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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

HMRL Team

The HMRL team

 

Research & Technical Staff
Kevin J. Deluzio

Kevin, J. Deluzio, PhD, PEng

Professor, Laboratory Head

Dr. Deluzio began his academic career at Dalhousie University in 1999 as one of the first faculty members of the new School of Biomedical Engineering, with a cross-appointment in the Dept. of Surgery. He established the Dynamics of Human Motion Laboratory where his research focussed on the investigation of the biomechanical factors of knee osteoarthritis and its treatment. He is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials engineering at Queen’s University.
He is interested in both non-surgical interventions aimed at slowing progression of knee osteoarthritis, and the evaluation and design of total knee replacements. Dr. Deluzio’s work in quantitative human motion analysis combined with pattern recognition techniques provides the means for objective and sensitive measurement of joint function. Dr. Deluzio currently serves on the executive of both the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society and the Canadian Society for Biomechanics.

Qingguo Li

Qingguo Li, PhD PEng

Associate Professor

Dr. Li received his PhD in the School of Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His doctoral research was in the area of robotics with a focus on developing non-grasping based manipulation methods for part transfer tasks. His doctoral work has won him the Governor's General Gold Medal. After his PhD, Dr. Li was a Post-Doctoral fellow in the School of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, at SFU. His research project was on biomechanical energy harvesting. This team developed a knee-based harvester, and currently it is being commercialized by Bionic Power Inc. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s. His research interests are in biomechanical system design and wearable sensors for human movement analysis. By managing energy flow during human locomotion, efficient exoskeletons and energy harvesters could work in concert with the user to improve gait performance. Dr. Li also directs the Bio-Mechantronics and Robotics Laboratory at Queen's.

Mike Rainbow

Michael, J. Rainbow, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rainbow received his Bachelors of Science in Computational Physics at Penn State Behrend and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. His interest in biomechanics began in a gymnasium, where he applied the principles of mechanics to the gymnastics skills he was practicing. He was later introduced to the field of Clinical Biomechanics through an internship at the Motion Analysis Lab at Shriners Hospital for Children. The team at Shriners worked with Physicians to plan treatment strategies for children with musculoskeletal disorders. During his graduate studies at Brown, he continued his work in the musculoskeletal system by developing a three-dimensional multi-articular model of the human wrist joint.
Dr. Rainbow is currently using imaging and biomechanical modeling to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the structure and function of the wrist, foot and patellofemoral joint. A better understanding of these relationships may help explain the pathomechanics of chronic injuries.

Laura Hutchinson

Laura Hutchinson, MASc

Research Assistant, HMRL Manager

(613)544-3400 ext. 2042
hmrlmanager@queensu.ca

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Andrew Dickinson, PhD

Research Associate, SOL Manager

(613)544-3400 ext. 2042
andrew.w.l.dickinson@queensu.ca