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

 

 

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

 

Bubblepreet Randhawa

Post-Doc (part-time) at MENRVA

Topic: Rehab

 

Jeff Krahn

Post-Doc at MENRVA

Topic: Bionic gripper

 

Mahta Khoshnam

Post-Doc at MENRVA

Topic: Rehab Robotics

 

Wei Kuang

Visiting Professor, Qilu University of Technolog

Topic: Functional Polymers
 

 

 

PhD Students

Farzad Khosrow-khavar

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Vibration therapy for coronary blood perfusion

 

Ausama Hadi Ahmed Abdualla 

PhD candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Climbing robots

 

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

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab robotic devices

 

Gil Herrnstadt

MASc 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

MASc and MEng Students

Mona Lisa Delva

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Rehabilition Technology

 

Mahan Rahimi

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Biomedical

 

Nezam Alavi

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: TBD

 

Gautam Sadarangani

MASc candidate at MENRVA

Topic: Assistive/rehab devices

 

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

Research Assistant 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

Visiting Professors, Visiting Students, Research Assistants and Undergraduate Students

Jamal Bahari

RA at MENRVA

Topic: SMA microstructures

 

Gurpal Bisra

Research Assistant at MENRVA

Topic: Microactuator

 

Andrea Ferrone

Visiting Grad Student

Home Institution: Roma Tre University & CNR

Topic: Sensing technology

Kelvin Chu

BASc Student, Honour Thesis at MENRVA

Topic: Biorobotics

 

Mary Yu

BASc Student, Honour Thesis at MENRVA

Topic: e-Textile

 

Anterpal Singh Sandhu

BASc Student, Honour Thesis at MENRVA

Topic: MRI-compatible technology