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UBC Formula SAE Team Places 23rd out of 120 at Formula SAE Michigan

UBC Formula SAE Team Places 23rd out of 120 at Formula SAE Michigan

Submitted by the UBC Formula SAE team. In May, the Formula UBC Racing team participated in the Formula SAE Michigan competition. The team secured 23rd place overall out of 120 teams. The design goals for the 2017 competing race car included a drastic weight reduction which lead to a full redesign of the car’s primary […]

: Patrick Pan receives the 2017 Wood Award first place prize from Prof. David DeVallance, President of the Forest Products Society, at their 71st Annual Convention in Starkville, MS, USA, on June 27, 2017.

Patrick Pan wins Forest Products Society 2017 Wood Award First Place Prize

  Patrick Pan, a Master of Applied Science student in the Renewable Resources Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was presented with the 2017 Wood Award first place prize by the Forest Products Society at their 71st Annual Convention in Starkville, Mississippi, which ran from June 26-28, 2017. The award, which includes a presentation […]

Gary Yan earns third place in the Aviation 2017 Student Paper Competition in Computation Fluid Dynamics

PhD candidate Gary Yan and his supervisor Carl Ollivier-Gooch recently received third place for their submission to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Aviation 2017 Student Paper Competition in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the study and profession of aerospace. Yan presented his paper at […]

Smart Stimuli Responsive Surfaces: A Multifunctional Material

Smart Stimuli Responsive Surfaces: A Multifunctional Material

  New research by UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre has made the cover of Wiley’s most recent issue of Advanced Materials Interfaces. The article, which was co-written by Beniamin Zahiri, Pradeep Kumar Sow, Chun Haow Kung and Walter Mérida, discusses fast and reversible control over surface wetting properties–from superhydrophobic (water-repellant) to superhydrophilic (water-attractive) using a […]

Newly formed UBC Rocket defeat MIT and McGill

Newly formed UBC Rocket defeat MIT and McGill

  Competing in their first international competition, UBC Rocket hardly expected to take home a first place prize. One of 15 competing Canadian schools, UBC Rocket recently took part in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition which ran from June 20 to 24 in New Mexico, USA. The flagship event of the Spaceport America Cup, the competition […]

James Olson inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

James Olson inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Nominated and elected by peers, MECH professor and interim dean James Olson, PEng, was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of his “distinguished achievement and career-long service to the engineering profession.” Olson joined 49 other new fellows and two new international fellows who were welcomed by the CAE on […]

Antony Hodgson presented with the Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery at CAOS 2017

Antony Hodgson presented with the Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery at CAOS 2017

Dr. Antony Hodgson, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and Professor in Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the highly reputable “Medacta ME Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 2016-2017” at the CAOS 2017 conference. The conference ran from June 14-17, 2017 in Aachen, Germany. The award recognizes a career long contribution to Computer […]

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APSC Rising Stars 2017: Rebecca McCreedy, BASc ’17, MECH Alumna

  Applied Science Class of 2017 “Engineering is a team sport. It’s daunting and tough on your own, but when you have a group of people to tackle it with it gets a bit easier.” My name is Rebecca McCreedy, I’m a graduating student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. I was a fairly involved […]

Pete Ostafichuk honoured with the national Wighton Fellowship

Pete Ostafichuk honoured with the national Wighton Fellowship

On June 6, 2017, Dr. Peter Ostafichuk was named the 32nd Wighton Fellow. Awarded by the the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS) and the Sandford Fleming Foundation, the Wighton Fellowship is a national award to recognize excellence in the development and teaching of laboratory-based courses in Canadian undergraduate engineering programs. […]

Dr. Anasavarapu Srikantha Phani wins 2016/2017 Killam Teaching Prize

Dr. Anasavarapu Srikantha Phani wins 2016/2017 Killam Teaching Prize

On May 31, 2017, Associate Professor Dr. Anasavarapu Srikantha Phani was announced as a recipient of the 2016-2017 UBC Killam Teaching Prize for the Faculty of Applied Science (Vancouver), which is the university’s highest award for teaching. Presented at the May 2017 convocation by Hugh Brock, Associate Provost, Brock had the following to say about […]