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

NSERC CREATE funding awarded for Care Anywhere project

NSERC CREATE funding awarded for Care Anywhere project

Congratulations to Dr. Antony Hodgson and his collaborators on receiving NSERC CREATE funding for Care Anywhere: Smart Biosensors to Promote Healthy Aging and Transform Healthcare. This project will train the next generation of multidisciplinary researchers, developers and clinicians to develop and make the best use of biosensors – anywhere from the hospital to everyday life. […]

SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship awarded to PhD Candidate Samuel Berryman

SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship awarded to PhD Candidate Samuel Berryman

Congratulations to Samuel Berryman, PhD candidate in Dr. Hongshen Ma’s Multi-scale Design Laboratory, on being awarded the 2023 Graduate Education Fellowship Grant from the society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. “I feel extremely grateful and enthusiastic to have been chosen as the recipient of the SLAS fellowship,” says Berryman. “This fellowship award is certainly one […]

Two pigeons cuddle on a rooftop in front of a hazy landscape. Photo by Mrinmoy Chakraborty.

Millions of Kitchens – Are they Safe: PhD student explores energy use and air pollution through photography

A new photography exhibit by Mechanical Engineering PhD student and Liu Scholar Mrinmoy Chakraborty explores the kinds of residential energy sources used in rural India and their effect on indoor air pollution. Usually, he investigates this issue using numerical simulations and field studies under the co-supervision of Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. Naomi Zimmerman, but […]

Photo by Andy Li on Unsplash

Tackling urban freight emissions with improved measurements & models

Photo by Andy Li on Unsplash Researchers Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. Patrick Kirchen are working to improve urban freight systems emissions through mitigation planning in a new five-year project. Looking at marine, road and rail freight transport, they will develop planning tools that integrate real-world data, allowing government and industry to make informed decisions […]

New model highlights importance of virus size in SARS-CoV-2 replication

New model highlights importance of virus size in SARS-CoV-2 replication

EurekAlert, Physics.org: As the world recovers from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19, researchers like Mattia Bacca continue to study SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses to be better prepared for future pandemics. Dr. Bacca, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, used his particular expertise—micromechanics, the study of extremely tiny structures—to develop a simple […]

Setting a new course: It’s never too late to make a career change

Setting a new course: It’s never too late to make a career change

Originally appeared on  APSC News. “Ships are complex systems of systems that require naval architects to use creativity, innovation, and leadership to deliver vessels built to operate in the future maritime environment.” Yves-Etienne Landry Degree: Master of Engineering Grad year: 2022 Program: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Campus: Vancouver I was born and raised in Jonquière, Québec and […]

CBC highlights alumnus David Scott, who built Canada’s first privately-made hovercraft

CBC highlights alumnus David Scott, who built Canada’s first privately-made hovercraft

CBC: B.C. man reunites with the Space Age hovercraft he built in the 1960s.  David Scott made the hovercraft — now at a Vancouver museum — in his basement over two years in the mid-1960s. They occupied visions of a utopian future during the 1960s, when the Space Age was in its heyday. But while hovercrafts […]