Schulich School of Dentistry and Medicine Biomedical Engineering Faculty of Engineering


New Fellow Stands Among His Heroes

Western News | April 12, 2018

Kibret Mequanint now counts his heroes among his peers.  And he could not be more excited.  Read more.

New Tech May Benefit Parkinson's Sufferers

Western News | March 2, 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.  Read more.

Engineering a Solution for Brain Trauma

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.

Device Helps Correct Atrial Fibrillation

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.

Mai Elfarnawany Research Paper

ScienceDirect | October 2017

Mai Elfarnawany's research paper "Improved middle-ear soft-tissue visualization using sychrotron radiation phase-contrast imaging was published with ScienceDirect.  Read more.

Louis Ferreira receives Ontario Early Researcher Award

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.

Jim Johnson receives Faculty of Engineering Award for Excellence in Research

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.

Elizabeth Gillies awarded NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

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.

Dr. Matthew Teeter awarded the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize

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.

A sense of invention

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.

Armstrong seeks to successfully simulate surgeries

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.

Professor looks to zero in radiation treatment

Western News | November 6, 2014

Engineering professor Kibret Mequanint, whose research focuses on the design and development of materials for biomedical applications, is working to improve something he’s developed – a hydrogel dosimeter for radiation therapy, which is a material that can measure the dose of radiation delivered to a cancer tumour.  Read more.

PhD candidate taking the pressure off glaucoma diagnosis

Western News | June 6, 2014

Mansur Mulk, a PhD candidate in Biomechanical Engineering, is working to improve the standard, yet fallible, techniques used to diagnose glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world’s aging population.If successful, Mansur Mulk might not only help glaucoma sufferers retain their sight, but save health-care providers big bucks as well.  Read more.

'Nightmare' may be a dream for future surgeons

Western News | February 27, 2014

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.

Eight named Vanier Scholarship Winners

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.

Western boasts eight Vanier winners 

Western News | July 23, 2012 

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.

Dr. Jim Johnson has been appointed the Graham King Musculoskeletal Research Chair

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry News | January 16, 2012

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.

PhD Candidate Cristian A. Linte Receives IEEE MGA Gold Achievement Award


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.

Feet, joints tied to shoe checks

London Free Press | January 7, 2010

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.

Engineers to the rescue when body fails

Western News | November 5, 2009

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.

Gaining a better picture of lung disease

Western News | November 20, 2009

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.

Research more than skin deep

Western News | October 8, 2009

Researcher Leonardo Millon is developing synthetic human tissue that can provide surgical trainees a lifelike model on which to develop their skills. Read more.

Mahon, Fenster Hellmuth award winners

Western News | April 10, 2008

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.