Transportation

Faculty Receive NSERC/Seaspan Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

Faculty Receive NSERC/Seaspan Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

Vancouver is a marine hub, a port for trade and shipbuilding that draws traffic from all over the world into BC’s coastal waters. These waters are also home to North America’s dwindling population of endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, one of many marine species threatened by the underwater noise pollution ships generate. This begs the […]

Hull Testing Returns to UBC after 12 Years

Hull Testing Returns to UBC after 12 Years

On Tuesday, October 8th, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) graduate students embarked on the waters of the Fraser River delta to test model ship hulls, marking the first time hull testing has been done by students at UBC in the last twelve years. This has been facilitated by the recent addition of UBC Marine […]

Media Mention: Globe & Mail discusses Emissions from Trucking Industry with Dr. Walter Merida

Media Mention: Globe & Mail discusses Emissions from Trucking Industry with Dr. Walter Merida

“Since 2007, we’ve seen an almost 5-per-cent decrease in carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars, but emissions from transport trucks have actually increased by nearly 14 per cent,” says Walter Merida, director of the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. “That’s because Canada is a trading nation and a lot of our economy depends […]

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Yesterday, Dr. Walter Merida, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Associate Dean, and director of the Clean Energy Research Centre, announced the launch of AURORA, UBC’s new connected vehicle testbed. He was joined in the Kaiser Atrium for the announcement by MLA Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, and AURORA lead researcher Dr. David G. Michelson, professor of […]

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.

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 […]

UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces

UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces

In October 2015, Mechanical Engineering alumnus James Howard (BASc ’15) and co-founder and CEO Alexander Harmsen (BASc ’15 Engineering Physics) launched their start up, Iris Automation, a company specializing in autonomous drone software that is going to revolutionize the drone industry and create immeasurable applications for creating safer skies in Canada and around the world. […]