Lyndia C. Wu  


Hi there! I am Lyndia Wu, an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. My main research topic is mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). I develop novel wearable sensors to study the biomechanics of head trauma, and investigate how mechanical trauma leads to short and long term neurological deficit. With increasing attention on the potential devastating neurodegenerative effects of sports concussions, I strive to gain a better understanding of the disease and design technologies to help diagnose and prevent injuries.

I completed my undergraduate studies in the Engineering Science Program at the University of Toronto, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. My research interests have always focused on medical devices, and I am passionate about applying engineering tools to better understand biology and improve human health. With this passion, I have gained experience in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiation therapy, and microfluidic devices for cancer cell identification. I also believe in human factors engineering, and care very much about the philosophy of good medical device design, where medical professionals as well as the patient are included in the design loop. 

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