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Arbutus Medical receives $1 million to expand in Asia and Africa

Arbutus Medical receives $1 million to expand in Asia and Africa

A social venture out of UBC has received $1-million investment from Grand Challenges Canada to pursue market expansion across Africa and India. The venture, Arbutus Medical, was co-founded by MECH alumnus Florin Gheorghe and a group of UBC biomedical engineering graduates. Arbutus Medical makes a sterilizable Drill Cover system that allows the use of inexpensive […]

Dr. Stoeber with his microneedle patch. Photo credit: Martin Dee

UBC researchers develop painless and inexpensive microneedle to monitor drugs

Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Boris Stoeber, together with his PhD student Sahan Ranamukhaarachchi, researchers in UBC’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, and researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland, have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. The new system consists of a […]

Dr. Dana Grecov receives 2016 Peter Wall Research Award!

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Dana Grecov on receiving a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Wall Scholars Research Award for 2016! Each year, the institute appoints up to twelve UBC scholars at various stages of their careers. They are individuals with excellent research records, who appreciate the possibilities of intellectual and interdisciplinary exchange […]

UBC students win ASHRAE Design Competition

UBC students win ASHRAE Design Competition

A team of UBC MECH students, Samarth Joshi, Sylvia Odaya, Zander Brosky, Aubrey McNeil, Kathy Yang and Tammy Yu, won first place in this year’s American Association of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Design Calculations Competition, beating out 18 other teams from around the world. The ASHRAE Design Calculations Competition is an international […]

UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces

UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces

In October 2015, Mechanical Engineering alumnus James Howard (BASc ’15) and co-founder and CEO Alexander Harmsen (BASc ’15 Engineering Physics) launched their start up, Iris Automation, a company specializing in autonomous drone software that is going to revolutionize the drone industry and create immeasurable applications for creating safer skies in Canada and around the world. […]

Dr. Elizabeth Croft inducted as CAE Fellow

Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Elizabeth Croft has been inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of her distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. The ceremony took place in Winnipeg, in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2016. Election to the Canadian Academy […]