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University of Alberta

Hossein Rouhani

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about me

I am a Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Clinical engineer. My academic background is in signal processing, engineering mechanics, mechatronics, control, and computational intelligence. The current application of my research projects is in rehabilitation technologies, medical instrumentation, wearable technologies, ergonomics, and sports science. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of my research program, I collaborate with health scientists at hospitals across Canada.

Research Interests

  • Neuro-musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • Biomedical instrumentation design
  • Gait and movement disorder measurement
  • Rehabilitation technologies
  • Wearable technologies for daily health monitoring
  • Biomedical data/signal processing
  • Postural balance and fall risk assessment
  • Bio-feedback control systems

 

    APPOINTMENTS

    • 2015-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
    • 2015-present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta
    • 2015-present: Research Affiliate, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
    • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Rehabilitation Engineering Lab., Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
    • 2011-2011: Scientific Collaborator: Clinique Bois-Cerf (Hirslanden Klinik), Lausanne, Switzerland
    • 2011-2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Lab. of Movement Analysis & Measurement, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
    • 2006-2010: Doctoral Research Assistant: Lab. of Movement Analysis & Measurement, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)

    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

    • 2012- 2015: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neuro-rehabilitation Engineering - University of Toronto, Canada (Supervisor: Dr. Milos R Popovic)
    • 2011- 2011: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biomechanical Engineering - Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) (Supervisor: Dr. Kamiar Aminian)
    • 2005- 2010: PhD, Biotechnology & Bioengineering - Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) (Advisor: Dr. Kamiar Aminian)
    • 2002- 2005: MSc, Mechanical Engineering - University of Tehran, Iran (Advisor: Dr. Caro Lucas)
    • 1998- 2002: BSc, Mechanical Engineering - Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran

    SERVICES

    • Co-chair, Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference
    • Co-chair, Technical Committee of Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME)

    Collaborations

    • Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
    • Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
    • Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal, Canada
    • McGill University, Montreal, Canada (completed)
    • University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland (completed)
    • Clinique Bois-Cerf, Lausanne, Switzerland (completed)

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Licensed Member (P.Eng.)
    • Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME)
    • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Canadian Society of Biomechanics (CSB)
    • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
    • European Society of Biomechanics (ESB)
    • International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community (iFAB)

    Teaching 

    • Mechanics of Machines (MECE 362, BSc course)
    • Capstone project advisor (MECE 460)
    • Mechanical Engineering Lab I (MECE 301, BSc course)

    GRADUTE STUDENT SUPERVISION

    • Postdoctoral fellows:
    1. Jean-Francois Lemay, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, (Co-supervisor) (2016-present)
    • PhD students
    1. Milad Nazarahari, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor) (2016-present)
    2. Alireza Noamani, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor) (2018-present)
    • MSc students
    1. Ahmed Hamudi, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor) (2018-present)
    2. Ramin Fathian, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor) (2018-present)
    3. Kshitij Agarwal, iomedical Engineering, University of Alberta (Co- supervisor) (2016-present)
    4. Hosein Bahari, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor) (2016-present)
    5. Niloufar Ahmadian, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor) (2016-present)
    6. Alireza Noamani, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal supervisor)  (2016-2018)
    7. Andy Williams,Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta (Co-supervisor) (2015- 2017)

    Fellowships and Awards

    • 2013: Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Postdoctoral Mobility
    • 2013: Spinal Cord Injury Ontario & Toronto Rehab Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • 2011: Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Prospective Researcher
    • 2015: Best Poster Award (Co-author), 16th Congress of European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prague, Czech Republic
    • 2015: Best Poster Award (Co-author), 4th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Injury Society & American Spinal Cord Injury Association, Montreal, Canada
    • 2006: Distinguished MSc thesis, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran