News

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

Amir Maleki Zamenjani wins the 2017/2018 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

MECH Ph.D. candidate Amir Maleki Zamenjani received the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the 2017/2018 school year at the end of April. He is one of sixteen graduate students at UBC to be selected, and one of three recipients in the Faculty of Applied Science. This award is given to graduate teaching assistants who […]

MECH 2 SpaceX Landing Pad Competition: April 18, 2018

MECH 2 SpaceX Landing Pad Competition: April 18, 2018

The spring MECH 2 Competition took place on Wednesday, April 18, with 20 teams of second-year mechanical engineering students competing in a SpaceX design challenge. Teams designed remote-controlled landing pads that could be used to transport a rocket booster back to shore. The competition took place in a 60-foot pool, with teams competing head to […]

Walter Merida Interviewed About the Future of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Walter Merida, MECH professor, Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) and Interim Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about the future of hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Read the full article here.

Design & Innovation Day 2018: Congratulations to Our Fourth Year Students on Their Capstone Projects

Design & Innovation Day 2018: Congratulations to Our Fourth Year Students on Their Capstone Projects

On April 5, the Faculty of Applied Science hosted its annual Design and Innovation Day where fourth-year students from all departments could showcase their capstone design projects. MECH students displayed their projects in the Engineering Design Centre, and were judged on their projects by industry members, faculty, and their peers. At the end of the […]

New Research Monograph Edited by Srikantha Phani Published

New Research Monograph Edited by Srikantha Phani Published

The MECH Department wishes to congratulate Associate Professor Dr. Srikantha Phani on the publication of a research monograph he co-edited. Dynamics of Lattice Materials covers lattice materials and their dynamic responses, and serves a reference for practitioners and researchers with a background in the mechanics of materials, vibrations, and material physics. From the book’s publisher: […]

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

On March 23, 2018 UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program hosted Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards. Mr. Carter spent the morning with the NAME program directors, touring facilities, and meeting with members of the Sailbot and SUBC student design teams. Both teams shared updates on their projects, including […]

Congratulations to MECH’s Student Leaders

Congratulations to MECH’s Student Leaders

The Mechanical Engineering department recognized its outstanding student leaders at the annual Leadership Awards Lunch on March 29, 2018. Dr. Sheldon Green (Department Head) and Dr. Boris Stoeber (Associate Head, Teaching) presented the awards to the students. “The Department admires and appreciates the dedication you bring to serving your student team or group and indeed […]

Sailbot and MECH Celebrate Ada’s Return and Future Endeavors

Sailbot and MECH Celebrate Ada’s Return and Future Endeavors

On Monday, March 5, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Sailbot student design team held a private event for team members (current and alumni), industry supporters and mentors, and faculty members to celebrate the return of Ada, the autonomous sailboat. After missing for months at sea, Ada was found by a research vessel off the […]

New Book Published by MECH Professor Gary Schajer

New Book Published by MECH Professor Gary Schajer

Congratulations to MECH Professor Gary Schajer on his latest publication: Hole-Drilling Method For Measuring Residual Stresses. This book is intended as a practical guide for students and practicing engineers and researchers, and details the history and practice of the adaptable method of drilling holes to measure residual stresses. Electronic copies of the book can be […]

Steve Feng Named the New Head of UBC Mechanical Engineering

Steve Feng Named the New Head of UBC Mechanical Engineering

Steve Feng, PEng, has been named the new head of the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective May 1, 2018. Professor Feng joined the department as an associate professor in September 2007 and was promoted to full professor in July 2010. From 2009 to 2015, he was chair of the Mechatronics and Manufacturing Research Group, and between 2015 and 2017 […]