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Call for Applications: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship for PhD students – Deadline: Sept 15, 2022

  The Department of Mechanical Engineering wishes to promote undergraduate teaching excellence by annually awarding the Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship to Senior PhD students who have demonstrated dedication to, and talent for, teaching. The Fellowship will provide a financial award of $3,000 and an opportunity to be part of the teaching team for APSC 366 […]

MECH, MAL lab, ICICS involved in UBC-Fraunhofer Collaboration on Industrial Digital Transformation

MECH, MAL lab, ICICS involved in UBC-Fraunhofer Collaboration on Industrial Digital Transformation

Within APSC, the collaboration is being supported by the Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (under the leadership of Prof. Yusuf Altintas), the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining, and the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems. Aerospace, automotive and machine tools manufacturing can look forward to new digital services that […]

Marine Industry selects winning designs at 2022 NAME Student Design Celebration

Marine Industry selects winning designs at 2022 NAME Student Design Celebration

This spring the UBC Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program returned to an in-person Student Design Celebration for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. After two years of online student presentations, we were able to welcome back our marine industry colleagues and alumni to a sold-out evening of networking, dinner and design. […]

Research collaboration on cancer therapy receives CIHR Project Grant

Research collaboration on cancer therapy receives CIHR Project Grant

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Hongshen Ma and the School of Biomedical Engineering’s Professor Megan Levings have received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant to support their research collaboration on chimeric antigen receptor cell therapies used to treat cancer. The purpose of the CIHR Project Grant Program is to “contribute to the creation […]

Call for Applications: Indigenous and Black Applied Science and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship – Deadline: Aug 15, 2022

The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship is the flagship fellowship for the IBET PhD Project. This prestigious Fellowship will provide financial support of $40,000 per year for 4 years for University of British Columbia recipients. This funding support will allow the recipient(s) to pursue advanced degrees and undertake both traditional and/or non-traditional areas of […]

UBC team deploys pollution-sniffing mobile lab

UBC team deploys pollution-sniffing mobile lab

Watch out, Vancouver. The PLUME van is coming soon to a location near you. An “air pollution lab on wheels,” PLUME will be used to measure concentrations of air pollutants across the city including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone, black carbon, methane, volatile organic compounds, and various sizes of ultrafine particles that can affect […]

New “See-N-Seq” technology enables RNA sequencing of specific single cells identified using microscopy

New “See-N-Seq” technology enables RNA sequencing of specific single cells identified using microscopy

The Multi Scale Design Laboratory (MDL) lead by Professor Hongshen Ma has recently published a new paper, “See-N-Seq: RNA sequencing of target single cells identified by microscopy via micropatterning of hydrogel porosity”. MDL researchers have developed a new method, “See-N-Seq,” that uses a micropatterned hydrogel to capture target cells for single cell RNA sequencing. This […]

Mechanical Engineering welcomes robotics researcher Dr. Kefei Wen

Mechanical Engineering welcomes robotics researcher Dr. Kefei Wen

Robotics specialist Dr. Kefei Wen is joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s faculty team as an Assistant Professor. Coming to UBC from a postdoctoral fellowship at the Continuum Robotics Laboratory at the University of Toronto, Dr. Wen’s research focuses on physical interaction between humans and robots, specifically parallel robots, and his research interests also include […]