Ravi Selvaganapathy

McMaster University
  • Canada Research Chair in Biomicrofluidics
  • Co-director, School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy’s research interests are in microfluidic devices and artificial organs. He has more than 22 years of extensive experience in micromanufacturing, microfluidics and materials development which has resulted in ~110 journal publications, 60 conference publications, 35 invited talks and 8 patents. Some of the notable outcomes of his research are the world’s first artificial placenta device capable of supporting neonates in respiratory distress, discovery of electrotaxis of C.elegans worms in microfluidic environment, Canada’s first tissue engineered meat and development of reagent free water quality sensors. His research has won several best paper awards and highlighted on journal covers. He won the Early Researchers Award in 2010 and has been named as a Rising Star in Global Health in 2012.