News Archive

August 19, 2019

2019 Ride For Clean Energy

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 winding through Pitt Meadows, Fort Langley […]

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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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June 24, 2019

Charles Haynes Named New Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering

On July 1, 2019, Dr. Charles Haynes succeeded Dr. Peter Englezos as the new head of the UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. A UBC chemical and biological engineering professor, associate director of Michael Smith Laboratories and Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Biotechnology, Haynes co-founded both the UBC Centre for Blood Research and what is […]

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April 11, 2019

Emeritus Professor Richard Kerekes Co-Recipient of Best Research Paper Award from TAPPI Journal

Richard Kerekes, Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, and co-author David  McDonald have received the 2018 Best Research Paper Award from the Journal of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). The publication, entitled “Rewet in Wet Pressing of Paper”, was recognized by the TAPPI Journal Editorial Board for its […]

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March 21, 2019

Special Speaker: Dr. Elin Kelsey

Dr. Elin Kelsey, Educator and Award-Winning Author Department of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University Dr. Elin Kelsey is a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment. She co-created #OceanOptimism, a social media campaign to crowd source and share ocean solutions that has reached more than 90 million users since 2014. An award-winning author and […]

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March 20, 2019

Design and Innovation Day

CHBE 4th year students complete a significant plant design project over an eight-month period.  This project involves collaborating with industry and community groups on real-world problems and scenarios under the guidance of faculty members.  The capstone projects are displayed and presented by the students during the upcoming APSC Design and Innovation Day on April 4th. […]

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March 19, 2019

Congratulations to the CHBE Research Day 3 Minute Thesis Winners!

  First Place went to Anoosha Pai from Biomedical Engineering, while CHBE student Karl Zimmerman took home both Runner Up and the People’s Choice award. The competition was judged by CHBE’s Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, guest speaker Dr. Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, and APSC’s Wendy McHardy. All competitors: Competitor Thesis Title Francesco D’Acierno Strong, Green, and Nano: Making […]

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March 15, 2019

CHBE and RES’EAU at BCtech Summit

During the 4th annual #BCtech Summit (March 11-13, 2019), businesses and entrepreneurs from around Vancouver and BC gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Showcasing UBC technology, the RES’EAU WaterNET team was represented by Dr. Madjid Mohseni, as well as Karl Zimmermann and Sid Bhartia. They were joined by members of UBC’s Emerging Media Lab and […]

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February 27, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Professor Emilie Dressaire



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February 25, 2019

CHBE Student Receives BioProducts Institute Rising Star Graduate Award

Dr. Negar Mirvakili was recently awarded one of two BioProducts Institute Rising Star Graduate Awards. Dr. Mirvakili successfully defended her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in late December 2018. She also earned her BASc and MASc in Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC. Dr. Mirvakili has conducted research in surface science, engineering and nanotechnology […]

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