Garrett Frank

Garrett is a multidisciplinary scholar with dual degrees in Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Biological Sciences/Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, and a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia since September 2021.

He has extensive research experience in the development of machine vision software and controllers for industrial robotics and the design of methods for 3D printing embeddable sensors.  Garrett holds both industry research and work experience optimizing the mechanical cartridge design for increased sensitivity and specificity of housed lateral flow immunoassays.  With a passion for the development and optimization of minimally invasive diagnostic imaging and sensing techniques, Garrett is an effective researcher well-suited to complex multi-disciplinary design projects.


  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia (2021 – Present)
  • BASc, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University (2016 – 2020)
  • BSc, Biological Sciences Major/Business Administration Minor, Simon Fraser University (2011 – 2016)


  • Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, UBC, 2021
  • SBME Graduate Support Initiative Entrance Award, UBC, 2021
  • President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award, UBC, 2021
  • President’s Honour Roll, SFU, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Dean’s Honour Roll, SFU, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Current Projects

  • Technical development and applications of optical biosensors in spinal cord injury.


Technical Development and Optimization of Minimally Invasive Diagnostic imaging and Sensing Techniques, Computer Vision, Machine Learning Algorithms and Their Application in Medical Imaging, Skiing, Hiking, Swimming, Water Skiing, Craft Brewing.


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