John T. W. Yeow, PhD, P.Eng.
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
An Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, John Yeow, PhD, P.Eng., is a leader in the design of biomedical micro/nano devices.
His ground-breaking research is focused on designing miniaturized radiation dosimeters, x-ray devices and endoscopes for effective treatment and early diagnosis of diseases. His inventions have also been translated into economical benefits for Canada through ARTsensing Inc., a spin-off company that is commercializing the world’s first transparent and flexible radiation detectors.
Dr. Yeow is also a dedicated teacher and mentor. Since 2004, he has directed the advanced micro/nano devices laboratory at Waterloo. To date, one post-doctoral fellow, 10 doctoral students, eight master’s students, and more than 39 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Student Research Award recipients, undergraduate co-op interns and international students have been trained in the lab.
He has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles about micro- and nanotechnologies in international journals and conferences.