Safe Healthcare Innovations using Simulation

Day & Time:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

McGill University  


SimuTech Group & ANSYS


Macdonald Engineering Building
Room # MD267
McGill University
817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest,
Montreal, QC, H3A 0C3

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Hossein Mohammadi, PhD
Postdoctoral Numerical Simulation Analyst, McGill University and CHUM Research Centre
Hossein earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in 2015. His expertise involves advanced finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational modeling of multi-physics and multi-scale processes. His Ph.D. studies and Post-Doctoral Fellowship research contributed to published papers in multiple peer-reviewed numerical analysis and simulation journals.

Dr. Julien Clin, PhD
Spinologics - Director, Biomechanical Simulation R&D

 Julien Clin obtained his Bachelor of Engineering at École Polytechnique of Paris (France) and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at École Polytechnique of Montréal (Canada). He specializes in the development of biomechanical ‘black-box’ simulation tools that facilitates access to simulation for medical professionals. For instance, during his PhD, he developed a finite element simulator for the brace treatment of scoliosis that got integrated into a web-based software dedicated to orthotists.

Currently, he is the Director of Biomechanical Simulation R&D at Spinologics Inc. He led the development of a biomechanical simulation software dedicated to planning spine surgery, which was integrated into EOS Imaging’s cloud-based software. On a wider scale, he is leading the development of a Biomechanics Virtual Lab that offers numerical solutions to test and optimize medical devices on virtual patients.

Maxime Nicole, ing.
Mechanical Engineer, Consultant

Maxime operates his own consulting firm providing engineering simulation services, along with teaching at the Université de Sherbrooke courses in FEA simulation and 3D CAD modelling. Cumulating over 23 years of experience in mechanical engineering design and simulation, Maxime accomplished over the years numerous mandates in various fields such as rail transport, civil aviation, industrial equipment, medical equipment, heat and acoustics. His experience, attention to detail and quality orientated work make him strong asset in achieving the project's timeline and goals in a fast paced and evolving environment, showing passion in really getting to the bottom of the project's needs.

Markus Kopp
Principle Engineer – ANSYS Inc.

Markus Kopp is a Principal Engineer at ANSYS Inc., specializing in the simulation of Electromagnetic phenomena using the ANSYS high frequency simulation products, which include tools such as HFSS and SIwave. His primary areas of interest are antenna design  and antenna performance on large platforms such as automobiles. Antenna system design for vehicle to vehicle communication using hybrid circuit/field simulation techniques. System level (end-to-end) simulation methodologies for the analysis of EMI/EMC issues and high speed data transfer in both wired and wireless communication channels. 

During the past 17 years, while working at Ansoft/ANSYS he has progressively held the roles of Application Engineer, Country Manager and Senior Application Specialist, focusing on the high-frequency simulation tools and markets. Previous to working at Ansoft/ANSYS Markus worked at TYCO/Sensormatic Electronic as a research engineer and Motorola as an antenna engineer.

Markus holds 7 US patents, has written a number of published articles, and holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Physics degree, and lives in Toronto, Canada.

With patient welfare hanging in the balance, disruptive innovation is a permanent concern and product failure is not an option in healthcare. Applying engineering simulation throughout development can make all the difference in bringing new treatments to patients while meeting safety standards and product deadlines.

Safe Healthcare Innovations using Simulation

Wednesday, November 21, 2018  
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Inviting all Medical Doctors, Researchers, Engineering, Professors, Project Leaders, Technical Managers in identifying how healthcare simulations are changing lives worldwide.


10:00 – 10:30:             Registration and Refreshments 
10:30 – 10:45:             SimuTech Introductions
10:45 – 12:00:             Simulation Case Studies:

ANSYS HFSS Functionalities in Biomedical Applications, Human Tissue Modeling in HFSS, Interaction of Microwave fields with Tissues, Simulation Techniques to Reduce Complexity of Biomedical Simulations - Dr. Majid OstadRahimi

12:00 – 13:00:             Lunch & Network

Organizers:   Abdul Khan
                       SimuTech Group 
                       416-249-1471 x 246  

Dr. Hossein Mohammadi, PhD
McGill Unversity

Join SimuTech Group in collaboration with McGill University in addressing Healthcare industry challenges and solutions in nature between academia and industry leaders such as Spinologics to better understand current and upcoming emerging technologies available for practical use such as:

  • Implantable electronics
  • Integration of Bio-Interfaces
  • Devices and Sensors
  • Electronic devices, circuits and systems for non-invasive diagnosis
  • Radiofrequency Devices, Circuits and Systems for E-Medicine:
  • Data Communications,
  • Diagnosis
  • Monitoring
  • Energy Autonomy of Implantable Biomedical Devices
  • Internet of Things for Remote Healthcare and Health Monitoring

13:00 – 14:00:             IOT in Healthcare   - Marcus Kopp, ANSYS Inc.
14:00 – 15:00:             Patient Specific Products - Dr. Julien Clin, Spinologics
15:00 – 15:15:              Managing Risk, Cost and Time in Innovation: Engineering Simulation:

A tool to reduce your risk- Maxime Nicole

15:15 – 16:30:             Simulation Case Studies:

Fluid Structure Interaction Modeling of Heart Valves, and Preoperative Simulations - Dr.Hossein Mohammadi, McGill University

The Artificial Heart - Maryam Khelghatibana, SimuTech Group

Maryam Khelghatibana
CFD Analyst, SimuTech Group

 Maryam is a CFD Analyst at SimuTech Group’s Montreal, Quebec office. Her current duties include performing consulting services projects in the field of CFD as well as providing technical supports, training and seminars on the ANSYS CFX, FLUENT and AIM line of products. During her graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering, Maryam collaborated with Pratt and Whitney Canada on a project focused on aerodynamic optimization of transonic fans. At SimuTech Group, she has developed a diverse practical experience in CFD simulation while working with ANSYS customers in different industries such as hydraulic turbine and biomedical.

Dr. Majid OstadRahimi, P. Eng.
Electrical Engineer, SimuTech Group 
Majid received his PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2011. His Ph.D. studies and Post-Doctoral Fellowship research contributed to the broad area of applied electromagnetics, RF systems, and advanced simulations. In addition to academic work, he has been a part-time technical consultant/electrical engineer with SimuTech Group since 2015.

Salma Sanhaji
Business Development Manager, SimuTech Group

Salma has a collaborative and integrated approach to delivering best-in-class customer solutions and has the ability to influence and challenge stakeholders to ensure the right business outcome every time. With 13 years on the customer relationship management she is passionate about helping local industries to implement the proper technology. Salma is driven deliver the best possible customer experience by providing first in class solutions for various engineering and innovation industries.

Mohsen Tayefeh
Regional Manager, SimuTech Group
ANSYS Technology Provider in Canada
Mohsen has consulted to various industries for the implementation of advanced technologies through partnership strategies. He is an expert in computer aided engineering, finite element analysis and simulation. Mohsen has extensive design and manufacturing experience.

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