Daniel Chen

     Daniel Chen  Ph.D.

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Biography

    Dr. Daniel Chen is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Biomedical Engineering. He is also the leader of Tissue Engineering Research Group that consists of a number of researchers spanning both engineering and life sciences, with a long-term research goal of developing advanced technologies for the production of various scaffold-guided tissue or organ substitutes. He is the recipient of the New Research Award  2012 of the University of Saskatchewan, recognizing his significant contributions to knowledge through research.

    Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) in 2002. He was then working on his Post-Doctorate with Queen's University, Canada. In 2003 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UofS, where he was promoted to an Associate Professor and a full Professor in 2007 and 2010, respectively.  

    Dr. Chen's research interests include Tissue Engineering, Scaffold Bio-fabrication, Mechatronics, and Nano-Positioning. His research has been supporting by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of control systems, mechatronics, and tissue engineering.

    PhD Opens in the the following tissue engineering projects

    If you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae and a description of your research interests/plan to Dr. Chen at xbc719@mail.usask.ca

    Eligibility Requirements: Highly motivated individual with B.Sc./M.Sc. or Ph.D. in tissue engineering or medicine, and strong written and oral communication skills. Research experience in tissue engineering and scaffold bio-fabrication is an asset.

    Project Abstract: Millions of people suffer from peripheral nerve injuries, osteoarthritis, and/or stroke. Peripheral nerve injuries result from a variety of traumatic causes and lead to loss of sensation and movement in the affected limb or body region. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive erosion of the articular (joint) cartilage. A stroke is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. The conventional treatment approaches for these conditions involve, respectively, surgically realigning nerve endings, replacing joints with prosthetic implants of steel or other artificial materials, and endovascular treatment by selective coining. However, the level of recovery following these treatments is highly variable and the return of function is almost never complete.

    The use of biodegradable scaffolds/stents shows promise for peripheral nerve repair, cartilage repair, and stroke treatment. We believe significant advances in these techniques can be made by engineering biodegradable scaffolds/stents with carefully controlled microstructure and microscopic arrangements of bioactive agents. To this end, our group will develop novel methods to advance the theoretical and practical basis of producing biodegradable scaffolds/stents for the aforementioned applications. These advanced scaffolds/stents will be tested first for their ability to promote tissue regeneration in culture dishes, then in animal models. We will also develop synchrotron-based biomedical imaging technologies as a way to characterize both tissue samples and the scaffolds/stents developed, with the ultimate goal of using them to monitor the success of scaffolds/stents as applied to human patients. As such, the proposed research directly addresses the priority research areas of Health Needs of Specific Populations and Synchrotron-Based Health Research.

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Zheng, H.X., Tian, W.M., Yan, H.J., Jiang, H.D., Liu, S.S., Yu, L., Han, F., Wei, L.J., Chen, D. and Li, Y. (2012). Expression of Estrogen Receptor á in Human Breast Cancer Cells Regulates Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress under Simulated Microgravity, Advances in Space Research, 49(10), 1432-1440.
    • Cao, Y., Cheng, L., Peng, J.Y. and Chen, D. (2012). An Inversion-Based Model Predictive Control with an Integral-of-Error State Variable for Piezoelectric-Actuators, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, . (Accepted)
    • Cao, N., Chen, D. and Schreyer, D. (2012). Influence of Calcium Ions on Cell Survival and Proliferation in the Context of an Alginate Hydrogel, ISRN Chemical Engineering, 2012, 516461-9.
    • Zheng, H., Tian, W.M., Yan, H.J., Yue, L., Zhang, Y., Han, F.T., Chen, D. and Li, Y. (2012). Rotary Culture Promotes the Proliferation of MCF-7 Cells Encapsulated in Three-Dimensional Collagen-Alginate Hydrogels via Activation of ERK1/2-MAPK Pathway, Biomedical Materials, 7(1), 01500301-01500310.
    • Yan, X., Chen, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2011). Modeling of the flow within scaffolds in perfusion bioreactors, American Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 1(2), 72-77.
    • Zhu, N., Chen, D., Chapman, D. and Cooper, D. (2011). X-ray Diffraction Enhanced Imaging as a Novel Method to Visualize Low Density Scaffolds in Soft Tissue Engineering, Tissue Engineering Part C, 17(11), 1071-1080.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2011). Effect of Needle Geometry on Flow Rate and Cell Damage in the Dispensing-Based Biofabrication Process, Biotechnology Progress, 27(6), 1777-1784.
    • Peng, J.Y. and Chen, D. (2011). Modeling of Piezoelectric Actuators Based on a New Rate-Independent Hysteresis Model, Modern Mechanical Engineering, 1(2), 25-30.
    • Little, C.J., Bawolin, N.K. and Chen, D. (2011). Mechanical Properties of Natural Cartilage and Tissue Engineered Constructs, Tissue Engineering Part B, 17(4), 213-227.
    • Wang, M.D., Zhai, P., Chen, D., Schreyer, D.J., Xun, X.D. and Cui, F.Z. (2011). Bioengineered Scaffolds for Spinal Cord Repair," Tissue Engineering Part B, Tissue Engineering Part B, 17(3), 177-194.
    • Zhu, N., Li, M.G., Cooper, D. and Chen, D. (2011). Development of Novel Hybrid Poly (L-lactide)/Chitosan Scaffolds Using Rapid Freeze Prototyping Technique, Biofabrication, 3(3), 034105-034113.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y. and Chen, D. (2011). Temperature Effect on the Shear-Induced Cell Damage in Biofabrication, Artificial Organs, 35(7), 741-746.
    • Zhang, Z.M., An, Q., Zhang, W.J., Yang, Q., Tang, Y.J. and Chen, D. (2011). Modeling of Directional Friction on a Fully Lubricated Surface with Regular Anisotropic Asperities, Meccanica, 46(3), 535-545.
    • Bai, X.P., Zheng, H.X., Fang, R., Wang, T.R., Hou, X.L., Li, Y., Chen, D. and Tian, W.M. (2011). Fabrication of Engineered Heart Tissue Grafts from Alginate/Collagen Barium Composite Microbeads, Biomedical Materials, 6(4), 045002-045011.
    • Peng, J.Y. and Chen, D. (2011). Modeling of Piezoelectric-Driven Stick-Slip Actuators, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 16(2), 394-399.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2011). Axiomatic Design Theory Based Approach to Modeling Linear High Order System Dynamics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 16(2), 341-350.
    • Bawolin, N.K., Li, M.G., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Modeling Material-Degradation-Induced Elastic Property of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(11), 111001-7.
    • Zhu, N., Chen, D. and Chapman, D. (2010). A Brief Review of Visualization Techniques for Nerve Tissue Engineering Applications, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 7, 81-99.
    • Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, N., Kim, C.Y., Wang, J., Gorin, J., He, F., Thorpe, P., Lu, Y., Chen, W.F., Grochulski, P., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Investigations of Mechanical Vibrations for beamlines at the Canadian Light Source, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 18, 109-116.
    • Zhu, N., Li, M.G., Guan, Y.J., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2010). Effect of Laminin Blended with Chitosan on Axon Guidance on Patterned Substrates, Biofabrication, 2, 045002-045009.
    • Bawolin, N.K., Zhang, W. and Chen, D. (2010). A Brief Review of the Modelling of the Time Dependent Mechanical Properties of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 6, 19-33.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). A New Approach to Modeling System Dynamics - in the Case of Piezoelectric Actuator with a Host System, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 15(3), 371-380.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y., Zhu, N., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2010). Modeling Process-Induced Cell Damage in the Bio-Dispensing Process, Tissue Engineering Part C, 16(3), 533-42.
    • Tian, X.Y., Li, M.G., Cao, N., Li, J.W. and Chen, D. (2009). Characterization of Flow Behaviours of Alginate/Hydroxyapaptite Mixtures for Tissue Scaffold Fabrication, Biofabrication, 1(4), 0450051-8.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y. and Chen, D. (2009). A Brief Review of Dispensing-Based Rapid Prototyping Techniques in Tissue Scaffold Fabrication, Biofabrication, 1, 032001-032010.
    • Chen, D. (2009). Modeling and Control of Fluid Dispensing Processes: A State-of-the-Art Review, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 43, 276-286.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y. and Chen, D. (2009). Modeling of Flow Rate, Pore Size and Porosity for the Dispensing-Based Tissue Scaffolds Fabrication, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 131, 0345011-5.
    • Chen, D., Li, M.G. and Cao, N. (2009). Modeling of the Fluid Volume Transferred in Contact Dispensing Processes, IEEE Trans. on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 32, 133-137.
    • Li, J.W., Yang, G.S., Zhang, W., Tu, S.D. and Chen, D. (2009). Thermal Error Modeling for Complex Physical Systems: The-State-of-Arts Review, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 42, 168-179.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D., An, S., Tu, S.D. and Zhang, W. (2009). Friction Models Incorporating Thermal Effects in Highly Precision Actuators, Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 0450141-6.
    • Li, M.G. and Chen, D. (2009). Recent Patents in Fluid Dispensing Processes for Electronics Packaging, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, 2, 19-25.
    • Hashemi, M. and Chen, D. (2008). Theoretical Investigation into the Performance of the Rotary-Screw Fluid Dispensing Process, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 32, 325-331.
    • Chen, D., Zhang, Q., Kang, D. and Zhang, W. (2008). On the dynamics of piezo-actuated positioning systems, Review of Scientific Instrument, 79(11), 116101-1.
    • Li, W.J., Yang, G.S., Zhang, C., Tu, S.D. and Chen, D. (2008). Thermal Effect on Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuator Systems, Review of Scientific Instruments, 79, 0461081-3.
    • Chen, D., Kang, D. and Zhang, Q.S. (2008). On the Dynamics of Piezoelectric-Driven Stick-Slip Actuators, Key Engineering Materials, 375, 648-652.
    • Chen, D., Li, M.G. and Ke, H. (2008). Modeling of the Flow Rate in the Dispensing-Based Process for Fabricating Tissue Scaffolds, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 130, 0210031-7.
    • Li, J., Yang, G., Zhang, W., Tu, S. and Chen, D. (2008). Thermal effect on piezoelectric stick-slip actuator systems, Review of Scientific Instruments, 79(4), 046108-1.
    • Chen, X., Kai, J. and Hashemi, M. (2007). Evaluation of Fluid Dispensing Systems Using Axiomatic Design Principles, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 129(6), 640-648.
    • Chen, X. (2007). Modeling of Rotary Screw Fluid Dispensing Process, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 129(2), 172-178.
    • Chen, X. and Ke, H. (2006). Effects of Fluid Properties on Dispensing Processes for Electronics Packaging, IEEE Trans. On Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 29(2), 75-82.
    • Chen, X. (2005). Time-Dependent Rheological Behavior of Fluids for Electronics Packaging, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 127(4), 370-374.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Cao, Y. and Chen, D. (2012). Integrated Inversion-Feedforward and PID-Based-Sliding-Mode-Control for Piezoelectric Actuators, The 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 26-29.
    • Rajaram, A., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2012). Development of Schwann Cell-Encapsulated Alginate Scaffolds for the Repair of Peripheral Nerve Injury, The Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society (ACCES) and the Canadian Medical and Biological Society (CMBES) Joint Conferen, Halifax, NS, Canada, June 19-22.
    • Hossain, M., Bergstrom, D.J. and Chen, D. (2012). Prediction of 3D transitional lid-driven cavity flow using the lattice Boltzmann method, 20th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Canmore, Alberta, May 9-12, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Rajaram, A., Wang, M.W., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2011). A Preliminary Study on Living-Cell Scaffolds for Nerve Tissue Engineering, The 12th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 21-23.
    • Wang, M.D., Cao, N., Liu, C.L., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2011). Fabrication and Characterization of 3D Alginate-HA Hydrogel Scaffolds for SCI Repair, The 12th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 21-23.
    • Little, C.J., Kulyk, W.K. and Chen, D. (2011). Hybrid Hydrogel/Polymer Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering Applications, The 12th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 21-23.
    • Guan, Y.J., Zhu, N., Cooper, D. and Chen, D. (2011). Characterization of 3D Alginate Scaffolds Using Micro-CT, The 34th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 5-8, 2011.
    • Peng, J.Y., Cao, Y. and Chen, D. (2011). Modeling of Piezoelectric Actuators based on a New Rate-independent Hysteresis Model, The 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), Vancouver, BC, Canada, Aug. 5-9.
    • Cao, Y., Chen, L. and Chen, D. (2011). An Inversion based Model Predictive Control on Piezoelectric Actuators, The 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), Vancouver, BC, Canada, Aug. 5-9.
    • Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Design of photon beam vibration measurement system for the CLS HXMA beamline, The ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 12-18, 2010.
    • Cao, Y. and Chen, D. (2010). A Discrete Hysteresis Model for Piezoelectric Actuator and Its Parameter Identification, The Eighth International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerators, Saskatoon, Canada, October 5-8, 2010.
    • Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Mechanical vibration measurement system at the Canadian Light Source, The Eighth International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerators, Saskatoon, Canada, October 5-8, 2010.
    • Chen, D. (2010). Bio-Manufacturing Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications, The 2010 International Conference on Biofabrication, Philadelphia, USA, Oct. 4-6, 2010.
    • Zhu, N., Li, M.G. and Chen, D. (2010). Preparation and Characterization of Poly(L-Lactic Acid)/Chitosan Scaffolds Using Rapid Freeze Prototyping Techniques, The 2010 International Conference on Biofabrication, Philadelphia, USA, Oct. 4-6, 2010.
    • Peng, J.Y. and Chen, D. (2010). H2-optimal Digital Control of Piezoelectric Actuators, The 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Jinan, China, July 7-9, 2010.
    • Zhang, W., Kim, C.Y., Matias, E., Li, J.W., Chen, N., Chen, W.F. and Chen, D. (2010). VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS AT CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE HXMA BEAMLINE, Proceedings of ICDVC-2010 - The Third International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control ICDVC-2010, Saskatoon, Canada, May 1-1.
    • Chen, D., Zhang, Y., Teng, D., Wahid, K.A. and Ko, S. (2009). Hardware Implementation of a Decimal Fixed-point Logarithmic Converter, International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing and Transmission, 0, December 2008, 29-32.
    • Zhang, W., Li, J.W. and Chen, D. (2009). A novel approach to modeling system dynamics for control, Proceedings of 2009 IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, November 2-4.
    • Chen, D., Zhang, Y., Lee, M. and Ko, S. (2009). A 32-bit Decimal Floating-Point Logarithmic Converter, IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic, 0, June 2009, 195-203.
    • Chen, D., Zhang, Y., Teng, D., Wahid, K.A., Lee, M. and Ko, S. (2009). A New Decimal Antilogarithmic Converter, IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 0, May 2009, 445-448.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y. and Chen, D. (2008). Modeling of Cell Damage in the Bio-Dispensing-Based Scaffold Fabrication, The TERMIS-NA 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, California, USA, December 2008.
    • Zhu, N., Li, M.G., Chen, D. and Schreyer, D.J. (2008). Evaluation of Axon Guidance by 2-Dimentionsal Binary Materials Patterns, The TERMIS-NA 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, California, USA, December 2008.
    • Bawolin, N.K., Li, M.G., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2008). Modelling of Time-Dependent Elastic Properties of Tissue Scaffolds, The TERMIS-NA 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, California, USA, December 2008.
    • Chen, D., Zhang, Y., Teng, D., Wahid, K.A. and Ko, S. (2008). Hardware Implementation of a Decimal Fixed-point Antilogarithmic Converter, International Workshop on Mutlimedia Signal Processing and Transmission, 0, December 2008, 1-4.
    • Li, J., Zhang, W., Zhang, Q., Chen, D. and Tu, S. (2008). A Dynamic Model Incorporating Thermal Effects in Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuators, Proceedings of 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Oct 31-Nov 6.
    • Tian, X.Y., Li, M.G., Zhu, N. and Chen, D. (2008). Modeling of Shear-Induced Cell Damage and Its Applications to Bio-Dispensing Processes, The 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 9-11, (CD Rom).
    • Chen, D. and Li, M.G. (2008). Modeling of the Fluid Volume Transferred in Contact Dispensing Processes, The 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada., June 9-11, (CD Rom).
    • Bawolin, N.K., Chen, D. and Zhang, C. (2007). A Method for Modeling Time-Dependant Mechanical Properties of Tissue Scaffolds, The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, August 5-8, (CD Rom).
    • Chen, X. and Ke, H. (2006). Investigation into the Tissue Scaffold Fabrication Process, The 2006 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Florida, USA, June 20-25, (CD Rom).
    • Ke, H., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, X. (2006). Comparative Study on Scaffold Materials For Neural Tissue Engineering Applications, The 2006 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Florida, USA, June 20-25, (CD Rom).
    • Chen, X. and Hashemi, M. (2006). Investigation into the Performance of the Rotary Screw Fluid Dispensing Processes, The CSME Forum, Alberta, Canada, May 21-24, (CD Rom).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Cao, N., Schreyer, D.J. and Chen, D. (2010). Effect of calcium concentration on cell damage in tissue engineered scaffold fabrication, The 60th Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, October 24-27 2010.
    • Wang, M.D., Zhai, P., Chen, D., Schreyer, D.J., Sun, X.D. and Cui, F.Z. (2010). Fabrication of 3D HA Scaffolds by Dispensing-based RP System for SCI Repair, The 60th Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, Oct. 24-27 2010..
    • Zhu, N., Guan, Y.J., Chen, D. and Chapman, D. (2010). Visualization of low Density Engineered Scaffolds and Soft Tissues by BMIT Beamline, The 13th CLS Annual Users? Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 17-19.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y. and Chen, D. (2010). A Systematic Methods to Quantify Cell Viability in the Bio-Manufacturing Process, The 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Seattle, Washington, USA, April 21-24.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2009). A Novel Approach to Modeling System Dynamics for Control, The International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, November 4-6,.
    • Tian, X.Y., Li, M.G. and Chen, D. (2009). Investigation into the Influence of Temperature on the Shear-Induced Cell Damage, The 10th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 23-25.
    • Zhu, N., Li, M.G. and Chen, D. (2009). Poly(l-Lactic acid) Scaffolds Embedded with Chitosan Microspheres for Nerve Regeneration, The 10th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 23-25.
    • Li, M.G., Tian, X.Y., Zhu, N. and Chen, D. (2009). Influence of Nozzle Geometry on Cell Damage in the Bio-Dispensing Process, The 10th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 23-25.
    • Zhu, N., Guan, Y.J., Chen, D., Chapman, D. and Wysokinski, T.W. (2009). Diffraction-Enhanced X-ray Imaging of Biomaterial Scaffolds, The 12th CLS Annual Users? Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 17-19.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Chen, D. (Invited) (2010). Characterization of Engineered Tissue Samples with Synchrotron-Based Imaging Technologies, The 13th CLS Annual Users? Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 17-19.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Axiomatic Design of Bearing Packaging Automation, NSERC, Engage Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Engineering of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury, CIHR and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Fabrication of Living-Cell Scaffolds for Spinal Cord Injury Repair, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Spinal Cord Injury Research.
    • Principal Investigator, Tissue Engineering Group, SHRF, Health Research Group - Phase Two Grant.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Engineering of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury, CIHR and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, On-Line Monitoring of Drill Wear to Inform Tool Replacement, NSERC, Engage Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Tissue Engineering Group, SHRF, Health Research Group - Phase Two Grant.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Engineering of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury, CIHR and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Manufacturing laboratory, CFI, Leaders Opportunity Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Tissue Engineering Group, SHRF, Health Research Group - Phase Two Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Accurate 3D Digitizer for Linking Tissue Mechanics with Imaging, NSERC, Research Tools and Instruments -.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Nano-Positioning Stages/Actuators with Direct Metrology, NSERC, Research Tools and Instruments Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Non-Newtonian Flow and Control for Precise Fluid Manipulation, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Tissue Engineering Group, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation + University of Saskatchewan, Research Group Development.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, An Instrument for Simultaneous Linear and Angular Displacement Measurements with Nano-Precision, NSERC, Research Tools and Instruments Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-design and bio-manufacturing of tissue engineering scaffolds, University of Saskatchewan, Proposal Development Award.
    • Principal Investigator, Bio-mechanical Design and Fabrication of 3-Dimensional Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, New Investigator Establishment Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Non-Newtonian Flow and Control for Precise Fluid Manipulation, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Tissue Engineering Group, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation + University of Saskatchewan, Research Group Development.
    • Principal Investigator, Ultra-Precision Positioning, University of Saskatchewan, President?s NSERC Research Fund.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • ME 229 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME 418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME 431.3 - Control Systems 1
    • ME 495 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 862.3 - Analysis & Synthesis of Linear Control Systems

    2010-2011

    • BIOE 898 - Tissue Engineering
    • ME 418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME 431.3 - Control Systems 1
    • ME 475.3 - Introduction to Mechatronics
    • ME 862.3 - Analysis & Synthesis of Linear Control Systems

    2009-2010

    • BIOE 898 - Tissue Engineering
    • ME 418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME 431.3 - Control Systems 1
    • ME 862.3 - Analysis & Synthesis of Linear Control Systems

    2008-2009

    • ME 229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME 418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME 431.3 - Control Systems 1
    • ME 495.3 - Design Project
    • ME 862.3 - Analysis & Synthesis of Linear Control Systems
    • ME 898.3 - Special Topics

    2007-2008

    • ME 229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME 418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME 431.3 - Control Systems 1
    • ME 475.3 - Intro Mechatronics
    • ME 495.3 - Design Project
    • ME 862.3 - Analysis & Synthesis of Linear Control Systems

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Bio-Engineering of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury
    • Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
    • Design, Modeling, and Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Nanopositioning
    • Fabrication of Living-Cell Scaffolds for Spinal Cord Injury Repair
    • On-Line Monitoring of Drill Wear to Inform Tool Replacement
    • Tissue Engineering Group - Phase II

    2010-2011

    • Bio-Engineering of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury
    • Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
    • Design, Modeling, and Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Nanopositioning
    • Tissue Engineering Group - Phase II

    2009-2010

    • Bio-Manufacturing of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury
    • Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
    • Design, Modeling, and Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Nanopositioning
    • Tissue Engineering Group - Phase II

    2008-2009

    • Design, Modeling, and Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Nanopositioning
    • Development of Advanced Technologies for Producing Scaffold-Guided Tissues
    • Non-Newtonian Flow and Control for Precise Fluid Manipulation

    2007-2008

    • Bio-Mechanical Design and Fabrication of 3-Dimensional Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
    • Development of Advanced Technology for Piezoelectric-Driven Stick-Slip Actuators
    • Non-Newtonian Flow and Control for Precise Fluid Manipulation