Inside the Lab: Fusing engineering and medicine to improve healthcare 

August 28, 2017
    From left to right: Menatalla Ibrahim, Electrical Engineering; Abigail Veneman, Mechanical Engineering & Society; Jacob Dudalski, Mechanical Engineering; Melissa Baiocchi, Mechanical Engineering & Society are taking a much closer look at the cardiovascular system to better diagnose and treat patients.

McMaster Engineering's Inside the Lab series continues to spotlight undergraduate student research teams who put their hearts into their work.

Under the supervision of Zahra K. Motamed, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, this collaborative group is taking a much closer look at the cardiovascular system to better diagnose and treat patients. To do so, they are creating an advanced computational model of the heart.

The group is comprised of five students: Menatalla Ibrahim, Electrical Engineering; Abigail Veneman, Mechanical Engineering and Society; Jacob Dudalski, Mechanical Engineering; and Melissa Baiocchi, Mechanical Engineering and Society.

When reflecting on what she loves most about her research experience, Ibrahim says, “I really loved connecting engineering and medicine. We can use our engineering thinking and skills to work in medicine, even though we’re not in medical school. We’re still making a huge contribution.”

See their stories on YouTube.