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November 22, 2018

C-CBC Representatives Attend the 7th China-Canada Joint Committee Meetings on Science and Technology Cooperation

On October 29th-30th, C-CBC Director Prof. Xiaotao Bi, Manager Siduo Zhang, Chinese members Prof. Guangqing Liu and Prof. Huili Zhang were invited to attend the 7th China-Canada Joint Committee Meetings on Science and Technology Cooperation in Beijing. On the 29th, C-CBC representatives participated in the Sessions on Clean Technology and Researcher Mobility. The meeting on […]

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November 8, 2018

CHBE PhD Student Wins 1st Place in the 2018 CSChE Graduate Student Poster Competition

Mehr Negar Mirvakili, CHBE graduate doctoral candidate, presented a paper and a poster at the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference this fall in Toronto.  Congratulations to Negar, as she was awarded first place in the Graduate Student Poster Competition for her poster, “Effect of Surface Wettability on Optical Properties of Casted Microfibrillated Cellulose Films”.

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November 7, 2018

APSC Team Receives Award For Innovative Safety Leadership

  The APSC Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) received the Innovative Safety Leadership award at this year’s UBC Safety Day, which took place on October 3, 2018, in the UBC Student Nest’s Great Hall. The team was recognized for being proactive, embarking on new initiatives that enhance safety culture and inspiring others in their area to share […]

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November 1, 2018

UBC BioMod Team Wins 3rd Place at International BioMod Nanoscale Design Competition

The UBC BioMod team, Cheeky Nanos, traveled to San Francisco for the annual international BioMod nanoscale design competition for college students.  The team led by co-captains Siddarth Raghuvanshi (4th year CHBE) and Bridget La Prarie (3rd year CHBE), developed a project, DNA for Leukemia Treatment: An Antibody-Drug Conjugate Alternative, for the competition. BioMod competition deliverables included creating and […]

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October 31, 2018

UBC Chem-E-Car Team Wins Top Poster at 2018 AIChE Nationals

The UBC Chem-E-Car team took the top prize for their poster out of 39 teams at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) National Conference in Pittsburgh on October 28th. The team competed with their zinc-air battery powered car, Vancruiser, using an iodine clock reaction as their stopping mechanism. Congratulations also goes out to […]

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October 25, 2018

UBC Envision Team Goes to ChemECar Competition

ChemECar teams design and construct their cars, powered by a chemical energy source, to safely carry a specified load over a given distance and stop in competition. The UBC ChemECar team placed first at a regional competition in April to qualify for the national competition.  The national ChemECar competition runs during the American Institute of […]

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October 19, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Richard Kerekes

Richard Kerekes, Emeritus Professor in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, Wisconsin on October 4, 2018. The award was granted  in recognition of his preeminent academic and research contributions to the paper industry. Founded in 1992, the Paper International Hall of Fame has […]

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October 4, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Shahab Sokhansanj

Dr. Shahab Sokhansanj, P.Eng. received the inaugural Arun S Mujumdar Medal in Drying Science at  the 21st International Drying Symposium (IDS 2018) held from September 11 to 14, 2018 in Valencia Spain. The Medal and the accompanying  inscription mark Dr. Sokhansanj’s outstanding R&D in drying and a distinguished mentorship of researchers who are contributing to […]

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September 24, 2018

2018 – 2019 CHBE Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series Announced

The department annually hosts a Distinguished Speaker Seminars series.  The distinguished speakers are selected by faculty and one speaker by the graduate students.  The seminars are presented in CHBE 102 at 2:00 PM on Fridays.  All are welcome to attend. October 5th: Chemical Looping Combustion, Gasification and Reforming: Perspectives in Commercialization Readiness – Professor Liang-Shih Fan (Ohio […]

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September 19, 2018

Ruixu Wang, Ziliang Wang, and Eric Dening Jia have won Best Poster awards at BPI Research Day

CHBE won two Best Poster awards at the Research Day of UBC BioProducts Institute (BPI) on September 12th. PhD student Ruixu Wang and Post-Doc Ziliang Wang won the first price for presenting “Performance of a prototype pulsed fluidized bed reactor for biomass residues torrefaction”. Post-Doc Eric Dening Jia won the second price on “Heat and […]

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