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 completed her PhD degree through the Department of Mechanical Engineering in our lab in 2020 on developing novel image processing tools for DXA scans, to better predict fracture risk. As a PDF she will be working on applying her algorithms to clinical datasets to identify factors that contribute to or reduce injury risk.


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. 


Annie King completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University where she studied Mathematics and Engineering with a focus on applied mechanics. She is currently working towards an MASc through the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster. Her research focuses on designing and testing a 3D printed honeycomb structure for energy absorption in bicycle helmets.

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Liam Burrows completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University, during which time he developed an interest in biomechanics. He is presently working towards a MASc in the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster. His current research involves the development of bio-fidelity corridors for the 5th and 95th percentile upper limb while subjected to behind armour blunt trauma.


Cole Dennis completed his degree in biomedical sciences from Trent University in 2020 with a focus on applied sciences. He is currently working towards a MASc through the School of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on characterizing the properties of soft tissues, with the goal of developing new representations of these for crash test dummies.


Anna Green is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. She is working as a research assistant with a focus on finite element modelling of upper limbs with the goal of investigating how the impact location on the upper limb affects injury risk.


Olivia Yang is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. After completing the anatomy course in her second year, she found her passion in human skeleton and biomechanics. She loves all sorts of sports, such as hiking, kayaking, and taekwondo, which have inspired her to think about the science and physics behind bones. This summer she will be working on fracture testing of feet.


Jessica Anziano is currently a level II student in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program at McMaster University. She is interested in pursuing a dual degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. Her current role in the lab is a research assistant, where she had experience during the summer of 2019, and will be working on image processing techniques for fracture risk prediction.


Adam Steacy is in his third year of his Mechanical Engineering degree at McMaster University. He is currently an Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant. His research focuses on the modeling and design of more accurate feet for crash test dummies.