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Steven Rogak recieves $250K for COVID-19 Research Project

Steven Rogak recieves $250K for COVID-19 Research Project

Steven Rogak, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of British Columbia, has been awarded $250,000 through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Exceptional Opportunities Fund to “cover the urgent need for equipment” for his ongoing research related to COVID-19. Rogak’s project, which aims to assess the effect of aerosol and droplet control measures in indoor spaces, is one of […]

Quantifying the bond between SARS-CoV-2 and human cell receptors

Quantifying the bond between SARS-CoV-2 and human cell receptors

At its heart, mechanical engineering is the understanding of energy transfer and forces, physics concepts not usually associated with medicine. However, even at the scale of a human cell, those concepts are at play, and understanding them could be the key to designing effective treatments. SARS-CoV-2 is a tiny particle that has stopped the world, […]

Media Mention: CTV News interviews Professor Steven Rogak on the best materials for homemade masks

Media Mention: CTV News interviews Professor Steven Rogak on the best materials for homemade masks

CTV News: Could a baby wipe work as a mask filter? B.C. researchers put fabrics to the test. VANCOUVER — As masks become part of our daily attire, many people might be wondering about what the best ones are made from. The simple answer, according to UBC mechanical engineering professor Steve Rogak, is there’s nothing […]

UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks

UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks

UBC MEDIA RELATIONS: Lightweight cotton mask with dried baby-wipe filter combines good filter quality and breathability. Most scientists and health authorities support wearing non-medical face masks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. A team of UBC researchers led by Steven Rogak, a professor of mechanical engineering who studies aerosols, and Dr. Jane Wang, a […]

UBC News: New device identifies high-quality blood donors

UBC News: New device identifies high-quality blood donors

Blood banks have long known about high-quality donors – individuals whose red blood cells stay viable for longer in storage and in the recipient’s body. Now a new device developed at UBC is showing promise as a method to identify these “super donors”, potentially helping more than 4.5 million patients who need blood transfusions every […]

Dr. Peter Cripton elected to International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury

Dr. Peter Cripton elected to International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury

Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Peter Cripton has been elected to the IRCOBI Council, the governing body of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury. Comprised of researchers from all over the world, the IRCOBI fosters research on impact biomechanics and injury mechanisms, hosting two major conferences a year, and improving the global body of […]