Aerospace

Aerospace

Dr George Zhu

George Zhu

Tier 1 York Research Chair in Space Technology.
PhD, FEIC, AFAIAA, FCSME, FASME, SMIEEE, CAE

Dr. George Zhu is the Director of the Space Engineering Design Laboratory at the Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests touch on a number of topics including the dynamics and control of tethered spacecraft systems, electrodynamic tether propulsion and space debris removal, space robotics and advanced spacecraft materials.

Main Office: Bergeron 435C

Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 x 77729

Email Address: gzhu@yorku.ca

Lab: yorku.ca/gzhu

applied

Applied Mechanics

Dan Zhang

Dan Zhang

Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair,
PhD, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, FASME, FCSME, SMIEEE

Research:

Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab works on robotics and mechatronics, high performance parallel robotic machine development, micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices, rehabilitation robot and rescue robot, parallel robot machine, reconfigurable robot manufacturing system, high-performance robots related novel cross-research area and its applications such as application of the excellent features of the parallel robot to sensors, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and bionic mine rescue robots. The sensor has been well applied to underwater robots and athletes’ shot put. The lab’s currently projects work on exoskeleton robots, rehabilitation robots, control of high-performance parallel robotic, unmanned aerial vehicles and novel applications of robotic systems.

Laboratory: Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab

Email: dan.zhang@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 433D

biomedical

Biomedical Engineering

Boakye-Yiadom, Solomon

Assistant Professor, P.Eng.
PhD

Rezai, Pouya

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, LEL
PhD

Research:

The focus of our research is to develop integrated, automated and high-throughput microfluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) devices for medical, biological, and environmental applications. We are interested in all aspects of these miniaturized devices, from design of functional materials, to development of compatible microfabrication techniques for their integration into LoC devices in the form of microstructures, to application of such devices in organism-on-a-chip assays or point-of-care and point-of-need diagnosis and detection of various analytes and biomarkers

Laboratory: Advanced Center for Micro-fluidic Technology and Engineering (ACµTE)

Email: mech_gpd@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 433B

Terry Sachlos

Sachlos, Terry

Assistant Professor
PhD

Research:

Laboratory: Stem Cell Engineering

Email: terry.sachlos@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 437D

Tabatabaei, Nima

Assistant Professor
PhD

Research:

The focus of HBO Lab is on the design and development of thermal and optical imaging technologies and devices with applications in medical diagnosis and screening. Optics-based medical devices are of particular interest to us due to their intrinsic ability of revealing malignancies in their early stages. The early diagnosis of diseases improves the effectiveness of treatments, promotes prevention rather than medical intervention, and is probably the only approach for us to win the war on cancer.

One of the major challenges in optical imaging of endogenous tissue contrast is the poor specificity due to background signals from the healthy tissue. The HBO Lab’s vision is to overcome this shortcoming by separating excitation and detection channels (i.e, Hybrid methods). In this scenario, crosstalk between the channels takes place by energy conversion at malignant sites that are sensitive to the excitation.

Laboratory: Hybrid Biomedical Optics Lab

Email: nima.tabatabaei@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 437E

design

Design Engineering

Czekanski, Alex

Associate Professor and NSERC/Quanser Chair in Engineering Design for Innovation, P.Eng.
PhD, MBA

Research:

Laboratory: Innovative Design and Engineering Analysis

Email: alexcz@yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 435D

YorkU: yorku.ca/alexcz

materials

Materials and Manufacturing

O’Brien, Paul

Assistant Professor,
PhD

Research:

The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (AM-SET-LAB) is currently focused on the design and development of spectrally selective, photothermal, and thermal energy storage materials that control and utilize solar energy and radiant thermal energy for the advancement of sustainability.

Research areas include: (1) thermal photonic materials designed to control the directionality and spectral distribution of the emissivity and absorptivity of thermal radiation with applications in solar thermal energy utilization and radiative day-time cooling, (2) windows that harvest radiant infrared radiation, and (3) thermal energy storage materials that store sensible heat, latent heat, or the heat of adsorption to subsequently be used to provide building heating, cooling, or power generation.

Laboratory: Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (AM-SET-LAB)

Email: paul.obrien@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 435F

microsystems

Microsystems and Instrumentation

Tabatabaei, Nima

Assistant Professor
PhD

Research:

The focus of HBO Lab is on the design and development of thermal and optical imaging technologies and devices with applications in medical diagnosis and screening. Optics-based medical devices are of particular interest to us due to their intrinsic ability of revealing malignancies in their early stages. The early diagnosis of diseases improves the effectiveness of treatments, promotes prevention rather than medical intervention, and is probably the only approach for us to win the war on cancer.

One of the major challenges in optical imaging of endogenous tissue contrast is the poor specificity due to background signals from the healthy tissue. The HBO Lab’s vision is to overcome this shortcoming by separating excitation and detection channels (i.e, Hybrid methods). In this scenario, crosstalk between the channels takes place by energy conversion at malignant sites that are sensitive to the excitation.

Laboratory: Hybrid Biomedical Optics Lab

Email: nima.tabatabaei@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 437E

robotics

Robotics and Automation

Zhang, Dan

Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair,
PhD, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, FASME, FCSME, SMIEEE

Research:

Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab works on robotics and mechatronics, high performance parallel robotic machine development, micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices, rehabilitation robot and rescue robot, parallel robot machine, reconfigurable robot manufacturing system, high-performance robots related novel cross-research area and its applications such as application of the excellent features of the parallel robot to sensors, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and bionic mine rescue robots. The sensor has been well applied to underwater robots and athletes’ shot put. The lab’s currently projects work on exoskeleton robots, rehabilitation robots, control of high-performance parallel robotic, unmanned aerial vehicles and novel applications of robotic systems.

Laboratory: Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab

Email: dan.zhang@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 433D

thermal

Thermal Sciences and Energy

O’Brien, Paul

Assistant Professor,
PhD

Research:

The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (AM-SET-LAB) is currently focused on the design and development of spectrally selective, photothermal, and thermal energy storage materials that control and utilize solar energy and radiant thermal energy for the advancement of sustainability.

Research areas include: (1) thermal photonic materials designed to control the directionality and spectral distribution of the emissivity and absorptivity of thermal radiation with applications in solar thermal energy utilization and radiative day-time cooling, (2) windows that harvest radiant infrared radiation, and (3) thermal energy storage materials that store sensible heat, latent heat, or the heat of adsorption to subsequently be used to provide building heating, cooling, or power generation.

Laboratory: Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (AM-SET-LAB)

Email: paul.obrien@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 435F

Tabatabaei, Nima

Assistant Professor,
PhD

Research:

The focus of HBO Lab is on the design and development of thermal and optical imaging technologies and devices with applications in medical diagnosis and screening. Optics-based medical devices are of particular interest to us due to their intrinsic ability of revealing malignancies in their early stages. The early diagnosis of diseases improves the effectiveness of treatments, promotes prevention rather than medical intervention, and is probably the only approach for us to win the war on cancer.

One of the major challenges in optical imaging of endogenous tissue contrast is the poor specificity due to background signals from the healthy tissue. The HBO Lab’s vision is to overcome this shortcoming by separating excitation and detection channels (i.e, Hybrid methods). In this scenario, crosstalk between the channels takes place by energy conversion at malignant sites that are sensitive to the excitation.

Laboratory: Hybrid Biomedical Optics Lab

Email: nima.tabatabaei@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 437E