Dr. Zahra Motamed

Director, Cardiovascular Research Group

Dr. Motamed directs Cardiovascular Research Group and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. She 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 at 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 the University of Montreal/Laval University (2013–2014). 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.

Dr. Motamed serves as the Chair of the NSERC Research Tool and Instruments (RTI) Selection Committee for Mechanical Engineering for the Competition 2021. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Dr. Motamed is the Guest Editor for the “Biomechanics” section of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology in 2020 in Novel methods to advance diagnostic and treatment value of medical imaging for cardiovascular disease. She has been a scientific consultant to a number of medical device companies.

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 contribute to the development of future smart vehicles. Her group is also working towards developing human health monitoring tools for future smart houses.

 

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Appointments & Affiliations

McMaster

  • Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Assistant Professor in Department of Computing and Software

  • Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering

  • Assistant Professor in School of Computational Science and Engineering

  • Member of Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI)

  • Member of McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)

MIT

  • Research Affiliate Faculty Member in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science and Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center

Awards Honors and Distinctions

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Fellowship, USA, 2016

  • Fonds de la Recherche du Québec-Santé (FRSQ) Fellowship, Canada, 2016

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Fellowship, Canada, 2014

  • Fonds de la Recherche du Québec-Santé (FRSQ) Fellowship, Canada, 2014

  • Visiting Scholars Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Fellowship, Canada, 2014

  • Fonds de la Recherche du Québec-Nature et Technologies (FQRNT) Fellowship, Canada, 2013

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International Foundation for women in engineering, USA, 2011

  • PhD Thesis Award, Canada, 2011

  • Campaign for a New Millennium Award, Canada, 2011

  • Power Corporation of Canada Award, Canada, 2011

  • Carolyn & Richard Renaud Teaching Award, Canada, 2010

  • Power Corporation of Canada Award, Canada, 2010

Selected Publications

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CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH GROUP

motamedz@mcmaster.ca 

Office: ABB-C 307

Tel: +1 905.525.9140 x 26997