Craig Simmons

University of Toronto
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  • Scientific Director, Translational Biology and Engineering Program, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Craig’s research group studies the role of mechanical forces in cardiovascular disease and regeneration, aided by novel microfluidic platforms to model vascularized tissues and organs with high physiological fidelity.

Craig is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical Biomedical Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He has received several research and teaching awards, including the Canada Research Chair in Mechanobiology, the CP Has Heart Cardiovascular Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal for Research & Development, and the Northrop Frye Award awarded by the University of Toronto for excellence in linking teaching and research.