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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Carl Ng (Engineering Tech, UBC Department of Materials Engineering) Carl is an example of excellence in service. He joined UBC in 1990 as a machinist apprentice and has provided 28 years of exemplary service to the Department of Materials engineering. Carl displayed he was a skilled machinist with a great attitude and we were more […]

Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock is committed to providing ongoing professional development and career opportunities for women in mining. We are pleased to announce that the following five students will be sponsored at the Fifth Annual Auction for Action, in Vancouver British Columbia. Congratulations to Emma D’Alessandro, Nadine Te, Raewyn Danvers, Sarah Caven and Emma Dodyk. Sarah […]

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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Mary Jansepar, Materials Engineering, Assistant to the Head – Mary exemplifies what this award is about. Mary has been in the department for over 40 years and seen a lot of changes and challenges from working under 10 department heads. She is the unsung hero that keeps the day to day and year to year […]

Front row: Gane Wong, Elizabeth Croft, C.V. Chung, Pat Carney, Elaine Carty, Yusuf Altintas. Back row: Marc Parlange, Bjarni Tryggvason, Warren Poole, Martha Piper, Tagg Jefferson, Muhammad Iqbal, Haig Farris. (Photo credit: Martin Dee)

Applied Science: Dean’s Medal of Distinction

Warren Poole was awarded a Dean’s Medal of Distinction. The faculty recognized 13 individuals “who have brought high honor to the faculty and/or made longstanding contributions to the advancement of our vision, mission and mandate.”

Matthias Militzer is one of five UBC engineering professors to be awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant

Matthias Militzer is one of five UBC engineering professors to be awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant

Matthias Militzer, a professor of materials engineering, will lead an inter-university team to develop a new, interface-based approach for designing advanced next-generation high-strength steels that will enable the manufacture of lightweight cars. The project will also involve researchers from McGill and McMaster and three leading Canadian steel producers (ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Stelco, and Evraz Inc NA) […]

Opening for Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials and Mechanics

Opening for Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials and Mechanics

The Departments of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seek an outstanding individual for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials and Mechanics. Canada Research Chairs are targeted at experienced researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their own fields. The position is targeted […]

Openings for Grad Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Openings for Grad Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

We are seeking postdoctoral researchers and graduate students who are interested in developing and applying new hybrid computational approaches to study the interaction of solute atoms with solid/solid interfaces. Interface properties from atomistic simulations The project builds on previous work at UBC that provides insight into the physics of solute diffusion due to the presence […]

UBC Materials Engineer is awarded the first ever BCIC Ignite Award

UBC Materials Engineer is awarded the first ever BCIC Ignite Award

“On October 26, 2016 the BC Innovation Council — a crown agency of the Province of BC that focuses on driving BC’s economic engine through the advancement of BC tech and market-driven innovation — announced the inaugural recipients of its Ignite Awards. Research from engineering professor Edouard Asselin, P.Eng. Ed’s research with Jetti Resources is […]

Collaboration with Germany and UBC

Collaboration with Germany and UBC

The University of British Columbia was honoured to meet Stafan Muller, Parliamentary Secretary of State, Ministry of Education and Research Germany. The delegation from Germany were here to discuss collaboration between Germany and UBC. In particular, the DLR@UBC partnership was highlighted with a visit to the Composites Research Network in the Brimacombe building. Professor Fernlund, […]

Mark Parlange (Dean, Applied Science), Josef Beck (German Consulate General in Vancouver), Helen Burt (VP Research & International pro tem), Elizabeth Croft (Associate Dean, Applied Science), Heinz Voggenreiter (Director, DLR), Warren Poole (Scientific Director, AMGM)

Launch of DLR@UBC: Materials and Structures for Global Mobility

The University of British Columbia today celebrated its first partnership milestone with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, with the opening of the DLR@UBC office on the University’s Point Grey Campus. Professor Warren Poole is the Scientific director of UBC’s Advanced Manufacturing for Global Mobility research cluster. He spearheads the lightweight materials theme under the DLR […]