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January 2, 2020

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Professor Charles de Lannoy

Date: January 10, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm Location: CHBE Room 102 Active-Reactive Separations: Remediating our Environment with Advanced Materials ABSTRACT Separation technologies form the basis of most environmental and chemical processes, ranging from water treatment and desalination, to chemical catalysis, to gas purification. Membranes and sorbents are among the most efficient, cost effective, and safest […]

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November 14, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Professor Gary Leal

Date: November 22, 2019 Time: 1:00 – 1:50 pm Location: CHBE Room 102 The Effect of Flow-Induced Concentration Nonuniformities on Shear Flow ABSTRACT In this talk, we begin by reviewing prior work from our group on the instability of simple viscometric (shear) flows, due to the coupling between stress and concentration in entangled polymer solutions. […]

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November 1, 2019

Mangrove Water Technologies Awarded $5 Million in Global Carbon Reduction Competition

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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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