Who we are


Jake Barralet
Department of Surgery, McGill University
Email: jake.barralet [at] mcgill.ca
Summary Introduction: Dr Barralet is a professor at McGill University and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; Vice Chair Surgery Research; and Director of Research for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McGill University. His expertise includes biomaterials and naomaterials innovation, with 15 years academic and 3 years industrial experience. Interested science and making it work with a focus on tissue regeneration and material synthesis. Interested in productive partnerships to achieve goal of bringing new innovations to the public.
Specialties: Materials research, sustained release, technology assessment and problem solving.

 

Vincent Duchaine
Department of Automated Production Engineering, École de technologie supérieure
​Email: vincent.duchaine [at] etsmtl.ca
Summary Introduction: Associate professor in the department of automated production engineering at ÉTS since 2010, he is a co-founder of Robotiq, an SMB located in the Quebec City region, which employs 20 people. His research interests includes mechatronics and haptics at the CoRo laboratory (ETS). This branch of robotics focuses on physical interaction between humans and robots, the development of sensor technologies and the design of haptic devices.
Specialties: Robotics, Mechatronics, Physical human-robot interaction, Haptics, Tactile sensing, Nonlinear control, Impedance control

 

Natalia Nuno 

We are deeply saddened to note that Prof Nuño passed away recently, our deepest condolences to her Family and colleagues
Department of Automated Production Engineering, École de technologie supérieure
​Email: natalia.nuno [at] etsmtl.ca
Summary Introduction: Professor Nuno's recent work has contributed to the design and biomechanical analysis of a hip resurfacing prosthesis made from biomechanical composite AND the design of a greater trochanter fixation prosthesis at the Imaging and Orthopaedics Research Laboratory (LIO).
Specialties: biomechanical modeling, design of orthopaedic prostheses, stress shielding, cementing technique, bone remodeling, numerical and experimental methods, contact problems, fixation of implants, stress analysis.

 

Thomas Fevens
Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Concordia University
​Email: fevens [at] cs.concordia.ca
Summary Introduction: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. He has published several articles on Computer-Aided Breast Cancer Malignancy Classification, Clinical Image Segmentation, and Deep Learning for Medical Imagery.
Specialties: Computational Geometry, Medical Imaging, Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 3D Computer Graphics & Gaming

 

Sandra Betton
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
​Email: sandra.betton [at] concordia.ca
Summary Introduction: Associate Professor and Director MBA and GDBA programs, her research interests include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and gambling markets. In addition, she is interested in cross-disciplinary partnership training to help trainees gain the different perspectives, improve product development and make innovation practical.
Specialties: Empirical finance, Mergers and acquisition

 

 Marta Kersten
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia
Email: marta.kersten [at] concordia.ca
Research involves developing and testing visualization, display and interaction methods in the context of image-guided surgery. I’m particularly interested in how we can improve the spatial and depth understanding of volume rendered medical data and studying the impact of augmented reality visualization for particular surgical tasks.

 

 

Javad Dargahi, PhD

Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia University

 

 

 

 Jacques Deguise, B.Ing., M.Sc.A., Ph.D. 

Chaire de recherche du Canada en imagerie 3D et ingénierie biomédicale. Chaire de recherche en orthopédie Marie-Lou et Yves Cotrel de l'Université de Montréal et de l'ÉTS. Laboratoire de recherche en imagerie et orthopédie

 

 

 

 

Richard Leask, PEng, BASc, MASc (Waterloo), PhD (Toronto)

Professor | Associate Chair (Facilities Planning). Research areas: Biotechnology, sustainable materials

 

 

 

 

Mark Driscoll, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique of Montreal. B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

Primary Research Theme: Design and Manufacturing
Secondary Research Theme: Biomechanics

Global interests reside in improving the biomechanical understanding of mechanisms that govern our musculoskeletal system. The use of complementary research platforms (in vivo, ex vivo, and in silico) foster novel findings towards the understanding of healthy system and the onset and/or pathomechanism of musculoskeletal disorders. Such translational research is interdisciplinary and requires a multifaceted approach to promote the engineering conception and design of new mechanical solutions.

More specifically, the laboratory seeks to better understand the control system governing spinal stability. Of further interest is how this control system responds when mechanical biases are introduced resulting in physiological stress shielding. Additionally, performing research and developments towards real time physics driven virtual reality simulators for surgical training.

 


Student

Degree

Discipline

Started in CREATE

Ended 

OR scheduled to End

HOOSHIAR AHMEDI, Seyed Amir Doctoral Mechanical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2019
BEDARD, Emma Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2018
BORRELLI, Daniel Master's DESS in Healthcare Technology Sep 2016 Aug 2017
BOUFFARD-CLOUTIER, Étienne Master's Biomedical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2018
CABRERA DIAZ, Manfred Master's Computer Science Sep 2016 Aug 2018
DABIB, Abla Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2017
JOUAULT, Erwan Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2018
KENT, Jeffrey Master's Biological & Biomedical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2018
KURYLOWICZ, Daniel Master's Masters of Business Administration Sep 2016 Aug 2017
LAO, Qicheng Doctoral Computer Science Sep 2016 Aug 2019
LAU, Fiona Master's Experimental Surgery Sep 2016 Aug 2018
LI, Shen Master's Software Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2017
RAZBAN, Masoud Doctoral Mechanical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2019
SYED, Omaer Postdoctoral Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2018
THÉRIEN, Sophie Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2017
VARIN, Marie-France Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2017
MOHAMMADI BANDARI, Naghmeh Doctoral Mechanical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2020
MOLAEI, Amir Doctoral Mechanical Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2020
KANG, Qingbo Master's Software Engineering Sep 2017 Dec 2020
MORTAZAVI, Mehrzad Master's Computer Science Sep 2017 Dec 2020
SAMIEI, Mandana Master's Computer Science Sep 2017 Aug 2019
GAO, Han Master's Computer Science Sep 2017 Mar 2018
RAFIEE, Laya Doctoral Computer Science Sep 2017 Aug 2020
CASTONGUAY-HENRI, Aude Master's Engineering Sep 2017 Aug 2018
RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ, Marlon Master's Engineering Sep 2017 Aug 2018
GAUTIER, Manon Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2018
KOHLER, Arthur Master's Engineering Sep 2017 Dec 2018
ZENOU, Lucile Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2019
KOUAKOUA, Kean Master's Engineering Sep 2017 Dec 2019
BASCANS, Clarisse Master's Engineering Sep 2017 Aug 2019
BARADARAN, Aslan Master's Experimental Surgery Jan 2018 Dec 2018
CHARBONNIER, Baptiste Postdoctoral Engineering Jan 2018 Aug 2019
WONG POW FA, Patrick Master's Engineering Sep 2016 Oct 2017
HAMILTON, Fiona Bachelor's Mechanical Engineering May 2018 Aug 2018
SHARIARI, Bijan Bachelor's Electrical Engineering Jan 2018 Apr 2018
PAVLOVA, Petia Bachelor's Software Engineering May 2018 Aug 2018
LANGLAIS, Kelly Allison Bachelor's Computer Science May 2018 Aug 2018
VALENTINI, Gabriel Bachelor's Software Engineering May 2018 Aug 2018
ZANINI, Rodrigo Martin Bachelor's Software Engineering May 2018 Aug 2018
L'ECUYER-LAPIERRE, Louis Bachelor's Engineering Jan 2018 Apr 2018
BABOURAS, Athanasios Bachelor's Computer Science Jan 2018 Apr 2018
SHARIARI, Bijan Bachelor's Electrical Engineering May 2018 Aug 2018
AGOMMA OLORY, Roseline Doctoral Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2021
AMINI, Sarah Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2020
AMOOYE FOOMANY, Nima Master's Biomedical Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2020
ASHOURI, Negin Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2020
FRANK, Nelson Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2020
LAVERTU, Jean-Simon Bachelor's Engineering Jan 2018 Apr 2018
MISELIS, Bartosz Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2020
MOINUDDIN, Khizer Master's Biomedical Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2020
NAMVARRECHI, Saman Master's Biomedical Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2020
PATEL, Monica Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2019
REYES, Jonatan Doctoral Computer Science May 2018 Apr 2021
ROSHANFAR, Majid Doctoral Biomedical Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2021
RUSSELL, Charles-Antoine Master's Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2020
SAMADI, Sevin Doctoral Biomedical Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2021
TCHINDE FOTSIN, Ted Julien Doctoral Engineering Sep 2018 Dec 2020
WHATLEY, Justin Bachelor's Computer Science May 2018 Aug 2018
YANG, Sidi Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2020
WHATLEY, Justin Master's Computer Science Sep 2018 Aug 2020
LAVERTU, Jean-Simon Master's Engineering Sep 2018 Aug 2020
SHARIARI, Bijan Bachelor's Electrical Engineering Sep 2018 Dec 2018
LALIBERTÉ, Alexandre Bachelor's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2018 Dec 2018
Payami, Alireza Master's Mech. and Computer Engineering Sep 2016 Aug 2021
Sicotte-Brisson, Jean-Christophe Master's Health Engineering Sep 2015 Aug 2021
Shams, Ayman Master's Computer Science Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Gallant, Pierre-Paul Master's Health Engineering Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Yaftian, Pegah Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Fernandez Cruz, Javier Master's Computer Science Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Sayadi, Amir Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Etaat, Amirhossein Master's Computer Science Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Minvielle, Nicholas Master's Innovation Management Jan 2019 Aug 2021
Bagher Zadeh Ansari, Naghmeh Master's Computer Science Jan 2019 Aug 2021
Mirniazy, Kian Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Subramanya Prabhakara, Jois Master's Software Engineering Sep 2019 Aug 2021
Deegan, Anthony Postdoctoral Experimental Surgery May 2019 May 2021
Davar, Somayeh Doctoral Computer Science Sep 2019 May 2022
Seyyede Shahrzad Tabatabaei Doctoral Mechanical Engineering Jan 2020 Dec 2022
Donya Meshgin Bachelor's Software Engineering May 2020 Aug 2020
Matthew Dawson Bachelor's Computer Science May 2020 Aug 2020
Carlita L'Abbe Bachelor's Software Engineering May 2020 Aug 2020
Arman Najafian Bachelor's Computer Science May 2020 Aug 2020
Aloys Portafaix Bachelor's Computer Science May 2020 Aug 2020
Okan Ekinci Bachelor's Biomedical Engineering Sep 2017 Apr 2020
Amer Mansour Master's Biomedical Engineering Jan 2018 May 2021
Angela Wong Master's Experimental Surgery Jan 2020 Aug 2020
Arghavan Rastinfard Doctoral Experimental Surgery Sep 2020 May 2022
Daniela Vieira Doctoral Experimental Surgery Sep 2020 Dec 2021
Hamidreza Khodashenas Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2020 Aug 2022
Reza Khoshakht Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2020 Dec 2022
Salam Bouhabel Master's Engineering Health Technologies Sep 2020 May 2022
Sandi Alakhras Master's Computer Science Jan 2020 Dec 2021
Sepehr Jalayer Master's Computer Science Sep 2020 May 2022
Seyedfarzad Famouri Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2020 May 2022
Tannaz Torkaman Master's Mechanical Engineering Sep 2020 Dec 2022
Trevor Cotter Doctoral Mechanical Engineering Nov 2020 Dec 2022
Charles Onu Doctoral Computer Science Nov 2020 May 2022
Muttakhiroh, Iing Doctoral Computer Science Sep 2018 Mar 2023
Naghmeh Bandari Postdoctoral Mechanical Engineering Sep 2018 Mar 2023
SHARIARI, Bijan Bachelor's Electrical Engineering May 2020 Aug 2020
Matthew Dawson Bachelor's Computer Science May 2019 Aug 2019
Arghavan Rastinfard Master's Experimental Surgery Sep 2019 Aug 2020
Negar Montakhab Vijouei Bachelor's Cell and Molecular Biology Jan 2021 May 2021

Program Director:
Jake Barralet
Department of Surgery, McGill University

Program Administrator:
Francesco Rizzo
514 934-1934 ext 45563

Courses Coordinator:
Nathalie Goyette
514-396-8800 # 7204 
 

Clinical Innovation CREATE Program Committee:

Josephine Nalbantoglu (Chair)
Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery & Dean of Graduate Studies

Aimee Ryan, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University

Sandra Betton
Associate Dean, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Jake Barralet
Research Chair, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Thomas Fevens
Associate Chair, Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Concordia University

Alexander Liepens, Academic Associate, McGill Skillsets Director, McGill

Stuart Kozlick, McGill University

• Miraki Innovation

• miR Scientific

• Fasken • Professor of Practice

• Managing Director

• Sr Vice President

• Executive-In- Residence

Somayeh Davar
Student Representative of CREATE Innovation Program

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