Healthcare Engineering Scholarships

Three endowed scholarships from alumni of the Faculty

  1. 6T6 Industrial Engineering 50th Anniversary Award in Healthcare Engineering
    • The 1966 graduates in industrial engineering (IndE 6T6) are proud to support this scholarship to contribute to the development of industrial engineering expertise for the healthcare sector.
  2. Peri Family Graduate Scholarship in Healthcare Engineering
    • John Peri (IndE 8T4) and his family provided generous donations to the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to establish two awards, one of which is to support graduate students conducting research in healthcare engineering.
  3. Stan Gasner Graduate Scholarship in Healthcare
    • Stan Gasner (IndE 6T4) and his wife, Diane, have long supported the Faculty and aspiring engineers through volunteerism, mentorship, event participation and generous contributions. Established in 2018, this scholarship recognizes and assists graduate students pursuing research in healthcare engineering.

Thank you to our generous supporters for encouraging advanced learning, discovery and innovation!

Recipients

6T6 Industrial Engineering 50th Anniversary Award in Healthcare Engineering

Erik Fredin

Erik Fredin
PhD candidate

Award: 2022
Thesis topic: tracking methods for a minimally-invasive surgical microrobot using endoscopic computer vision and magnetic hall sensors

Jangwon Park

Jangwon Park
PhD candidate

Award: 2022
Thesis topic: optimizing interfacility patient transfers to improve load imbalances in a network of hospitals

Ben Leung

Kwan Hon Benjamin Leung
PhD candidate

Award: 2021
Thesis topic: analytics and optimization in pre-hospital resuscitation

Benjamin Tham

Benjamin Zhen Hong Tham
PhD candidate

Award: 2021
Thesis topic: advanced treatment methods in Gamma Knife radiosurgery progress report

Hamed Shourabizadeh

Hamed Shourabizadeh
PhD candidate

Award: 2020
Thesis topic: analysis and modelling of risk factors to predict the survival of patients receiving bone marrow transplant

Pooja Bhalerao

Pooja Bhalerao
PhD candidate

Award: 2019
Thesis topic: simulation-based approach to evaluate and predict the supply and demand for internists in Ontario

Bahram Mirani

Bahram Mirani
PhD candidate

Award: 2019
Thesis topic: tissue-engineered heart valve with mechanical, structural, and material properties similar to those of native heart valve tissue

Justin Boutilier

Justin Boutilier
PhD 2018

Award: 2018
Thesis: Emergency medical services response optimization

Current position:
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Christopher Sun

Christopher Sun
PhD 2019

Award: 2017
Thesis: Improving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes and automated external defibrillator placement guidelines through optimization and predictive modeling

Current position:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Peri Family Graduate Scholarship in Healthcare Engineering

Rejuana Alam

Rejuana Alam
MASc candidate

Award: 2022
Thesis topic: design of trauma centre at Sunnybrook

Haley Mayer

Haley Mayer
PhD candidate

Award: 2022
Thesis topic: designing and building minimally invasive magnetically actuated surgical tools for endoscopic procedures

Carolina Riascos-Alvarez

Lizeth Carolina Riascos Alvarez
PhD candidate

Award: 2021
Thesis topic: optimization models for kidney paired donation

Pengfei Xu

Pengfei Xu
PhD candidate

Award: 2021
Thesis topic: a bioinspired hydrogel neuromorphic device: Sensor, axon and synapse

Pooja Bhalerao

Pooja Bhalerao
PhD candidate

Award: 2020
Thesis topic: simulation-based approach to evaluate and predict the supply and demand for internists in Ontario

Minha Lee

Minha Lee
MASc candidate

Award: 2020
Thesis topic: coupling machine learning and optimization algorithms to improve radiation treatment planning for cancer

Nasrin Yousefi

Nasrin Yousefi
PhD candidate

Award: 2019
Thesis topic: use of inverse optimization to develop a data-driven metric for relating clinical pathway concordance to the survival of cancer patients

Current position:
Assistant Professor, Queen's University

Stan Gasner Graduate Scholarship in Healthcare

Fatemeh Shomal Zadech

Fatemeh Shomalzadeh
PhD candidate

Award: 2022
Thesis topic: improve the understanding of central sensitization effects on motor neurons by assessing corticospinal and motoneuron excitability in chronic patients

Alfakir

Abdalrahman Alfakir
MHSc 2021

Award: 2021
Thesis: Development of a system to measure adherence to lower back pain rehabilitation with wearable sensors and artificial intelligence

Jason Leung

Jason Leung
MASc 2021

Award: 2020
Thesis: Evaluation of an electroencephalography source imaging based brain-computer interface for youth with brain lesions

Current position:
BCI Designer, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation

Xuechen Shen

Xuechen Shen
MASc 2020

Award: 2020
Thesis: Towards integrated 3D printing as an industrial manufacturing process

Current position:
Research Technologist, SickKids

Firdous Hadj-Moussa

Firdous Hadj-Moussa
MHSc 2020

Award: 2019
Thesis: Investigating the Impact of running-specific prostheses use for children and youth with lower limb absence

Current position:
Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada

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