UBC Materials Engineers won two prestigious awards at the annual Conference of Metallurgists Awards Banquet on Tuesday August 26, 2008 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Materials Engineering Ph.D. student Feng Xie won the Gordon M. Ritchey Award for outstanding scholarship in the pursuit of a graduate degree in hydrometallurgy. Materials Engineering Ph.D. student Jason Mitchell and Professor […]
The Department of Materials Engineering is pleased to annouce that we have recently awarded almost $40,000 in undergraduate scholarships. Congratulations to the winners!
Prof. Goran Fernlund, working with colleagues at UBC Materials Engineering spinoff company, Convergent Manufacturing Technologies, has helped develop the world’s lightest mountain bike crankset with BC’s Race Face Performance Products. The crankset makes extensive use of advanced carbon fibre composite technology to reduce the weight of the crankset while maintaining stiffness and strength requirements under […]
On Wednesday August 20th, the Materials Department hosted a visit for 3 generations of descendents of Frank Forward. The visit included his son Gordon Forward, grandson Paul Forward and great grandchildren Nick and Adam. The family visited the hydrometallurgy, electron microscopy, ballistics and mechanical property laboratories in the Frank Forward Building. We greatly appreciate the […]
Congratulations to Phil Tomlinson for winning the best poster award at the Canadian Materials Science Conference in Edmonton. Congratulations to Angela Kubiak for winning the third prize in the poster competition at the Canadian Materials Science Conference in Edmonton.
Vancouver, Canada—October 30, 2007—The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) honours Professor David Dreisinger with the 2007 Meritorious Achievement Award in recognition of his distinctive and outstanding career achievements. Award CitationDreisinger is a leading researcher of international acclaim at UBC and holds an endowed Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy. The recipient of […]
CHICAGO—July 31, 2007—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today honored Dr. Gordon Forward with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the U. S. Business Council for Sustainable Development’s summer meeting in Chicago. Dr. Forward, a member of the University of California at San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering Board of Advisors, has helped […]