Meet Alexander Harmsen, B.A.Sc. '16, Engineering Physics
What has made your time at UBC the most memorable?
Being one of the first people on UBC Orbit, a Satellite Design team, joining the UBC Cryogenics and Life Extension Club, going on exchange to the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, traveling across the country with a drone strapped to our van, starting up UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems and being President of Engineers Without Borders. But, most of all, just getting to meet so many other awesome people and making so many memories!
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UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces
In October 2015, Alexander Harmsen (BASc '16 Engineering Physics) and co-founder James Howard (BASc ’15 Mechanical Engineering) launched their start up, Iris Automation, a company specializing in autonomous drone software that is going to revolutionize the drone industry and create immeasurable applications for creating safer skies in Canada and around the world.
Search engine-enhancing research from UBC and Microsoft wins best paper award
Rabab Ward, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UBC, has received a 2018 Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society. She shares the honour with her co-authors at Microsoft Research, including Hamid Palangi, her former doctoral student and the paper’s lead author.
Vancouver company developing tech for self-driving buses in EuropeRead more
CERC receives nearly $1 million to optimize carbon capture and recycling technologies
The University of British Columbia's Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has received $913,516 from Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal institution that seeks to diversify the economy and improve the quality of life in Western Canada by supporting innovation and business and community development.
Legacy of BC’s First Nobel Laureate Lives On Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Michael Smith’s Nobel Prize
Vancouver, BC — This October, organizations from across British Columbia’s scientific research community are celebrating the powerful legacy of Dr. Michael Smith, the province’s first Nobel Laureate, as we mark the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Prize. Smith’s impact and foundational work in genomics inspired many and helped propel our province to international prominence as a world leader in genomics research.
UBC researchers develop wearable ultrasound device the size of a Band-AidRead more
Not too wet, not too dry: plasma-treated fuel cell gets it just rightRead more
New School of Biomedical Engineering holds launch symposium
Last Thursday, over 300 people gathered at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre to celebrate the opening of the university’s new School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), a partnership between the UBC faculties of applied science and medicine. Packed with engaging talks, lively panel discussions and informative poster presentations featuring BME student research, the event provided a glimpse into the exciting world of biomedical engineering and outlined the SBME’s vision for its role within it.