FORMER MEMBERS

Marisa Kohut received her MASc in Biomedical Engineering in 2019. Her project focused on comparing the effectiveness of two fixation methods used to treat ankle fractures.

Cooper Gluek completed his MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. The focus of his research was on development of new osteoporotic synthetic composite femurs for orthopaedic research.

Alberto Martinez received his MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. Alberto's research focused on the effect of impact duration on tibial fracture criteria for automotive and military applications.

Avery Chakravarty completed her MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. The focus of her research was to develop a novel injury criterion for the tibia under impact that incorporated both bending and axial compression.

Muir Cameron was a visiting mechanical engineer student from the University of Glasgow for six months during 2016, completing his MEng project. His project focused on evaluating the use of composite bones for impact loading research studies.

Chris Smolen completed his MASc in Mechanical Engineering in 2015, and worked in the lab as a research associate following his graduation. His research involved developing a finite element model of the foot and ankle that accounts for variation of ankle posture.  

Clodagh Duffy completed her MEng final year project in Biomedical Engineering as a visiting student from University of Glasgow for 6 months in 2015. Her project was on analysis of dynamic impact on the foot/ankle complex during a vehicular collision via finite element modeling.

John Van Tuyl completed his MASc in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. His research developed an instrumented boot for the purposes of quantifying loads applied to the various regions of the foot under loading, which can be used in the future for creating injury criteria specific to the foot.

Vivega Vijayakumar completed her MASc in Biomedical Engineering in 2013. Her research was focused on evaluating the regional variations through the tibia, and comparing them to properties predicted using CT scanning. 

Aaron Muizelaar completed his MASc in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. His research focused on the development and evaluation of a novel fracture plating system to treat periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur (fractures that occur around knee implants).

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