Portrait of Chris Bouwmeester

Christopher Bouwmeester

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

BSc, PhD (Calgary), PEng

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Laboratory Website: www.biodesigncapstone.com

Email: chris.bouwmeester@utoronto.ca | Tel:416 978-3702 | Office: MB321A

Main Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice

Teaching & Research Interests

Dr. Bouwmeester focuses his teaching efforts on biomedical engineering capstone design, the application of human factors to improve the design of medical devices, preparing graduate students to be productive researchers, and letting engineering students feel their physiology. His pedagogical research interests revolve around active learning by measuring the psychophysiological response of people in active learning environments and meshing inverted classroom structures with hands-on activities at small and large scales. He uses his background in mechanical and biomedical engineering and cardiovascular physiology, where he studied the effects of waves created by the heart and mechanical assist devices, to inform his teaching and pedagogical research.