Moderator of the Panel Sessions
Janet Ronsky is a Professor in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary, with joint appointments in Medicine and Kinesiology. Her research focuses on understanding links between musculoskeletal system structure, joint mechanics, dynamic joint function, neuromotor control and joint injuries and diseases. She held a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering from 2001-2011, and has over 300 peer reviewed publications. She has previously worked in natural gas transmission and operations, as well as ethylene plant fuel and feedstocks.
As Director of Zymetrix, Janet Ronsky is responsible for leading technology innovation and development in biomaterials, tissue engineering and biomedical devices, as well as providing customized collaborative and contract research and testing services in these areas for industry and academic clients. She has developed innovative technologies relating to medical imaging and materials testing, and holds several patents.
Janet Ronsky holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Waterloo University) and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (University of Calgary). She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, a member of numerous organizations including the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta, and currently serves as the NSERC Canada Mechanical Engineering Group Chair.