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UBC Applied Science projects receive $3M in research infrastructure investment

Sep 22, 2022 | Announcement

Twenty Applied Science-led research projects receive $3M in funding for research infrastructure and innovation from BC Knowledge Development Fund and the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

This is the house that collaboration is building

Research2Reality | Sep 20, 2022 | Media coverage

The School of Biomedical Engineering is UBC's first inter-faculty school, forging a partnership between the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Medicine. SBME Director Dr. Peter Zandstra how the new, interdisciplinary facility will…

Another 'Dr. Copper' | Sep 06, 2022 | Media coverage

Materials engineering professor Amanda Clifford was interviewed about her work on formulating a copper coating that could kill COVID faster.

UBC team announces pollution-sniffing lab on wheels

Today in BC | Sep 01, 2022 | Media coverage

UBC researchers have developed a mobile lab to measure concentrations of air pollutants across the city. Mechanical engineering professor Dr. Naomi Zimmerman was quoted. 

New non-polluting plastics developed in Canada

Forbes (Mexico) | Aug 25, 2022 | Media coverage

UBC researchers have come up with two ideas to reduce plastic waste - compostable bioplastics and a self-repairing coating, which prolongs the shelf life of products. Engineering professors Dr. Mark Martinez and Dr. Savvas Hatzikiriakos were quoted.

UBC Engineering deploys mobile air pollution laboratory

Aug 10, 2022 | Announcement

An “air pollution lab on wheels”, PLUME will be used to measure air pollutants across Vancouver including carbon monoxide, ground-level ozone, black carbon, methane, volatile organic compounds, and various sizes of ultrafine particles.

UBC Engineers develop nano-copper to quickly kill superbugs

Jul 28, 2022 | Announcement

A team of UBC researchers led by Dr. Amanda Clifford (she/her), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, have designed a nano-copper coating that includes bacteria-killing nanoscale features and zinc.

Shaping water

May 10, 2022 | Announcement

Engineering researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a simple way to create soft structures of various shapes and sizes using oil and water.

Engineers at UBC get under the skin of ionic skin

Apr 28, 2022 | Announcement

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to…

More copper, less infection

Apr 07, 2022 | Announcement

More than 400 antimicrobial copper patches have been installed on door handles and railings in UBC buildings including the Chemical and Biological Engineering building, the Pulp and Paper Centre, and the School of Nursing.

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