George Hanna

MASc Candidate
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau


George received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in 2017. During his undergraduate degree, he completed 16 months of cooperative education in a variety of workplace environments, which include Nokia, INRS-EMT, EMcision International and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center.

He has previously received research funding to conduct projects pertaining to both numerical simulation of focused ultrasound as well as myocardial scar tissue classification.

His fourth-year capstone project was completed in collaboration with the Carleton Sports Medicine clinic and involved the development of a system for concussion recovery assessment by means of eye tracking, EEG and posture analysis.

After working on several projects involving the use of commercial EEG headsets, George developed an interest in brain-computer interfaces and subsequently joined the PRISM lab in 2017.

Other Interests

In his free time, George plays Spanish guitar and creates videos. He also dances Bachata and Salsa. George is a big supporter of FC Barcelona and enjoys playing soccer, squash and snowboarding.