Read the latest announcements, media mentions and news for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
February 3, 2009
Vancouver, Canada — February 3, 2009 – Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Peter Cripton has been awarded a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship in recognition and support of his research goals. Cripton directs the UBC Injury Biomechanics Laboratory, working towards preventing traumatic injuries and consequences through improved, engineered safety devises, such as the Pro-Neck-Tor helmet, which […]
January 28, 2009
Vancouver, Canada—January 27, 2009—The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) will honour a UBC Mechanical Engineering professor for his excellence in professional service at its annual awards gala in Ottawa on March 7, 2009. Professor Nimal Rajapakse will be inducted a Fellow of the institute for his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. His contributions have […]
January 7, 2009
Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Hongshen (Hong) Ma to the Department. Dr. Ma earned his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics (Electrical Engineering Option) from UBC in 2001, where he was a Wesbrook Scholar. With financial support from NSERC Graduate Fellowships, Dr. Ma conducted graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned […]
December 8, 2008
UBC Mechanical Engineering fourth year student Parisa Bastani was named one of this year’s Wesbrook Scholars. Reserved for no more than twenty students in the University each year, the prestigious Wesbrook Scholar designation recognizes outstanding achievement. Wesbrook Scholars must rank in the top 10 percent of their class, and possess the ability to serve, work […]
November 19, 2008
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Srikanth Phani to the Department. Dr. Phani joins the Department following receipt of a B. Tech. from Nagarjuna University, a M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2004. While attending Cambridge, Dr. Phani was the […]
November 19, 2008
Two Mechanical Engineering faculty members and their co-investigator have been awarded a Strategic Grant from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for their proposed work in improving human-computer interaction. The project, entitled “HALO: Transparent Guidance of Networked Interactions through a Haptic-Affect Loop,” will be investigated by Drs. Karon Maclean (Associate Professor […]
November 13, 2008
A sports helmet invented by UBC researchers has been named a Winner of a 2008 Popular Science Best of What’s New award in the Personal Health category. The Pro-Neck-Tor helmet, co-developed by Mechanical Engineering Prof. Peter Cripton and PhD candidate Tim Nelson, has been shown in preliminary testing to reduce direct impact to the neck […]
October 17, 2008
Vancouver, Canada—October 17, 2008—The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) recognizes two UBC Mechanical Engineering professors with awards in recognition of their excellence in professional, technical and community service at its annual awards ceremony tonight. Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Philip Hill receives APEGBC’s highest honour—the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award—for his outstanding […]
October 7, 2008
The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) has awarded two Mechanical Engineering faculty members and their collaborators the 2008 Lieutenant Governor’s Technology Innovation Award.
October 3, 2008
Pratt and Whitney Canada (P&WC) has recognized Mechanical Engineering professor Yusuf Altintas as one of six P&WC Research Fellows across Canada for his academic excellence and outstanding contribution to P&WC technology programs in the field of manufacturing.