New head of UBC MECH named

Steve Feng

Hsi-Yung (Steve) Feng, PEng, has been named the new head of the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective May 1, 2018.

Professor Feng joined the department as an associate professor in September 2007 and was promoted to full professor in July 2010. From 2009 to 2015, he was chair of the Mechatronics and Manufacturing Research Group, and between 2015 and 2017 he served as the department's Associate Head, Teaching. Feng is the recipient of a UBC Killam Teaching Prize and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Before joining UBC, Feng spent 10 years as a faculty member in the University of Western Ontario's Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, where he also served a one-year term as Graduate Chair. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.

We congratulate Professor Feng on his appointment to this new role and thank Sheldon Green, PEng, the outgoing department head, for his tremendous leadership and contributions to UBC Mechanical Engineering over the past 11 years.