Dr. Martin Mintchev received his combined B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Electronics from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1987, and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1994. Presently, he is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Senior IEEE Member, Member of the American Gastroenterological Association, and a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Mintchev is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious refereed biomedical journals, books and international conferences, and of more than 10 issued or pending patents, 8 of which are licensed by major international companies. He has been invited speaker in many universities in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, Japan and Latin America, and a panelist in grant selection committees for the National Science Foundation (USA) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. His citation index exceeds 650 (excluding self-citations), with an h-index of 13 (2009).
Dr. Mintchev is the recipient of the Student Union’s Teaching Excellence Award (1998), Professor of the Year Award (1999), Petro Canada Young Innovator Award (1998), and the ITHEA International Award in Information and Communication Technologies (2001). He is Canada Foundation for Innovation Researcher (1999), Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2007), and Honorary Professor of the International Medical Association (Bulgaria) (2001). Dr. Mintchev’s research is sponsored by Petro Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Whitaker Foundation (USA) and several industrial partners. His research interests are in gastroenterology, experimental surgery, biomedical instrumentation, and medical electronics.
Dr. Mintchev has appeared on CTV National News, CBC Radio and Television, Global Television Networks, and in numerous newspapers, magazines and newscasts in Canada and abroad.