News Archive

October 18, 2019

Welcome to Professor Chester Upham

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. Chester Upham will join the faculty as Assistant Professor January 1st, 2020. Dr. Upham holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara where he studied under Eric McFarland and […]

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Welcome to Professor Orlando Rojas

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Orlando Rojas will join the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Forest Bioproducts, with shared affiliation in the Departments of Chemistry and Wood Science. He comes to UBC from Aalto University in Finland, where he […]

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Welcome to Professor Johan Foster

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Johan Foster has joined UBC’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, relocating his internationally regarded research program to UBC starting in March 2020. Johan joins us as a Canfor-supported Chair from his recent position as an associate professor of Materials Science and […]

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October 10, 2019

CHBE Open House

All first-year engineering students are invited to attend the CHBE Open House. When: Wednesday, October 16th – 5:00 pm Where: CHBE 102 (2360 East Mall) Learn more about Chemical and Biological Engineering program and career opportunities. Pizza and ice cream provided! 

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Professor Xiaotao Bi Awarded Engineers Canada Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Xiaotao Bi on being awarded a Fellowship with Engineers Canada. The Engineers Canada fellowships honour individuals who have given noteworthy service to the engineering profession through their work with either Engineers Canada or its provincial and territorial engineering regulators.  Dr. Bi has been a long-time volunteer with EGBC as a member of […]

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October 9, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Professor Marian Chatenet

Location: CHBE Room 102 Electrocatalysts’ Durability in Alkaline Medium: Is More Noble More Stable? ABSTRACT Power-to hydrogen is a relevant solution to store renewable electricity, and enables a more rational usage of energy, an endeavour towards the limitation of our carbon footprint. Water electrolyzers enable to produce “green” hydrogen, that can then be fed on […]

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October 4, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Professor Thomas A. Adams II

Location: CHBE Room 102 Finding the Signal in the Noise: Determining North America’s Best Path Forward for Sustainable Energy ABSTRACT One of the largest engineering challenges of our time is finding technical solutions that permit the use of our energy resources in a sustainable way. To achieve meaningful and positive change, new energy systems must […]

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September 27, 2019

CHBE Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

The department is pleased to announce the 2019/2020 CHBE Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Clean Energy Research Centre. We hope to see you there!

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August 19, 2019

2019 Ride For Clean Energy

Naoko Ellis, Bill Cheng, Saad Dara The seventh annual Ride for Clean Energy, benefiting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, took place on August 10th, 2019. The 51 riders participating in this year’s ride included nine CHBE students, alumni and faculty. Riders started and ended in Maple Ridge, completing a 65 km scenic route […]

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June 27, 2019

CHBE at the Forefront of Engineering Education

  CHBE faculty member Dr. Gabriel Potvin and CHBE student Ashna Misra recently represented CHBE at the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) conference in Ottawa, ON. Both were recognized with awards at the conference, with Misra receiving first place for her poster, and Dr. Potvin receiving the Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award. Misra graduated […]

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