Dr. Kristina Rinker is the Director of the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education and an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (Schulich School of Engineering) and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (Cumming School of Medicine) at the University of Calgary. Her research is highly collaborative locally and internationally and focuses on how fluid flow affects cell and nanoparticle behavior with relevance to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. Rinker is actively involved in technology development and commercialization through university spin‐off companies and industrial and governmental partnerships in the areas of cardiovascular and cancer detection and treatment. Her previous academic appointments include being an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University (2000‐2005) and an assistant research professor in biomedical engineering at Duke University (1998‐2000). She received a BSc in chemical engineering from University of Alabama in 1992 and a PhD in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University in 1998.