People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Prof. Edmond W. K. Young, Ph.D., P. Eng.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dean's Catalyst Professor (MIE)

TEAL Fellow

Cross appointed as a member of both the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE). Currently holds appointment as Dean’s Catalyst Professorship (2018-2021), and is Fellow of the Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Program (2018-2020).

Edmond W. K. Young joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in January of 2013. He received his BASc (2001) and MASc (2003) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and his PhD in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto (2008). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2009 to 2012, working at the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR).

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Dr. Huawei Li

Welcome to IBMT Huawei! His bio is coming soon!

Ph.D STUDENTS

Siwan Park

Siwan is a Ph.D. student at IBMT whose research mainly involves the study of human lung airway tissue using microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip techniques. His particular interests lie in the fabrication of plastic microfluidic devices optimized for culturing multiple cell types in compartmentalized regions.

Siwan has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Korea University in Seoul.

Michael Mohan

Michael is a Ph.D. candidate currently researching the development of in vitro microfluidic technologies to model key features of the pancreatic tumor microenvironment as they relate to treatment resistance. Prior to this, he has held various internships in manufacturing and design and has worked as a mechanical designer for the pharmaceutical division of ATS Automation. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Guelph in 2015.

Han Shao

Han is a Ph.D. student at IBMT. She is interested in developing organ-on-a-chip models to mimic the microenvironment of the tumor vasculature to study the mechanism of anti-angiogenic therapy resistance. Han obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, majoring in Biomedical Systems Engineering at the University of Toronto from 2015 to 2019.

Sina Kheiri

Welcome to IBMT Sina! His bio is coming soon!

Jeremy Newton

Jeremy is a new Ph.D. student currently studying fabrication strategies for the integration of thin, extra-cellular matrix protein based membranes into thermoplastic organ-on-a-chip devices. He obtained his B.A.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2020, where he completed co-op positions in industry and fluid mechanics research. Jeremy currently enjoys reading, rock climbing, and exploring Toronto’s parks.

M.A.Sc. STUDENTS

Lauren Bahn

Lauren is a M.A.Sc. candidate in Biomedical Engineering. Her current research involves the development of a microfluidic device that can mimic key elements of the osteoarthritic joint microenvironment. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks by the lake.

Kakit Cheung

Kakit is a M.A.Sc. student in Mechanical Engineering developing techniques to introduce mechanical stimulation in organ-on-chip devices for use in an osteoarthritic knee joint model. He acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at the University of British Columbia, specializing in mechatronics and robotics. Following that, Kakit worked at Zaber Technologies, researching laser optics technologies for precision measurement applications. His personal interests include video games, tabletop games, and crafts.

LAB ALUMNI

Noosheen Walji, Ph.D.

Nikola Kuzmic, M.A.Sc.

Andrew Kuo, M.A.Sc.

Mouhita Humayun, M.A.Sc.

Tobe Madu, M.A.Sc.

Daniel Konstantinou, M.A.Sc.

Thomas Moore, Ph.D.

Dr. Alwin Wan, Ph.D. (PDF)

Dr. Deepika Devadas, Ph.D. (PDF)

Dr. Ben Moon, Ph.D. (PDF)