UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering professor James Feng has been appointed a Distinguished Scholar in Residence by the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies for 2014-15.
Feng holds a Canada Research Chair in Complex Fluids and Interfaces and a joint appointment with UBC’s Department of Mathematics His inter-disciplinary work seeks to exploit mixtures of complex fluids for novel engineering and biomedical applications, such as improved processes for controlled drug release and investigations into the dynamics of pathological cells—damaged red blood cells found in malaria and cancer. He also won a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowships in 2009, which assists promising faculty members—exhibiting a special distinction of intellect—to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave.
The Distinguished Scholars program brings up to six outstanding senior UBC scholars together to take up research at the institute for one year. The scholars will present a talk on their research, participate in a two-day research retreat, and meet together on a weekly basis. The value of the award is $15,000 plus an additional $5,000 may be provided to support complementary research events.
For more information: http://www.pwias.ubc.ca/