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Dr. Chris McKesson elected SNAME Fellow

Dr. Chris McKesson elected SNAME Fellow

UBC NAME professor Dr. Chris McKesson has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). According to the Society, the grade of Fellow is accorded exclusively to “individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, […]
Dr. Mu Chiao and Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch elected ASME Fellows

Dr. Mu Chiao and Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch elected ASME Fellows

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering professors Dr. Mu Chiao and Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch, who were both elected Fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for their outstanding engineering accomplishments. Nominated by ASME Members and Fellows, an ASME Member must have ten or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active […]
PhD student Emily Park wins CHEMINAS Poster Award at MicroTAS 2015

PhD student Emily Park wins CHEMINAS Poster Award at MicroTAS 2015

Mechanical Engineering PhD student Emily Park took home the CHEMINAS Young Researcher Poster Award at the International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS)—the premier international conference in the field of microfluidics. This is a prestigious award sponsored by The Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS) to recognize excellence among participants. […]
Dr. Peter Cripton tests a helmet at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre at VGH.

Dr. Peter Cripton answers: Do I really need to wear a bicycle helmet (even on good hair days)?

It’s Bike to Work Week in Metro Vancouver this week, and Vancouver Coastal Health has interviewed MECH professor Dr. Peter Cripton on the importance of bicycle helmets. If you’re wondering whether or not to sport a helmet when you bike to work this week, make sure to check out what Dr. Cripton has to say […]

November 12, 2015 – MECH Seminar – The Structure of Aerosol Nanoparticles

Title: The Structure of Aerosol Nanoparticles Speaker: Dr. Steve Rogak, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm Location: Kaiser 2020 Abstract: Research on aerosols (liquid or solid particles suspended in a gas) is critical to humanity; just a few examples: Combustion emissions dominate the health impacts of […]
Congratulations to our Department Scholars and Outstanding Undergrads!

Congratulations to our Department Scholars and Outstanding Undergrads!

On October 8th, 2015, the Mechanical Engineering department recognized graduate and undergraduate students who have excelled in their academic programs. For outstanding achievements in graduate studies and research, the following students received a medal and the honorary designation of Department Scholar: Haleh Alimohamadi Stefanie Asenbauer Charu Datt Graham Hendra Shayan Hoshyari Alireza Sarraf Shirazi Pan […]
Fuel cells are the future: An interview with UBC MECH professor Walter Merida

Fuel cells are the future: An interview with UBC MECH professor Walter Merida

  The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars. Fortunately, there’s an alternative and it has zero emissions. The fuel-cell car is currently being developed by major automakers including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Hyundai. Walter Mérida, director of UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), has been […]

October 29, 2015 – MECH Seminar – Topics in Microfluidics and MEMS

Title: Topics in Microfluidics and MEMS Speaker: Dr. Boris Stoeber, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm Location: Kaiser 2020 Abstract: This talk gives a high-level overview of some of the work done in my research group. Our research topics primarily include small-scale systems with focus […]

September 25, 2015 – IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Lecturer – Modern Methods for Microwave Filter Synthesis

IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Lecturer Title: Modern Methods for Microwave Filter Synthesis Speaker: Prof Richard Cameron, CEng, FIEEE, FIET Location:  MacLeod Building, Room 418 Date and time: Friday, 25 September 2015 – 4:00-5:00 pm Preregister by contacting Prof. Dave Michelson, davem@ece.ubc.ca     Abstract Up until the early 1970s, nearly all filter synthesis techniques were based upon […]

September 25, 2015 – MECH SBSP CERC Seminar – Alternative Renewable Energy Concepts and Hybrid Energy Systems in a Mediterranean Climate

Title: “Alternative Renewable Energy Concepts and Hybrid Energy Systems in a Mediterranean Climate” Speaker: Dr. Sandro Nizetic, Associate Professor, University of Split (Croatia) Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 Time: 3:30 -5:00pm Location: CEME 1204   Abstract: The proposed lecture will bring out current and past research activities at the laboratory of thermodynamics and energy efficiency, […]