Western Engineering News, April 06, 2021
Passion, motivation, and taking calculated risks are all inherent parts of an entrepreneurial mindset. Western Engineering alumna Asha Parekh (BESc’07, MESc’11, PhD’15) never planned on co-founding medical device company Front Line Medical Technologies, but she was willing to take the risk of transitioning to entrepreneurship and hasn’t looked back since.
Western News, March 03, 2021
Last month, students from all over North America competed virtually in the inaugural Mayo Clinic Innovation Sprint — a competition meant to foster collaboration among business, IT and clinical professionals in a 24-hour effort to solve problems and develop solutions.
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, March 01, 2021
After a traumatic injury from an event such as a car crash or industrial accident, many patients die from blood loss before even entering the operating room. If health-care providers can keep the blood that wasn’t lost through the injury flowing to the heart and the brain, the chances of survival are dramatically increased. This was the aim of Dr. Adam Power, a vascular surgeon who regularly confronts these types of injuries on the operating room table, and biomedical engineer and Western alumna Asha Parekh, PhD'15. The team developed a small device that could be quickly inserted into an injured person's femoral artery to keep blood pumping to these vital organs.
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, February 01, 2021
Ravi Menon, PhD, Professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and his research team have received $2.85 million to support neuroscience research at the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM), at Robarts Research Institute.
Western News, January 14, 2021
Getting dressed, brushing teeth, opening a jar to make a meal: many Canadians can take performing these tasks for granted. But for those living with osteoarthritis in their hands, the gripping and twisting motions of daily life are a regular source of pain and frustration. “It can affect everything. Living with pain certainly has an impact, but it extends to all dimensions of life,” said Joy MacDermid, professor of physical therapy and co-director of the clinical research lab at the Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre.
Robarts Research Institute, December 18, 2020
Robarts Scientist, Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, was renewed as a Canada Research Chair for continued excellence in neuroscience.
Western News, October 27, 2020
For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year. Armin Geraili, MESc, Biomedical Engineering Armin Geraili completed his MESc at the School of Biomedical Engineering in September, 2019, under the supervision of Prof. Kibret Mequanint. Geraili’s course work average was 94.25%, and his multidisciplinary research produced several high-impact publications in prestigious journals.
Western News, October 26, 2020
When the Toronto Blue Jays made it to the playoffs this year, Clare Padmore celebrated with them as more than a fan. And when they aim for even greater heights next season, Padmore hopes to share in their success too: not as an athlete, coach or front-office executive but as an engineer working to help ballplayers achieve their athletic potential.
CTV News, June 23, 2020
BME alumnus Robert Koch was recently featured on CTV News. Robert completed his BESc in 2016 in Electrical & Computer Engineering and his MESc in 2018 in Biomedical Engineering both at Western. His MESc was done under the supervision of Profs. Hanif Ladak, Sumit Agrawal and Susan Scollie and focused on sensorized manikins for training in Audiology. The Nasal EDucation (NED) simulator builds on Robert's expertise in training simulators and responds to a critical need to quickly train individuals to perform accurate nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19.
Western News, June 09, 2020
It was quite the finish to Ian Villamagna’s PhD career at Western. In January, he successfully defended his thesis, was lauded by the Arthritis Society of Canada for being part of the Top Research Advancements of 2019 and had already began his new job at a nanomedicine development company in the San Francisco area.
Western News, May 25, 2020
A homegrown idea to create a 3-D printed ventilator might be the answer to a global problem first exposed in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western News, May 12, 2020
Medical Biophysics and Surgery professor Matthew Teeter has been named recipient of a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.
Western News, April 08, 2020
Hanif Ladak and Cheryle Seguin of Biomedical Engineering named Faculty Scholars.
CBC Listen, March 12, 2020
Western University students Trent Gordon (Biomedical Engineering), Sheetala Bhat and Li Li are gearing up to deliver their three-minute thesis tonight. The students join London Morning to share even more condensed versions of their work.
Global News, February 27, 2020
A local leader and scientist known worldwide for his work in medical imaging has been appointed to the Order of Ontario, along with 20 others. Londoner Aaron Fenster is a scientist at the Robarts Research Institute at Western University and is involved in the field of biomedical physics.
Western News, January 21, 2020
One is developing a drug to attack the disease. The other is designing an innovative way to deliver it.
Western News, December 10, 2019
A new partnership between Western, London hospitals and a medical technology pioneer will make southwestern Ontario a “global powerhouse” when it comes to state-of-the-art imaging research and clinical application.
Global News, October 30, 2019
Jeffrey Carson and his team have developed a new tool that they believe can greatly improve surgery outcomes and reduce time in the operating room for breast cancer patients.
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, October 23, 2019
“I’m excited by the human challenges that technology can address – like recognizing small patterns in chest scans that indicate early traces of a recurring tumour — that give patients more treatment options,” says Salma in her interview with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
School of Biomedical Engineering, October 18, 2019
Nikolas Knowles, a recent Biomedical Engineering PhD graduate, has earned the top PhD thesis in a Schulich graduate program award – the Collip Medal Award.
School of Biomedical Engineering, October 16, 2019
Jonathan (Jon) Lau, MD, PhD, hopes his research will result in safer and more precise surgical therapies for patients suffering from neurological illnesses. The recent alumnus shares the importance of collaboration for improving healthcare.
School of Biomedical Engineering, October 15, 2019
Mechanical and Materials Engineering assistant professor Ryan Willing has been awarded the Peter C. Maurice Research Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering for his innovative research on knee biomechanics.
Western News, October 08, 2019
Ryan Willing earns Early Researcher Award; Ali Khan receives Research Infrastructure Funding.
Western News, Western News, October 01, 2019
BME alumnus Rob Koch, founder and president of AHead Simulations, created CARL patient simulators. CARL is used for research, training and product demonstrations.
Robarts Research Institute, September 27, 2019
The Gold Medal is the highest award given by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists. Peters has been recognized for his outstanding career and significant contribution to the field of medical physics in Canada.
School of Biomedical Engineering, September 10, 2019
Ravi Menon has been elected by his peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences.
School of Biomedical Engineering, September 10, 2019
Lauren Flynn was named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is one of two of Western's newest College members. Part of the Royal Society of Canada, College membership represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.
Western News, August 13, 2019 School of Biomedical Engineering, July 30, 2019
Congratulations to Jessica Rodgers who has won a top award at the American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM) Scientific Meeting.
School of Biomedical Engineering, July 29, 2019 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, July 02, 2019
“Without question, this is one of the most prestigious International awards in oral health research,” said Dr. Siqueira. “I’m pleased that this award recognizes my dedication to oral health research and also positions Schulich Dentistry internationally as a centre of excellence in salivary research.”
School of Biomedical Engineering, June 19, 2019
Congratulations to BME faculty and students who have been recognized for their research at various conferences.
Western News, June 17, 2019
Faculty members Corey Baron and Grace Parraga, and incoming faculty member Arghya Paul have been named Canada Research Chairs in the latest round announced by Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.
School of Biomedical Engineering, May 28, 2019
Congratulations to 10 BME students receiving scholarships for the upcoming school year.
Western News, May 21, 2019
Nationally renowned researcher, educator, and administrator Ken Coley has been named the next Dean of Western Engineering.
School of Biomedical Engineering, May 17, 2019
Biomedical Engineering faculty members Baron Corey, Emma Duerden, and Haojie Mao have been awarded $250,000 each over two years from the first New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), representing three of the five awarded Western researchers.
Robarts Research Institute, May 14, 2019
Through his research, Teeter is using medical imaging tools to evaluate implants and surgical techniques used in total joint replacements.
London Health Research Day, May 07, 2019
Ian Villamagna, PhD, supervised by Drs. Frank Beier and Elizabeth Gillies, won a Feature Platform Presentation award for his research on polymeric drug delivery systems for the intra-articular treatment of osteoarthritis. Michael Lavdas, MESc, won the Poster Award for the "Detection, screening and diagnosis of health and disease" category. Michael is supervised by Drs. Matthew Teeter, David Holdsworth and Brent Lanting.
Business Elite Canada, May 07, 2019
Through a combination of new innovative and collaborative learning spaces for students, to the building’s sustainable features, to new program offerings, the Amit Chakma Engineering Building establishes Western University and its Faculty of Engineering as a leader both nationally and globally.
April 30, 2019
Mahsa Bataghva won first place in the Poster Awards category; Jessica Rodgers and Hui Wang were honourable mentions. Seva Ioussoufovitch was an honourable mention in the Oral Awards category. Congratulations Masha, Jessica, Hui, and Seva!
April 29, 2019
Yang is an established researcher in additive manufacturing, printed electronics and advanced materials. He also played a major role in the successful submission of an Interdisciplinary Development Initiative to develop an Industry 4.0 Network at Western.
School of Biomedical Engineering, April 12, 2019
Three biomedical engineering students earned Western's Top 20 finalists spots through their engaging, concise, and creative presentations.
School of Biomedical Engineering, April 10, 2019
Jessica Rodgers' 3D transvaginal ultrasound technology has been recognized for its clinical application potential. She was awarded first place in the Young Investigators Symposium at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Spring Clinical Meeting.
Western News, April 03, 2019
A team including Biomedical Engineering faculty member Kibret Mequanint has developed a next-generation heart valve that may provide patients with a safer, longer-lasting implant alternative.
School of Biomedical Engineering, March 14, 2019
Congratulations Hareem Nissar, PhD Biomedical Engineering student, for winning best poster award at the SPIE Medical Imaging conference in the Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modelling category!
Western News, Western News, January 31, 2019
An international research team, including BME faculty member Ryan Willing, has solved one problem with cutting-edge smart knee implants by developing a novel technique that harnesses friction from an individual’s own movements to charge the implant.
Western News, November 15, 2018
Professors Ali Khan and Rajni Patel have been named Canada Research Chairs by the Minister of Science and Sport in Computational Neuroimaging, and Advanced Robotics and Control, respectively.
Professor Elizabeth Gillies elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Western News, September 10, 2018
College membership represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Gillies has been recognized for her innovative research with degradable polymers.
Western Engineering News, July 19, 2018
What started out as a fourth-year undergraduate project is now a fully developed medtech startup, AHead Simulations.
Research Western, July 04, 2018
Congratulations to Robarts scientist Corey Baron, PhD, on receiving a 2018 Petro-Canada Young Innovator award.
Western Engineering News, July 03, 2018
Western Engineering is gearing up for an exciting year of new initiatives and opportunities for its students.
Western News, June 24, 2018
Imagine not being able to brush your teeth, button your shirt or even lift a book to read. For the millions suffering the effects of Parkinson's Disease, these simple tasks can be an arduous endeavour.
Western News, June 22, 2018
Douglas Hamilton anticipates the day when people with vascular disease (such as diabetes) will no longer fear that a simple wound will lead to horrible outcomes.
Western Engineering News, May 08, 2018
Each year, Western Engineering presents a faculty member with the Engineering Award for Excellence in Research to recognize their outstanding research contributions.
Western Engineering News, May 02, 2018
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Elizabeth Gillies is this year's recipient of the R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Western News, April 12, 2018
Kibret Mequanint now counts his heroes among his peers. And he could not be more excited.
Western Engineering News, April 03, 2018
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition is a series of three-minute talks by Western University graduate students who discuss their exciting research and creative activities.
Western News, March 02, 2018
A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than six million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson's disease.
February 01, 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.
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.
ScienceDirect, October 02, 2017
Mai Elfarnawany's research paper "Improved middle-ear soft-tissue visualization using sychrotron radiation phase-contrast imaging was published with ScienceDirect.
Western News, June 07, 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.
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.
February 08, 2017
Elizabeth Gillies’ development of degradable polymers (plastic) could soon benefit everything from fertilizer used by farmers to cancer drugs administered by physicians.