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Research & Technical Staff

Kevin J. Deluzio, PhD, PEng

Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Laboratory Head

Dr. Deluzio began his academic career at Dalhousie University in 1999 as one of the first faculty members of the new School of Biomedical Engineering, with a cross-appointment in the Deptartment of Surgery. There, he established the Dynamics of Human Motion Laboratory where his research focused on the investigation of the biomechanical factors of knee osteoarthritis and its treatment. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University, where he established the Human Mobility Research Laboratory.
He is interested in both non-surgical interventions aimed at slowing progression of knee osteoarthritis, and the evaluation and design of total knee replacements. Dr. Deluzio’s work in quantitative human motion analysis combined with pattern recognition techniques provides the means for objective and sensitive measurement of joint function.


Michael J. Rainbow, PhD

Associate Professor, Skeletal Observation Laboratory Head

Dr. Rainbow received his Bachelors of Science in Computational Physics at Penn State Behrend and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. His interest in biomechanics began in a gymnasium, where he applied the principles of mechanics to the gymnastics skills he was practicing. He was later introduced to the field of Clinical Biomechanics through an internship at the Motion Analysis Lab at Shriners Hospital for Children. The team at Shriners worked with Physicians to plan treatment strategies for children with musculoskeletal disorders. During his graduate studies at Brown, he continued his work in the musculoskeletal system by developing a three-dimensional multi-articular model of the human wrist joint.
Dr. Rainbow is currently using imaging and biomechanical modeling to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the structure and function of the wrist, foot, and patellofemoral joint. A better understanding of these relationships may help explain the pathomechanics of chronic injuries.


Qingguo Li, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor

Dr. Li received his PhD in the School of Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His doctoral research was in the area of robotics with a focus on developing non-grasping based manipulation methods for part transfer tasks. His doctoral work has won him the Governor's General Gold Medal. After his PhD, Dr. Li was a Post-Doctoral fellow in the School of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, at SFU. His research project was on biomechanical energy harvesting. This team developed a knee-based harvester, and currently it is being commercialized by Bionic Power Inc. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s. His research interests are in biomechanical system design and wearable sensors for human movement analysis. By managing energy flow during human locomotion, efficient exoskeletons and energy harvesters could work in concert with the user to improve gait performance. Dr. Li also directs the Bio-Mechantronics and Robotics Laboratory at Queen's.


Elise K. Laende, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Vajra Keller, MASc

HMRL Manager / Research Engineer

(613) 544-3400 ext. 2042


Kaito Lee

Skeletal Observation Laboratory Manager

(613) 544-3400 ext. 2052