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Read the latest announcements, media mentions and news for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
 

Dr. Amanda Giang appears on Microplastics Podcast

Dr. Amanda Giang appears on Microplastics Podcast

Mechanical Engineering and IRES faculty member Dr. Amanda Giang is a guest on the Microplastics Podcast by UBC’s Cluster for Microplastics, Health and the Environment. In episode 3, she and Dr. Rashid Sumaila of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries discuss how interdisciplinary research is a necessity for informed policy making and how current […]

MECH Researchers recieve Stair Grant for interdisciplinary projects

MECH Researchers recieve Stair Grant for interdisciplinary projects

Interdisciplinary projects by UBC Mechanical Engineering Associate Professors Dr. Hongshen Ma and Dr. Gwynn Elfring have each received Stair Grants from UBC Science. The Stair Grants are designed to promote research collaborations between faculty from UBC Science with those of other disciplines, awarding pairs of researchers who have never previously worked together with an initial […]

APSC Rising Star – Josh Heieis: Rocketing my way through mechanical engineering

APSC Rising Star – Josh Heieis: Rocketing my way through mechanical engineering

Rocketing my way through mechanical engineering “Your degree is what you make it – take advantage of everything you can do to make it your own.” Josh Heieis Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Grad year: 2022 Program: Mechanical Engineering Campus: Vancouver Hi! I’m Josh, and I’m graduating this year from Mechanical Engineering specializing in Thermofluids, with a minor in Physics. I […]

Dr. Adam Clare joins Mechanical Engineering and UBC Manufacturing Program

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 […]

Media Mention: CBC asks Dr. Steve Rogak about cloth masks and Canadian CAN95

Media Mention: CBC asks Dr. Steve Rogak about cloth masks and Canadian CAN95

CBC: Your questions answered: Should I wear a mask if I’ve already had COVID? As Canadians look ahead to summer vacation plans with friends and family, there are still lingering questions about which safety precautions are necessary and which ones are overkill, now that public health restrictions have relaxed. Many of you sent in questions after reading this […]

MECH undergraduate duo wins 2nd place in Simon Cox Design Competition

MECH undergraduate duo wins 2nd place in Simon Cox Design Competition

Undergraduate students Phoebe Cheung and Andrew Mah have won the Nancy Lear Achievement Award for their design of a Triple Cueing Module to help people living with Parkinson’s. This $2000 award is given to the second-place winners of the Simon Cox Student Design Competition, in which student teams collaborate with a peer with a disability […]

Graduate Student Profile: Mohammad Zandsalimy on studying for his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at UBC

Graduate Student Profile: Mohammad Zandsalimy on studying for his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at UBC

Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies talks to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Mohammad Zandsalimy on why he has chosen UBC to continue his study of computational fluid dynamics under supervisor Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch, and what he hopes to accomplish with his degree. “Since a very young age, I have been passionate about learning topics in science and […]

NAME MEL Student Lucky Garg awarded SNAME Scholarship

NAME MEL Student Lucky Garg awarded SNAME Scholarship

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) student Lucky Garg the Wilbur N. Landers Graduate Scholarship for Advanced Study in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Ocean Engineering. Open to SNAME members, this scholarship awards $4000 USD towards a year of study to candidates pursing Master’s-level education […]