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

APSC Rising Stars 2018: Madie Melcer, BASC ’18 MECH Alumna

APSC Rising Stars 2018: Madie Melcer, BASC ’18 MECH Alumna

Photo by Clare Kiernan “I spent three years designing and building [Ada] with my team before taking the boat across Canada to launch her into the Atlantic Ocean for what was to be the first ever trans-Atlantic journey by an autonomous sailboat.” I’ve made my way through five years of mechanical engineering at UBC trying […]

APSC Rising Stars 2018: Diana Nino, BASC ’18, MECH Alumna

APSC Rising Stars 2018: Diana Nino, BASC ’18, MECH Alumna

Photo by Clare Kiernan “Engineering will teach you about yourself and how to push through difficult challenges to find a solution.” I am a proud mechanical engineer graduate who has always been interested in creating change and helping others. Throughout my education, I have been involved with the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Club (Club Mech) as […]

MECH Alum Wins Oral Presentation Award at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

MECH Alum Wins Oral Presentation Award at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

M’Beth Schoenfeld, a second-year MASc student in UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award for best oral presentation at the 2018 Injury Biomechanics Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University. Now in its fourteenth year, the annual event aims “to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates.” Schoenfeld, […]

Amir Maleki Zamenjani wins the 2017/2018 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

MECH Ph.D. candidate Amir Maleki Zamenjani received the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the 2017/2018 school year at the end of April. He is one of sixteen graduate students at UBC to be selected, and one of three recipients in the Faculty of Applied Science. This award is given to graduate teaching assistants who […]

MECH 2 SpaceX Landing Pad Competition: April 18, 2018

MECH 2 SpaceX Landing Pad Competition: April 18, 2018

The spring MECH 2 Competition took place on Wednesday, April 18, with 20 teams of second-year mechanical engineering students competing in a SpaceX design challenge. Teams designed remote-controlled landing pads that could be used to transport a rocket booster back to shore. The competition took place in a 60-foot pool, with teams competing head to […]

Walter Merida Interviewed About the Future of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Walter Merida Interviewed About the Future of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Walter Merida, MECH professor, Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) and Interim Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about the future of hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Read the full article here.

Design & Innovation Day 2018: Congratulations to Our Fourth Year Students on Their Capstone Projects

Design & Innovation Day 2018: Congratulations to Our Fourth Year Students on Their Capstone Projects

On April 5, the Faculty of Applied Science hosted its annual Design and Innovation Day where fourth-year students from all departments could showcase their capstone design projects. MECH students displayed their projects in the Engineering Design Centre, and were judged on their projects by industry members, faculty, and their peers. At the end of the […]

New Research Monograph Edited by Srikantha Phani Published

New Research Monograph Edited by Srikantha Phani Published

The MECH Department wishes to congratulate Associate Professor Dr. Srikantha Phani on the publication of a research monograph he co-edited. Dynamics of Lattice Materials covers lattice materials and their dynamic responses, and serves a reference for practitioners and researchers with a background in the mechanics of materials, vibrations, and material physics. From the book’s publisher: […]

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

On March 23, 2018 UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program hosted Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards. Mr. Carter spent the morning with the NAME program directors, touring facilities, and meeting with members of the Sailbot and SUBC student design teams. Both teams shared updates on their projects, including […]

Congratulations to MECH’s Student Leaders

Congratulations to MECH’s Student Leaders

The Mechanical Engineering department recognized its outstanding student leaders at the annual Leadership Awards Lunch on March 29, 2018. Dr. Sheldon Green (Department Head) and Dr. Boris Stoeber (Associate Head, Teaching) presented the awards to the students. “The Department admires and appreciates the dedication you bring to serving your student team or group and indeed […]