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Dr. Lindsey Westover is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She leads a multidisciplinary research group integrating experimental, analytical, and computational techniques across a broad spectrum of biomedical engineering applications.
Dr. Westover’s research focuses in three main areas: (1) non-invasive evaluation of implant stability in osseointegrated implants, (2) tissue mechanics and musculoskeletal biomechanics, and (3) shape and geometry analysis in orthopaedic biomechanics.
Dr. Cynthia Wu is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology at the University of Alberta (U of A) Hospital. She completed her Medical School and Internal Medicine Residency at the U of A and then both a Hematology and a subsequent Thrombosis Fellowship at McMaster University. She returned to the UofA in 2010 and has been part of the faculty since.
Dr. Wu has a special interest in Venous Thromboembolism and has been the Local Principal Investigator for various multicenter clinical trials in Thrombosis. She has also supervised multiple clinical and graduate student projects. She has been part of over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Wu is the Director of the Cancer Associated Thrombosis Clinic run out of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic as well as the Director of the Thrombosis Rotation for clinical trainees.
Dr. Roger Zemp is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Adjunct professor of Biomedical Engineering. After obtaining his BSc in Physics from the University of Alberta in 1998, he went on to earn his MASc in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2000. He earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2004 then joined the lab of Prof. Lihong Wang at Texas A&M University where he spent two years before moving with that lab to Washington University in St. Louis in 2006. He joined the faculty at the UofA in 2007.
His research interests include biomedical ultrasonics, biomedical optics, micro- and nano-fabrication, image and signal processing and deep learning.
Dr. Lexuan Zhong is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. She is the director and founder of the Built Environment Technology Lab (BETLab). Her speciality areas include air cleaning and odor control, indoor air science, resilience and indoor environmental quality, the design of advanced HVAC systems and green buildings, smart sensors and controls, and health exposure assessment.
Dr. David Zygun is the Past Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and is currently seconded to Alberta Health Services in the role of Edmonton Zone Medical Director.
He trained at the University of Toronto (Internal Medicine) and University of Calgary (Critical Care Medicine, MSc Clinical Epidemiology) prior to completing a neurocritical care medicine fellowship at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge England.
Dr. Zygun has been funded by CIHR and Alberta Innovates: Health Solutions. Dr Zygun's main research interests have focused on the clinical, epidemiological and translational issues relating to neurocritical care, particularly traumatic central nervous system injury and infection. His focus now involves health services research as he completes his Masters of Health Economics, Policy and Management.
He has published 114 peer reviewed scientific articles. He is recognized nationally as a leader in neuro-critical care.
Dr. Victor Ezeugwu is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and a Research Affiliate with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta.
His research focuses on biomarkers and wearable technologies to optimize neurorehabilitation. He also studies the physical- and social-environment correlates and determinants of movement behaviours in people with neurological and cognitive impairments, and the relationships between sleep, sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and health.
Dr. Shehata is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. He joined the BLINC Lab in 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow and in 2021 continued his work with the lab as a research associate. In 2015, he pursued his doctoral studies at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada where he acquired his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2018.
His research interests include self-driving cars, smart biomedical devices, wearable technologies, health monitoring and personalized medicine, assistive robotics, automatic control methods, computational motor control for human-machine interfaces, and control and sensory feedback systems for prosthetic devices.
Dr. Shehata is a registered Member of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).
He enjoys long walks, playing soccer and table tennis, reading, and building autonomous aerial vehicles in his spare time.