Dr. Mahmood (Mike) Kassam
Areas of Academic Interest
Non-invasive medical diagnostic techniques and instrumentation
Integrated biomedical sensors and transducers
System-on-Chip (SoC) designs
|1989||Miskolc University||Dr. Univ.|
|1978||University of Toronto||MASc|
|1976||University of Toronto||BASc|
|ELE 504||Electronics Circuits II|
|ELE 700||Engineering Design|
|ELE 800||Design Project|
Over the past three decades, Mike Kassam has been deeply involved in the design and development of numerous medical devices, specializing in non-invasive medical diagnostic and monitoring techniques and integrated biomedical sensors and transducers. He was first introduced to this specialty during his fourth-year capstone project, when a professor recruited him to help develop an automated portable blood pressure measuring system, a device that was almost non-existent at the time. Although Kassam initially struggled to overcome the design challenges, he eventually developed a successful working prototype – an experience that “paved my pathway,” he says.
Kassam’s undergraduate studies also inspired his passion for teaching. “Two professors changed my life,” says Kassam. “They taught in a way where you could feel the passion. Looking back at my career, the areas I am most interested in are directly related to what they taught.” Now as a professor, Kassam tries to emulate his former professors’ style. He routinely evolves his courses and readily adapts his lectures on the fly to keep students engaged. “I always want my students to be hungry to learn and striving for excellence,” says Kassam.
“The acquisition of knowledge comes from passionate dedication and plenty of hard work.”
- Ryerson IEEE Professor of the Year
- US Patent #9,347,817: "Surgical object and comprehensive fluid monitoring system having capability of mobile monitoring and having highly sensitive and reliable detection of objects being placed in a container", Pollock, R.A. and Kassam, M.S., May 2016.
- US Patent #8,963,025: "Surgical object and fluid monitoring system having highly sensitive and reliable detection of objects being placed in a container – CIP", Pollock, R.A. and Kassam, M.S., February 2015.
- US Patent #8,704,178: "Container for surgical object and fluid monitoring system", Pollock, R.A., Kassam, M.S. and Cox, T.D., April 2014.
- US Patent #8,692,140: "Surgical object and fluid monitoring system having highly sensitive and reliable detection of objects being placed in a container", Pollock, R.A., Kassam, M.S. and Cox, T.D., April 2014.
- Blaber, A. P., Goswani, N., Bondar, R.L., and Kassam, M.S., "Impairment of Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation in Astronauts with Orthostatic Intolerance after Flight", Stroke - Journal of the American Heart Association, DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.610576, May 26, 2011.
- Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
- Senior Member, IEEE