Adjunct Faculty Members

Adjunct faculty are Professors from other universities who can serve as members on supervisory committees, and may act as a co-supervisor.

Alfred Chun-Ki Ng


Deputy Director at Canadian Space Agency

Alfred Ng works as Manager, Projects/Programs Portfolio for Canadian Space Agency.

Tian Tang

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta

Dr. Tang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University (2001) and PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University (2005). She worked as a Visiting Research Scientist in the Chemical Engineering Department at Lehigh University before joining the University of Alberta where she has been an Assistant Professor (2007-2011), Associate Professor (2011-2015), and Professor (2015-present). Dr. Tang’s research interests lie in the modeling and simulation of soft materials and interfaces, especially at micro- to nano- scales and in biomedical systems. Dr. Tang is a recipient of many awards, including a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (2007-2018), the Adhesion Society’s Distinguished Paper Award (2006) and Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award (2009), and the Martha Cook Piper Research Prize (2014). Besides her academic work, Dr. Tang proudly serves as the Academic Co-Chair of WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology), an organization that empower young girls (grades 6-12) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields by providing mentorship and programs.

Tom Lee

CEO, Quanser

Dr. Tom Lee is Chief Education Officer for Quanser, a leading provider of advanced laboratory equipment for mechatronics and robotics. He is a 30 year veteran of the technology industry having served in numerous positions that span the technical and business dimensions of an organization. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and an MASc and BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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Martin Villiger, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Research focus: catheter-based polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography, atherosclerosis and biomedical optics.