CAMEF Team

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Principal Investigator

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.

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PhD Students

Sreekant Damodara

Sreekant Damodara is a PhD candidate in the School of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests lie in the development of alternative microfluidic fabrication techniques and biomedical applications for microfluidic devices. He is also interested in exploring the physics of capillary and droplet motion, and their applications in microfluidic devices. His current project is the development of a disposable microfluidic diagnostic device for the rapid detection of Sepsis.

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Alireza Shahin-Shamsabadi

Alireza is a Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University. He is working on the development of new bioprinting techniques that can be used as in vitro models of human tissue and diseases for applications such as drug screening. He has already earned his master’s in Tissue engineering and two bachelor’s degrees in Biomechanics and Biomaterials Engineering from Tehran polytechnique, Iran.

shahinsa@mcmaster.ca

Islam Hassan

Islam Hassan received his master degree from Ain Shams University in 2014. Before that he achieved bachelor's degree of mechanical engineering in Ain Shams University (EGYPT) in 2009. He was a visiting student and researcher in Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. Currently, he is a PHD student in Mechanical Engineering Department, McMaster University. His research interests are focused on blue energy harvesting and flexible electronics using triboelectric nanogenerator, which has resulted in ~9 publications, in the top journals in the field. He also interested in Bioprinting, 3D printing of silicones, and Additive manufacturing methods for sensors and microfluidic devices.

hassai6@mcmaster.ca

Vinay Patel

Vinay Patel is a PhD student in School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University. He is working on real time phosphate monitoring system for surface and wastewater. He is also working on chemiresistive sensors for detection of various molecules like hydrogen peroxide, glucose etc. He has completed his undergraduate in Biotechnology and biochemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

patelv77@mcmaster.ca

Mohamed Alaa Fathalla

Description: "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.

mohamm84@mcmaster.ca

Shadi Shahriari

Shadi Shahriari is a direct PhD student of Mechanical Engineering. She joined our group in January 2019. She has obtained her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

shahris@mcmaster.ca

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).

jalals4@mcmaster.ca

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Master's  Students

Devon Jones

H.B.Sc. Biophysiology, McMaster University

"I first became interested in research as a volunteer in the Wilson Aquatic Toxicology Lab in the Department of Biology at McMaster, assisting with a low-dose radiation fetal-programming study in mice. I continued to explore other areas of biological research during my undergraduate thesis, investigating the regulation of cytochrome P450 3C genes in the zebrafish in response to water-borne estradiol exposure. During my thesis, I started to realize I was more interested in the equipment and the design aspects of biological research, and became drawn to the field of Biomedical Engineering for my Master's degree. My current research focusses on creating immobilization devices for 3rd instar Drosophila larvae to allow for high-resolution neuronal imaging using lightsheet microscopy. Dr. Selvaganapathy's Microfluidics Lab was of particular interest because this group applies MEMS fabrication to a wide field of medical and biological applications. These devices can not only optimize detection of biological materials or improve existing medical equipment in a health care setting, but can also make these assays less expensive and and more accessible globally." 

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Rong Wu

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Design Manufacture and Automation Harbin Institute of Technology(HIT).

M.a.sc, Mechanical Engineering ,McMaster University (Microfabrication)

I am a master in mechanical engineering in mcmaster university since 2017. My main research now is about change the feature of surface by microfabrication.

wur31@mcmaster.ca

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Devon Jones

H.B.Sc. Biophysiology, McMaster University

"I first became interested in research as a volunteer in the Wilson Aquatic Toxicology Lab in the Department of Biology at McMaster, assisting with a low-dose radiation fetal-programming study in mice. I continued to explore other areas of biological research during my undergraduate thesis, investigating the regulation of cytochrome P450 3C genes in the zebrafish in response to water-borne estradiol exposure. During my thesis, I started to realize I was more interested in the equipment and the design aspects of biological research, and became drawn to the field of Biomedical Engineering for my Master's degree. My current research focusses on creating immobilization devices for 3rd instar Drosophila larvae to allow for high-resolution neuronal imaging using lightsheet microscopy. Dr. Selvaganapathy's Microfluidics Lab was of particular interest because this group applies MEMS fabrication to a wide field of medical and biological applications. These devices can not only optimize detection of biological materials or improve existing medical equipment in a health care setting, but can also make these assays less expensive and and more accessible globally." 

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Rong Wu

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Design Manufacture and Automation Harbin Institute of Technology(HIT).

M.a.sc, Mechanical Engineering ,McMaster University (Microfabrication)

I am a master in mechanical engineering in mcmaster university since 2017. My main research now is about change the feature of surface by microfabrication.

wur31@mcmaster.ca

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Rana Attalla

​Rana Attalla is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research interests include 3D biofabrication, micropatterning of various biomaterials, biological cell studies, and tissue engineering applications. Her work centers around 3D bioprinting of artificial tissues, with particular focus on tackling one of the major technical challenges associated with 3D tissue engineering – vascularization. She works on developing accessible additive manufacturing techniques for the creation of perfusable multi-scale high-resolution microchannel networks integrated into 3D engineered constructs.She has achieved this using a combination of methods such as scalable microfluidic strategies involving custom co-flow nozzles, the use of effective and inert nanoparticle adhesives, as well as the use of self-healing hydrogels. The techniques she has designed allow complex architectures and geometries to be realized using fast, simple, and low cost technologies. These scaffolds can be used in applications such as damaged organ and tissue regeneration or replacement, as well as in drug discovery platforms and as 3D models for biological studies.

attallr@mcmaster.ca

Mohammad Abu Hasan Khondoker

Dr. Khondoker is a postdoctoral fellow working at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of McMaster University since July 2019. He earned B.Sc. in Industrial and Production Engineering (2009) from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka. In 2013, he obtained M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Inha University, South Korea, where he synthesized silver nanoparticle-based conductive ink for inkjet printing. After that, he moved to Canada and achieved a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2019. Dr. Khondoker has extensive research experience on additive manufacturing/3D printing, polymer processing, microfluidics printing, product development, and system design. His current research primarily focuses on the investigation of long-term performance of sensors integrated into water filtration systems and extrusion style bio-printing techniques.

khondokm@mcmaster.ca

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Researchers

Dariush Firouzi

Dr. Dariush Firouzi is a Research Scientist and Project Manager at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University. He completed his B.Sc degree in  Materials Science & Engineering from Shiraz University (formerly known as Pahlavi University), 2005. He then received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), 2007. He joined the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department of Ryerson University in 2010. He was the recipient of numerous provincial and national awards and scholarships and successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2014. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carleton University, from 2015 to 2016, and then joined EMU’s Mechanical Engineering Department as an Adjunct Professor. His main research interests include solid mechanics, mechanical properties of materials, and composites.

firouzid@mcmaster.ca

Nidhi Jain

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.

njain@mcmaster.ca

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