Optimizing Power Skills in Interdisciplinary, Diverse & Innovative Academic Networks (OPSIDIAN)

Students


 
2020-2022 cohort
Rodrigue Caron (master's)

Title: Development of an ex vivo experimental platform for the characterization of bone micro-damage in 3D

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering and computer engineering

Director and co-director: Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal) and Lama Séoud (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2020-2022

Ricardo H. Da Silva (PhD)

Title: The automotive industry towards a new ecosystem of sustainable mobility

Interdisciplinarity: industrial engineering and innovation ecosystem

Director and co-director: Fabiano Armellini (Polytechnique Montréal) and Catherine Beaudry (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2020-2022

Waleed Gharib (PhD)

Title: Predicting Unplanned Readmission to the PICU Using Deep Learning Algorithms

Interdisciplinarity: computer engineering and clinical medicine

Director and co-director: Farida Cheriet (Polytechnique Montréal) and Guillaume Emeriaud (CHU Sainte-Justine)

Years: 2020-2022

Bohao Ning (PhD)

Title: In vivo experimental platform combining 3D synchronous evaluation of microdamage, remodeling and mechanical properties of long bones from an animal model subjected to fatigue

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering and computer engineering

Director and co-director: Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal) and Catherine Laporte (ETS)

Years: 2020-2022

Annie Passalacqua (PhD)

Title: How do we measure innovation indicators from the innovative potential of human capital

Interdisciplinarity: industrial engineering and innovation

Director and co-director: Catherine Beaudry (Polytechnique Montréal) and Kathy Malas (CHUM)

Years: 2020-2022

Mina Saghaei (PhD)

Titre: Application of solid-stabilized interfaces to generate structures providing combined high sound absorption and mechanical strength

Interdisciplinarité: chemical engineering and mechanical engineering

Director and co-director: Louis Fradette (Polytechnique Montréal) and Annie Ross (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2020-2022

Sareh Taheri (PhD)

Title: Mapping of the permeability of a novel dual-network injectable hydrogel for vocal cord tissue engineering

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering

Director and Co-Director: Luc Mongeau (McGill University) and Larry Lessard (McGill University)

Years: 2020-2022

2021-2023 cohort
Tiffany Chang (master's)

Title: Towards understanding noise from speech in schools: What is the role of visual design?

Interdisciplinarity: speech and hearing sciences and mechanical and aerospace engineering

Director and Co-Director: Ingrid Verduyckt (Université de Montréal) and Annie Ross (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

Aleksi Côté (master's)

Title: Sensitivity study of the gluteal muscle anisotropy

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical and biomechanical engineering and magnetic resonance imaging

Director and Co-Director: Eve Langelier (Université de Sherbrooke), Elijah Van Houten (Université de Sherbrooke) and Maxime Descoteaux (Université de Sherbrooke - management committee)

Years: 2021-2023

Camille D'Argy (master's)

Title: Study of the evolution of the state of soft tissues and their mechanical properties during the formation and propagation of a deep pressure ulcer

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical engineering and faculty of medicine and health sciences

Director and Co-Director: Eve Langelier (Université de Sherbrooke) and Nathaly Gaudreault (Université de Sherbrooke - School of Rehabilitation)

Years: 2021-2023

Florence Lemieux-Chalifour (master's)

Title: Strategic planning of green stromwater management infrastructures in Montreal: integrated modelling of stormwater control and socio-environmental benefits

Interdisciplinarity: civil engineering and urban water management

Director and Co-Director: Françoise Bichai (Polytechnique Montréal) and Peter Bach (EAWAG - Switzerland)

Years: 2021-2023

Ningxin Qiao (master's)

Title: Modeling sacroiliac screw anchorage and patient-specific bone quality

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering

Director and Co-Director: Carl-Éric Aubin (Polytechnique Montréal) and Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

David Olivier (master's)

Title: Characterization and modeling of sonographers' expertise

Interdisciplinarity: electrical engineering and software and IT engineering

Director and Co-Director: Catherine Laporte (ETS) and Michael McGuffin (ETS)

Years: 2021-2023

Mohammad Ali Bagheri (PhD)

Title: Remotely controlled programmable internal plate fixation to improve and accelerate distraction osteogenesis

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering and orthopedic surgery of the lower limbs

Director and Co-Director: Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal), Carl-Éric Aubin (Polytechnique Montréal) and Marie-Lyne Nault (Université de Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

Renato Alan Bezerra Rodrigues (PhD)

Title: Towards a Theoretical Framework for Sociotechnical Thinking

Interdisciplinarity: center for professional engineering practice and engineering education and faculty of education

Director and Co-Director: Jillian Seniuk Cicek (University of Manitoba) and Marilou Bélisle (Université de Sherbrooke)

Years: 2021-2023

Amedeo Ceglia (PhD)

Title: Development of an embedded system for the estimation of muscular forces in real time during a pedaling activity with arms, application to rehabilitation

Interdisciplinarity: physical activity and rehabilitation sciences and computer engineering

Director and Co-Director: Mickaël Begon (Université de Montréal) and Lama Séoud (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

Eve Charbonneau (PhD)

Title: Optimization of visual-motor strategies of trampolinists by optimal control

Interdisciplinarity: physical activity and rehabilitation sciences, neuroscience and mechanical engineering

Director and Co-Director: Mickaël Begon (Université de Montréal), Thomas Romeas (Université de Montréal) and Annie Ross (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

Maxence Collado (PhD)

Title: Decentralized urban water management: environmental and economic assessment in support of hybrid system planning in Quebec cities

Interdisciplinarity: development economics and civil, geological and mining engineering

Director and Co-Director: Jie He (Université de Sherbrooke) and Françoise Bichai (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

Sen Li (PhD)

Title: Trajectory optimization of freehand 3D ultrasound scanning in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Interdisciplinarity: electrical engineering and computer and software engineering

Director and Co-Director: Catherine Laporte (ETS) and Farida Cheriet (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2021-2023

Abir Ouerhani (PhD)

Title: A didactic engineering for the teaching of the technological design process in secondary schools

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical and biomechanical engineering and education

Director and Co-Director: Eve Langelier (Université de Sherbrooke) and Fatima Bousadra (Université de Sherbrooke)

Years: 2021-2023

Zhengshu Yan (PhD)

Title: Recycling of end-of-life wind turbine blades

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical engineering and operations management

Director and Co-Director: Larry Lessard (Université McGill) and Javad Nasiry (Université McGill)

Years: 2021-2023

2022-2024 cohort
Alexandrine Dussault (master's)

Title: Evaluation of optimal materials for 3D printed composite scaffolds for bone tumor resection in terms of mechanical properties, drug release and bone growth

Interdisciplinarity: medical and biomaterials

Director and co-director: Derek H. Rosenzweig (McGill University), Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal) and Michael Weber (McGill University)

Years: 2022-2024

Magalie Mambangui (master's)

Title: Treatment optimization for lung air leak mitigation after pulmonary resection

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and surgery

Director and co-director: Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal), George Rakovich (Université de Montréal) and Ilyass Tabiai (ETS)

Years: 2022-2024

Lycia Mameri (master's)

Title: Investigating the relationship between cardiovascular disease and retinal vascular network using deep learning

Interdisciplinarity: computer and software engineering and medicine

Director and co-director: Farida Chériet (Polytechnique Montréal) and Renaud Duval (Université de Montréal)

Years: 2022-2024

Suzon Olory (master's)

Title: Extraction of the palatal surface from 3D ultrasound images of the vocal tract

Interdisciplinarity: image analysis and phonetics

Director and co-director: Catherine Laporte (ETS) and Steven M. Lulich (Indiana University)

Years: 2022-2024

Nourine Omar (master's)

Title: Pressure-controlled experimental setup for the ex-vivo characterization of lung biomechanics

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and surgery

Director and co-director: Isabelle Villemure (Polytechnique Montréal), George Rakovich (Université de Montréal) and Ilyass Tabiai (ETS)

Years: 2022-2024

Radhika Choudhary (PhD)

Title: Development of a cantilever piezoelectric energy harvest system for moderate to high acceleration amplitudes

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical engineering and non-linear dynamics

Director and co-director: Annie Ross (Polytechnique Montréal) and Guilhem Michon (ISAE)

Years: 2022-2024

Nenkam Kanmangne (PhD)

Title: High-speed cineradiography to study the mechanisms of traumatic spinal injuries

Interdisciplinarity: image acquisition and processing, biomechanics, health

Director and co-director: Yvan Petit (ETS) and Catherine Laporte (ETS)

Years: 2022-2024

Niloufar Naserisafavi (PhD)

Title: Optimizing performance and planning of rainwater harvesting systems in the Canadian urban context

Interdisciplinarity: civil engineering and environment

Director and co-director: Émilie Bédard (Polytechnique Montréal) and Françoise Bichai (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2022-2024

Evelyne Pouliot (PhD)

Title: The impact of land use and global changes on organic matter in drinking water sources in the Greater Montreal area

Interdisciplinarity: water quality, protection and risk

Director and co-director: Sarah Dorner (Polytechnique Montréal) and Françoise Bichai (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2022-2024

Emmanuelle Richer (PhD)

Title: Pulsatile deformation mapping of the optic nerve head using clinical optical coherence tomography

Interdisciplinarity: computer and software engineering and medicine

Director and co-director: Farida Chériet (Polytechnique Montréal) and Santiago Costantino (Université de Montréal)

Years: 2022-2024

2023-2025 cohort
Zoé Jeaurond (master's)

Title: Full scale drinking water filter assessments: mapping traditional and novel methods to filter health

Interdisciplinarity: water treatment, experimental and radar methods

Director and co-director: Onita Basu (Carleton University) and Sarah Dorner (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025

Yu-Chi Kung (master's)

Title: Towards a radiation-free intra-operative tracking of the spinal curvature in scoliosis surgery

Interdisciplinarity: computer and software engineering, image processing and orthopedics

Director and co-director: Lama Seoud (Polytechnique Montréal) and Manuela Kunz (NRC Canada)

Years: 2023-2025

Andres Felipe Sanchez Rendon (master's)

Title: Fabricating and testing new generations of water capture devices, validating the quality of the water produced

Interdisciplinarity: chemical engineering and environmental engineering

Director and co-director: Jason Tavares (Polytechnique Montréal) and Émilie Bédard (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025

Zijian Wang (master's)

Title: Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades - Strength Prediction of Recycled Materials

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical engineering, model prediction and 3D printing

Director and co-director: Larry Lessard (McGill University) and Mohammad Heidari-Rarani (University of Isfahan)

Years: 2023-2025

Laura Bouret (PhD)

Title: Development of cold plasma therapy to control the spread of bone tumors and orthopedic infections

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering, plasma physics and 3D bio-printing

Director and co-director: Stephan Reuter (Polytechnique Montréal) and Derek Rosenzweig (McGill University)

Years: 2023-2025

Mohamed Amine Elforaici (PhD)

Title: Prognostic tools from histopathology slides using deep learning

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering and computer and software engineering

Director and co-director: Samuel Kadoury (Polytechnique Montréal) and Simon Turcotte (CRCHUM)

Years: 2023-2025

Pauline Faivre (PhD)

Title: The socio-ecological transition of cities

Interdisciplinarity: administration, major project management and ecological transition

Director and co-director: Patrick Cohendet (HEC Montréal) and Maude Brunet (HEC Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025

Aline Gabriela Ferrari (PhD)

Title: Ecosystemic thinking: integrating ecosystem assessment to the strategic thinking for circular economy

Interdisciplinarity: industrial engineering, circular economy and management

Director and co-director: Fabiano Armellini (Polytechnique Montréal) and Daniel Jugend (Sao Paulo State University)

Years: 2023-2025

Jérémy Fraysse (PhD)

Title: Insects and cities: the impact of urbanization on the biodiversity of flying insects

Interdisciplinarity: biology, microbial ecology and ecosystem functioning

Director and co-director: Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe (Université de Sherbrooke) and Alain Paquette (UQAM)

Years: 2023-2025

Zacharie Legault (PhD)

Title: Graph matching of anatomical structures using deep learning

Interdisciplinarity: computer engineering, medical imaging, machine learning and eye disease

Director and co-director: Farida Cheriet (Polytechnique Montréal), Fantin Girard (IDEMIA) and Santiago Costantino (Université de Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025

Yuanchao Ma (PhD)

Title: Design and development of a Chatbot-based personalized healthcare tool to support people living with HIV

Interdisciplinarity: biomedical engineering, applied artificial intelligence, medical decision-making

Director and co-director: Sofiane Achiche (Polytechnique Montréal) and Bertrand Lebouche (McGill University)

Years: 2023-2025

Mohamed Akram Mechter (PhD)

Title: Multifactor fatigue damage of locking compression plates: numerical and experimental validation

Interdisciplinarity: mechanical engineering, materials, fatigue and biomechanics, numerical simulations

Director and co-director: Myriam Brochu (Polytechnique Montréal), Maxime Raison (Polytechnique Montréal) and Aurelian Vadean (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025

Nisrine El Haje Mohamad (PhD)

Title: Impact of Climate Change on the occurrence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria NTM in water sources

Interdisciplinarity: civil engineering, water quality and antimicrobial resistance, pathogens

Director and co-director: Sarah Dorner (Polytechnique Montréal) and Émilie Bédard (Polytechnique Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025

Xinyi Zhang (PhD)

Title: Speech production and perception in challenging listening conditions: investigating the effects of noise, ear occlusion, and hearing impairment

Interdisciplinarity: electrical engineering, signal processing, speech therapy and audiology

Director and co-director: Rachel Bouserhal (ÉTS) and Ingrid Verduyck (Université de Montréal)

Years: 2023-2025