Alumni

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Zahra Barikbin

Postdoc(2014)

Zahra obtained her BSc in Chemical Engineering (Petroleum) from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT, Tehran Polytechnic) in Iran and her MASc in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) from AUT in collaboration with National University of Singapore (NUS). She worked on “Non-invasive Online Transmittance Measurements and Spectroscopy in Microfluidic Reactors” for her MASc thesis. She later obtained her  PhD from Singapore-MIT Alliance (A program alliance between National University of Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) where she worked on “Droplet Microfluidic with Ionic Liquids for Chemical Analysis and Separations”. For her PostDoctoral research, she works on high throughput microfluidic systems for controlled generation of vascularized hydrogels.

Byeong-Ui Moon

Postdoc(2013)

Byeong-Ui obtained his BASc degree from the Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering & Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (dual major) from the Gyungsang National University, and his MASc degree from the Department of Electronics at the Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Pharmacy Department at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. At the Guenther lab, he developed a high-throughput microfluidic approach for organ-based functional screens.

Past Graduate Students

Dr. Nima Vaezzadeh

Postdoctoral Associate
Bioprinting of tubular soft materials and tissues.

E-mail: nima.vaezzadeh@mail.utoronto.ca
Office: MC 404A Phone #: (416) 978-2596

Richard Cheng

PhD Candidate (IBBME)
Richard received his BSc in Molecular Biology and MASc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Currently, Richard is developing a handheld bioprinter to deposit biomaterial sheets in situ, and investigating the deposited cell morphology and function in bioprinted 3D microenvironments. Additionally, his project involves the analysis of bioprinted sheets on large area wound healing with porcine burn models in collaboration with the Jeschke lab at Sunnybrook Research Institute.

E-mail: richard.cheng@mail.utoronto.ca
Office: MC 404A Phone #: (416) 978-2596 Linkedin

Shashi Malladi

PhD Student (MIE)
Shashi obtained her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in India and her MASc in Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto. For her PhD, she works on microfluidic preparation of aligned collagen sheets.

E-mail: shashi.malladi@mail.utoronto.ca
Office: MB 61 Phone #: (416) 978-3050 Linkedin

Kelvin Chow

MASc. Student (MIE)
Kelvin is an MASc. student studying in University of Toronto, he is currently working on direct writing of protein-based soft materials.

E-mail: kth.chow@utoronto.ca
Office: MC 404A Phone #: (416) 978-2596 Linkedin

Brady Gallant

MASc Student (MIE)

Brady obtained his BSc in Sustainable Design Engineering with a Focus in Mechatronics from the University of Prince Edward Island. In his MASc research, he is currently developing microfluidic platforms for continuous production of aligned collagen constructs and composite biomaterials, which can be used in wound healing and vascular graft applications.

E-mail: brady.gallant@mail.utoronto.ca
Office: MB61 Phone #: (416) 978-3050 Linkedin

Navid Hakimi

PhD Student (MIE)
Navid is currently working on 3D printing living structures (i.e 3D bio-printing). Through his research Navid plans to make skin grafts that will be used as skin substitutes for patients with serious burns and injuries.

E-mail: navid.hakimi@utoronto.ca

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Jean-Michel Gariepy (2018)

M.Eng Student (MIE)
Jean-Michel obtained his Bachelor of applied science and currently is an M.Eng. student studying in University of Toronto, he is currently working on proposing design changes to the Handheld Skin Printer.

E-mail: jeanmichel.gariepy@mail.utoronto.ca
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Renee Ripken

Visiting Ph.D. Student 
Renee is a visiting Ph.D student, she is currently working on kinetic studies in micro-reactor platforms

E-mail: r.ripken@mail.utoronto.ca
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Lian Leng

PhD Student (2014)
Lian obtained her BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the McGill University and her MASc from the University of Toronto at the Guenther Laboratory. For her PhD project, she continues research in organized materials and large throughput microfluidic systems.

Milad Abolhasani

PhD Student (2014)

Milad obtained his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and his MASc from the University of British Columbia. For his PhD project, he works on developing automated microfluidic platform for studies of fast chemical reactions.

Mark Jeronimo

MASc Student (2014)

Mark obtained his BSc in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University. For his undergraduate thesis, he worked with Kingston Cancer Reserach center.

Haotian Chen

MASc Student (2014)

Haotian received his BASc in Engineering Science from University of Toronto. He is currently working on a project making mosaic hydrogels for stimulus Responsive soft materials and metabolic engineering. His major work are polymer synthesis and computer simulation.

Phoenix Qing Ba

MASc Student (2014)

Phoenix obtained her BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She worked on the project of pneumatically-driven microfluidic actuation device for delivering oscillatory fluid flow to bone cells in culture at the Guenther Laboratory, and continued with microfluidic application on health care at GE Global Research Center in Munich.  For her MASc project, she works on consistent handling and culture of cell-laden, vascularized soft material sheets.

Paige Dickie

MASc Student (2014)

Paige received her BASc in Mechanical Engineering from Mcmaster University. At the Guenther Lab, she is working on developing a fully integrated optical sensor.

Arianna McAllister

MASc Student (2014)

Arianna received her BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. At the Guenther Lab, she was currently working on the Artery on a Chip Project.

Saja Al-Dujaili

PhD Graduate (2012)

Saja obtained her BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. At the Guenther Laboratory, she developed a microfluidic approach for measuring real-time interactions between various cell types. She is currently doing her postdoc at the University of Michigan (Laurie McCauley lab)

Sanjesh Yasotharan

MASc Graduate (2012)

Sanjesh obtained his BASc in Engineering Science (Major in Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Toronto. At the Guenther Laboratory, he investigated the dynamics of small blood vessel functional responses. He is currently working at Qvella.

Oren Kraus

MASc Graduate (2012)

Oren obtained his BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. At the Guenther Laboratory, he developed a microfluidic strategy to control the dissolved gas concentration for small blood vessel characterization. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Toronto.

Sascha Pinto

MASc Graduate (2011)

Sascha obtained his BASc in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. At the Guenther Laboratory, he worked on the Artery on a Chip project. He developed a microfluidic platform for studies of molecular transport through small blood vessels. He is currently working as a Mechanical Engineer at IED3 Inc.

Chi-Hang Kwan

MASc Graduate (2010)

Chi-Hang obtained his BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. At the Guenther Laboratory, his research topic was on the development of integrated flow actuators using the acoustic streaming effect.

Conrad Lochovsky

MASc Graduate (2011)

Conrad obtained his BASc in Engineering Science (Biomedical Option) from the University of Toronto. At the Guenther lab, he developed a strategy for the removal of bubbles in microfluidic devices, and demonstrated it’s use on the Artery-on-a-Chip platform. He is currently working as an analyst for Deloitte.

Faisal Moledina

MASc Graduate (2010)

Faisal obtained his BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. At the Guenther and Zandstra laboratories, he utilized a microfluidic approach for mouse embryonic stem cell culture and microenvironmental control. He is currently working as a project engineer for WorleyParsons.

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Annie (Si) Chen (Summer 2007) – Cornell University, Law School
  • Andrew Woollard (Summer 2011)
  • Anna Sheu (Summer 2007) – Deloitte Consulting, Business Analyst
  • Annie Chen (Summer 2007)
  • Barzin Doroodgar (Summer 2007)
  • Calvin Lau (Summer 2009)
  • Ella Bao (Summer 2010, Thesis 2010-11) – Primary Fluid Systems, Burlington, ON
  • Jason Lee (Summer 2010)
  • John Nguyen (Summer 2010)
  • Jonathan Luk (Thesis 2010-11) – Office of the Prime Minister, Stakeholder Relations
  • Mayank Singh (Thesis 2010-11) – AMEC, Toronto
  • Mike MacNeil (Summer 2009, Thesis 2009-10) – University of Ottawa, Graduate Student
  • Phoenix Qing Ba (Thesis 2010-11) – General Electric Global Research Centre, Munich, Germany, Research Intern
  • Samantha Chow (Summer 2011)
  • Saminur Majumder(Summer 2010)
  • Sanjesh Yasotharan (Summer 2009, Thesis 2008-09)
  • Seo-Ho Lee (Thesis 2010-11) – Cornell University, Graduate student in Mechanical Engineering
  • Siavash Aslanbeigi (Summer 2008, Thesis 2008-09) – University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute, Graduate student in Physics/Cosmology
  • Thomas He (Summer 2008)
  • Ayman Alabdallah (Thesis 2011-2012, Summer 2010) – Accenture
  • Geoffrey Vishloff (Thesis 2011-2012, Summer 2011)

Visitors

  • Stefan Stroehle (2008-09, Undergraduate student, ETH Zurich)
  • Till Richter (2009-10, Undergraduate student, ETH Zurich)
  • Krzysztof Churski (Summer 2011, Ph.D. student, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Eugen Rigger (Fall 2012, 1st year MASc student, ETH Zurich)