I received my Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Ottawa and joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in January 2004. I became Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2012. I am the Associate Chair for the Undergraduate program and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program. I am a board member of WISEST. My general research interests are in the areas of composite and biological materials mechanics, biomedical engineering design, biomechanics of orthodontic treatment and orthodontic imaging, tissue mechanics and sports and injury biomechanics. Our very productive and enriching research has lead to a large number of Archival Publications and conference contributions.