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 his M.Sc. from the Media Laboratory. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical Engineering at MIT in 2007, working under the supervision of a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Following completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Ma was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, where he was an award-winning instructor and an active biomedical device researcher.
Dr. Ma has already begun collaborating at UBC with faculty in Urologic Sciences, and has research interests in MEMS, sensors, and nano-scale phenomena. Dr. Ma’s unique background in both Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering makes him eminently qualified to be a Mechatronics specialist in the Department. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is extremely pleased to have been able to recruit a scholar of Dr. Ma’s quality and breadth.