Postdoctoral Fellows

Manu Pallapa received his M.A.Sc from Simon Fraser University, Canada and PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada in Human and Biomedical Engineering. He was with ACµTE from November 2014 to February 2016 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He explored different techniques for quantitative interpretation of results from single and multi-analyte lateral flow assay devices.

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Master of Applied Science

Pouriya Bayat, Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2015-Fall 2017

Pouriya obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2014. During his bachelor studies, he focused on Biofluid Mechanics. He joined ACμTE in 2015, and worked on the fundamentals of secondary Dean flow in curved microchannels. He also succesfully developed curved channel particle isolation and washing microdevices at ACμTE

Vikash Kumar, Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2014-Fall 2016

Vikash completed his B.Tech. (Hons.) in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. During bachelor project, he developed microneedles for drug delivery and nanoparticles for targeted gene delivery. At ACμTE, Vikash successfully developed inertio- and elasto-magnetic microfluidic devices for fractionation of multiple microparticles in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.

Ramtin Ardeshiri, Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2013-Fall 2015

Ramtin obtained his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (bioelectronic) from the University of Tehran in 2012. During his MASc studies at ACµTE, he successfully developed hybrid microfluidic devices for multi-directional manipulation of organisms such as Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans on a chip, followed by their exposure to chemicals to investigate their organ and cellular responses accurately.

Jacob C. K. Leung, Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2013-Fall 2015

Jacob graduated with honors from Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University in 2013. He previously assisted in conducting research on Electronic Health Records. His MASc research at ACμTE focused on developing lab-on-chips for toxicological studies on adult Drosophila Melanogaster organisms, using oviposition as a behavioral readout.

Undergraduate Students and Visiting Scientists

Gabriel Benigno, Biophysics, York University, Fall 2016

Chukwubuikem Omeziri, Mechanical Engineering, York University, LSRA Awardee, Fall 2015-Fall 2016

Cristofaro Timpano, Biology, York University, NSERC USRA Awardee, Summer 2016

Asal Nadi, Biology, York University, NSERC USRA Awardee, Fall 2015-Fall 2016

Laya Hosseini, Biology, York University, Fall 2015-Summer 2016

Boris Barron, Biophysics, York University, NSERC USRA Awardee, Summer 2015-Summer 2016

Negar Amini, Biology, York University, Fall 2014-Fall 2015

Arthur Wong, Earth and Space Engineering, York University, LSRA Awardee, Summer 2015

Anidrudh Agarwal, Earth and Space Engineering, York University, LSRA Awardee, Summer 2014-Fall 2015

Jaspritt Gill, Earth and Space Engineering, York University, Summer 2014

Ganesh Ramkumar, Earth and Space Engineering, York University, Summer 2014

Vasudha Kalia, Biomedical Engineering, University of Guelph, Summer 2014

Eric Scott, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Summer and Fall 2013

Anshul Kidile, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Summer 2013

Sameera Prematilake, Physics, McMaster University, Summer 2013

Dr. Shaoxi Wang, Assistant Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, January – September 2015
Christina Christopher, PhD Candidate, Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, June 2015