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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

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

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 […]

UBC Materials Engineer awarded CIM Fellowship 2016

UBC Materials Engineer awarded CIM Fellowship 2016

Professor Matthias Militzer joins other distinguished members as a CIM Fellow. “The celebration and recognition of excellence within the mining and mineral industry is a tradition of which CIM is extremely proud. The CIM Awards honour industry’s finest for their outstanding contributions in various fields. Their achievements and dedication are what make Canada’s global mineral […]

Warren Poole, winner of the 2017 Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials & Society

Warren Poole, winner of the 2017 Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials & Society

“Dr. Poole was selected as the 2017 awardee by an international panel of judges appointed by the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. and will receive the prestigious award in March 2017 during the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The award is given … in memory of Dr. J. Herbert Hollomon and […]

Avcorp Industries and UBC agree to pursue innovative partnership

Avcorp Industries and UBC agree to pursue innovative partnership

July 12, 2016 Avcorp Industries and the University of British Columbia have agreed to explore the establishment of a Learning Factory for Advanced Composites at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The two parties, represented by Avcorp CEO Peter George and UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, signed an MOU today at the Farnborough International Airshow in […]

SHAD with UBC Program Director Daan Maijer

SHAD with UBC Program Director Daan Maijer

Each summer, the SHAD program brings accomplished teens together to promote innovation By Rafferty Baker, CBC News Posted: Jul 10, 2016 6:00 AM PT| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2016 2:16 PM PT Can high school students help improve Canada’s food security? That’s the challenge for a few hundred teens taking part in this year’s SHAD […]