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2010 ISS Graduate Orientation

Undergraduate Summer Projects

2011 Cohort

Damian Marek, Electrical Engineering, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Martin Rochette
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project title: Chalcogenide microresonator sensors.


Florence Shahabi, Neuroscience, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. David Juncker
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: The development of a label-free microfluidic-based method for fast screening of matching monoclonal antibody pairs.


Greta Thompson-Steckel, Neuroscience, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. David Juncker
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: Development of a neuronal mechanotransduction sensor to examin the relationship between extracellular matrix substrate and adhesion strength.

 


Masters Projects

2010 Cohort

Adiel Mallik, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Peter Grutter
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Project title: Use of microfluidic probe and perfusion chamber with Brainbow organotypic brain slices to generate a visual map of neural remodelling after hippocampal damage.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Anne McKinney
Bellini Life Sciences Complex,
McGill University

 


Sherman Hung, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Srikar Vengallatore
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Project title: Energy harvesting and energy storage for wireless networks of integrated sensor systems.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Luc Frechette
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Universite de Sherbrooke


Robert Welch, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Walter Reisner
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Project title: Sensing of genomic and epigenitic variation along single DNA molecules via nanochannel devices.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Moshe Szyf
McIntyre Medical Building,
McGill University

Prof. Robert Sladek
Genome Qubec Innovation Center,
Montreal, Quebec




PhD Projects

2010 Cohort

Amir Foudeh, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Maryam Tabizian, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: Pathogen detection using SPR integrated digital microfluidics.

Collaborating laboratories:
Dr. Teodor Veres,
Functional Nanomaterials Group,
Industrial Materials Institute,
National Research Council of Canada

 


Andre Dompierre, University of Sherbrooke

Supervisor: Prof. Luc Frechette, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Project title: Design and fabrication of an integrated piezo electric vibration energy-harvesting MEMS system.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Srikar Vengallatore,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University

Institut des nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL),
Ecole Centrale de Lyon,
France

Dalsa Semiconducteur,
Bromont, Quebec,
Canada




Benoit-Louis Berube, University of Sherbooke

Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Fraincois Pratte, Department of Mechanical and Information Engineering

Project title: Research and development of a single photon avalanche diode in CMOS 3D integrated circuit technology for positron emission tomography and computed tomography.

Collaborating laboratories:
Groupe de Recherche en Appareillage Medical de Sherbooke (GRAMS),
Universite de Sherbrooke

Centre d'imagerie moleculaire de Sherbrooke (CIMS),
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Canada

Centre de recherche en nanofabrication et nanocaracterisation (CRN2),
Universite de Sherbrooke

Brookehaven National Laboratory,
US department of Energy,
Upton, New York, USA

Fermi National Laboratory,
US department of Energy,
Chicago, Illinois, USA




Esen Sokullu, Institut national de recherches scientific (INRS)

Supervisor: Prof. Mohamed Zourob, Department of Energy, Materials and Telecommunications

Project title: Theranostic platform for MRSA detection and treatment comprising array of deep probe optical waveguide.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Andrew Kirk,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
McGill University

Prof. David Juncker,
Biomedical Engineering,
McGill University

 


Evgeny Kirshin, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Milica Popovich, Department of Electrical Engineering

Project title: Microwave breast cancer detection: advanced signal processing and device prototype.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Ke Wu,
Departement de genie electronique
Polytechnique Montreal,

 


Gaston Contreras Jimenez, Institut national de recherches scientific (INRS)

Supervisor: Prof. Mohamed Zourob, Department of Energy, Materials and Telecommunications

Project title: Ultra-sensitive handheld CMOS-based optical biosensor for the detection of toxins in water.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Shiang-Cheng Lu,
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan

Prof. Eric Lagally,
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada





Gina Zhou, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. David Juncker
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: Disease-alert Threads: Threads as a microfluidic platform for low-cost infectious Leishmania sensing.

Collaborating laboratories:
Dr. Armando Jardim
Institute of Parisitology,
Macdonald Campus
McGill University

 


Huiyan Li, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. David Juncker,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: 3D hudrogel droplet colocalization microsarray sensor system for multiplexed detection of breast cancer biomarkers.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Mike Hallett,
Department of Bioinformatics,
McGill University

Prof. Morag Park,
Department of Molecular Oncology,
McGill University

Prof. Robert Sladek
Genome Qubec Innovation Center,
Montreal, Quebec

Mohamad Diaa Baiad, Ecole Pokytechnique de Montreal

Supervisor: Prof. Raman Kashyap
Department of Electrical Engineering

Project title: Surface plasmon resonance sensors with Bragg Grating for new medical applications.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Andrew Kirk
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
McGill University

 


Ottoleo Kuter-Arnebeck, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Srikar Vengallatore
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Project title: Design, manufacturing and characterization of hollow and fluid-filled micro-resonators.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Michael Paidoussis
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University

Prof. Peter Grutter
Department of Physics,
McGill University

 


Pascal Newby, Universite de Sherbrooke

Supervisor: Prof. Luc Frechette
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Project title: Fabrication of porous cilicon carbide and characterisation of its thermal, mechanical and structural properties. Application to thermal insultion in sensors.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Vincent Aimez
INL (Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon),
France

Dr. Vladimir Lysenko
CETHIL (Centre de Thermique de Lyon),
France

Prof. Srikar Vengallatore
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
McGill University

 


Tohid Fatanat Didar, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Maryam Tabrizian
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: Design and fabrication of an adhesion-beased microfluidic lab-on-Chip biosensor platform for detection, isolation and sorting fo cells.

Collaborating laboratories:
Dr. Teodor Veres
NRC-IMI Functional Nanomaterials Group,
Boucherville, QC, Canada

Dr. Matthieu Naninni
McGill Nanotools-Microfab,
McGill University

Prof. David Juncker,
Biomedical Engineering,
McGill University

Prof. Hojatollah Vali,
Electron Microscopy Research Center (FEMR),
McGill University

Yucai Wang, McGill University

Supervisor: Prof. Vamsy Chodavarapu,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project title: Implantable micro-machined capacitative sensors to monitor compartment pressures in lower limb.

Collaborating laboratories:
Prof. Janet Henderson,
Center for Bone and Periodontal Research,
McGill University

Dr. Ed Harvey,
The Montreal General Hospital,
Montreal, Quebec





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