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'
MINING.com | 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.
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.