Joined May 2009

Nathaniel Hamming

Biomedical Engineer

Personal Health Information Technology


Who inspires you? Why?

Creativity is my greatest inspiration. Since my visual sense is over-powering, most of my creative inspiration comes from visual and/or motion art. I love to see a great concept formed well. Since I also have a strong communal draw, community itself is a great inspiration. I enjoy seeing people living well together and getting the greatest satisfaction out of life. Like-wise, kind acts of humility and generosity inspire me.

What has been the biggest challenge in your work so far?

Understanding why something so universal and seemingly basic as providing beneficial health and wellness is unexpectedly difficult and complex to achieve.

Where is your favourite place related to work?

I love the communal culture of any work space. But the added environmental benefits (direct sunlight and fresh air), creative feel, and close quarters of the Banting space puts it a notch above the rest.

Professional Bio

Nathaniel is a 2009 Master of Health Science in Clinical Biomedical Engineering graduate from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research topic focused on developing high-performance, automatic, intraoperative image-to-patient alignment for surgical navigation systems and was conducted with the Image Guided Therapeutics group, part of the Ontario Cancer Institute at UHN. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Biomedical option) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick.

Nathaniel has been awarded The Institute for Technology in Health Care Clinical Engineering Thesis Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Counsel of Canada scholarships at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and Canadian Medical and Biomedical Engineering Society best scientific paper. He has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Medical Engineering & Physics, IEEE Proceedings of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Proceedings of the international society for optics and photonics, and Medical Physics.