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

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 […]

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.