Fatemeh Jazinizadeh received two bachelor of science degrees in biomedical engineering and industrial engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2011 & 2014, and her Master's degree in biomedical engineering in 2014. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her project focuses on developing a semi-automated method for generating subject-specific finite element models of the hip from DXA scans, to better predict fracture risk.

Noah Steinmann completed his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University in 2018. During his undergrad, he worked both as a research assistant and as a product designer (Co-op) at Christie Digital Inc. He is currently working towards his MASc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with his work focusing on developing instrumentation for an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) upper limb for quantifying injury risk from behind shield blunt trauma.

Julia de Lange completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, where she studied Biomedical Engineering with a focus on biomechanics. She completed her MASc in Biomedical Engineering in the Injury Biomechanics lab in 2019, evaluating the impact response of cadaveric feet in comparison to Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs) under altered ankle postures. She is now pursuing her PhD through the School of Biomedical Engineering. Her project focusses on evaluating fracture risk for the upper limb and developing injury corridors for behind armour blunt trauma.


Ali Ammar completed his Bachelor's in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University, during which time he completed a research project on tibia fracture repair techniques. He is presently a PhD student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, focussed on advanced image processing techniques applied to large longitudinal databases to improve prediction of osteoporotic fracture risk, and identification of factors that contribute to this. 

Ariana Fraschetti completed her undergraduate degree in the Integrated Science program at McMaster University in 2019, where she specialized in biophysics. She is currently working towards an Interdisciplinary MASc through the School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on exploring the effects of environmental contaminants on the biomechanical properties of bones in aquatic mustelids.

Mahmoud Hallak is a third year undergraduate student in the biomedical sciences program at Ryerson University. He is an NSERC USRA summer student, and his project focuses on developing new techniques to evaluate should replacement stability in our lab.

Julian Jasionowski completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at McMaster University in 2019, during which he developed an interest in biomechanics. He is currently towards an Interdisciplinary MASc through the school of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on developing a gait analysis system for use in orthopaedic clinics to help predict knee arthroplasty outcomes

Adam Steacy is an undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering & Society program. He is a Summer Research Experience Award recipient, and his research focuses on control and testing of an apparatus used to dynamically load knee joints in an MRI.

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