Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

ATOMS Team


Supervisor

Research Associates & Postdocs

Cristina H. Amon, ScD, PEng, FAAAS, FASEE, FASME, FCAE, FCSME, FEIC, FIEEE, NAE, FRSC

Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Email | Website | Biography

Dr. Cristina H. Amon received her Mechanical Engineering diploma degree from Simón Bolívar University in 1981 and after two years of engineering practice and teaching, continued her education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she earned her M.S. and Sc.D. degrees in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

She was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University until 2006 when she joined the University of Toronto as the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and the Alumni Chair Professor in Bioengineering of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

David A. Romero, PhD

Senior Research Associate

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David is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto. He was an Associate Professor in the Escuela de Ingenieria Mecanica, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, until 2012. David holds M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

David's research interests are in the intersection of applied computing, statistics and mathematics in support of engineering design, modeling and optimization, particularly in the thermal/fluid sciences. Current projects involve metamodeling in simulation-based design optimization applications, optimization of wind energy systems, distributed electrical generation for remote communities, and thermal modeling of nano-scale devices with consideration of sub-continuum effects.

Matthew G. Doyle, PhD, PEng

Research Associate

Email | LinkedIn

Matthew is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the application of mechanical engineering techniques to clinical cardiovascular research problems. Matthew is currently involved in projects on understanding and predicting fenestrated stent graft rotation, designing a novel medical device as a bridge-to-transplant for patients with failing Fontan circulation, and developing a surgical planning tool for tetralogy of Fallot repair. These research projects are being carried out under the co-supervision of Dr. Thomas Forbes, Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto, and in collaboration with researchers at Toronto General Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, the University of Calgary, and Ghent University.

Before joining the ATOMS lab, Matthew was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Craig Simmons' Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory at the University of Toronto from September 2011 to August 2013. Matthew holds an M.A.Sc. (2004) and a Ph.D. (2011) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, and a B.Eng. (2001) in Biological Engineering from Dalhousie University.

Carlos Da Silva, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email | LinkedIn

Carlos is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. He is currently investigating the phonon thermal transport problem in 2D materials using state-of-the-art atomistic simulation techniques based on molecular dynamics (MD) and density functional theory (DFT). He is also investigating thermal management strategies for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Carlos holds a Ph.D. (2016) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad de Oriente (Anzoátegui, Venezuela), in 2005. After two years as a technical assistant in the Aluminum Industry in Venezuela, Carlos joined the Center of Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMNI) at the Universidad de Oriente (2008), where he also worked as a lecturer. Carlos has accumulated extensive experience in teaching core subjects in mechanical engineering, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and physics.

Carlos' research interests are nanoscale transport phenomena, phonon transport in nanomaterials, interface physics, fluid dynamics & heat transfer, wave propagation in fluid-filled pipelines, and cavitation in pipelines.


Graduate Students

Juan Stockle, MSc

PhD Candidate

Email | Website

Juan is a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research focus is on the understanding of flow dynamics applied to Industrial, Biological and Technological applications employing analitycal and numerical techniques.

Previous to his Ph.D. studies, Juan has been a research assistant at the Center for Research in Creativity and Higher Education (CICES), Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and has provided lectures on Fluid Mechanics and Classical Mechanics at the Mechanical Department of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile and in the Academia Politecnica of the Air Force of Chile. Juan's current projects are focused on the understanding of blood flow through devices used for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Specialities: Rheology, Magnetorheology, Heat Transfer, Biomechanics and Higher Education.

Enrico G. A. Antonini, MSc

PhD Candidate

Email | LinkedIn

Enrico is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. His research focus is on modeling and optimization of fluid flow systems. In particular, his current research deals with the modeling of wake effects in wind farms through CFD techniques. Enrico is also involved in the development of innovative CFD-based optimization methodologies for design of wind farms layout.

Enrico received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, respectively in 2010 and 2013, from University of Padua, Italy. He then worked for one year as a research engineer at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, dealing with the development of numerical models for the simulation of unsteady behavior in airfoil aerodynamics.

Armin Taheri, MSc

PhD Candidate

Email

Armin is a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research interests are modelling and optimization of thermal/fluid flow systems, nanoscale heat transfer and applied mathematics. He is currently working on heat transfer in 2D nanomaterials.

Armin obtained his B.Sc. (2013) and M.Sc. (2015) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. His previous research includes the effects of wetting and shape of nanoscale roughness on thermal properties of solid/liquid interfaces. He has also carried out several projects related to optimization of thermal systems, thermal radiation and convective heat transfer during his undergraduate and master programs.

Daniela Galatro, MSc, PEng

PhD Candidate

Email

Daniela is a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. Her research interests are modelling and optimization of heat transfer/fluid flow systems. She is currently working on system level optimization and second-life applications of EV batteries.

Daniela obtained her B.Sc. (1999) in Chemical Engineering and M.Sc. (2009) in Mechanical Engineering from UNEXPO, Venezuela. Before joining the ATOMS lab, Daniela was a process simulation engineer with extensive experience worldwide in the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries. Her previous research included the development of a pseudo-transient model for hydrodynamic slug as well as other applicable simulation models for multiphase, gas and liquid pipelines.

Sean Crawford, MSc, MD

PhD Candidate

Email

Sean is a PhD candidate within the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His current research is focused on the causative factors of fenestrated endograft rotation as well as the development of novel techniques for minimally invasive repair of complex aneurysms. He is part of the clinician investigator and surgeon scientist programs at the University of Toronto.

Sean obtained his bachelor and master’s degrees in biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. He received his medical training at the University of Toronto and is currently a resident in the Vascular Surgery Program there. He has published in a wide variety of areas, including molecular endocrinology, bariatric surgery and advanced endovascular techniques.

Leslie Louvelle

PhD Candidate

Email

Leslie's project involves the use of computational fluid dynamics to model Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Prior to joining the ATOMS lab as a graduate student, Leslie interned at an academic research organization reviewing clinical research data and developing trial databases. Her previous design work includes creating a laser plume collection device for surgical applications and improving tools used in endoscopic ear surgery. Leslie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in the Engineering Science (Biomedical Systems) program.

Patrick Lin

MASc Candidate

Email

Patrick is currently a MASc student in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics and optimization. Currently, he is working on the Fontan project where he is designing a novel cannula device for use as a bridge to transplant in patients with failing Fontan circulation.

Patrick graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in the Thermo-Fluids specialization from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Alba Marin

MASc Candidate

Email

Alba is currently a MASc student in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her previous research focused on oxidative stress, anemia, and kidney transplantation. Currently, she is part of the team working on a second-generation double-chamber bioreactor system for tissue-engineered tracheas, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Waddell's group at the Toronto General Hospital.

Alba is a Venezuelan Medical Doctor since 2005, she earned her specialization degrees in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

Hankyu (Hank) Lee

MASc Candidate

Email | LinkedIn

Hank is a recent graduate of the engineering science program at the University of Toronto and is currently a Research Assistant at the ATOMS lab. His work involves designing a second generation trachea bioreactor and thermal management of the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) Device.

Kshitij (Tij) Gupta

MASc Candidate

Email | LinkedIn

Tij is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering form University of Toronto (Mech 1T4+PEY). He is currently working on designing and optimizing a thermal management system for electric car batteries. He has worked in product development in the automotive industry and as a project engineer managing manufacturing projects for the nuclear, power generation and aerospace industries. During his undergraduate studies he was the mechanical lead for Blue Sky Solar Racing and helped design, build and race two solar cars at the World Solar Challenge in Australia (2013 and 2015). He has worked on designing a low cost wind powered water pump for rural Niaragua as part of his capstone, a project that was awarded the Dr. Arthur Herrmann Memorial Award 2015.

Elyar Abbasi Bavil

MASc Candidate

Email

Elyar is currently a fourth year mechanical engineer at University of Toronto specializing in Sustainable energy and mechatronics. He recently finished his Professional Experience Year (PEY) at Cimco refrigeration where he was responsible for designing different types of shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels. His interests are in industrial applications of heat transfer and fluid mechanics as well as modeling biomedical phenomena using CFD. His Current undergraduate thesis at ATOMS involves understanding the impacts of Fontan procedure on liver perfusion using lumped parametric models and real clinical data.

Tianyi (Summer) Xia

MEng Candidate

Email

Summer is a MEng student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on project of Model Refinement and Validation in Simulation-based Design Optimization. Her research interests include Biomimetic Design, Experimental Study on Bio-Fluid, and Computational Simulation of Bio-Fluids, which are basically interdisciplinary subjects.

During her undergraduate study in Beihang University (BUAA), she was also involved in several industrial projects, including Future Military Tranport Plane Design (in 2015 AIAA Competition), Water Tank Optimization&Building, and X-ray machine Design and Making based on Triboluminescence.

She is also very much into sports like Volleyball and Hiking and at the same time a crazy fan of Photography

Jianbin (David) Lu

MEng Candidate

Email

David recently graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Toronto (Mech 1T6+PEY). He completed his Professional Experience Year (PEY) at TransCanada Corporation, where he was involved with the analysis of the thermal expansion risks regarding high pressure pipelines. He is currently a summer student working on modeling and simulating the cooling and heating loops for electric vehicle battery packs.

Omri Tayyara

MEng Candidate

Email

Omri is a Master of Engineering (MEng) student of mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto. He is currently working on using computational fluid dynamics to model wakes propagated by wind turbines; in hopes of optimizing turbine geometry to reduce wake affects which will subsequently increase the energy density of wind farms around the world.

Prior to joining the ATOMS Lab, Omri’s undergraduate research focus was in the development of a quadrotor drone system for the application of obtaining wind measurements for on and offshore wind farms (in 2017 AIAA SciTech Competition). Omri graduated from Cleveland State University, Washkewicz College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Jonathan Adams

MEng Candidate

Email

Jonathan holds a B.ESc. in mechanical engineering from Western University in London, Ontario. Prior to joining the ATOMS lab as a graduate student, Jonathan interned as a Patent Associate at an intellectual property firm reviewing and drafting patent applications and providing written analysis and responses during patent prosecution. His previous research experience includes the design and construction of test systems to track fluid movement during cough particulate dynamic experiments. Jonathan has also conducted research work in the analysis of urban canyon flows from field-based experimental procedures.


Undergraduate Students

Tooba Ahmad Sheikh

BASc Candidate

Email

Tooba is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student, specializing in Solid Mechanics and Mechatronics. She is interested in data analytics and has performed data and system analytics at the Toronto District School Board and Ontario Power Generation. Tooba is completing her fourth year, undergraduate thesis with ATOMS lab. Her research focuses on optimizing the thermomechanical design of a battery module by maximizing heat dissipation from lithium cells, using CFD simulations and optimization methods.

Tianhao (Thomas) Chen

BASc Candidate

Email

Thomas is in his fourth year of Biomedical Systems Engineering under the Division of Engineering Science and he joined ATOMS lab to conduct his undergraduate forth year thesis project. He is currently working on characterization of frictional and mechanical properties of marketed stent grafts and their delivery systems.

In his forth year, Thomas is also working at SickKids for his Capstone project to design a new mechanical surgical tool for neurosurgeons to perform neuro-endoscopy operations for children. His research interests include designing and testing innovative biomaterials and medical device, as well as research projects involved with tissue engineering.

Song Yi (Dawn) Lin

BASc Candidate

Email

Dawn is a 1T7+PEY student from Mechanical Engineering. She did her internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, worked for Dr. Yuhan Lee's project of targeted delivery of the therapeutic biomaterial to the GI tract. Dawn has great interest in Biomedical Engineering and would love to explore how mechanical engineers could contribute to this field.

ATOMS Team


Supervisor

Cristina H. Amon, ScD, PEng, FAAAS, FASEE, FASME, FCAE, FCSME, FEIC, FIEEE, NAE, FRSC

Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Email | Website | Biography

Dr. Cristina H. Amon received her Mechanical Engineering diploma degree from Simón Bolívar University in 1981 and after two years of engineering practice and teaching, continued her education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she earned her M.S. and Sc.D. degrees in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

She was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University until 2006 when she joined the University of Toronto as the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and the Alumni Chair Professor in Bioengineering of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.


Research Associates & Postdocs

David A. Romero, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Email

David is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto. He was an Associate Professor in the Escuela de Ingenieria Mecanica, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, until 2012. David holds M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

David's research interests are in the intersection of applied computing, statistics and mathematics in support of engineering design, modeling and optimization, particularly in the thermal/fluid sciences. Current projects involve metamodeling in simulation-based design optimization applications, optimization of wind energy systems, distributed electrical generation for remote communities, and thermal modeling of nano-scale devices with consideration of sub-continuum effects.

Matthew G. Doyle, PhD, PEng

Research Associate

Email | LinkedIn

Matthew is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the application of mechanical engineering techniques to clinical cardiovascular research problems. Matthew is currently involved in projects on understanding and predicting fenestrated stent graft rotation, designing a novel medical device as a bridge-to-transplant for patients with failing Fontan circulation, and developing a surgical planning tool for tetralogy of Fallot repair. These research projects are being carried out under the co-supervision of Dr. Thomas Forbes, Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto, and in collaboration with researchers at Toronto General Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, the University of Calgary, and Ghent University.

Before joining the ATOMS lab, Matthew was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Craig Simmons' Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory at the University of Toronto from September 2011 to August 2013. Matthew holds an M.A.Sc. (2004) and a Ph.D. (2011) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, and a B.Eng. (2001) in Biological Engineering from Dalhousie University.

Carlos Da Silva, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email | LinkedIn

Carlos is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. He is currently investigating the phonon thermal transport problem in 2D materials using state-of-the-art atomistic simulation techniques based on molecular dynamics (MD) and density functional theory (DFT). He is also investigating thermal management strategies for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Carlos holds a Ph.D. (2016) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad de Oriente (Anzoátegui, Venezuela), in 2005. After two years as a technical assistant in the Aluminum Industry in Venezuela, Carlos joined the Center of Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMNI) at the Universidad de Oriente (2008), where he also worked as a lecturer. Carlos has accumulated extensive experience in teaching core subjects in mechanical engineering, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and physics.

Carlos' research interests are nanoscale transport phenomena, phonon transport in nanomaterials, interface physics, fluid dynamics & heat transfer, wave propagation in fluid-filled pipelines, and cavitation in pipelines.


Graduate Students

Juan Stockle, MSc

PhD Candidate

Email | Website

Juan is a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research focus is on the understanding of flow dynamics applied to Industrial, Biological and Technological applications employing analitycal and numerical techniques.

Previous to his Ph.D. studies, Juan has been a research assistant at the Center for Research in Creativity and Higher Education (CICES), Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and has provided lectures on Fluid Mechanics and Classical Mechanics at the Mechanical Department of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile and in the Academia Politecnica of the Air Force of Chile. Juan's current projects are focused on the understanding of blood flow through devices used for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Specialities: Rheology, Magnetorheology, Heat Transfer, Biomechanics and Higher Education.

Enrico G. A. Antonini, MSc

PhD Candidate

Email | LinkedIn

Enrico is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. His research focus is on modeling and optimization of fluid flow systems. In particular, his current research deals with the modeling of wake effects in wind farms through CFD techniques. Enrico is also involved in the development of innovative CFD-based optimization methodologies for design of wind farms layout.

Enrico received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, respectively in 2010 and 2013, from University of Padua, Italy. He then worked for one year as a research engineer at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, dealing with the development of numerical models for the simulation of unsteady behavior in airfoil aerodynamics.

Armin Taheri, MSc

PhD Candidate

Email

Armin is a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research interests are modelling and optimization of thermal/fluid flow systems, nanoscale heat transfer and applied mathematics. He is currently working on heat transfer in 2D nanomaterials.

Armin obtained his B.Sc. (2013) and M.Sc. (2015) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. His previous research includes the effects of wetting and shape of nanoscale roughness on thermal properties of solid/liquid interfaces. He has also carried out several projects related to optimization of thermal systems, thermal radiation and convective heat transfer during his undergraduate and master programs.

Daniela Galatro, MSc, PEng

PhD Candidate

Email

Daniela is a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. Her research interests are modelling and optimization of heat transfer/fluid flow systems. She is currently working on system level optimization and second-life applications of EV batteries.

Daniela obtained her B.Sc. (1999) in Chemical Engineering and M.Sc. (2009) in Mechanical Engineering from UNEXPO, Venezuela. Before joining the ATOMS lab, Daniela was a process simulation engineer with extensive experience worldwide in the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries. Her previous research included the development of a pseudo-transient model for hydrodynamic slug as well as other applicable simulation models for multiphase, gas and liquid pipelines.

Sean Crawford, MSc, MD

PhD Candidate

Email

Sean is a PhD candidate within the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His current research is focused on the causative factors of fenestrated endograft rotation as well as the development of novel techniques for minimally invasive repair of complex aneurysms. He is part of the clinician investigator and surgeon scientist programs at the University of Toronto.

Sean obtained his bachelor and master’s degrees in biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. He received his medical training at the University of Toronto and is currently a resident in the Vascular Surgery Program there. He has published in a wide variety of areas, including molecular endocrinology, bariatric surgery and advanced endovascular techniques.

Leslie Louvelle

PhD Candidate

Email

Leslie's project involves the use of computational fluid dynamics to model Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Prior to joining the ATOMS lab as a graduate student, Leslie interned at an academic research organization reviewing clinical research data and developing trial databases. Her previous design work includes creating a laser plume collection device for surgical applications and improving tools used in endoscopic ear surgery. Leslie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in the Engineering Science (Biomedical Systems) program.

Patrick Lin

MASc Candidate

Email

Patrick is currently a MASc student in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics and optimization. Currently, he is working on the Fontan project where he is designing a novel cannula device for use as a bridge to transplant in patients with failing Fontan circulation.

Patrick graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in the Thermo-Fluids specialization from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Alba Marin

MASc Candidate

Email

Alba is currently a MASc student in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her previous research focused on oxidative stress, anemia, and kidney transplantation. Currently, she is part of the team working on a second-generation double-chamber bioreactor system for tissue-engineered tracheas, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Waddell's group at the Toronto General Hospital.

Alba is a Venezuelan Medical Doctor since 2005, she earned her specialization degrees in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

Hankyu (Hank) Lee

MASc Candidate

Email | LinkedIn

Hank is a recent graduate of the engineering science program at the University of Toronto and is currently a Research Assistant at the ATOMS lab. His work involves designing a second generation trachea bioreactor and thermal management of the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) Device.

Kshitij (Tij) Gupta

MASc Candidate

Email | LinkedIn

Tij is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering form University of Toronto (Mech 1T4+PEY). He is currently working on designing and optimizing a thermal management system for electric car batteries. He has worked in product development in the automotive industry and as a project engineer managing manufacturing projects for the nuclear, power generation and aerospace industries. During his undergraduate studies he was the mechanical lead for Blue Sky Solar Racing and helped design, build and race two solar cars at the World Solar Challenge in Australia (2013 and 2015). He has worked on designing a low cost wind powered water pump for rural Niaragua as part of his capstone, a project that was awarded the Dr. Arthur Herrmann Memorial Award 2015.

Elyar Abbasi Bavil

MASc Candidate

Email

Elyar is currently a fourth year mechanical engineer at University of Toronto specializing in Sustainable energy and mechatronics. He recently finished his Professional Experience Year (PEY) at Cimco refrigeration where he was responsible for designing different types of shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels. His interests are in industrial applications of heat transfer and fluid mechanics as well as modeling biomedical phenomena using CFD. His Current undergraduate thesis at ATOMS involves understanding the impacts of Fontan procedure on liver perfusion using lumped parametric models and real clinical data.

Tianyi (Summer) Xia

MEng Candidate

Email

Summer is a MEng student of Mechanical Engineering in University of Toronto. She is currently working on project of Model Refinement and Validation in Simulation-based Design Optimization. Her research interests include Biomimetic Design, Experimental Study on Bio-Fluid, and Computational Simulation of Bio-Fluids, which are basically interdisciplinary subjects.

During her undergraduate study in Beihang University (BUAA), she was also involved in several industrial projects, including Future Military Tranport Plane Design (in 2015 AIAA Competition), Water Tank Optimization&Building, and X-ray machine Design and Making based on Triboluminescence.

She is also very much into sports like Volleyball and Hiking and at the same time a crazy fan of Photography

Jianbin (David) Lu

MEng Candidate

Email

David recently graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Toronto (Mech 1T6+PEY). He completed his Professional Experience Year (PEY) at TransCanada Corporation, where he was involved with the analysis of the thermal expansion risks regarding high pressure pipelines. He is currently a MEng Candidate working on modeling and simulating the cooling and heating loops for electric vehicle battery packs.

Omri Tayyara

MEng Candidate

Email

Omri is a Master of Engineering (MEng) student of mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto. He is currently working on using computational fluid dynamics to model wakes propagated by wind turbines; in hopes of optimizing turbine geometry to reduce wake affects which will subsequently increase the energy density of wind farms around the world.

Prior to joining the ATOMS Lab, Omri’s undergraduate research focus was in the development of a quadrotor drone system for the application of obtaining wind measurements for on and offshore wind farms (in 2017 AIAA SciTech Competition). Omri graduated from Cleveland State University, Washkewicz College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Jonathan Adams

MEng Candidate

Email

Jonathan holds a B.ESc. in mechanical engineering from Western University in London, Ontario. Prior to joining the ATOMS lab as a graduate student, Jonathan interned as a Patent Associate at an intellectual property firm reviewing and drafting patent applications and providing written analysis and responses during patent prosecution. His previous research experience includes the design and construction of test systems to track fluid movement during cough particulate dynamic experiments. Jonathan has also conducted research work in the analysis of urban canyon flows from field-based experimental procedures.


Undergraduate Students

Tooba Ahmad Sheikh

BASc Candidate

Email

Tooba is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student, specializing in Solid Mechanics and Mechatronics. She is interested in data analytics and has performed data and system analytics at the Toronto District School Board and Ontario Power Generation. Tooba is completing her fourth year, undergraduate thesis with ATOMS lab. Her research focuses on optimizing the thermomechanical design of a battery module by maximizing heat dissipation from lithium cells, using CFD simulations and optimization methods.

Tianhao (Thomas) Chen

BASc Candidate

Email

Thomas is in his fourth year of Biomedical Systems Engineering under the Division of Engineering Science and he joined ATOMS lab to conduct his undergraduate forth year thesis project. He is currently working on characterization of frictional and mechanical properties of marketed stent grafts and their delivery systems.

In his forth year, Thomas is also working at SickKids for his Capstone project to design a new mechanical surgical tool for neurosurgeons to perform neuro-endoscopy operations for children. His research interests include designing and testing innovative biomaterials and medical device, as well as research projects involved with tissue engineering.

Song Yi (Dawn) Lin

BASc Candidate

Email

Dawn is a 1T7+PEY student from Mechanical Engineering. She did her internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, worked for Dr. Yuhan Lee's project of targeted delivery of the therapeutic biomaterial to the GI tract. Dawn has great interest in Biomedical Engineering and would love to explore how mechanical engineers could contribute to this field.