Congratulations to CHBE’s Dr. Jimmy Feng on being appointed a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies UBC Scholar for 2014 – 2015. Dr. Feng plans to use his year in residence to carry out research in modeling cell mechanics, tissue morphogenesis and ferro-fluid self-assembly during his year in residence.
The Institute’s Wall Scholars Research Award is available to UBC Faculty members to spend one year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute, in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The award selection is based primarily on the candidate’s scholarly achievements, excellence in research proposal for innovative research during residency and the initiatives proposed to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute.
Dr. 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 Fellowship in 2009; this programme 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.