News Archive

October 6, 2009

Xerox Workplace Sustainability Fund

The CHBE Sustainability Club, in collaboration with our department, was awarded with the Xerox Workplace Sustainability Fund to generate sustainable solutions to workplace practices. The grant was awarded to put in place an online chemical and equipment database, in order for any researchers to have a quick access to department inventories. Principle investigators could choose […]

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August 1, 2009

8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

Five UBC undergraduate students from CHBE and two from other disciplines attended the 8th World Congress and 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Montreal, Quebec this August. Four of them participated in the Chemical Reaction Car competition. From left: Jine Jine Li (Vice President), Steve Huynh, Art Pithayachariyakul, Ben Starkey, Alexander Nguyen (Team Captain), Ole […]

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July 13, 2009

Canadian Academy of Engineering

Peter Englezos, CHBE’s new Head, has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and was inducted into the Academy on Monday, July 13, 2009. Congratulations!! Other Professors from our department who have been inducted include Dr. Norman Epstein (2005), Dr. John Grace (2001), Dr. Richard Kerekes (1993), Dr. Paul Watkinson (2004), and […]

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July 1, 2009

New Director of Clean Energy Research Centre

We wish to congratulate Dr. David Wilkinson on his recent appointment as Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC). Dr. Wilkinson’s appointment as Director of CERC will be for a 5 year term, commencing July 1, 2009.

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June 28, 2009

Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award

Fahimeh Yazdanpanah, a PhD Candiate at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has recently received the Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award for her paper “Effect of Moisture Content and Fine Material on Permeability of Wood Pellets to Airflow”. Fahimeh presented her paper at the ASABE Conference in Reno/Nevada in June 2009. Congratulations!

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G8 University Students’ Summit

As previously posted, Davis Chiu, a PhD candidate in CHBE, was selected to represent Canada at the 2009 G8 University Students’ Summit in Palermo, Italy. Read about his experience from his point of view, and check out some photos from the Summit. Congratulations once again.

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Dr. Shahab Sokhansanj (an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and a member of the Clean Energy Center) was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) at the Annual International Meeting of the Society in Reno, Nevada (June 20-24th). The Fellow Award is given […]

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May 28, 2009

Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award

Congratulations to Jimmy Feng, Professor in the CHBE Department, for receiving the Discovery Accelerator Supplement award from NSERC. Excellent news and well deserved. For more information on the award, please visit the NSERC website.

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May 26, 2009

Killam Teaching Award goes to Dusko Posarac

Congratulations to Dusko Posarac, Senior Instructor in the CHBE Department, for receiving the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Such prestigious recognition is a clear reflection of the outstanding teaching. [View original News Release]

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April 9, 2009

G8 University Students’ Summit, Palermo 8 and 9 May, 2009

Congratulations to Davis Chiu, a PhD candidate in CHBE, who has been selected to represent Canada at the 2009 G8 University Students’ Summit in Palermo Italy at the Istituto Siciliano di Storia Patria, along with a student from the University of Alberta . The UBC President will sponsor Davis’s attendance at the conference. Students selected […]

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