Sean was a PhD candidate within the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research was 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 was 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.
Current position: Vascular Surgery Resident at University of Toronto.
Summer was a MEng student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She was 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.
David 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 was a summer student working on modeling and simulating the cooling and heating loops for electric vehicle battery packs.
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.
Current position: Medical Technology Innovation Intern at Sunnybrook, Toronto.
Tooba was a Mechanical Engineering student, specializing in Solid Mechanics and Mechatronics. She was interested in data analytics and performed data and system analytics at the Toronto District School Board and Ontario Power Generation. Tooba was completing her fourth year, undergraduate thesis with ATOMS lab. Her research focused on optimizing the thermomechanical design of a battery module by maximizing heat dissipation from lithium cells, using CFD simulations and optimization methods.
Thomas studied Biomedical Systems Engineering under the Division of Engineering Science and he joined ATOMS lab to conduct his undergraduate forth year thesis project. He was working on characterization of frictional and mechanical properties of marketed stent grafts and their delivery systems.
In his forth year, Thomas was 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.
Current position: Graduate Student at the University of Toronto.
Dawn was an undergraduate 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.
Current position: Graduate Student at McMaster University.
Juan was a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research focused on the understanding of flow dynamics applied to Industrial, Biological and Technological applications employing analitycal and numerical techniques. Juan's projects focused on the understanding of blood flow through devices used for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Previous to his Ph.D. studies, Juan was a research assistant at the Center for Research in Creativity and Higher Education (CICES), Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and 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.
Current position: Research Associate at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Ryan was a Master of Applied Science candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research interest was in the area of Finite Element Analysis. Specifically, he was simulating fenestrated aortic stent graft deployment in order to determine the factors that induce their rotation. This work was being carried out in conjunction with Dr. Thomas Forbes of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Toronto General Hospital.
Current position: Fitness for Service Analyst at SNC-Lavalin.
Ruslan was a third year student at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He was a visiting student at ATOMS Lab working with Dr. David Romero and Enrico Antonini on optimization of wind farms layout (specifically, CFD modelling of wind turbine) under Yessenov Foundation Scholarship. His research interest was on application of CFD techniques in renewable energy industry and aerospace engineering.
Current position: Mechanical Engineering Student, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.
Gabrielle was a graduate student and research assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research and professional interests included the design and development of medical devices. She worked on the design and construction of a mock circulatory flow loop to test a novel bridge-to-transplant cannula device for patients with Fontan circulation.
Current position: Graduate Student, Stanford University, California.
Danyal was a fourth year mechanical engineering student specializing in mechatronics and sustainable energy. His research interests were in the application of control theory to solve problems related to sustainable energy. His research at ATOMS entailed wind farm layout optimization in complex terrain via computational fluid dynamics, numerical modelling, and nonlinear optimization methods.
Current position: Graduate Student, MIT, Massachusetts.
Harmit was a MEng student in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with the University of Toronto. Her research focused on computational mechanics paired with energy and sustainability studies: in particular, she focused on the modelling of wind turbine wakes on complex terrain using CFD techniques. Harmit completed her bachelor degree in mechanical engineering with a specialization in biomedical applications from Carleton University.
Current position: EIT, Jr. Project Engineering, Environment & Climate Change Canada, Ottawa.
Khash was a Research Assistant at the ATOMS lab. His work involved designing a second generation trachea bioreactor and thermal management of the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) Device.
Current position: MASc Candidate, University of Toronto.
Jim was a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering since 2012. His main research focus was the optimization of wind farm layouts.
Current position: Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles.
Andrei was in his fourth year upon returning from a Professional Experience Year (PEY). He was in the Engineering Science program majoring in Nano-Engineering at the University of Toronto. His PEY was focused on developing a nanomaterial coating in UV applications. The thesis project, supervised by Carlos Da Silva of the ATOMS group, was based on predicting phonon thermal transport using molecular dynamics simulation techniques.
Current position: QA Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services, Toronto.
Aditya was a MASc student at the University of Toronto. His research focus was in the areas of wind farm layout optimization, operations research, and machine learning. He received his bachelors degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 2013. In the past, he worked at a software start-up.
Current position: Entrepreneur & Founder of Engineering and Product Snapy Inc.
David joined the ATOMS Lab as a research assistant in September, 2014. His research involved wind farm layout optimization and thermal management of high power-density inverters and packaging of power electronics. Before that, he was working as a research and teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo, where he started his research work. Specifically, he worked in non-gradient topology optimization, multi-objective evolutionary optimization, and optimization of multi-component sheet metal structures.
Current position: Visiting Researcher, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. Research Associate, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo.
Ping was a fourth year Engineering Science student major in Energy System Engineering. His thesis project focused on turbine wake simulation supervised by Jim Kuo of the ATOMS group. Previous research experiences including robotic cat design and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle function development.
Current position: Masters Student, Engineering Management, John Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Wendy was in her fourth year studying in the Engineering Science program majoring in Energy Systems Engineering at the University of Toronto. For her fourth year thesis project, she worked on energy systems modeling and optimization under uncertainty under the supervision of Dr. David Romero.
Current position: Masters Student, Stanford University, California.
Sami was a Master of Applied Science candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. His specific research interest was modelling and optimization of thermal/fluid flow systems. Sami worked on the wind farm layout optimization project.
Current position: Doctoral Student, MIT, Massachusetts.
Fernan Saiz was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Fernan holds a Ph.D. (2013) and a M.Sc. (2011) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California Irvine, Irvine, USA and a B.Sc. (2006) in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
Current position: Research Associate, Dept. of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, UK.
Fabian was a M.Eng in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Fabian's M.Eng project was focused on modelling the hemodynamics of healthy and failing Fontan circulations for the design of a novel cannula-pump system to treat juvenile patients with failing Fontan circulation. This project was being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Vascular Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, and other researchers at Toronto General Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children.
Current position: EIT, Project Engineer, Edmonton, Alberta.
Michael was a mechanical engineering student at the University of Toronto. His research was focused on determining the coefficient of friction between stent grafts and their deployment sheaths used in fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR). With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Michael was working primarily under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Doyle and Dr. Leonard Tse.
Current position: UI Web Engineer, Chicago, Illinois.
Wanyu was a Engineering Science student studying Biomedical Engineering. Her thesis project focused on computational fluid dynamics model of a novel cannula for failing Fontan circulation. Wanyu worked in collaboration with Dr. Doyle and cardiovascular surgeons from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to determine optimal design of the cannula through simulation.
Current position: Masters Student, CSE, Georgia Tech.
Francisco was a MASc student in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Toronto. His research focused on the optimization of Hybrid Power Systems for distributed electricity generation in remote communities. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), in 2011.
Current position: EIT-Mechanical Research Engineer, H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd., Toronto.
Carlos was an exchange Ph.D. student at the Departament de Resistència de Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, and the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Spain. His research interests are in the area of computational mechanics specifically in the modeling of composite materials, and the application of optimization techniques in the design of complex structures.
Current position: Research Associate, Universitat Politecnica de Catalanya, Barcelona, Spain.
Masha was in her fourth year in the Engineering Science program majoring in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lied in surgical device design which allows for minimally invasive surgical procedures. She was investigating the effect of vessel tortuosity on fenestrated stent graft rotation. Masha was working under the instruction of Dr. Leonard Tse from the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital and Professor Cristina H. Amon.
Current position: Masters Student, Stanford University, California.
As exchange student of Engineering Science with Option in Energy Systems at the University of Toronto, her research was based on computational simulations to reproduce heat transfer in nano scale, using methods such as Green Kubo and Direct Method. She studied Energy Engineering in the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) for two years before joining the Science without Borders program, which funded her studies in Toronto.
Current position: Undergraduate Intern, CNPEM (Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materials).
Weiguan became a member of the ATOMS lab in September, 2011. He worked on two-phase flow simulation in fuel cells using LBM.
In her M.Eng. Project, Amy worked on the wind farm optimization project, focusing on CFD simulations and the analysis of wake models. She graduated from Engineering Science (Aerospace Option) at the University of Toronto in 2010. She then worked in the software industry before returning to University of Toronto for her master's degree in 2013.
Current position: Jr. Control Systems Analyst, Aviya Technologies Inc. (Aviation & Aero), Toronto.
Michelle was a third year Engineering Science student studying Energy System Engineering. She worked with Dr. Romero during the summer of 2013 on wind turbine optimization project, while holding a NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA).
Current position: Graduate Student, University of California, Davis.
Aditi was a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto since 2012. In her M.Eng project, she investigated techniques to improve the accuracy of wind turbine wake modelling using CFD numerical analysis. Her research contributed towards establishing a framework for optimization of wind farm layouts. She obtained her bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering specializing in energy studies and control systems from the University of Toronto in 2012.
Current position: Research Engineer, Hatch and Energy Specialist, CLEAResult.
Inderraj was a Fourth Year Engineering Science Student studying Aerospace Engineering. He worked on a project related to AAAs to determine the fixation strength of stent grafts in different configurations. Inderraj worked with Dr. Leonard Tse of Toronto General Hospital.
Current position: MDA Space Missions.
Lucy was an Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto. She worked with Dr. Aydin Nabovati on anisotropic porous media to identify a relationship between porosity and permeability at high Reynolds numbers.
Current position: Masters of Engineering Student, University of California, Berkeley.
Zimu worked with Dr. Aydin Nabovati and Dan Sellan to better predict bulk phonon properties using a combination of lattice dynamics and theoretical calculations.
Current position: Doctoral Student, Cornell University, New York.
Peter was a MASc student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from 2011 to 2013. His main research focused was the optimization of wind farm layouts.
Current position: Doctoral Student, MIT, Massachusetts.
Sam was a MASc student in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto from 2011 to 2013. He graduated from Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2011. His research interest lied in applying computational methods to modeling energy transfer in semiconductors and nanomaterials.
Current position: Doctoral Student, MIT, Massachusetts.
Aydin was a Research Associate and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the ATOMS lab. During his tenure, Aydin's research focused on computational modelling of transport phenomena in complex engineering systems using conventional and novel physics-based methodologies. He managed multiple projects with our industrial partners, including collaborative projects with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc., Ballard Power Systems, and the Toronto General Hospital.
Current position: Thermal Design Engineer, AMD Inc. (Advanced Micro Devices).
His research interest was in numerical modeling of sub-continuum thermal transport in semiconductor materials using a combination of lattice dynamics calculations and the Boltzmann transport equation (BTE).
Current position: Associate, McKinsey & Company, Toronto.
Elham joined the ATOMS lab to pursue her studies and research on thermal conductivity of thin films, and modeling heat transfer in micro and nano-scale devices. Her research focused on thermal transport through CMOS MOSFETs and FinFETs.
Current position: Design Engineer, Precision Resource Company.
Penelope studied in the Engineering Science-Aerospace Option at the University of Toronto. She worked with Dr. David Romero on the optimization of wind farms.
Current position: Doctoral Student, Institute for Aerospace Studies (UofT).
Gary worked on his undergraduate thesis under the direction of Dr. David Romero on multi-objective optimization of wind farms with constraints using a parallel computing approach.
Current position: Doctoral Student, University of British Columbia.
Joe earned his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 and continued conducting post-doctoral research in 2010. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Youngstown State University in 2005.
Current position: Research Associate, United Technical Research Center.
Leonard obtained his M.A.Sc. under the supervision of Professor Cristina Amon through the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Leonard joined the ATOMS lab when he decided to complement his clinical practice with more robust training in engineering methodology in order to continue his research in advanced endovascular techniques.
Current position: Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) and Faculty, Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, UHN.
Tina joined the ATOMS lab shortly after obtaining her BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Summer 2009. While pursuing her Master's degree at University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), Tina studied the impact of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) stent graft configurations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with Dr. Leonard Tse, Dr. Aydin Nabovati, and Dr. Cristina Amon.
Current position: Research Associate, Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, RMP-UHN.
Vivek was pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He was here in University of Toronto as a summer research intern through the Mitacs Globalink Program. He developed models for temperature jumps in nanoscale domains with Dr. Aydin Nabovati and Dan Sellan.
Current position: Doctoral Student, University of California, Berkeley.
Ankit completed his fourth-year undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at India Institute of Technology (Kanpur). He worked with Dr. Aydin Nabovati and Dan Sellan under the MITACS Globalink Program in 2010. His project improved prediction of thermal transport in integrated circuits using a combination of continuum and sub-contiuum theory.
Current position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, California.
Alanna graduated with a B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2010.
Current position: MBA Student, Ivey Business School, Western University, London, Ontario.
Elyad graduated with a B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2010.
Current position: Engineer, Bombardier Aerospace.