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

Susana Zoghbi selected to attend the Young HRI Pioneers Workshop

Susana Zoghbi, a Ph.D. student in the CARIS lab has recently been selected as one of the nine out of twenty-eight students to attend the 2009 Young HRI Pioneers Workshop immediately preceeding the IEEE Human Robot Interaction Conference in San Diego California, on March 10, 2009. This award includes travel and accommodation funds to attend […]

Guan-Lu Zhang Receives Mitacs Accelerate Canada Industrial Internship

Through a highly competitive process, MITACS ACCELERATE CANADA program has provided $15,000 for our graduate student Guan-Lu Zhang to undertake an applied research project at Dynacon, Inc.—a company headed by Dr. Reda Fayek, based in Mississauga, ON. Guan-Lu’s research internship will be under the supervision and guidance of his M.A.Sc. supervisor and Mechanical Engineering Professor […]

UBC Mechanical Engineer Associate Professor Dr. Mu Chiao receives money for his MEMS and microfluidic research

As well, UBC Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Mu Chiao—CRC in MEMS and Nanotechnology for Biomedial Devices—has received $28,025 from CFI for a flip-chip bonder for his MEMS and microfluidic research. The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC currently holds 16 Canada Research Chairs, as well as a large number of industrial research chairs. View the […]

Daniel Gelbart, Adjunct Professor, to receive honourary doctorate

Daniel Gelbart, Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been chosen to receive the honourary degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at the May 2009 convocation. Dan Gelbart is a gifted inventor and entrepreneur with a remarkably fertile and prolific mind. He has over 100 patents to his name. Many of his main achievements have been […]

Mech Department welcomes new Professor, Dr. Hongshen (Hong) Ma.

Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Hongshen (Hong) Ma to the Department. Dr. Ma earned his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics (Electrical Engineering Option) from UBC in 2001, where he was a Wesbrook Scholar. With financial support from NSERC Graduate Fellowships, Dr. Ma conducted graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned […]

Department welcomes new Assistant Professor Dr. Srikanth Phani

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Srikanth Phani to the Department. Dr. Phani joins the Department following receipt of a B. Tech. from Nagarjuna University, a M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2004. While attending Cambridge, Dr. Phani was the […]

Faculty members awarded Strategic Grant from NSERC

Two Mechanical Engineering faculty members and their co-investigator have been awarded a Strategic Grant from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for their proposed work in improving human-computer interaction. The project, entitled “HALO: Transparent Guidance of Networked Interactions through a Haptic-Affect Loop,” will be investigated by Drs. Karon Maclean (Associate Professor […]