LIO Research Chairs…

Canada Research Chair in 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering
Holder: Jacques de Guise, GPA

Based on a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional approach, this Chair’s research focuses on the integrated development and validation of imaging and modeling methods that allow the functional study and validation of musculoskeletal and vascular system disorders. We expect innovative developments in medical imaging related to low-dose biplane x-ray techniques, automated digital medical image processing, 3D geometric and biomechanical modeling of biological structures, 3D evaluation of the mechanics of the human body and computer-assisted evaluation of medical, orthopaedic, surgical or re-education treatment.

Canada Research Chair in Precision Robotics
Holder: Ilian Bonev, GPA

The Chair develops new measurement procedures aimed at facilitating the calibration of robots and improving the link between their physical and theoretical dimensions. The team of researchers also focuses on new architectural design methods that contribute to achieving absolute precision before a robot is assembled and even before its parts are manufactured.  Precision measurement and test standardisation is also part of the research strategy.

Canada Research Chair on Biomaterials and Endovascular Implants
Holder: Sophie Lerouge, MÉC

This Chair uses a multidisciplinary approach to improve endovascular treatments that are less invasive than those of conventional surgery. It studies endovascular implant failure mechanisms and strategies for preventing them.  Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical complications connected with the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms using stent grafts.

Marie-Lou and Yves Cotrel Research Chair in Orthopaedics of CHUM and the Université de Montréal (Supported by the ÉTS Foundation)
Holder: Jacques de Guise, GPA

This Chair primarily aims to support research development in orthopaedics with respect to 3D imaging, computer-assisted surgery, osteoarthritis biochemistry, loosening of prostheses, and clinical trials of joint and ligament prostheses in osteoarthritis patients and young athletes. Expected benefits include better prosthesis identification, and improved quality of life for persons needing orthopaedic care, including those severely traumatized.