Lyndia Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Lyndia Wu obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in the Engineering Science Program at the University of Toronto. Then, she completed her Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering at Stanford University, and pursued a postdoctoral researcher position in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her general research interest is to develop engineering tools to better understand and improve human health.



Research Fellow

Adam Clansey, Ph.D. Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering

“While trying to navigate through the sea of subjectivity in search of a more objective reality, Adam’s research focuses on a multi-modality data approach by the use of neuroimaging, biomechanics, and neurocognitive function in the quest (emphasis on quest) to further understand injury mechanisms in athletic populations.”



Graduate Students

Calvin Zhuhan Qiao, PhD in Mechanical Engineering

“Using emerging and higher-resolution quantitative instruments such as balance robotic platforms, virtual reality, and electrical vestibular stimulation, my research investigates the injury mechanisms of sensorimotor deficits (in particular, standing balance function) post-concussion.” Calvin is currently recruiting volunteers for his research projects. For more details, please visit the Opportunities page.


Ahmad Rezaei, PhD in Mechanical Engineering

“To better understand brain injury mechanisms, my research focuses on improving the existing solutions for measuring head impact frequency and magnitude in sports using the emerging strong solutions in machine/deep learning, sensor data fusion, and signal processing.”

Ryan Takagi, PhD in Mechanical Engineering

“I’m interested in learning more about the objective ways of measuring brain activity and how these techniques may be used to to study the many factors that influence concussion risk, prognosis, and recovery.”


Zaryan Masood, PhD in Mechanical Engineering

“My research aims to understand concussion risk and recovery mechanisms using instrumented mouthguards in athletic populations. This research can drive a more robust return-to-sport protocol for concussed athletes and can foster injury prevention technologies and guidelines. “


David Luke, MASc in Biomedical Engineering

“My research focuses on working with athlete populations to explore the relationship between subconcussive head impacts and brain electrophysiological changes. This work involves helping to develop a wearable EEG system that can be deployed to observe real-time brain disturbances during play.”


Keili Shepherd, MASc in Biomedical Engineering

“I am looking into the development of wearable technologies, such as EEG and EMG, to be used by athletes to capture real-world data. Capturing real time muscle activity and electrophysiological changes during head impacts will help better understand and prevent brain injury.”

Yuan Gao, MASc in Mechanical Engineering

“My research is focusing on developing EEG sensors that can be used for newborn babies for sleep quality measurements and brain development analysis.”


Daniel Bondi, MASc in Biomedical Engineering

“My research focuses on analyzing head impacts sustained by ice hockey players. Specifically, identifying the gameplay parameters that lead to “high-risk situations” where athletes are most susceptible to significant head impacts that can lead to injury.”


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Haixiang Huang, Master of Engineering (Meng), Mechatronics Design

“I am working on the Hardware and Firmware design of the concussion detection circuit board with Dr. Wu. Which help us understand the relationship between collisions in sports and concussions.”


Undergraduate Students

Lauren Altomare, BASc in Engineering Science
By exploring wearable devices, signal processing techniques and sleep patterns, I’m collaborating with Dr. Ryan Takagi to assess applications of sensing technologies to measure levels of arousal and brain activity.


Niko Andrianos, BASc in Integrated Engineering

I am working on the CIHR Hockey Concussion study under Dr. Adam Clansey. Specifically, I am assisting the MRI team with processing MRI images and building a data pipeline


Teresa Wu, BASc in Integrated Engineering

“I’m working with Zaryan and Adam for spatiotemporal gait parameter extraction & analysis from IMU data.”


Oliver Petrovic, BASc in Engineering Science

“I am working with Keili on her research focusing on measuring SCM/Upper Trapezius neck muscle EMG measurements as well as head kinematics during soccer heading, in order to provide a relationship between neck muscle strength and concussion vulnerability, with relation to initial ball speeds.”



Adrien Noble, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Knight, BASc in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, NSERC USRA Student

Derek Fong, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Emma Park, BASc in Mechanical Engineering, SBME-CBR Summer Student

John Cookson, BASc in Engineering Science

Sharon Fan, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Michael Giannini, MEng in Mechatronics Engineering

Ahmed Bahaa Eldin Moustafa, MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Sukhjinder Singh, MEng in Biomedical Engineering

Cyrus Titina, MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Hailee Hoffman, MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Timothy Wang, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Chuck Wan, BASc in Electrical Engineering

Lindsay Smith, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Atoosa Mahmoudian, BASc in Biomedical Engineering

Daniel Zhuang, BASc in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto

Thomas Lynch, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Rebecca Kenny, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Cidnee Luu, MASc in Biomedical Engineering

Yi Yi Du, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Eric Liu, BASc in Engineering Science

Rebecca Kenny, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Cidnee Luu, MASc in Biomedical Engineering

Yi Yi Du, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

Yuyang Zhang, BASc in Mechanical Engineering

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Summer 2021


Summer 2020


Summer 2019


Calvin Kuo Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia. Website

Peter Cripton Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia. Website

Tom Oxland Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia. Website

Jean-Sébastien Blouin Kinesiology, University of British Columbia. Website

Mike van der Loos Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia. Website

Alex Rauscher Radiology, University of British Columbia. Website

Jack Taunton Sports Medicine, University of British Columbia. Website

Mehmet Kurt Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology. Website

Kaveh Laksari Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona. Website

Songbai Ji Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Website

Joel Stitzel Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University. Website

David Camarillo Bioengineering, Stanford University. Website

Gerald Grant Neurosurgery, Stanford University. Website

Ellen Kuhl Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. Website

Max Wintermark Radiology, Stanford University. Website