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David Konadu | phd candidate


“My career goal is to join an industrial research and development (R&D) organization to conduct scientific research in developing high-tech medical devices, specifically in high frequency ultrasound imaging. Each development stage of this project provides me with an opportunity to become familiar with a new biomedical design concept that is essential for developing my skills as a research scientist in the field of health research."

"The NSERC CREATE: BioMedic program is a great opportunity for me to be trained for developing medical devices and technology through close interaction with clinicians and the medical device industry, which directly fits my career goals.”

Zahra Torbatian PhD Candidate

Zahra’s project is titled: A High-Frequency Ultrasonic Endoscope for Imaging the Auditory System and her supervisors are Dr Jeremy Brown and Dr Manohar Bance.

“My project combines world-leading technology (RSA) being developed in Halifax with components from other leaders in the field based in Canada and the Netherlands. The success of this project could lead to significant improvement in care for individual patients while providing a platform for future orthopaedic treatment innovations."

"Through the NSERC CREATE: BioMedic program, I have access to first class laboratory facilities; experts in the industry here and abroad and funding to support and commercialize my research with the potential to benefit the local economy.”

David Konadu PhD Candidate

David’s project: Translating Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA) to a clinical diagnostic for assessing the stability of arthroplasty implants postoperatively.

"My passion is to help people to live a better life and the NSERC CREATE: BioMedic will assist me in realising my long term goals to develop novel medical devices."

Hamed Hanafi PhD Candidate

Hamed’s project: Developing forced oscillation technology to create a new respiratory medical device that can be used as an add-on to existing ventilators; his supervisor is Dr Geoff Maksym.