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UBC receives $42 million for science and engineering

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UBC Engineering awarded nearly $10M in NSERC funding

UBC Engineering researchers have received a total of almost $10 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

 

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Jannicke Pearkes, BASc '17, Engineering Physics

My name is Jannicke Pearkes and I am graduating from Engineering Physics this year. While at UBC I have primarily pursued research in particle and nuclear physics. My research has taken me from the very hands on — quite literally assembling nuclear physics experiments, to the slightly more abstract — working on high speed electronics for various experiments, to the even more abstract — developing algorithms to better identify particles.

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Gyan Chhipi Shrestha, PhD '17, School of Engineering

Gyan Chhipi Shrestha completed his PhD from the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus — he has a cross-disciplinary academic background in engineering, environmental science and sociology. He received a BASc and MASc in environmental science as the gold medalist from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and received an MA in sociology from the same university. His PhD research was on urban water management. He is a recipient of NSERC’s Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (doctoral), as well as the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) award.

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Siang Lim, BASc '17, Chemical Engineering

Siang Lim graduated from UBC with a degree in chemical engineering and a minor in computer science. As an undergraduate he worked for BC’s largest natural gas distributor on energy efficiency and conservation programs, optimized CO2 electro-reduction technologies for a cleantech start-up, and studied cell intercalation in developing organisms with computational models. As Co-Lead TA for APSC 160, he helped instructors to organize their courses and first year engineering students to learn how to code.

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NSERC awards Strategic Partnership Grants to five UBC engineering profs

 

Five UBC engineering professors have been awarded a total of approximately $2.5 million in Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

These grants support early-stage collaborative research projects in four target areas: advanced manufacturing, environment and agriculture, information and communications technologies, and natural resources and energy. Each collaboration must be between an academic researcher and a supporting organization that will be involved in all stages of the project.

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UBC grad student wins NSERC prize for interdisciplinary research

 

Amir Abdi, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the $10,000 NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, which is given to “an outstanding recipient of an NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship who best exemplifies interdisciplinary research.” The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships support grad students who demonstrate academic excellence, research potential, and leadership skills.

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UBC prof wins NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation

 

Guy Dumont, PEng, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, has received an NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in the category of small- and medium-sized companies. Valued at $200,000, the award recognizes superior university-industry partnerships in natural sciences and engineering research and development. Dumont previously won the Synergy Award in 1999 and 2002.

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Big NSERC gains for UBC advanced manufacturing research

UBC mechanical engineering professor Yusuf Altintas, P.Eng., has been awarded one of four 2016 Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), valued at $5.5 million over five years.

The recipients were announced on October 19, 2016 at Carleton University by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

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UBC Engineering research receives more than $1M in NSERC grants

Research into quantum computing, solar energy conversion and 3D printing has received a $1.38 million boost in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding comes from NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants, supporting scientific partnerships that will help strengthen Canada’s economy, society and environment. The three-year investment will support projects led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Konrad Walus and Alireza Nojeh, and Materials Engineering Professor Chadwick Sinclair.

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