Yas Oloumi Yazdi
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
Alignment of magnetic microstructures in an injectable spinal cord injury treatment: Simulation and generation of configurable magnetic fields
The Faculty of Applied Science comprises a unique constellation of professional disciplines including; Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Nursing and Community & Regional Planning. The core purpose shared across all of our four disciplines is to discover, create and apply knowledge, provide unwavering top-tier education and champion a community of responsible professionals devoted to serving a thriving, sustainable and healthy society. Our work and the professions which our graduates represent span the entire human-centred built environment.
The disciplines within the Faculty of Applied Science are celebrated for the scope, strength and impact of their research activities. Our Faculty claims the spotlight in the global arena for our research in clean energy, communication and digital technologies, health and health technology among many others. We offer disciplinary-specific research based graduate programs as well as a range of professional graduate programs and pride ourselves on our ability to open doors of opportunity to students beyond their time within our Faculty.
|Name||Academic Unit(s)||Research Interests|
|Aamodt, Tor||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||computer architecture, optimizing compilers, Computer architecture, Microarchitecture and programming models for energy efficient computer accelerators|
|Abdin, Yasmine||Department of Materials Engineering|
|Abdulai, Fatawu||School of Nursing||Nursing, n.e.c.; Health informatics; human-computer interaction; Health technology design; Informatics/Digital health; Sexual health equity|
|Abolmaesumi, Purang||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Technologies; Cancer Imaging; Computer Assisted Interventions; Image Guided Surgery; Machine Learning; Medical Imaging; Surgical Robotics; Ultrasound Imaging|
|Abughannam, Rana||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||socio-political conditions that govern architecture and urbanity|
|Adebar, Perry Erwin||Department of Civil Engineering||Concrete structures, seismic design, high-rise buildings, shear design, evaluation and repair of structures|
|Altintas, Yusuf||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Virtual Machining, Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems, CAD/CAM, CNC Design, High Speed Feed Drive Control, Real Time Interpolation and Trajectory Generation for Machine Tools, Adaptive Control, Sensor Fused Intelligent Machining, Metal Cutting Mechanics, Chatter Vibrations in Machining, Piezo -Actuator Based Precision Machining, High Speed Milling, Optimal Machining of Aerospace Parts, Dies and Molds, Automation, Precision Engineering, Electro Mechanical Systems, Modeling and Analysis of Machining Processes, Mechanics, dynamics and control of micro-machining operations|
|Amini, Kiana||Department of Materials Engineering||Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion; Redox Flow Batteries; Fuel Cells In Situ Characterization of Electrochemical Processes; Electrolyte Design and Battery Architecture; Multi-Physics Modeling of Electrochemical Systems|
|Angeles, Leonora||School of Community and Regional Planning, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice||Gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and other gender planning related tools, including feminist critiques and perspectives on the intergration of gender and other social axes of difference and diversity in community planning and international development work|
|Asselin, Edouard||Department of Materials Engineering||Hydrometallurgy (including leaching, electrometallurgy and residue characterization), Electrochemistry (including high temperature electrochemistry and sensors)|
|Bacca, Mattia||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Solid Mechanics; Biophysics; Soft materials; Fracture Mechanics and Adhesion|
|Baldwin, Susan||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Bioprocess engineering, bioremediation, biomedical reaction modelling|
|Banthia, Nemkumar||Department of Civil Engineering||Materials engineering, concrete, advanced composite materials, shotcrete, fibre reinforcement, rebound mechanics, kinamatic studies, optimization, supplementary cementing materials in concrete|
|Bass, John||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Constested landscapes Globalization and Contested Territory, Infrastructure, Social Equity, Visualization and Community Engagement|
|Baumbusch, Jennifer||School of Nursing||long-term residential care, family caregiving, Intellectual Disability, nursing care of older adults|
|Beck, Sara||Department of Civil Engineering||Natural environment sciences; Water quality; Innovative water treatment solutions; Ultraviolet disinfection mechanisms; Applications of UV LEDs (light emitting diodes); Water disinfection; Water reuse; Applied environmental microbiology|
|Berube, Pierre||Department of Civil Engineering||Water treatment, trace organic contaminants, membrane and advanced oxidation technologies., Drinking water treatment, filtration/membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment, distribution system water quality, advanced oxidation, wastewater reuse|
|Beznosov, Konstantin||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; computer security and privacy; mobile security and privacy; online social networks security and privacy; usable security and privacy|
|Bi, Xiaotao||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; Biomass and Bioenergy; Electrostatics of Powders; Fluidization; Fuel Cells Water Management; Green Engineering; Industrial Symbiosis; Life Cycle Analysis; Multiphase Chemical Reactors; Particle technology|
|Bigazzi, Alex||Department of Civil Engineering||Civil engineering; Transport planning; active transportation; Pedestrians; bicycles; motor vehicle emissions; Transportation Systems; travel behaviour; Climate impacts|
|Binet, Andrew||School of Community and Regional Planning||Community development / social planning; Community health and care; Equity; Participatory action research; Participatory planning; Public engagement|
|Boschma, Geertje||School of Nursing||History of nursing and health care, with special emphasis on mental health and mental health nursing|
|Britton, Ben||Department of Materials Engineering||Metals and alloy materials engineering; Manufacturing engineering; Materials characterisation & microstructure; Metallurgy; Electron diffraction & microscopy; Deformation; Microstructure/property models; Manufacturing|
This is an incomplete sample of recent publications in chronological order by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Applied Science.
|2023||Dr. Jain studied Geopolymers, environment-friendly alternatives to Portland Cement, for cesium nuclear waste immobilization. Dr. Jain demonstrated enhanced cesium immobilization within the Geopolymers processed via one-step chemical synthesis route. Safer long-term nuclear waste storage will be possible because of Dr. Jain's work.||Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Crosby developed a novel methodology to improve the prediction accuracy of occupants thermal comfort. Dr. Crosby's work suggested that predictions of thermal comfort can be improved by adding measurements of CO2 levels. Ventilation rates can be increased with minimal building energy demand increase while keeping thermal comfort maintained.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Le examined the structural hierarchical effects in electronic textiles, and their influence on performance of wearable sensors used for health monitoring. Contributions include functional materials development to address long-term performance and durability. Her findings will inform future e-textile materials evaluation, selection, and design.||Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Huang revealed how the next-generation wireless networks can benefit from machine learning and artificial intelligence. He developed machine learning-based algorithms to push the limits of wireless networks, making it more intelligent, reliable, and efficient.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Nikzad has developed a model to simulate the performance of Liquid Crystals (LCs) in the devices with rubbing surfaces, such as journal bearing, to improve the energy efficiency. The results of his research provided us with a deeper understanding on how chiral and non-chiral LCs behave under complex flows.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Chen developed a novel method to mimic bone mineral structure on a polymer membrane as a coating. She applied this coating for bone health, osteoporosis treatment, and cancer-induced bone metastases studies. Her research provided a new platform for bone-related investigation and improved the understanding of the bone resorption process.||Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Song develops a mechanics model to investigate the chip formation mechanism in machining of CFRP with different fiber alignment configurations. The models developed can be used to instruct and optimize the practical machining process planning, by selecting proper fiber orientation, cutting tool geometry, and process parameters.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Zakani developed a new class of water-based lubricants. These lubricants are environmenta-friendly and possess improved lubricity compared to other industrially available, water-based lubricants.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Tarazona developed a method for interfacing two different types of simulators for large electric networks. A hybrid simulator operating with such a method offers an accurate and efficient alternative for modeling the future electric networks which will have a high percentage of renewable energy sources.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2023||Dr. Kuppusamy developed a process of extracting rare earth elements from waste material. These elements are essential for the manufacturing of EV motors & wind turbines and are critical for the transition to green energy-economy. Because of Dr. Kuppusamy's work, these elements can be co-produced from BC coal deposits in a sustainable manner.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD)|
People who use alternative medicine favour risk and novelty, and distrust science briana.griffith Thu, 09/28/2023 - 10:51 Nursing This article originally appeared on UBC News. Over 40 per cent of Canadians have used at least one...
UBC engineering researchers dive into ways to make public pools more environmentally sustainable mayra.nasa Tue, 09/19/2023 - 14:11 Engineering The goal of the research is to reduce costs, environmental impacts and health risks of aquatic centres....
Can social robots be used in elder care? UBC Nursing study aims to find out lillienne.zen Mon, 09/18/2023 - 08:00 Nursing Research Excellence Mango is one of two social robots on loan for a UBC School of Nursing study to explore how social robots interact...
Two UBC Engineering faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada lillienne.zen Fri, 09/08/2023 - 08:52 Awards Engineering Research Excellence Women in Engineering Dr. Emily Cranston and Dr. Jian Liu are two new Members of the...
B.C. split on safety of self-driving cars – gradual introduction needed to build comfort among all road users kimberly.miranda Wed, 08/30/2023 - 09:00 Engineering Are self-driving cars safe? Four out of 10 participants (41 per cent) thought that pedestrians faced...