Professor Christopher Yip has been appointed the new Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) – a unique, multi-disciplinary organization in which scientists and practitioners from applied science, engineering, medicine, dentistry and the life sciences collaborate to pursue research and graduate and undergraduate teaching mandates within the context of biomedical engineering. He will begin his five-year term starting on July 1, 2013.
The Institute is made up of about 35 core faculty members, of whom more than 20 are tenured/tenure stream faculty. The Institute, where most faculty labs are located, occupies space in the top floors of the Rosebrugh and Lassonde Mining Buildings, as well as the fourth, fifth and eleventh floors of the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (Donnelly CCBR). Faculty of IBBME supervises more than 250 graduate students, many in collaborative programs with other Departments, and there are almost 100 undergraduate students in the third and fourth year of the engineering science biomedical engineering option, with which we are closely associated.