Research excellence

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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UBC engineering professor elected to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Z Jane Wang, PEng, a professor in UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (the College).

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Two UBC engineering professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Guy Dumont, PEng, a professor in UBC's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Jiujun Zhang, an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest honour for artists, scholars and scientists.

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1st China-Canada Symposium on Structural & Earthquake Engineering

The tectonic plates and seismic hazards of imminent mega thrusts pose similar challenges to structural engineers on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the same research and problem solving techniques would be utilized to prepare for the inevitable earthquakes that will hit both regions. It made sense that two countries facing the same problems should force an alliance in collaborative research.

What started in 2008 as a cooperative exchange between Tongji University and UBC has grown into a large conference with more than 15 Chinese and nine Canadian universities.

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UBC researcher looks to the future of bone replacements

A UBC Okanagan researcher has discovered a new artificial bone design that can be customized and made with a 3D printer for stronger, safer and more effective bone replacements.

Hossein Montazerian, research assistant with UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, has identified a way to model and create artificial bone grafts that can be custom printed. Montazerian says human bones are incredibly resilient, but when things go wrong, replacing them can be a painful process, requiring multiple surgeries.

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The new School of Biomedical Engineering

The Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine have announced the joint establishment of the School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at UBC, effective July 1, 2017.

The School of Biomedical Engineering will serve as an innovation hub for education and research across both Faculties, working with industry and our health partners, to accelerate discoveries and improve health outcomes here in BC and around the world.

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Four UBC profs inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering


Four UBC professors — Perry Adebar, PEng (Civil Engineering), Choon (Jim) Lim, PEng (Chemical and Biological Engineering), James Olson, PEng (Mechanical Engineering) and Marc Parlange, PEng (Civil Engineering) — have been inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of their "distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession."

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Marcus Cheung, MASc '17, Biomedical Engineering

I began my undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at UBC in 2010. While completing my degree, I served as the Chair in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in the UBC IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) student branch to expose students to both engineering and medicine. I was also the treasurer in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society. Furthermore, I was a member of the Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST) and helped develop a mesh network-based electronic medical record system for the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

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Saad Dara, PhD '17, Chemical Engineering

Saad Dara is a PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering at UBC, and co-founder and CEO of Mangrove Water Technologies Ltd. Mangrove’s technology, which was developed at UBC during Saad’s doctorate work under the supervision of Professor David Wilkinson, converts waste emissions and waste-water into reusable water and value added chemicals.

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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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