Current Members

Principal Investigator

Carlo Menon

Professor 

Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair

New Investigator Award recipient, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Career Investigator Award recipient, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Webpage at SFU, Faculty page at SFU, Personal Website

Staff

Natasha Victorino

Health Science Manager at MENRVA

Kim Lajoie

Health Research Manager at MENRVA

Lukas-Karim Merhi 

Engineering Manager at MENRVA

Carolyn Weeks-Levy

Senior Scientist at MENRVA

Sohail Sangha

Principal Engineer at MENRVA

Postdoctoral Fellows & Visiting Professors

Xianta Jiang

Post-Doc at MENRVA

Topic: Biomed

Personal Website

Yasong Li

Post-doc at MENRVA

Topic: Adhesion

Mahta Khoshnam

Post-Doc at MENRVA

Topic: Rehab Robotics

PhD Students

Mojgan Tavakolan

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab robotic devices

Shahram Pourazadi

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Artificial Muscles

Ahmed Elnady

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive technologies

Zhen Gang Xiao

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab robotic devices

Gil Herrnstadt

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab robotic devices

Hadi Moein

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Artificial muscles

Website: www.sfu.ca/~hmoein/

Xin Zhang

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab technology

Ramandeep Kaur

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Compliant gripper

Mandeep Kaur

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Miniaturized bronchoscope

Jamal Bahari

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: SMA microstructures

Umme Zakia

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab robotic devices

MASc and MEng Students

Lee Sutton

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Artificial Muscles

Aydin A Ahrabi

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Medical device

Jordan Lui

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Artificial Musles

Ra'na Sadeghi

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab devices

Neha Chhatre

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab devices

Maram Sakr

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab devices

Chakaveh Ahmadizadeh

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Control of Robotic Prosthesis

Eunice Kuatsjah

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Electrical Stimulation

William Geng

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Biosignal Processing

 
Sepehr Sheikholeslamia

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Soft Grasping

Ahmad Rezaei

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Smart Textiles

Visiting Students, Research Assistants and Undergraduate Students

Daniela Haner

Visiting Grad Student

Home Institution: ETH Zurich

Topic: Rehabilitation Technology

Andrea Ferrone

Visiting Grad Student

Home Institution: Roma Tre University & CNR

Topic: Sensing technology

Astrid Garcia Patino

Visiting Student

Home Institution: Universidad Iberoamericana

Topic: Artificial muscles/Assistive devices

Mary Yu

BASc Student, Honour Thesis at MENRVA

Topic: e-Textile

Amar Masalmeh

BASc Student, Honour Thesis at MENRVA

Topic: Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring