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.


Lindsey Wong is an undergraduate student in the Integrated Science program. She is conducting her final year thesis project in our lab, examining how ankle posture affects fracture risk and location in the lower leg.

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.

Ali Ammar is an undergraduate student in his final year in the Electrical & Biomedical Engineering program. His project focuses on comparing the effectiveness of a fibular fixation and two tibial fixation methods used to treat ankle fractures. 

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

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