Meet Our Team

Lab Members | Membres du Laboratoire
Carlos Rossa, PhD, P.Eng

Dr. Rossa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. He received his BEng and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz, Metz, France, both in 2010, and earned his PhD degree in mechatronics and robotics from the Sorbonne Université (UPMC), Paris, France, in 2014 under the auspices of the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA). - Carleton webpage
Sathiyamoorthy Selladurai, PhD - Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Selladurai received his BEng in Electronics and Communication in 2010, and MEng in Control and Instrumentation in 2012, both from Anna University, India. He earned his Ph.D. degree in ultrasound elastography from IIT Madras, India, in 2020. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2020-22) at the University of Montréal, Canada. He also worked as Project Scientist (2014-15) at NHHID, and as project engineer (2012-14) at TIFAC CORE in Machine Vision. His research interests include biomedical ultrasound, quantitative elastography, calibration of instruments, machine vision, and automation.
Hossein Asilian, MASc - PhD Student

Hossein received his BEng degree from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran in 2013, and his MASc degree from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2016 both in Electrical Engineering. After his graduation he worked on numerical analysis of electromagnetic systems as a research assistant in the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory for two years. He is now pursuing his PhD degree at Carleton in the area of biomedical device instrumentation for robotic surgery.
Hoorieh Mazdarani, MASc - PhD Student

Hoorieh received her BSc degree in Electrical Engineering-Electronics from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2008 and her MSc degree in Electrical Engineering-Control from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2011. After graduation, she established her start-up and collaborated on several industrial projects. She is now pursuing her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus on robotic surgery at Carleton University.
Afshin Alaghehband, MASc - PhD Student

Afshin holds a BEng degree in Computer Engineering - Hardware, which he earned in 2018, and an MASc degree in Computer Engineering - Computer Systems Architecture, obtained in 2023, both from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FMU), Iran. Throughout his time at FUM, he actively engaged in numerous research and industrial projects focused on robotics. In the bioMechatronics lab, he is researching ultrasound-guided robotic surgery.
Samuel Lovett, B.Eng - Master's Student

Samuel graduated from Ontario Tech University in 2022 with a BEng in Mechatronics Engineering. He won second place at the capstone design competition for the design and development of a human-like collaborative robotic arm. Before this, he worked as a research assistant in the bioMechatronics lab on the smart firefighting helmet project. The project has gone on to become a start-up (Hibou Systems) and the research of his Master of Applied Science at Carleton University. He is the recipient of the HM Queen Elizabeth II Scholarhip in Science and Technology at Carleton for 2022-23
Kian Zalzalah, B.Eng - Master's Student

Kian graduated from Carleton University in 2024 with a BEng in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He worked in Digital Hardware at Ericsson (2021-22) where he gained experience in electronics as a co-op student and has maintained high academic standard throughout his undergraduate studies. He joined the bioMechatronics lab as a full time MASc student in the summer of 2024 and is currently working on ultrasound image simulation for robot aided surgery training. He intends to achieve his goal of forwarding the link between healthcare and engineering.
Kade Macwilliams, B.Eng - Master's Student

Kade recently completed a Bachelors in biomedical engineering at Carleton University. After completing his capstone design projec in the bioMechatronics lab, he joined the lab in the spring of 2024 to begin a Masters in biomedical engineering. His research includes developing new technologies to assist surgeons in training for paediatric laparoscopic procedures. He is excited to be able to apply engineering principles to the area of medical technology and to continue to learn about new areas of engineering.
Alec Bales-D'Cruze, B.Eng - Master's student

Alec just completed his undergraduate in Engineering Physics at Carleton University and is eager to continue his education. During his undergraduate degree he held two research positions within the Department of Electronics working with a team of biologist at the University of Ottawa to develop an experimental test setup studying the effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic and acoustic waves. Alec is excited to continue working in research while focusing on instrumentation and signal processing for acoustoelectric characterization.
Alec Cotton - Research and Teaching Assistant

Alec is in his third year of an undergraduate degree in computer systems engineering at Carleton University. Taking interest in control system processes with an application in biomedical technology, Alec is researching haptic sensors for robotic surgery and surgical training in virtual reality. He is the recipient of the 2023 Carleton University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and the 2024 NSERC USRA.
Jacob Horne - Co-op Student

Jacob is a Fourth-year mechanical engineering student at Carleton University. He joined the biomechatronic lab in summer 2024 where he is working on the design of hybrid force feedback actuators. Jacob is interested in pushing the limits of 3D printing and virtual reality. He is the recipient of the 2023 W.R. Davis Engineering Scholarship.
Milan Djordjevic - Co-op Student

Milan is a third-year mechanical engineering undergraduate student. At Carleton University, he has received the Alan Oddy and Allan Buchannan Scholarships. His interests include CAD design and mechatronics systems. In the Biomechatronics Lab, he is working on the design of hybrid actuators for haptic devices.
Valerie Xie - Undergraduate Student (FED-USRA)

Valerie is a third year Biomedical and Mechanical engineering student at Carleton University. She aspires to research innovative solutions to improve healthcare with a main interest in medical instrumentation and biomechanics and biomaterials. In the bioMechatronics lab, she is working on high-frequency dielectric spectroscopy for tissue identification.
Owen Chan - Undergraduate Student (I-CUREUS)

Owen is a second-year Computer Science student at Carleton University. He is interested in exploring robotics in medical applications. In the BioMechatronics Lab, he is working on position-based ultrasound image retrieval for PCNL simulation.

Past Group Photos

Winter 2024 - Left to right: Kade, Angelina, Valerie, Hossein, Abdul, C. Rossa, Hoorieh, Sathiya, Alec, Conor, and Sam. Canal Building, Carleton University.

Fall 2023 - Left to right: Sam, C. Rossa, Conor, Alec, Hossein, Sathiya, and Hoorieh. ByWard market, Ottawa.

Summer 2023 - Left to right: Hoorieh, C. Rossa, Huda, Larissa, Titus, Alec, Samuel, Conor, and Hossein. Vincent Massey park, Ottawa.

Fall 2022 - Left to right: Conor, Paige, Ben, Titus, Sam, Shrid, Alec, Hossein, C. Rossa, Hoorieh. Hartwell's Locks, Ottawa.

May 2020 - Left to right: Olivia Wilz, C. Rossa, Brayden Kent, Ben DeBoer, Conor McDermott, Rick Tan, Samuel Lovell, Maciej Lacki, and Tyler Paquette. Darlington provincial park, Bowmanville.

Sep 2019 - Left to right: Maciej Lacki, Rick Tan, Olivia Wilz, Brayden DeBoon, Brayden Kent, C. Rossa. Ontario Tech Univeristy.

May 2019 - Left to right: Maciej Lacki, Brayden DeBoon, Brayden Kent, C. Rossa, Olivia Wilz, Karl Kanmaz, Angelica Cusipag. Ontario Tech Univeristy.

Lab Alumni

Ben Keeshan, PhD - Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Keeshan received his BSc in physics in 2015 and his PhD in particle physics in 2021 both from Carleton University. His PhD research involved extended Higgs sectors. He is now researching acoustoelectric tomography.
Conor Mcdermott, B.Eng - Master's Student

Conor graduated from Ontario Tech University in 2020 with a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialised in Mechatronics. Through his undergrad, he worked as a research assistant and in injection molding. His fourth year capstone project was the design and development of a telemedical rehabilitation device using magnetorheological technology. The research for his master's is multimodal tissue characterization and identification.
Current position: Research Technician at Carleton University.
Abdulrahman Haboush - Undergraduate Student

Abdulrahman is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing Biomedical Mechanical Engineering. His current focus revolves around the field of dielectric spectroscopy. Abdulrahman's interest lies at the intersection of engineering and healthcare, where he aspires to make meaningful contributions to the future of robotic-assisted surgery and advancements in biomechanics.
Angelina Barsoum - Undergraduate Student

Angelina is a 3rd year biomedical engineering student at Carleton University. She is interested in surgical technology and systems. In the bioMechatroncis lab, she is working on volumetric ultrasound image reconstruction for surgical simulation. In the future, she intends work on new and/ or improving existing surgical devices and surgical robots to continue advancing the medical field.
Larissa Jin - Undergraduate Student (NSERC USRA)

Larissa is a fourth year Biomedical and Mechanical engineering student at Carleton University. She is interested in system dynamics with applications to the development and control of surgical robots and is researching teleoperation of surgical robots with force feedback. She's the recipient of the 2023 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award.
Current position: MASc student at University of Toronto
Titus Priscu - Undergraduate Student

Titus is a third-year student at Carleton University studying Biomedical & Electrical Engineering. His current career interests are sensory devices, medical implants and imaging. As part of the BioMechatronics Lab, he is conducting research on biomedical instrumentation to quantify changes in tissue electrical conductivity modulated by ultrasonic pressure.
Current position: MASc student at Carnegie Mellon University
Huda Sheikh - Undergraduate Student (co-op)

Huda is a fourth year biomedical and electrical engineering student at Carleton University. Her interests in biomedical engineering include medical devices, biomedical instrumentation, clinical tools used to improve patient care, and machine learning models in healthcare. She is developing an artificial intelligence-powered pediatric laparoscopic simulator to better teach medical professionals and trainees surgical techniques.
Elizabeth John - Undergraduate Student (I-CUREUS)

Elizabeth is currently in her fourth year of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering at Carleton University. She is a Trinidadian-American and lived abroad for most of her life before moving to Canada in 2017. What made her interested in Biomedical Engineering was the idea of enhancing the medical field through innovative research and technology. At Carleton, she received the 2020 President Scholarship, the 2021 E.W.R. Steacie Scholarship, and is on the 2021 Deans' Honour List. She is researching dielectric tissue spectroscopy in the bioMechatronics lab.
Sridhanussh Srinivasan, BEng - MEng Student

Sridhanussh graduated from Anna University in 2020 with a B.Eng. Degree in Biomedical engineering. For his capstone project, he worked on a Classification system for PPG signals using Support vector machine and Artificial neural networks. In the Bio-mechatronics lab, Sridhanussh will be completing his Masters of engineering with project focused on Diagnosis of COVID-19 using Lung Ultrasound.
Ben DeBoer, B.Eng - Master's Student

Ben graduated from Ontario Tech University in 2020 with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization in Mechatronics. For his capstone project, he worked on a control system for an automated ankle-foot orthosis. The goal of this project is to aid patients who suffer from foot drop. In the bioMechatronics lab, Ben will be completing his Masters of Applied Science with research focused on adaptive exoskeletons.
Current position: PhD student, University of New Brunswick
Logain Sayed Ahmed - Undergraduate Student

Logain is a third year Biomedical and Electrical engineering student at Carleton University. She is interested in the development of biomedical equipment and gaining hands on experience working with them. At the BioMechatronics Lab, she is researching instrumentation of surgical needles for real-time tissue characterization.
Olivia Wilz, B.Eng - Master's Student

Olivia earned her BEng in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Mechatronics in 2019 from the Ontario Tech University. For her capstone Olivia worked on developing a speed/power boost system for an internal combustion engine. She is continuing her studies at Ontario Tech in the form of a Master’s Degree in Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering. For the Master’s Degree, she is doing research focused on autonomous robotic nephrolithotomy.
Rick Tan, B.Eng - Master's Student

Rick graduated in 2019 from Ontario Tech University with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Mechatronics. For his capstone, Rick developed a Part Scanner Machine for General Motors (GM) that can obtain an inventory item’s information and upload it to a custom database. Also during his undergrad, Rick conducted research in the ACE Wind Tunnel as well as designed an UAV. He is currently pursuing his MSc on robot-aided cancer imaging.
Current position: Engineering Physicist at Sunnybrook Research Institute
Brayden Kent, B.Eng, E.I.T - Master's Student

Brayden graduated in 2018 from Ontario Tech University (UOIT) with a BEng, Mechanical with a specialization in Mechatronics. Formerly a part of the Instrumentation & Control team that contributed to the continued development of the 8x8 scaled electric combat vehicle (SECV) capstone project. He completed his MSc in the lab in 2020, researching instrumentation for robot-aided minimally invasive surgery.
Current position: Guidance Navigation & Controls - Engineering at MDA
Maciej Lacki, B.Eng - Master's Student

Maciej graduated from Ontario Tech Universtiy in 2018 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree. During his undergraduate years, Maciej worked for Marion Surgical, where he assisted in the development of a virtual surgeon training simulator. He completed his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in the lab between Sep 2018 and Aug 2020 and worked on novel haptic devices for robotic surgery. He is the recipient of the 2021 Ontario Tech Outstanding Thesis award.
Current position: Research engineer at Haply Robotics
Brayden DeBoon, B.Eng, E.I.T - Master's Student

Brayden graduated in 2017 from the University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Former University of Alberta’s Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project’s (ARVP) Electrical Team Lead and undergraduate research assistant at the U of A. He completed his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in the lab between Jan 2018 and Dec 2019 and worked on novel actuators for human-robot interaction.
Current position: Electronics Engineer at Mercedes Formula One Team
James Elmgren - Undergraduate Student

James is a third-year student studying electrical engineering at Carleton University. His interests lie in hardware design, control systems, and robotics. In the bioMechatronics lab, James is researching biomedical instrumentation for volumetric ultrasound imaging.
Samuel Lovett - Undergraduate Student

Sam completed the third year of his BEng in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University in 2020. In the bioMechatronics Lab Sam will be working on the development of a smart firefighting helmet with simultaneous localization and mapping. After his undergraduate he is hoping to pursue a Master’s Degree, with a focus in animatronics.
Tyler Paquette - Undergraduate Student

Tyler has finished his second year of his B.Eng. degree at Ontario Tech University in the Mechanical Engineering program. In the bioMechatronics Lab, Tyler is conducting research and development on a smart helmet for structural firefighting utilizing simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). In the future he plans to continue research in computer vision, and complete a Master's Degree in Applied Science.
Angelica Cusipag - Undergraduate Student (NSERC-USRA), 2019

Angelica has finished her third year of her B.Eng. degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University. In the bioMechatronics Lab, Angelica is doing summer research on the design and development of force-feedback devices for minimally invasive surgery. In the future, she plans to pursue a MASc in Mechanical Engineering.
Karl Kanmaz - Undergraduate Student (NSERC-USRA), 2019

Karl has completed his third year at Ontario Tech University in the Mechanical Engineering program. Karl will be researching and developing a smart helmet for firefighters using sensor integration and fusion for localization and mapping of hazardous environments. In the future, he plans to pursue his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and gain expertise in assistive robotics, autonomous driving, and machine learning.
Amanjot Gulshi - Undergraduate Student (NSERC-USRA), 2018

Amanjot is in the second year of his B.Eng. degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech Univeristy. In the bioMechatronics Lab, Amanjot is doing part-time research on haptic teleoperation of robotic manipulators with future plans of continuous research and development in robotic prosthesis. Potential applications include robot-assisted rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgery.
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