Bioengineering Students, Faculty Take Home National Awards


University of Guelph students and a faculty member brought home awards from the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSB) conference in Edmonton.

The annual conference, which took place July 5 to 8, brought together bioengineering students, faculty, industry leaders and government officials.

Prof. Suresh Neethirajan, School of Engineering, received the 2015 Young Engineer of the Year Award for contributions to nanotechnology in agriculture, animal health and food safety.

Various students received awards, as follows:

  •  Vera Bosak Zurowsky, master’s student, School of Environmental Sciences, poster award: on-farm treatment of potato wash water;
  •  Biological engineering PhD candidate Eric Birkenhauer, graduate thesis award: nanoscale imaging and microfluidics for analyzing wound biofilms; and
  •  Lee Preiss, Samuel Rawn and Thomas Shoniker, students in the biological and biomedical engineering programs, undergraduate design project award: smart brace and motion capture system for clinical rehabilitation.
  • Biological engineering student Jan Van Niekerk received the CSB top academic scholarship