Alumni profiles

Our co-op students and graduates are working all over the world in countries such as Germany, Japan, Australia and Malaysia as well as throughout Canada and the United States.

Recent graduates:

Some of our alumni share their careers to date and highlights along the way. To contribute to this section, please contact Mary Jansepar – we would love to hear from you.

Scott Ramsay, BASc 2001

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 […]

Daniel Khai Hwai, BASc 2000

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 […]

Simon Jupp, BASc 1998, MASc 2000

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 […]

Eric Dowdle, BASc 1995, MASc 1997

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 […]

Kevin Dring, BASc 2001

Career to date: Sep 2002 – Aug 2005: PhD Imperial College London – High temperature electrochemistry of titanium, or, more descriptively, development and study of a new extractive metallurgy route for titanium metal production. Mar 2006 – Present: Chief Technology Officer, Norsk Titanium AS. Responsibilities include management of research projects totalling 5M CAD, patenting and […]