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The program is supported by the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) and enables students to pursue Master’s of Applied Science (MASc), Master’s of Engineering (MEng), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

These programs emphasize graduate studies and research in the following three fields:

BIOMATERIALS

The biomaterials group focus on the (i) development of natural and synthetic materials used to facilitate the repair of damaged or diseased tissues and organs, and (ii) materials to be used in conjunction with biomedical tools and devices. Specific examples include orthopaedic implants, tissue engineering scaffolds, lab-on-chip, and cell encapsulation devices. This group utilizes laboratory facilities located in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (iBEST) located within St. Michael’s Hospital.
 

BIOMECHANICS

The biomechanics group focuses on the study of: (i) design and development of medical implants, (ii) tissue and cell mechanics, and (iii) medical robotics. Specific examples include orthopaedic implants, cellular mechano-transduction, modelling of cells, tissue and tissue engineered scaffolds, bioMEMs, and robotic surgery. This group utilizes laboratory facilities located in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (iBEST) located within St. Michael’s Hospital.

BIOMEDICAL SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

The biomedical signals and systems group focuses on the study of: (i) biomedical sensors, (ii) biomedical signal processing, and (iii) medical imaging. Specific examples include computer-aided diagnosis, computer-assisted surgery, cardiac electrophysiology, computer-human interaction, biophotonics and photodynamic therapy. This group utilizes laboratory facilities located in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University Health Network, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (iBEST) located within St. Michael’s Hospital.