null Emily Porter, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cancer Research Program

Centre for Translational Biology



microwave medical technologies • radar imaging • electrical impedance tomography • screening and diagnostics • health and wellness monitoring • digital health • machine learning

Research Focus

My research focuses on electromagnetic (EM)-based solutions with applications in diagnostic, therapeutic, supportive or assistive medical technologies. These EM-based devices are promising due to their low-cost, minimally invasive nature, the potential for combined diagnosis and treatment (i.e., theranostics), and the ability for regular and frequent health monitoring. I strive to keep research driven by concrete needs, with a clinically informed and commercially validated approach to medical technologies. Examples of projects include microwave detection of bladder state, impedance-based stroke-type differentiation and classification, microwave ablation of bone tumours, numerical and experimental tissue-mimicking models, and flexible dielectric characterization of the biological tissues.