Posts Tagged: Q&A

Saving lives – one breath at a time

August 4, 2021 | Derek Watt completed his Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007. Now working as the Director of Commercial Products at Thornhill Medical, Derek is part of a team that designs, builds, and supplies a robust line of field-ready respiratory devices. Thornhill Medical’s products are specifically designed for military, field hospital, transport medical and first responder teams.

Alumni Profile – Dr. Cindy Yip

April 21, 2021 | Dr. Cindy Yip is currently a Global Project Leader in Immunology and Heamatology at the Global Rare Disease division of Chiesi Group. Graduated from BME in 2010, Dr. Yip completed her Masters in Systems Biology and PhD in mechanobiology research. Throughout her career, Dr. Yip continues to apply her biomedical engineering knowledge to advance patient care. Here, she sits down with writer Doris Adao, to discuss her roles and how her graduate education helped paved the way.

Alumni Profile: Giving Impact Factor a New Meaning

February 8, 2021 | Graduated in 2019 with a PhD in chemical and biomedical engineering, Locke Davenport-Huyer has authored over 30 publications and co-founded Discovery, an educational STEM initiative that seeks to bridge the gap between high school and post-secondary studies

BME Alumni Profile – Zhamak Abdi

November 17, 2020 | Alumnus Zhamak Abdi, is a senior biomedical device engineer at ChipCare, a Toronto-based start-up company which is developing accessible and affordable multiplex point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases.

From researcher to product engineer

September 3, 2020 | Graduated in 2019 with a PhD in biomedical engineering, Peter Aldridge continued his passion in developing and engineering novel therapeutics for stem cell therapies at BlueRock Therapeutics in Toronto. Here he shares some of his insights on applying biomedical engineering concepts in an industry position.

Catching up with an Alumnus

December 25, 2018 | In early 2015, Dr. Alborz Mahdavi started his company, Protomer Technologies after completing his studies at the University of Toronto and California Institute of Technology
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