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Dr. Xiaotao Bi inducted Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dr. Xiaotao Bi inducted Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering

Professor Bi was one of 49 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering at a ceremony that took place in Saint John’s on June 26, 2014 in conjunction with the Academy’s 2014 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. DETAILS Professor Bi has been with the Department since 1997. He has established an internationally recognized […]

John Grace Invested an Officer of the Order of Canada

UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering professor John Grace was today invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday May 7, 2014. He is among 45 new recipients of the Order of Canada, 35 Members and 10 Officers. The honour was bestowed by His Excellency the Right […]

CHBE Graduate Club Professional Development Seminar – Dr. Eric Jervis

The third Professional Development Speaker Series seminar of 2014 took place on March 31. The speaker was Dr. Eric Jervis. Dr. Jervis obtained all his degrees at UBC, and then joined the University of Waterloo as a faculty member. He was promoted to full professor there. In 2012, he returned to his home city of […]

Dr. Sue Baldwin’s research featured in Vancouver Sun article

Dr. Sue Baldwin’s research featured in Vancouver Sun article

Professor Sue Baldwin’s research on the use of genomics in mine cleanups has attracted media attention. The Vancouver Sun ran an article on her development of anaerobic bacteria that can help consume or remove heavy metals from mine tailings. DETAILS

L to R – Dr. Jim Lim, Dr. Naoko Ellis, Ally Amin, Mary Kenny, Lee Rippon, and Oliver Zihlmann

Recipients attend Thomas Bennett Award ceremony

On February 28th, 2014, the University of British Columbia’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department hosted the award ceremony of the Thomas Bennett Student Enrichment Memorial Awards in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Ally Amin and Lee Rippon, this year’s recipients, were selected based on their participation in student enrichment activities, social and environmental concern, academic achievement, […]

From left: Saad Dara, Arman Bonakdarpour, David Wilkinson and Alfred Lam. Their research team has received $500,000 in funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation.

UBC team led by Prof. David Wilkinsons wins CCEMC funding

Congratulations to Professor David Wilkinson of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at UBC on leading one of the projects selected for funding from the CCEMC Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. An advanced dialysis technology developed at UBC addresses the critical environmental challenges of excess carbon dioxide and wastewater in the oil and gas sector […]

Hafiz Rahman wins Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Hafiz Rahman wins Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations to Hafiz Rahman, CHBE PhD candidate, for winning the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for his outstanding contribution to teaching. His energy, enthusiasm and diligence in fulfilling his teaching responsibilities have made a positive impact on the quality of the learning environment at UBC. Hafiz has a Masters degree from the University of […]

Dr. Jimmy Feng is appointed Peter Wall Institute Scholar

Dr. Jimmy Feng is appointed Peter Wall Institute Scholar

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 […]