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Dr. Yusuf Altintas named first Canadian president of CIRP!

Dr. Yusuf Altintas named first Canadian president of CIRP!

MECH Professor Yusuf Altintas, has been named the first Canadian president of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). CIRP takes its abbreviated name from the French acronym of College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) and is an organization that aims to promote scientific research through co-operation, as well as address issues related […]

Team members at the 2016 competition from top left to bottom right: Ichsan Ausri (3rd Year MECH), John Siu (Team Pilot), Walter Teo (3rd Year MECH), Angus Wong (3rd Year MECH), Siddhant Malik (3rd Year MECH), Nicholas Hui (3rd Year MECH), Arthi Muniyappan (Team Captain, 3rd Year MECH), and Tharesh Liyanage (3rd Year IGEN).

Student Blog Post: “UBC AeroDesign Flies Heavy in SAE Aero Design West Regular Class”

By Siddhant Malik, UBC AeroDesign The UBC AeroDesign Team (formerly known as The UBC Heavy Lift Team) was founded twenty-three years ago at UBC to learn the process of aircraft design and develop competitive radio-controlled airplanes for collegiate competitions. The team recently competed at the SAE Aero Design West Competition from April 22nd – 24th […]

Dr. Peter Cripton teaches kids about helmets and brain health

Dr. Peter Cripton teaches kids about helmets and brain health

Dr. Peter Cripton and Biomedical Engineering student (and MECH alumnus) Cameron Stuart shared important information on helmets and brain health with kids in the inaugural Brain Booster Summer Camp earlier this month. The Brain Booster camp is one of many programs offered by the West Coast Centre for Learning, a multi-disciplinary education facility that brings […]

UBC mechanical engineering researchers Srikanth Phani, Kui Pan and Sheldon Green.

UBC MECH researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper

  Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research. A team working with UBC mechanical engineering professors Sheldon Green and Srikanth Phani have created what is likely the first complete mathematical model of creping, the crinkling process that helps make tissue paper soft and resilient. “The […]

Sailbot arrives in NFLD, prepares for trans-Atlantic crossing

Sailbot arrives in NFLD, prepares for trans-Atlantic crossing

After three years of hard work, the UBC Sailbot team is almost ready to send their boat across the Atlantic, in what will be the first ever trans-Atlantic journey by an autonomous sailboat. Named Ada, after Ada Lovelace, the five-metre vessel was completely designed and built by UBC students in Vancouver, where she underwent extensive […]

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. […]