This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Development of Region-Specific Decellularized Meniscus Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting Applications, Sheradan Doherty

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Immobilized Jagged1 for Notch3-specific Differentiation and Phenotype Control of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells, Kathleen E. Zohorsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Simulation Approaches to X-ray C-Arm-based Interventions, Daniel R. Allen

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Implementing a multi-segment foot model in a clinical setting to measure inter-segmental joint motions, Tahereh Amiri

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Cardiac Modelling Techniques to Predict Future Heart Function and New Biomarkers in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Sergio C. H. Dempsey

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Feasibility of Twisted Coiled Polymer Actuators for Use in Upper Limb Wearable Rehabilitation Devices, Brandon P.R. Edmonds

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Metal Additive Manufacturing for Fixed Dental Prostheses, Mai EL Najjar

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Using an Internal Auditory Stimulus to Activate the Developing Primary Auditory Cortex: A Fetal fMRI Study, Estee Goldberg

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Development of Water-Soluble Polyesters for Tissue Engineering Applications, Trent Gordon

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Development Of Hybrid Coating Materials To Improve The Success Of Titanium Implants, Zach Gouveia

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A 3D Printed Axon-Mimetic Diffusion MRI Phantom, Tristan K. Kuehn

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Development of an Active Infection Monitoring Knee Spacer for Two-Stage Revision, Michael K. Lavdas

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Computational Modeling of the Human Brain for mTBI Prediction and Diagnosis, Yanir Levy

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Pulmonary Imaging of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease using Multi-Parametric Response Maps, Jonathan MacNeil

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Optimization of Indentation for the Material Characterization of Soft PVA-Cryogels, Md. Mansur ul Mulk

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Development and Validation of Augmented Reality Training Simulator for Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Renal Access, Yanyu Mu

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A Biomechanical Investigation into the Effect of Experimental Design on Wrist Biomechanics and Contact Mechanics, Clare E. Padmore

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Structure-Function Relationships in the Brain: Applications in Neurosurgery, Daiana-Roxana Pur

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The Effect of Joint Alignment After a Wrist Injury on Joint Mechanics and Osteoarthritis Development, Puneet Kaur Ranota

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Development and Validation of Tools for Improving Intraoperative Implant Assessment with Ultrasound during Gynaecological Brachytherapy, Jessica Robin Rodgers

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Studies on Carbon Quantum Dots with Special Luminescent Properties and Their Capability of Overcoming the Biological Barriers, Ji Su Song

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Machine Learning towards General Medical Image Segmentation, Clara Tam

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The Migration and Wear of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Madeleine L. Van de Kleut

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Video Processing for the Evaluation of Vascular Dynamics in Neurovascular Interventions, Reid Vassallo

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Preparation of Intra-articular Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis, Ian Villamagna

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Deep Reinforcement Learning in Medical Object Detection and Segmentation, Dong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Fabrication and Characterization of Collagen-Polypyrrole Constructs Using Direct-Ink Write Additive Manufacturing, Rooshan Arshad

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Development of a Force-Based Ream Vector Measurement System For Glenoid Reaming Simulation, David Axford

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Investigation of Visual Perceptions in Parkinson's Disease and the Development of Disease Monitoring Software, Matthew Bernardinis

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Tissue Equivalent Gellan Gum Gel Materials for Clinical MRI and Radiation Dosimetry, Pawel Brzozowski

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Implementation of User-Independent Hand Gesture Recognition Classification Models Using IMU and EMG-based Sensor Fusion Techniques, José Guillermo Collí Alfaro

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Scaffold Design Considerations for Soft Tissue Regeneration, Madeleine M. Di Gregorio

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Remote Navigation and Contact-Force Control of Radiofrequency Ablation Catheters, Daniel Gelman

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High-throughput Fabrication of Drug-loaded Core-shell Tablets with Adjustable Release Profiles from Surface-erodible and Photocrosslinkable Polyanhydrides, Armin Geraili Nejadfomeshi

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Apply dry powder on drug loading and enteric coating of esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate beads and capsules, Xiaojing Ge

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Bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) - based nanostructured biosensor for detection of glucose, Eugene Hwang

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A Heterogeneous Patient-Specific Biomechanical Model of the Lung for Tumor Motion Compensation and Effective Lung Radiation Therapy Planning, Parya Jafari

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The Co-Delivery of Syngeneic Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells and Macrophages on Decellularized Adipose Tissue Bioscaffolds for In Vivo Soft Tissue Regeneration, Hisham A. Kamoun

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Improving Material Mapping in Glenohumeral Finite Element Models: A Multi-Level Evaluation, Nikolas K. Knowles

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Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Jonathan Lau

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Formation of a Vascular Regenerative Microenvironment Within Implantable Human Decellularized Adipose Tissue Bioscaffolds, Christopher Leclerc

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Effect of histatin- and statherin-derived engineered salivary peptides on Streptococcus mutans adhesion and on enamel demineralization provoked by cariogenic biofilms, Lina Maria Marin

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Individual Variability of Functional Connectivity in Resting-State and Naturalistic fMRI Paradigms, Mark O'Reilly

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Assessing the Impact of Collared versus Collarless Stems on Implant Migration, Patient Activity and Patient Function Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Maxwell E. Perelgut

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Haptics-enabled, GPU augmented surgical simulation platform for glenoid reaming, Vlad Popa

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A Framework for Evaluating Cortical Architectural Anomalies in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients, Hossein Rajali

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Evaluation of Individual Finger Forces During Activities of Daily Living In Healthy Individuals and Those with Hand Arthritis, Michael Riddle

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Design of cell-instructive biomaterial scaffolds for intervertebral disc regeneration, Nadia Sharma

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Finite Element Analysis of Hollow-stemmed Shoulder Implants in Different Bone Qualities Derived from a Statistical Shape and Density Model, Pendar Soltanmohammadi

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A Novel Method for In Vivo Evaluation of Finger Kinematics for Analysis of Activities of Daily Living, Ahmed M. Tanashi

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A structured-light surface scanning system to evaluate breast morphology in standing and supine positions, Olivia Tong

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A Wearable Mechatronic Device for Hand Tremor Monitoring and Suppression: Development and Evaluation, Yue Zhou

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A pH-sensitive Delivery System for the Prevention of Dental Caries Using Salivary Proteins, Yi Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Augmented Reality Ultrasound Guidance in Anesthesiology, Golafsoun Ameri

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Engineering Graphene Oxide-based Nanostructures for DNA sensors, Aditya Balaji

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The Kinematic and Biomechanical Effects of Bracing on the Rehabilitation of the LCL Injured Elbow, Sara M. Banayan

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Development and Assessment of a Micro-CT Based System for Quantifying Loaded Knee Joint Kinematics and Tissue Mechanics, Alexandra M. Blokker

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Process Analytics from Passive Acoustic Emissions Monitoring during Fluidized Bed Pellet Coating in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Allan Carter

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A Composite Material-based Computational Model for Diaphragm Muscle Biomechanical Simulation, Brett Coelho

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Virtual Reality Simulation of Glenoid Reaming Procedure, Mohammadreza Faieghi

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Development Of Granulation Tissue Mimetic Scaffolds For Skin Healing, Adam Hopfgartner

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Multi-Channel MR Phase Image Processing for Non-Contrast Tissue Characterization, Zahra Hosseini

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The Development of a Temporomandibular Force Simulator to Study Craniofacial Strain In-Vitro, Kenneth KC Ip

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Ultrasound-Augmented Laparoscopy, Uditha Lakmal Jayarathne

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Development and Validation of a Probe Tube Placement Training Simulator, Robert Koch

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Electrospun collagen fibers for tissue regeneration applications, Ying Li

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Examining Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Baseplate Fixation in Patients with E2-type Glenoid Erosion, Matthew D. Mahaffy

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Embedded Smart-Polymer Sensor Arrays for Elucidating Load Distributions in Orthopaedic Implants, Carolina Micolini

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Experimental Determination of Motion Parameters and Path Forces of Robot-Driven Glenoid Reaming Procedure, Mayank Sharma

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Development of Force-Space Navigation for Surgical Robotics, Corey Daniel Smith

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Dynamic Calibration of EMG Signals for Control of a Wearable Elbow Brace, Taylor Stanbury

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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun rGO-Poly(ester amide) Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Hilary Stone

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The Effect of Implant Girth and Implant Collar on the Degree of Bone to Implant Contact and Bone Stresses in the Proximal Humerus, Stephanie Synnott

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Investigation and Validation of Imaging Techniques for Mitral Valve Disease Diagnosis and Intervention, Claire Vannelli

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Contributions of Continuous Max-Flow Theory to Medical Image Processing, John SH Baxter

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Histological Quantification in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Charlotte Anne Blinston

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Design and Evaluation of a Contact-Free Interface for Minimally Invasive Robotics Assisted Surgery, Cameron Dawson

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Influence of Scapular Notching on Contact Mechanics and Simulator Wear of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Implants, Michael William Griffiths

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Pulmonary Image Segmentation and Registration Algorithms: Towards Regional Evaluation of Obstructive Lung Disease, Fumin Guo

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Development of an Active Finger Motion Simulator: With In-Vitro Assessments of Tendon Loads and Joint Kinematics, Mohammad Haddara

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Evaluating and Improving Cochlear Length Measurements on Clinical Computed Tomography Images, John E. Iyaniwura

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A Patient-Specific Cardiac Phantom for Training and Pre-Procedure Surgical Planning, Justin Laing

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Interactive Visualization of Multimodal Brain Connectivity: Applications in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, Saeed Mahdizadeh Bakhshmand

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A Biomechanical Investigation of Load Sharing at the Distal Forearm, Martine E. McGregor

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Exploiting Temporal Image Information in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Jonathan McLeod

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Design and Validation of Delivery Systems for Galectin-3 for Skin Healing Applications, Karrington A. McLeod

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Design, Implementation And Control Of A Robotic Platform For Post-Stroke Upper- And Lower-Limb Rehabilitation, Vahid Mehrabi

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A 3D US Guidance System for Permanent Breast Seed Implantation: Development and Validation, Justin Michael

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Syngenic Adipose-Derived Stem/Stromal Cells Delivered in Decellularized Adipose Tissue Scaffolds Enhance In Vivo Tissue Regeneration Through Host Cell Recruitment, Kevin P. Robb

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Electrospun collagen nanofibers for tissue engineering, Nisha Sharma

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Computer-Assisted Characterization of Prostate Cancer on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Derek J. Soetemans

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Optical Fibre-based Force Sensing Needle Driver for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pouya Soltani Zarrin

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Functional Design and Analysis of a Linked Shoulder Prosthesis, Emily West

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Design and Evaluation of Neurosurgical Training Simulator, Trinette L. Wright

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Assessment of the Non-linear Stress-strain Characteristics of Poly (vinyl alcohol) Cryogel, Mojdeh Zakeri

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Performance Factors in Neurosurgical Simulation and Augmented Reality Image Guidance, Ryan Armstrong

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A Novel Minimally Invasive Tumour Localization Device, Doran Avivi

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The Efficacy of Bionate as an Articulating Surface for Joint Hemiarthroplasty, Sarah DeDecker

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In-situ Ultrasound Calibration, Azharhosein Faraz

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Ultra-High Field Strength MR Image-Guided Robotic Needle Delivery Device for In-Bore Small Animal Interventions, Matthew J. Gravett