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

Congratulations November 2018 Graduates! December 3, 2018
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 […]

Dr. Huajian Gao Gives MECH Distinguished Colloquium Seminar November 22, 2018
  Influential solid mechanics and materials scholar Dr. Huajian Gao was the guest speaker in the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Distinguished Colloquium Seminar Series on Monday, November 19th, where he gave a talk titled “Topological Toughening of graphene and other 2D materials.” A professor at Brown University, Dr. Gao is the editor in chief of the influential […]

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced November 16, 2018
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 […]

NAME Welcomes Second Seaspan Shipyards Chair, Dr. Rajeev Jaiman October 30, 2018
The Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME) program and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are welcoming its second Seaspan Shipyards Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Associate Professor Rajeev Jaiman. Joining UBC from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Dr. Jaiman is an aeronautical engineer, and his research concentrates on high-fidelity physical modeling and […]

APSC Team Receives Award for Innovative Safety Leadership
Department of Mechanical Engineering staff Jennifer Pelletier, Monica Clarkson, and faculty member Marcus Fengler are part of the Faculty of Applied Science Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC), which received UBC’s  Innovative Safety Leadership award this October. Article below originally appeared on the website for the Faculty of Applied Science. The APSC Joint Occupational Health and […]

Media Mention: Global National Features UBC Ultrasound Breakthrough October 17, 2018
Watch a video by Global National to learn more about about Carlos D. Gerardo, Edmond Cretu and MECH professor Robert Rohling’s breakthrough in ultrasound technology: The Innovators: UBC researchers behind new ultrasound advancement    

UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Breakthrough Revolutionizes Ultrasound using Mechanical Engineering, Microfabrication and Novel Printing Process
Photo by Clare Kiernan At first glance, Carlos D. Gerardo, Edmond Cretu and Robert Rohling’s new polymer capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducer (polyCMUT) looks like a computer chip, but it’s actually a series of microscopic drums built with a novel printing process. This innovation uses mechatronics and micromachining to convert sound into electrical signals at a […]

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14 Not Forgotton
Join the Engineering Undergraduate Society and Women in Engineering tomorrow, November 28th, at 11 am for a ceremony remembering the 14 women killed in the 1989 l’École Polytechnique de Montréal shooting, and commemorate victims of gender-based violence. When: Wednesday, Nov 28 | 11 am – 2  pm Where: Engineering Student Centre (map) Event Details: https://ubcengineers.ca/calendar/14nf 

Engineering Database Training Day – September 25, 2018
  UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3 Please join us for a day of expert training on some of Elsevier’s most important Engineering and Science related databases. All training sessions will be held in Chemical and Biological Engineering building. Room details are listed as follows. RSVP: Please click the hyperlinks […]

Dr. Indira Samarasekera: Of Serendipity Steel and (Not Only Mechanical) Engineering – September 20, 2018
Senior Scholars’ Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life OF SERENDIPITY, STEEL AND (NOT ONLY MECHANICAL) ENGINEERING Indira Samarasekera, Metals and Materials Engineering; 12th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta (2005-2015) Coach House, Green College, UBC Thursday, September 20, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow Indira Samarasekera’s journey from the Island of Serendip, […]

Dr. J.N. Reddy, Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – April 26, 2018
Please join us for a technical seminar with with Dr. J.N. Reddy. Event Details: Speaker: Dr. J.N. Reddy, Distinguished Professor, Advanced Computational Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University Topic Area: Nonlocal And Non-Classical Mechanics Theories And Computational Approaches Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: 3:45 pm Location: Chemcial and Biological Building Room […]

MECH 2 Competition: April 18, 2018
Join us for the final MECH 2 Competition of the 2017/2018 school year! In teams of 6-7, second year MECH students are creating remote-controlled ships to perform certain functions of the autonomous landing platforms used by SpaceX. Their vessels will have to move quickly, maneuver around obstacles, keep position (to receive rocket booster), and maintain […]

Public Scholarship Initiative Information Session – March 2nd, 2018
UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will soon start accepting applications for its fourth year. A groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program, PSI currently has 115 scholars from almost all faculties across UBC. Public Scholars enjoy (1) continuous academic support; (2) up to $20,000 financial support over 2 years and; (3) numerous professional development and networking opportunities.  If your work involves innovative forms of scholarship; engaging […]

MATLAB Technical Sessions at UBC – February 28, 2018
Please join us for complimentary MATLAB seminars. Faculty, staff, researchers and students are all welcome to attend.   MATLAB Technical Sessions at University of British Columbia Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Session 1: 10:00 – 11:30 AM Session 2: 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register   Our event features a two-part technical session presented by a MathWorks […]

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Department Research Seminar – November 22, 2018 – Dr. Patrick Kirchen
Natural gas as a modern engine fuel: Fuelling strategies, in-cylinder processes, and real-world emissions Dr. Patrick Kirchen Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of British Columbia When: November 22, 2018 | 1 PM Where: CEME 2202 | 6250 Applied Science Lane Abstract: Natural gas as an engine fuel is a potential approach to reduce […]

Department Research Seminar – October 25, 2018
Elastic Symmetry Breaking, Locomotion and Synchronization at low Reynolds Number Dr. Gwynn J. Elfring Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of British Columbia When: October 25, 2018 | 1 PM Where: CEME 2202 | 6250 Applied Science Lane Snacks and beverages to be provided Abstract: At low Reynolds number, locomotion is only possible through […]

Engineering Database Training Day – September 25, 2018
  UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3 Please join us for a day of expert training on some of Elsevier’s most important Engineering and Science related databases. All training sessions will be held in Chemical and Biological Engineering building. Room details are listed as follows. RSVP: Please click the hyperlinks […]

May 14, 2018 – NYU’s Research Platform for End-to-End 5G mmWave Communications, Dr. Marco Mezavilla
  IEEE Joint Aerospace & Electromagnetics Chapter Mon, 14 May 2018 – 16:00-17:00 MCLD 418 NYU’s Research Platform for End-To-End 5G mmWave Communications Dr. Marco Mezzavilla NYU Tandon School of Engineering   To register for this event, please click here   In this talk, Dr. Mezzavilla will provide a description of the most recent activities, […]

May 10, 2018 – Sustaining Urban Water Cycle, Dr. Wen-Tso Liu
Please join us for an invited talk featuring Dr. Wen-Tso Liu  this Thursday at 1:00 – 1:50 pm in CHBE 102 on “Sustaining Urban Water Cycle ”.   Dr. Liu will also be presenting a 30-min teaching lecture on Friday May 10th at 11 am in CHBE 102.   All are welcome.       […]

Dr. J.N. Reddy, Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – April 26, 2018
Please join us for a technical seminar with with Dr. J.N. Reddy. Event Details: Speaker: Dr. J.N. Reddy, Distinguished Professor, Advanced Computational Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University Topic Area: Nonlocal And Non-Classical Mechanics Theories And Computational Approaches Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: 3:45 pm Location: Chemcial and Biological Building Room […]

May 1, 2018 – Systems Biology for Target and Drug Discovery, Dr. Hsueh-Fen Juan
Speaker: Dr. Hsueh-Fen Juan, Professor, Department of Life Science, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Editor Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Research) Vice Chairman, Taiwan Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Society Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: CEME 1203 Title: Systems Biology for Target and Drug Discovery   […]

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Call for Applications: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health – Deadline: February 22, 2019
The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to […]

Call for Applications: Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships – Deadline: February 1, 2019
The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been approximately $8,500 but is subject to change ($10,00 last year). The Traveling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue […]

JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan – Info Session & Miatics and NSERC Program Funding
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the largest research-funding agency in Japan. It operates under the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Funding opportunities are available to most fields (social-science, humanities, STEM, multi-disciplinary) for research at all Japanese Universities and public research institutions: Doctoral students who are […]

Call for Applications: Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s) – Deadline: December 3, 2018
The Fall 2018 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) application is available on the Tri-Agency Research Portal (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp). The deadline across Canada for applications is 8pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, 3 December 2018. After this time, the Research Portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for […]

Call For Applications: Fulbright Awards Competitions – Deadline: November 15, 2018
Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards Traditional Fulbright Canada Student awards are intended for Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or promising young professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Awards may be held at any university, research centre, think tank, or government agency in the United States. […]

Call for Applications: MDDC Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Student Design & Innovation – Deadline: March 17, 2018
The MDDC Medical Device Development Centre of British Columbia (‘the MDDC’) is pleased to announce the renewed endowment of $10,000 to the MDDC Student Awards to encourage and recognize student innovators in technologies relating to medicine and health care, including medical devices, systems, software, apps and assistive technologies. The three awards are: Principal Award ($5,000) Award of Distinction ($2,500) […]

Call for Nominations: The 2019 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship – Deadline: October 15, 2018
The IBM PhD Fellowship Program supports PhD students undertaking research in the following areas: AI / Cognitive Computing Blockchain Cloud Computing Core Technologies Data Science / Big Data / Analytics Internet of things Quantum Computing Security The fellowship provides a stipend for two academic years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Fellowship awardees are matched with an IBM […]