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Dr. Yusuf Altintas named one of UBC’s Distinguished University Scholars

Dr. Yusuf Altintas named one of UBC’s Distinguished University Scholars

MECH professor Yusuf Altintas was recently named a UBC Distinguished University Scholar (DUS) for 2016. Each year, the Distinguished University Scholar (DUS) program recognizes exceptional faculty members who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research, teaching and learning. This distinction is granted for five years, and is renewable once, and includes a one-time $20,000 research […]

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant—the first of its kind in Canada—that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. The device, a silicone sponge with magnetic carbonyl iron particles wrapped in a round polymer layer, measures just six millimetres in diameter. The drug is […]

Congratulations to our Outstanding Undergraduates!

Congratulations to our Outstanding Undergraduates!

On February 1st, 2017, the department of Mechanical Engineering recognized nine undergraduate students who excelled during their time in the MECH 2 program.  The following students achieved an over 85% average in their second year studies: Riley Aldis Kye Arbuckle Jenny Chu Carter Tung Yung Fang Anthony Jun-Shiang Hsu Jose Francisco Martinez Castro Alexander Bruce […]

MECH alumnus Matt Harper named one of BIV’s Forty Under 40

Matt Harper, MECH alumnus and co-founder of Avalon Battery, was recently named one of Business In Vancouver’s (BIV) 2016 Forty Under 40. This award was created to recognize the achievements of BC’s young entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals who have demonstrated excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. After graduating from MECH in 2000, Harper […]