News & Events

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

Dr. Robert Rohling Elected IEEE Fellow January 10, 2019
The Department of Mechanical Engineering would like to congratulate faculty member Dr. Robert Rohling, who was elected a Fellow of the IEEE as of January 1st in recognition for “for contributions to ultrasound for medical diagnosis and intervention.” The IEEE is an international organization that fosters innovation in engineering and technology for global benefit, and Fellowship is […]

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 Journal […]

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    

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First-Year Networking Event
Are you a first-year Engineering student interested in joining Mechanical Engineering? Join us for a special networking event where you’ll get to meet our students, alumni, and faculty members! Small groups of students will be matched with one current student, one alumnus and one professor so that everyone gets a chance to talk directly to the people who […]

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 below […]

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 […]

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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 below […]

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: Health System Impact Fellowship – Deadline: April 2, 2019
Health System Impact Fellowship The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees (students) and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by […]

Call for Applications – NSERC CWSE National Network Conference Grant – Deadline: January 15, 2019
As part of its objective to support the organization of nonprofit national conferences contributing to the advancement of women in STEM, the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering administer the NSERC CWSE National Network Conference Grant three times a year. The winter 2019 application period is now open (January 7-15). Applications may be […]

Information Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health – Friday, January 18, 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 impact human […]

Call for Applications: Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships – Deadline: 8am, Monday, January 28th
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. […]

Call for Applications: CIHR CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Deadline: January 25, 2019
CIHR CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – 3rd intake for 2018-2019 The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients contribute to […]

Call for Applications: Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships – Deadline: January 18, 2019
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Value: $40,000 stipend plus $20,000 travel allowance per year, for up to 3 years UBC applicant deadline: 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, January 18, 2019 Up to 20 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes: Human Rights and Dignity, […]

Call for Applications: MSFHR Research Trainee Program – Deadline: January 11 & February 19, 2019
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Research Trainee Program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding researchers who have completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship (or equivalent) program, by providing funding that helps protect time for health research activities. This program may be of interest to […]