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MTU Maintenance hosts 2nd Year field trip.

MTU Maintenance hosts 2nd Year field trip.

The MTRL 2nd Year Fall Field Trip this year visited the MTU Maintenance Canada facility in Richmond, located at Vancouver International Airport. MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU Maintenance network of companies.  The group’s website states that it is the largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services worldwide. The […]

Rio Tinto Alcan renews research support for Chair

Aluminum giant Rio Tinto Alcan has renewed its research support for the Chair in Materials Process Engineering, currently held by Materials Engineering Professor and Department Head Warren Poole, with grant-in-aid support of $335,000 over the next five years. Through Rio Tinto Alcan’s support, Poole and his team will delve into their latest research project, entitled […]

CEAB renews MTRL accreditation

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) has renewed its accreditation of the UBC Department of Materials Engineering’s undergraduate program for the next six years, reflecting the high standard and success of the program. The Department’s program has long been accredited by the CEAB and was found to continue to offer one of the top materials […]

Apple iPhone 5 to use Liquidmetal

Apple looks to be moving forward with its use of metallic glass, otherwise known as ‘Liquidmetal’, for the casing of its forthcoming iPhone 5…

First CBS student Biomaterials Workshop

First CBS student Biomaterials Workshop

The British Columbia Student Chapter of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS) organized its first student-based Biomaterials Workshop on Wednesday March 7th. The event was a great success, attended by 34 students from across a range of biomaterials-related science and engineering disciplines at UBC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Four prestigious speakers from […]

Akram Alfantazi to become CIM Fellow

Dr. Akram Alfantazi has been selected to be a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). The prestigious award is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the metallurgical industry, through his work on corrosion and electrometallurgy.  It will be conferred at the Annual Awards Gala in Edmonton on May 7th. […]

Industry Night brings students and industry together

Industry Night brings students and industry together

The Annual Materials Engineering Industry Night was held on Thursday January 26thin the Frank Forward Building. Now in its fourth year, this event proved to be a great success, attended by 96 students and industry guests. Three speakers gave diverse perspectives on their experience in industry and students had lots of opportunity during the evening […]

MTRL hosts successful Open House event

MTRL hosts successful Open House event

On Thursday January 26th, the Department hosted a very popular Open House event for first year engineering students and others interested in studying Materials Engineering. Faculty and current students were on hand to demonstrate a wide variety of materials and engineering applications, answer questions and discuss the opportunities the program offers. A draw was held […]

MTRL alumna Pearl Sullivan named Dean of Engineering at Waterloo

MTRL alumna Pearl Sullivan named Dean of Engineering at Waterloo

Vancouver, Canada—February 2, 2012—Dr. Pearl Sullivan (PhD ’90, MTRL), award winning professor, accomplished researcher and UBC alumna, has been appointed as the University of Waterloo’s Dean of Engineering effective July 1, 2012. Originally from Malaysia, Sullivan earned her PhD in Materials Engineering at UBC under the supervision of Dr. Anoush Poursartip. “Pearl was my second […]

From left to right: Dr. Anoush Poursartip, Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, UBC. The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Dr. John Hepburn, Vice President Research and International, UBC. Mr. Sean McKay, Executive Director, Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc.

UBC gains $9.8M federal investment to advance Canadian composites industry

Businesses in western Canada’s manufacturing sector will be able to increase their competitive edge thanks to a federal investment of $9.8 million announced today at the University of British Columbia. At UBC’s Vancouver campus, Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, unveiled the pan-western Composites Research Network (CRN) which aims to provide businesses […]