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Dr. Heather Sheardown

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

biomaterials, tissue engineering, mathematical modeling of physiologic processes, ophthalmic drug delivery.
Areas of Specialization:  
Research Clusters:  
JHE 124A
+1 905.525.9140 x 24794


Active Research Initiatives

C20/20 – ORF

Past Research Initiatives

20/20 Network

Research Interests 

1) Drug delivery – Anterior Eye

2) Drug delivery – Posterior Eye

3) Contact Lens

4) IOLs

5) In Vivo Ocular Testing



Thermo-Sensitivity and Erosion of Chitosan Crosslinked Poly[N-Isopropylacrylamide-Co-(Acrylic Acid)-Co-(Methyl Methacrylate)] Hydrogels for Application to the Inferior Fornix.

Elsevier BV

Ross, Mitchell, Emily Anne Hicks, Talena Rambarran, and Heather Sheardown

A Radiolabeling Method for Precise Quantification of Polymers.

Bioconjugate Chemistry. American Chemical Society (ACS)

Liu, Lina, Talena Rambarran, Ben Muirhead, Frances Lasowski, and Heather Sheardown

Phenylboronic Acid Modified Hydrogel Materials and Their Potential for Use in Contact Lens Based Drug Delivery.

Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition

Liu, Lina, Talena Rambarran, and Heather Sheardown

Delivery of Cells to the Cornea Using Synthetic Biomaterials.

Cornea. OVID Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)

Ross, Mitchell, Nicole Amaral, Aftab Taiyab, and Heather Sheardown

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Dr. Sheardown holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Ophthalmic Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems. She is an expert in drug delivery, contact lens materials, IOLs, polymer chemistry, and bioengineering in the ophthalmic space.


  • B.Eng. McMaster University (1989)
  • Ph.D. University of Toronto (1995)


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