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July 8, 2011

2011 Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice – Dr. Jim Lim

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Lim, winner of the 2011 Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). This is an absolutely well deserved recognition of Dr. Lim’s contributions to the practice of chemical engineering in industry and to the teaching of process design to UBC’s students in Chemical […]

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June 8, 2011

Dr. Elod Gyenge

Dr. Előd Gyenge has received the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement grant and he has been an invited visiting professor at the Institute for Nanoscience Design, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Osaka University, between April 22 and May 20, 2011. The Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) was awarded for Dr. Gyenge`s research program entitled: Direct borohydride-air fuel cells […]

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Dr. Ezra Kwok – Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer Award for 2011-12

Professor Ezra Kwok is the recipient of the Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer Award for 2011-12 from the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. The Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer Award is presented to a Canadian biomedical engineer who has made outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical engineering. The Awards Ceremony took place on June 6th […]

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Scholarships Established in Memory of Professor Chad Bennington

Two scholarships of $1000 each have been established in memory of Prof. Chad Bennington, who passed away suddenly in February 2010. The scholarships will be funded by an endowment raised from contributions by many of Dr. Bennington’s friends and colleagues as well as the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Faculty of Applied […]

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June 7, 2011

CHBE Biowall

Congratulations to the CHBE Sustainability Club for receiving the Fisher Scientific Green Fund for the CHBE Biowall Project. A small scale biowall was constructed in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of vertical growing of plants for enhancement of indoor air quality and the well being of building inhabitants. On February 16th, the Fisher Scientific Green […]

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April 21, 2011

CHBE Reaction Car

href=””> On April 16th, 2011, at the annual Regional American Institute of Chemical Engineering student conference at Oregon State University, the CHBE Reaction Car team came in FIRST PLACE with their pHat Kat car. The CHBE team powered their car using a reaction that produces CO2 gas. The gas flows through a pressure regulator and […]

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Student Paper Competition Winners

On April 16, 2011 at the Regional American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Paper Competition at Oregon State University, CHBE 4th year student, Ran Chao (left) won first place for presenting his thesis paper entitled “Enrichment of Exoelectrogenic Bacteria Communities for Ethanol Microbial Fuel Cells”. CHBE 4th year student, Pranav Chintalapati (right) received a third […]

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April 18, 2011

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations to PhD candidate Vickie Whiffen, for being awarded the Killam Graduate TA Award! Vickie has set a high standard at CHBE – she is an incredible role model, incorporates new teaching skills, demonstrates a broad knowledge of the field, and shows the ability to help students actively. A well deserved honour.

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April 11, 2011

Student of the Year

Congratulations to Naeem Mawji, Chemical Engineering coo-op student. Mawji intends to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life in rural Tanzania by provididng sustainable, affordable electricity. His idea germinated through a UBC international service learning project and has grown into a company he co-founded that has received funding through the World Bank. To read […]

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UBC Engineering Outstanding Emeriti Award 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Norman Epstein for receiving the UBC Engineering Outstanding Emeriti Award 2011.  Dr. Epstein is a preeminent chemical engineer who has earned an international reputation for his research, teaching, publications and leadership while serving at UBC for more than 60 years.  To read more, click here.

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