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I started as a Junior Metallurgist for a small mining company developing a gold mine on the Canadian Arctic coast. As a way to break me in to the company, I was sent to the Con Mine in Yellowknife to help with the reclamation there, in mainly water treatment and the removal of arsenic trioxide […]
During my undergrad studies, the co-op program introduced me to my current employer, Powertech Labs. I have been involved in an assortment of failure analyses and metallurgical investigations, as well as standard and customized mechanical testing. With Powertech’s support, I returned to UBC eight months after graduation to obtain my masters degree. By studying test […]
I went on to Arizona State University (ASU) in June 2003 to complete my PhD in Material Science and Engineering, focussing on the thermo-mechanical behaviour of lead-free solders for microelectronic packaging technology. After graduating from ASU in June of 2007, I began working at Intel Corporation as a Senior Packaging Engineer. I am in the […]
Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering in 2002, I have had three jobs with different employers. I interviewed with Northwest Mettech in Richmond during my final year of studies and secured an engineering position with them upon graduation. It was great to have a job waiting for me during the […]
When she started studying at UBC nearly ten years ago, Ka-Hay Law’s experience of Africa was limited to the National Geographic poster of elephants and giraffes that hung on her brother’s wall. Now she lives and works in Zambia and Malawi with Engineers Without Borders. Pages from Trek, Fall 2008.
Hi. My name’s Jen and I graduated from UBC Materials Engineering in 2002. During my final year, I was hired by Chevron Canada to work as a Maintenance Engineer at their Burnaby oil refinery. The refinery processes 55,000 barrels per day of crude oil into various petroleum products, including much of the gasoline in Vancouver. […]
After graduating from UBC Materials I went to the University of Toronto to do a Masters in a collaborative program between Materials Science & Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical and Biomaterials Engineering. I was lucky to work with a pioneer in the biomaterials field, Prof. Bob Pilliar. After completing my Masters I continued on […]
After graduating from UBC Metals and Materials Engineering, I went on to pursue my Masters in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics at the prestigious Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge and followed up with a PhD in Engineering. During my PhD, I managed to publish several research papers and to obtain an international […]
My metals and materials engineering bachelor’s degree has taken me to the copper mines of Mexico and Australia as a field engineer before returning to UBC to study for my Master’s degree. As a Master’s degree student I conducted a portion of my research in IJmuiden, The Netherlands at Corus. Through my industrial contacts I […]
After finishing my M.A.Sc. at UBC, I worked for 4 years at Dofasco where I concentrated on solving formability issues for our automotive clients. We used finite element analysis (FEA) to identify potential failure sites during stamping of sheet metal parts that had been proposed for future car models. Based on the results of our […]