessels in his lab with the goal of potentially helping thousands of Canadians with vacular problems. Read more.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a respiratory disease commonly known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema, is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, but a Western University researcher is providing new insight into the disease. Read more.
Researcher Leonardo Millon is developing synthetic human tissue that can provide surgical trainees a lifelike model on which to develop their skills. Read more.
Fenster's research is focused in two interdisciplinary programs combining imaging in vascular imaging, and image-guided surgery and therapy - together with biomedical engineering. Read more.