Research throughout the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC tackles global issues facing society, opening and stimulating creative possibilities to make real world impact. With world-class experts tackling these issues, research here extends our impact beyond the lab and the classroom, creating future leaders and change makers of tomorrow.



Through diverse approaches we seek to create human centered innovations to improve and overcome obstacles in world health.

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Our department is a leader in manufacturing innovation, working with industry to create safer, more efficient and cost-effective new technologies and practices.

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With technological innovation comes the need for a deep understanding of its implications, and to integrate engineering expertise with local and global leadership.

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Our researchers are working to ensuring the health and security of the environment, by tackling issues of climate change, emissions, and air quality.

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We strive to improve and explore alternatives to current technologies impacting the movement of people, goods and services.

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