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Congratulations to Mr. Amir Mehdi Dehkhoda for winning the 2012 Rio Tinto Alcan fellowship. This fellowship is intended for a graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto Alcan’s activities. Mr. Dehkhoda’s (PhD candidate, working with Dr. N. Ellis and Dr. E. Gyenge) proposed research topic is investigation of […]
Congratulations to Dr. Farnaz Sotoodeh, postdoctoral fellow in Professor Kevin J. Smith’s group, for winning a “Young Scientist Award” at the 15th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC), held in Munich, Germany on July 1-6th, 2012. The ICC is held every four years and provides a high-profile scientific opportunity for discussion and exchange of new ideas […]
The BIRS will be held this July in Banff, AB, and our own Dr. Feng has organized a workshop entitled “Tissue Growth and Morphogenesis: from Genetics to Mechanics and Back”. For more information on the workshop please click here.
Congratulations to Bryan Gene, Class of 2012, winner of this year’s UniSim Design Challenge, an annual university student competition held in conjunction with the Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas Symposium. The UniSim Design Challenge is one of several Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) initiatives designed to encourage engineering studies. To read more about UniSim and how […]
UBC Partners with Mercer International to Establish Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Forest Bio-Products Engineering
Vancouver, Canada – June 13, 2012 – The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Pulp and Paper Centre in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC have recently established a $1 million partnership with Mercer International, a global leader in the production of NBSK pulp, renewable bioenergy and oher bio-products, to create an […]
The Globe and Mail lists Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 philanthropists. The list includes Michael Peters, 19, who just completed his second year of pre-med chemical and biological engineering. Peters has devoted much of his time to creating a technology to individuals contending with mobility challenges. In high school, he developed a device to attach […]
Congratulations to PhD candidate Nagu Daraboina who won the poster competition at the second annual conference hosted by Carbon Management Canada (CMC) in Gatineau, Quebec from May 23-25, 2012. His winning poster is titled “Secure Storage of Impure Co2 in the Form of Solidy Hydrate in Depleted Pools in Northern Alberta”, with contribution from the […]
“My involvement with EWB was one of the main reasons for my decision to transfer into engineering. I was inspired by working with engineers who were using an engineering skill-set to address social issues. This gave me a new perspective on engineering and the roles that engineers can play in society.”
UBC Researchers think small to improve access to safe drinking water in rural communities. Canadian culture is steeped in water. Eight of the world’s 20 largest fresh water lakes lie within our borders, as do nearly 50 rivers that each stretch 600 kilometres or more – to say nothing of our 200,000 kilometres of coastline. […]
An interdisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems is a central attribute of the Biomedical Engineering Program – a program established in 2006 by Professor Ezra Kwok for the Faculty of Applied Science. Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering techniques and technologies to medical and healthcare problems. This specialty program at UBC has grown from […]