Biomedical engineering

Akbari testing the prototype bandage with two student researchers

Bioengineer Mohsen Akbari is working with researchers to commercialize GelDerm, a bandage that monitors pH levels at wound sites to detect the earliest signs of bacterial infection. The prototype bandage works in concert with a smartphone app. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Fraser Hof in a lab with a student

Chemist Fraser Hof and his researchers design, make and study molecules that ask basic questions about structure and binding in biological settings. Collaborations translate these discoveries into advancements in the treatment and understanding of disease. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

The following researchers specialize in biomedical engineering:

  • Rustom Bhiladvala: nanoscale materials, mechanics & transport, fluid and biomedical sensor development, energy and sustainable development
  • Kerry Delaney: neurophysiology, Rett syndrome
  • Katherine Elvira: microfluidic technologies, health care and drug discovery
  • Josh Giles: Orthopaedic Biomechanics: In-Vitro Experimentation & In-Silico Modeling, Orthopaedic Device Design, Integration of Biomechanical Models & Mechatronic Systems, Patient-Specific Biomechanically-Informed Surgical Planning
  • Reuven Gordon: nanophotonics, plasmonics, biophotonics, biosensors, optical trapping, lab-on-chip devices, nanotechnology and nanofabrication
  • Fraser Hof: at the intersection of supramolecular and medicinal chemistry
  • Sandra Hundza: neural control of human movement; motor rehabilitation after injury (e.g. neurotrauma) and with disease and aging
  • Jeremy Wulff: medicinal chemistry and control of protein-protein interactions
  • Stephanie Willerth: tissue engineering,regenerative medicine,biomaterials scaffolds for controlling stem cell differentiation
  • E. Paul Zehr: neural control of human movement, reflexes that coordinate limbs, stroke and spinal chord injuries recovery