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Adjunct Professor Alfred Guenkel receives APEGBC 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award

Congratulations to Adjunct Professor, Dr. Alfred Guenkel, on receiving the Association for Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award at the APEGBC Annual Conference and AGM in Whistler, B.C. (October 24-26, 2013). This prestigious award recognizes ” his technical achievements and contributions to BC’s chemical engineering landscape“. Dr. Guenkel is partner and […]

UBC Chem-E-Car team (left to right): Gary Wang, Tyler Pfanner, Colleen Chau, Joel Kumlin and Norvin Ng

UBC’s Chem-E-Car team wins at regional competition and advances to Nationals

UBC’s Chem-E-Car team will be heading to the National Chem-E-Car competition sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Chevron in San Francisco on November 1-4. Team members Colleen Chau, Joel Kumlin, Norvin Ng, Tyler Pfanner, and Gary Wang will present and run an innovative model-sized vehicle that is powered by a chemical […]

Maryam Khoshnoodi wins Best Student Presentation award at 2013 Amherst conference

Maryam Khoshnoodi wins Best Student Presentation award at 2013 Amherst conference

Congratulations to CHBE Ph.D. candidate Maryam Khoshnoodi on winning Best Student Presentation at the AEHS Foundation’s 29th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy. The conference took place from October21 to 24, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Maryam Khoshnoodi’s winning platform presentation was entitled “Environmental Mineralogy Study of Arsenic in a Biological Passive Treatment System”. […]

Research Day 2013 succeeds in showcasing student research to industry and strengthening ties between the two

Research Day 2013 succeeds in showcasing student research to industry and strengthening ties between the two

On October 9, 2013, the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Graduate Students Association hosted a successful, inaugural all-day event that aimed to foster dialogue and future collaborations between students and industry. Research Day is an initiative that was agreed upon after the UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Department determined that research carried out by its […]

UBC's iGEM team

UBC team wins Best Model award in regionals and heads to World iGEM championship

Students Negin Tousi, Michael Peters and Joel Kumlin, of UBC’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) and Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor Christopher Lawson (BASc ’10), will be attending the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) World Championship at MIT, in Boston, Massachusetts with the UBC iGEM team. The championship will take place November 1-4. The […]

Professor James Feng elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Congratulations to Professor James Feng who was recently elected Fellow of the American Physical Society . (http://www.aps.org) This Fellowship is a recognition by his peers for his outstanding contributions…. “for pioneering studies of solid-liquid two-phase flows, interfacial dynamics of complex fluids, and phase-field modelling of the moving contact line”.

CHBE Professional Development Seminar Series – Prof. Xiaotao Bi

CHBE Professional Development Seminar Series – Prof. Xiaotao Bi

The first seminar this year of the “CHBE Professional Development Seminar Series”, organized by the CHBE Graduate Student Club, was successfully held on September 20th with Professor Xiaotao (Tony) Bi as the speaker. After completing his PhD from this department, Professor Bi worked at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal as a postdoctoral follow and Natural […]

Research Day 2013 – “Energy, Water and Sustainability” – October 9, 2013

Research Day 2013 – “Energy, Water and Sustainability” – October 9, 2013

Research Day is a student initiative to strengthen relations with industry and connect communities. With the focus on “Energy, Water and Sustainability”, this full day of event will showcase excellent research work by UBC engineering students in the Faculty of Applied Science (APSC). It will feature keynote speaker presentations, research presentations, professional development workshops and […]

Canfor Pulp’s President Presents $75,000 Research Award

Canfor Pulp Products Incorporated is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 award issued under the Canfor Pulp University Grants Program. Dr. Heather Trajano of the University of British Columbia and Dr. Rodger Beatson of the British Columbia Institute of Technology will receive the grant to support their project on recovery of hemicellulose monomers […]

CHBE graduate paddles for 17 hours to raise funds for clean energy research in honour of friend

135 kilometers and 17 hours later, engineering graduate Sean McBeath can safely call his journey a success – and that’s not counting the $17,000+ that he has raised for clean energy research in honour of his long-time friend and mentor Tyler Lewis. Sean McBeath (left) and Dion Maxwell on the homestretch of their 135 kilometre […]