Khaled Youssef, PhD Student, 2016-2020

Khaled Youssef

Khaled obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering, both from Ain Shams University (ASU), one of the top-ranked and most prestigious technological universities in Egypt. He ranked 4th among all B.Sc. students of ASU in 2012. During his post-graduate studies, he was involved in research activities in the fields of fluid dynamics and renewable energy systems. His past research experience was in multi-objective optimization with numerical simulation (ANSYS-Fluent) to optimize and enhance the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines.
Khaled received the prestigious Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) and joined ACUTE in September 2016 as a PhD student. He is developing novel in-vitro neuron-on-a-chip and in-vivo organism-on-a-chip microfluidic platforms to facilitate discovery of neuroprotective drugs for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease.

Contact Khaled: kyoussef@yorku.ca

Sina Dibaji, MSc Student, 2016-2018

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Sina obtained his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran in 2015. As his bachelor’s final project, he investigated LDL mass transfer in the human vascular system using computational fluid mechanics. Sina joined ACUTE in September 2016 as a M.Sc. student. His current field of research is focused on developing microfluidic cell and bacteria sorting devices based on an inertio-magnetic method.

Contact Sina: sdibaji@yorku.ca

Amir Reza Peimani Foroushani, MSc Student, 2015-2017

Amir Peimani

Amir Reza obtained his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran, in 2015. He ranked 1st among all B.Sc. students of IUT in 2011 and was the member of IUT exceptionally talented students club during his undergraduate studies. He joined ACUTE in September 2015 as a Master’s student. His research interests are in Bio-MEMS and Microfluidics and he is trying to develop a high-throughput microchip for correlative neural and behavioral response investigation of Zebrafish for drug screening and brain mapping applications.

Contact Amir: peimani@yorku.ca

Pouriya Bayat, MSc Student, 2015-2017

Pouriya Bayat

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 ACUTE in 2015, and he is currently working on sorting of disruptive micro particles in water and development of a deformable and wearable cooling microdevice for obesity control of rat animal models.

Contact Pouriya: pouriya@yorku.ca

Amin Shams Khorrami, MSc Student, 2015-2017

Amin Shams

Amin obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tabriz in 2013. He was a research assistant in Heat and Fluid Flow Research Laboratory at University of Tabriz From 2011 to 2014. He is a co-author of the book Heat Exchangers Design (published in Persian) and 3 conference and 1 journal papers in electrohydrodynamic and heat transfer enhancement techniques. He joined ACUTE in 2015 conducting research on high throughput generation of multi-sized monodispersed microdroplets in a microfluidic device.

Contact Amin: aminshm@yorku.ca