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Read the latest announcements, media mentions and news for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
 

Congratulations November 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations November 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations to all our recent graduates from Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, who received their degrees on November 29th, 2018! A special congratulations also goes out to all of our award winners, who were recognized for their outstanding academic and/or design achievements at the MECH and NAME graduation reception. Academic Achievement Awards Degree […]

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Yesterday, Dr. Walter Merida, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Associate Dean, and director of the Clean Energy Research Centre, announced the launch of AURORA, UBC’s new connected vehicle testbed. He was joined in the Kaiser Atrium for the announcement by MLA Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, and AURORA lead researcher Dr. David G. Michelson, professor of […]

APSC Prof Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

APSC Prof Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Thomas Oxland, PEng, a professor in UBC’s Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and co-director of the UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest honour for artists, scholars and scientists. Recognized by the RSC for his “seminal research work” in the field of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, […]

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Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Photo Credit: Clare Kiernan Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone. Conventional ultrasound scanners use piezoelectric crystals to […]