Melessa Salem

Contact Information

(416) 736-2100 Ext. 44096

Campus Address

BRG 008A 11 Arboretum Ln. York University, Toronto ON M3J 1P3


Melessa Salem is a lab technician in Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemical Engineering at Western University before pursuing a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from the same institute.

Before joining York, Melessa was a Research Assistant at Western University. Under the supervision of Wankei Wan, Melessa worked closely with members of his lab on different drug delivery systems. Prior to this, she worked with Hassan Gomaa on microemulsion synthesis using an oscillating membrane unit. She also investigated the adsorption of progesterone on different membranes. These studies can be applied to biomedical, and wastewater treatment applications.

Melessa has a specific interest in chemistry. Her Masters Thesis project involved the chemical synthesis of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to cancer cells. Furthermore, her fourth year Capstone project involved the removal/recovery of hydrogen from a product CO2 stream at Terra Industries—an ammonia production plant.

  • M.E.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Western University (London, Ontario)
  • B.E.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Western University (London, Ontario)