New Appointments in the Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Patrick Kirchen, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Patrick Kirchen has recently joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor working on minimizing the environmental impact of power and heat production systems. In particular, his interests are in the reduction of emissions and fuel consumption of internal combustion engines, as well as the development and application of novel membrane reactors for low CO2 emission production and utilization of hydrocarbon fuels for power and heat generation. He received his BSc and MSc from the University of Alberta, his PhD from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland and more recently worked as a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prior to coming to UBC.

Dr. Tatiana Teslenko, B.A.,Ph.D.

Dr. Tatiana Teslenko recently joined the MECH team and teaches APSC 201, Technical Communication, as part of a MECH 2 project course, MECH 223. Her field of research encompasses technical and professional communication, theory and history of rhetoric web technologies in writing instruction, instructional methodology and educational psychology.

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