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Cheryl Quenneville (PhD, PEng) is the director of the McMaster Injury Biomechanics Laboratory.  She obtained her PhD from Western University in 2009, in which she developed a new injury criterion for the tibia for anti-vehicle blast loading that was energy dependent.  She also developed and validated a finite element model of the tibia, that could be used for injury prediction studies.  She then worked as a Survivability Specialist for General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, focused on integration of energy attenuating seats and floor mats into military vehicles for the purpose of protecting occupants from blast events.  Dr. Quenneville has been an Assistant Professor at McMaster University since 2011, and is a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering.

Fatemeh Jazinizadeh received two bachelor of science degrees in biomedical engineering and industrial engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2011 & 2014, and her master's degree in biomedical engineering in 2014.  She is currently pursuing her PhD degree through the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Quenneville.  Her project focuses on developing a semi-automated method for generating subject-specific finite element models of the hip from DXA scans for predicting fracture risk.


Cooper Gluek received his bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Management from McMaster University in 2016. During his time at McMaster, Cooper spent several co-op terms as a Junior Forensic Engineer at Raftery Engineering Investigations as well as in the General Motors Rotational Placement Program. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree (MASc) through the department of Mechanical Engineering, with research focusing on validation of Sawbone osteoporotic femurs. Outside of school, Cooper enjoys reading and bad action movies.

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