Dr. Adam Clare joins Mechanical Engineering and UBC Manufacturing Program

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Professor Adam Clare to UBC as a faculty member. Dr. Clare will be supporting the Manufacturing Program at UBC Vancouver, which is run in collaboration with the Department of Materials Engineering. Dr. Clare joins UBC from the University of Nottingham in the UK, where he was a Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing Engineering (M3), and the Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.

In his research, Professor Clare investigates how non-traditional manufacturing methods can be used to create a desired shape while enhancing material properties and creating new surfaces. This research is aimed at creating new methods and materials for use in fields like aerospace and biomedical engineering, which are continuously developing and often require parts and materials with additional functionality or performance. His work involves electrical discharge machining, electron beam melting, laser processing of materials, process monitoring and control, joining technologies, electrolyte jet machining, and additive manufacturing techniques.

Bridging research and application, Dr. Clare serves as Director and Scientific Advisor to Texture Jet Ltd. and Scintam Engineering Ltd., which uses the findings of his research to develop new technologies for industry. He also contributes as an editor to several publications: the Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Precision Engineering, Manufacturing Letters, as well as the International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. Dr. Clare is currently President of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU).

We are excited for Dr. Clare to join UBC as a faculty member in the summer of 2022, and our research and teaching community!