News

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

Dr. Clarence de Silva awarded NSERC Canada Research Chair in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation

UBC Mechanical Engineering Professor Clarence de Silva has been appointed a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation. This seven-year, federally funded research position – valued at $1.4 million – is designed to build Canada’s research capacity. An expert in machine health monitoring, the prediction, detection and diagnosis of malfunctions in engineering systems […]

Robyn Newell receives a grant from the International Society of Biomechanics

Robyn Newell, a PhD candidate with Dr. Peter Cripton, has been awarded a travel grant to travel and collaborate with a group in Switzerland. The grant was awarded by the International Society of Biomechanics and will allow Robyn to do a 30 day collaboration with researchers at the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at […]

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 […]