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Ken Pinder (1929-2009)

Ken Pinder grew up in the Qu’appelle Valley of Saskatchewan, traveling to Vancouver in the summer. After completing his primary and secondary education, he earned a Bachelor’s degree (1951) and a Master’s degree (1952) in Chemical Engineering from McGill before completing a PhD at the University of Birmingham. After several years in industry working for […]

Pandemic Influenza Response Plan

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has formed a committee to try to assess, and if possible, improve, our preparedness for a significant increase in flu-like absences. Please read the one page information sheet, or visit the CHBE Main Office to get a hard copy. H1N1committeeonepager.pdf

Best Paper Prize

Dick Kerekes, James Olson, and David Goosen have been awarded the Johannes Van den Akker Prize for best paper in the area of fibre and paper physics published in an archival journal during the preceding calendar year. The award is for their paper: “The Role of Heterogeneity in Compression Refining” published in the Journal of […]

Xerox Workplace Sustainability Fund

The CHBE Sustainability Club, in collaboration with our department, was awarded with the Xerox Workplace Sustainability Fund to generate sustainable solutions to workplace practices. The grant was awarded to put in place an online chemical and equipment database, in order for any researchers to have a quick access to department inventories. Principle investigators could choose […]

8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

Five UBC undergraduate students from CHBE and two from other disciplines attended the 8th World Congress and 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Montreal, Quebec this August. Four of them participated in the Chemical Reaction Car competition. From left: Jine Jine Li (Vice President), Steve Huynh, Art Pithayachariyakul, Ben Starkey, Alexander Nguyen (Team Captain), Ole […]

Canadian Academy of Engineering

Canadian Academy of Engineering

Peter Englezos, CHBE’s new Head, has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and was inducted into the Academy on Monday, July 13, 2009. Congratulations!! Other Professors from our department who have been inducted include Dr. Norman Epstein (2005), Dr. John Grace (2001), Dr. Richard Kerekes (1993), Dr. Paul Watkinson (2004), and […]

New Director of Clean Energy Research Centre

We wish to congratulate Dr. David Wilkinson on his recent appointment as Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC). Dr. Wilkinson’s appointment as Director of CERC will be for a 5 year term, commencing July 1, 2009.

Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award

Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award

Fahimeh Yazdanpanah, a PhD Candiate at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has recently received the Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award for her paper “Effect of Moisture Content and Fine Material on Permeability of Wood Pellets to Airflow”. Fahimeh presented her paper at the ASABE Conference in Reno/Nevada in June 2009. Congratulations!

G8 University Students’ Summit

G8 University Students’ Summit

As previously posted, Davis Chiu, a PhD candidate in CHBE, was selected to represent Canada at the 2009 G8 University Students’ Summit in Palermo, Italy. Read about his experience from his point of view, and check out some photos from the Summit. Congratulations once again.

ASABE

ASABE

Dr. Shahab Sokhansanj (an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and a member of the Clean Energy Center) was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) at the Annual International Meeting of the Society in Reno, Nevada (June 20-24th). The Fellow Award is given […]