Zahra Keshavarz Motamed
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Motamed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. She also holds associate faculty memberships in the Department of Computing and Software, in the School of Biomedical Engineering and in the School of Computational Science and Engineering. She is a member of the Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI) and McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). Moreover, Dr. Motamed is a research affiliate faculty member in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science and Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center at MIT (Cambridge, USA). Before joining McMaster, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science and Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center at MIT. She received her Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 2012 where she was a part-time/adjunct faculty member from 2013 to 2014. She was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Montreal/Laval University (2013–2014). She has been a scientific consultant to a number of medical-device companies. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of translational and basic cardiovascular mechanics to develop long needed quantitative diagnostic, predictive and intervention-optimization tools for cardiovascular diseases to support personalized interventions and clinical decision making. She also has 8 years of industrial experience in the automotive R&D sector with a proven record of leadership and project and team management. She is currently using her vehicle design experience to develop new sensing and human health monitoring tools for future smart vehicles. Her group is working towards developing a variant of this technology for future smart houses as well.
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