Prof. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy
Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy is a Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University, Canada. He is also the Canada Research Chair in Biomicrofluidics. He completed his B.S. in chemical and electrochemical engineering (1998) from Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India. He then obtained his M.S and Ph.D in electrical engineering (2002) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Sandia National Laboratories from 2003-2004 and joined McMaster University in 2005. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the micro/nano fabrication and microfluidics in the areas of medical and environmental diagnostics, drug delivery and drug discovery.
Born and raised in India, Dr. Nidhi Jain arrived in Canada after receiving her doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Dr. Jain did her post-doctoral fellowship at Queens University where she investigated mechanisms of platinum drug resistance in small cell lung cancer. After moving to Hamilton Ontario, She joined Thrombosis and Hemostasis research group at Henderson hospital and studied the role TAFi (Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolytic Inhibitor) in blood coagulation. Her current research focuses on microfluidics and tissue engineering.
Sneha is a postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. Prior to joining McMaster, Sneha completed her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2019 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA focusing on electrochemical technologies for water remediation. At McMaster University, she is working on sustainable processing of biomaterials for nonwovens and smart textile development. Sneha has extensive research experience in materials and process engineering, energy storage, water treatment and process cost modeling.
Dr. Ria George is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the department of Mechanical Engineering. She earned her doctorate from Anna University, India in 2021 for her research on flexible nano sensors. She has extensive experience in biomedical research projects and sensors. Her current research focuses on fabrication and miniaturization of nanopatterns and water quality monitoring.
Hassan is a postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. Before that he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University in 2022. His research interests are focused on multimaterial 3D printing to create flexible electronics and Microfluidics devises. He has a strong technical background in solving interdisciplinary problems with more than ten years of experience in microfluidics, additive manufacturing, energy harvesting, and renewable energy. He also has an extensive experience and knowledge in designing, simulating, fabricating, developing, and validating microfluidic printheads from lab to market for multimaterial 3D printing.
Shahriari is a direct PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. She is working on development of a new method for integration of hydrogels into microfluidic devices and using that for concentration and quantification of sepsis biomarkers. Her research interests are microfluidics, MEMS, and biosensors. She has obtained her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2018.
Mohamed Alaa Fathalla
Fathalla is a Direct entry PhD student. He is working on the Development of cheap and disposable colorimetric sensors for heavy metals sensing. His research interests are on the sensors development with focus on optimization of microfluidic and MEMS devices, in addition to plasma and transport of species physics modeling in the micro scale. He has got Expertise in biomechanics, energy and renewables, MEMS, microfluidics, and electrochemistry, In addition to MEMS and Microfluidics analysis, and modeling.
Seyed Aydin Jalali
Aydin is a Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University. He is working on integration and development of biosensors that can be used in studying in vitro models such as transportation in placenta tissue for drug screening applications. He has earned his Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue school of Engineering (USA) and his Bachelor’s degree in Biomaterials Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran).
Rong Wu is a PhD candidate in the School of Mechanical Engineering.Her research interests is micro- and nano-fibrous based materials, filters, sensors and personal protective equipment. She is currently working on development of natural nanofiber fabrication techniques and filter applications. She is also interested in exploring the sensors for exterior harmful gases and interior health monitor. Rong received her bachelor degree from Mechanical Design Manufacture and Automation in Harbin Institute of Technology in China and completed master of applied science in McMaster University.
Mehraneh Tavakkoli Gilavan
Mehraneh is a PhD student in School of Biomedical Engineering. She joined the group in September 2021. She is currently working on the fabrication of robust chemiresistive sensors for analyzing water quality. She is also interested in fabrication of carbon-based biosensors. She obtained her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from York University in 2021, and her bachelor’s degree in Material Science from University of Tehran in 2017.
Anand is a PhD student in the department of mechanical engineering. He is working on the development of multiscale three-dimensional vascular networks for biomedical applications. He is currently focused on the development of lung assist devices for preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome. His expertise is in additive manufacturing and membrane fabrication for microfluidic devices. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kerala Technological University, India. He enjoys the company of dogs, fancy cooking and love to hit the gym. Would love to publish a fantasy novel in the distant future as well!
Maedeh khodamoradi is a PhD student in the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. She joined the group in May 2021. She is working on developing biofabrication techniques that can be employed in biomedical applications as well as lab-grown meat cultivation. She has obtained her master’s and bachelor's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology.
Neda Saraei is currently a master's student in the School of Biomedical Engineering since 2021. In addition, she has earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Tehran University. She is currently developing a microfluidic blood oxygenator as a lung assist device for preterm and term neonates for her master's. These devices serve as an artificial placenta, providing a required gas exchange for premature babies with respiratory failure.
Xu Mei received his bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan in 2020. He spent his fourth year as a visiting undergraduate student in Dr. Qiyin Fang’s lab at McMaster, working on processing simulated colonoscopic images captured by a novel panoramic camera. In 2021, he joined Dr. Ravi’s group as a MASc student. His thesis is developing a time-resolved phosphorescence imaging system based on commercially available CMOS cameras. His design aims to provide a low-cost and efficient solution for biological researchers to monitor oxygen concentration in their samples in a 3D manner.
Hareshan Suntharalingam is a 4th year student in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program. His current research interests include the fabrication of expandable catheters and exploring new micro-fabrication techniques that can be applied to microfluidic applications.