Mahtab Hassanpourfard (PhD)
Mahtab Hassanpourfard is a Software/Machine learning engineer in Edwards Lifesciences. She graduated with a PhD degree in 2017 from University of Alberta. Her PhD thesis title was ” Streamer formation in porous media”. She also has a MSc in Computer science- Machine learning from Georgia Institute of Technology. Mahtab was the recipient of Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship and GSA Professional Development Award and also holds the distinction of being the first alum of the Aloke Kumar Lab !
Nandini is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo working in the IDEATION Lab in collaboration with a Montreal based start-up, Affinité Instruments. She graduated with a doctoral degree (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada (Feb 2020). With Prof. Kumar, her PhD research work was oriented towards designing and fabricating microfluidic devices to investigate fouling in membrane filtration systems. In the IDEATION Lab, Nandini will be working on designing, fabricating, and developing new microfluidic point-of-care devices for the detection of COVID-19. (Updated July 2021)
Ishita graduated with a PhD from University of Alberta, Canada in 2018. Her dissertation title was “Dynamics of bacterial streamers and its impact on biofouling of microfluidic filtration system”. She is currently a research scientist in Gastops Ltd. Ottawa. (Updated July 2021)