Nathanial Maeda, E.I.T.
  MSc Student

   BSc(Mech.Eng), University of Alberta

Tel: (780) 492-7476

Office: 6-23, Mechanical Engineering


Graduate Research Projects

  • Development of a Finite Element Spine Model to Evaluate the Effects of Spinal Manipulation Therapy
  • Finite Element Analysis of Scoliosis Bracing Treatments

Undergraduate Research Projects

·         Development of a Biomechanical Model for Determining Head and Neck Response to Hockey Head Impacts

·         Design of an Tool for Correcting Orthodontic Braces

·         Modal Analysis of the Tibial Tray in Total Knee Replacements Using a Finite Element Model

·         Development of Device to Test Friction in Orthodontic Braces


Work Experience

·         Research Assistant/Software Developer, Department of Neuroscience, University of Alberta, 2012

*  Development of a Head Motion Sensor to Control Hand Stimulator

·         Research Assistant, EVRAZ, 2010 – 2011

·         Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 2009

*Design of a Device to Test Friction in Orthodontic Braces


·         Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, 2012

·         Jason Lang, 2008-2011

·         Dean’s Research Award, 2009 - 2010

·         APEGA Grant MacEwan Transfer Scholarship, 2008

·         Louise McKinney Scholarship, 2008


Instructional Experience

·         Marked ENGG 130 and ENPH 131 Assignments for Grant MacEwan University, 2008 - Current

·         Teaching Assistant for MEC E 265, 2012 - Current


…in progress.

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