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

Pro-Neck-Tor named Popular Science’s Best of What’s New

A sports helmet invented by UBC researchers has been named a Winner of a 2008 Popular Science Best of What’s New award in the Personal Health category. The Pro-Neck-Tor helmet, co-developed by Mechanical Engineering Prof. Peter Cripton and PhD candidate Tim Nelson, has been shown in preliminary testing to reduce direct impact to the neck […]

UBC engineers recognized for innovative new pulp screen technology

The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) has awarded two Mechanical Engineering faculty members and their collaborators the 2008 Lieutenant Governor’s Technology Innovation Award.

Mechanical Engineering professor recognized for industry collaboration

Pratt and Whitney Canada (P&WC) has recognized Mechanical Engineering professor Yusuf Altintas as one of six P&WC Research Fellows across Canada for his academic excellence and outstanding contribution to P&WC technology programs in the field of manufacturing.

UBC engineers receive ALSBC Awards of Excellence

UBC Mechanical Engineering’s Brace Team—students Paul Hahto, Angela Melnyk, Liz Arnott, Isaac Herscovitch and instructor Mike Van der Loos—has won the inaugural ALS Society of British Columbia’s Excellence in Engineering Design Competition for Flexi-Brace, a dynamic neck brace.

Collaboration wins International Recycling Conference Best Paper Award

Congratulations to James Olson, Sean Delfel, Carl Ollivier-Gooch and their collaborators for winning the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) 2008 Wayne Carr Memorial Award for Best Paper, for their paper “High performance Foil Rotor Improves De-Ink Pulp Screening”, that was presented at the International Recycling Conference, Niagara, 9-pages, Sept. 2007.

Mechanical Engineering wins international PACE awards

Vancouver, Canada—August 8, 2008—The UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering has won four awards at the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) Global Annual Forum held recently in Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.

Applied Science announces new engineering department heads

Vancouver, Canada—June 30, 2008—As of July 1 several UBC Faculty of Applied Science engineering departments will undergo a change in leadership. The Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering will each have a new department head.

UBC researchers invent helmet that significantly reduces forces to neck during head-first impact

University of British Columbia researchers have invented a sports helmet that reduces direct impact to the neck by up to 56 per cent, according to preliminary tests.

Mech 2 recognized for improving student learning

UBC Mech 2 received the 2008 Alan Blizzard Award for its “collaboratively designed and delivered program,” presented today at the 28th Annual Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference. Established to encourage, identify, and publicly recognize exemplary collaborations in university teaching that enhances student learning, the award seeks to make visible and disseminate […]