Carlos Rossa, PhD, P.Eng
Dr. Rossa is an Assistant Professor of Mechatronics in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ontario Tech University. He received his BEng and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz, Metz, France, both in 2010, and earned his PhD degree in Mechatronics and Robotics from the Sorbonne Université (UPMC), Paris, France, in Dec 2013 under the auspices of the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA).
Olivia Wilz, B.Eng - Master's student
Olivia earned her BEng in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Mechatronics in 2019 from the Ontario Tech University. For her capstone Olivia worked on developing a speed/power boost system for an internal combustion engine. She is continuing her studies at Ontario Tech in the form of a Master’s Degree in Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering. For the Master’s Degree, she is doing research focused on autonomous robotic nephrolithotomy.
Rick Tan, B.Eng - Master's student
Rick graduated in 2019 from Ontario Tech University with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Mechatronics. For his capstone, Rick developed a Part Scanner Machine for General Motors (GM) that can obtain an inventory item’s information and upload it to a custom database. Also during his undergrad, Rick conducted research in the ACE Wind Tunnel as well as designed an UAV. He is currently pursuing his MSc on robot-aided cancer imaging.
Conor Mcdermott, B.Eng - Master's student
Conor graduated from Ontario Tech University in 2020 with a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialised in Mechatronics. Through his undergrad, he worked as a research assistant and in injection molding. His fourth year capstone project was the design and development of a telemedical rehabilitation device using magnetorheological technology. The research for his master's is in acoustoelectric tomography for image guided robotic surgery. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben DeBoer, B.Eng - Master's student (with Dr. Hosseini)
Ben graduated from Ontario Tech University in 2020 with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization in Mechatronics. For his capstone project, he worked on a control system for an automated ankle-foot orthosis. The goal of this project is to aid patients who suffer from foot drop. In the bioMechatronics lab, Ben will be completing his Masters of Applied Science with research focused on adaptive exoskeletons.
Sam Lovett - Undergraduate student
Sam completed the third year of his BEng in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University in 2020. In the bioMechatronics Lab Sam will be working on the development of a smart firefighting helmet with simultaneous localization and mapping. After his undergraduate he is hoping to pursue a Master’s Degree, with a focus in animatronics.
Tyler Paquette - Undergraduate student (NSERC-USRA)
Tyler has finished his second year of his B.Eng. degree at Ontario Tech University in the Mechanical Engineering program. In the bioMechatronics Lab, Tyler is conducting research and development on a smart helmet for structural firefighting utilizing simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). In the future he plans to continue research in computer vision, and complete a Master's Degree in Applied Science.
Taher Dehkharghanian, MSc, MD - Reseach associate
Taher received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2016. He started a Master's degree in computer science in 2019 and graduated in 2020 from Ontario Tech University. His research is focused on the applications of data-driven algorithms in medical imaging. In the bioMechatroncis Lab, Taher is working on signal and image processing algorithms to detect manifestations of COVID-19 in lung ultrasound images.
Brayden Kent, B.Eng, E.I.T - Master's student
Brayden graduated in 2018 from Ontario Tech University (UOIT) with a BEng, Mechanical with a specialization in Mechatronics. Formerly a part of the Instrumentation & Control team that contributed to the continued development of the 8x8 scaled electric combat vehicle (SECV) capstone project. He completed his MSc in the lab in 2020, researching instrumentation for robot-aided minimally invasive surgery.
Current position: Ingénieur de recherche
Maciej Lacki, B.Eng - Master's student
Maciej graduated from Ontario Tech Universtiy in 2018 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree. During his undergraduate years, Maciej worked for Marion Surgical, where he assisted in the development of a virtual surgeon training simulator. He completed his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in the lab between Sep 2018 and Aug 2020 and worked on novel haptic devices for robotic surgery.
Brayden DeBoon, B.Eng, E.I.T - Master's student
Brayden graduated in 2017 from the University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Former University of Alberta’s Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project’s (ARVP) Electrical Team Lead and undergraduate research assistant at the U of A. He completed his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in the lab between Jan 2018 and Dec 2019 and worked on novel actuators for human-robot interaction.
Current position: Research engineer at CEA
Angelica Cusipag - Undergraduate student (NSERC-USRA), 2019
Angelica has finished her third year of her B.Eng. degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University. In the bioMechatronics Lab, Angelica is doing summer research on the design and development of force-feedback devices for minimally invasive surgery. In the future, she plans to pursue a MASc in Mechanical Engineering.
Karl Kanmaz - Undergraduate student (NSERC-USRA), 2019
Karl has completed his third year at Ontario Tech University in the Mechanical Engineering program. Karl will be researching and developing a smart helmet for firefighters using sensor integration and fusion for localization and mapping of hazardous environments. In the future, he plans to pursue his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and gain expertise in assistive robotics, autonomous driving, and machine learning.
Amanjot Gulshi - Undergraduate student (NSERC-USRA), 2018
Amanjot is in the second year of his B.Eng. degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech Univeristy. In the bioMechatronics Lab, Amanjot is doing part-time research on haptic teleoperation of robotic manipulators with future plans of continuous research and development in robotic prosthesis. Potential applications include robot-assisted rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgery.