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The applied sciences – architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, nursing, and planning – change society's conception of what is possible as a matter of course. Applied scientists make dreams real, turn ideas into practice. We embody the interface between present and future.

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.

Mission
We shape the people and the professions that shape the world.
 

Graduate Degree Programs

Research Supervisors in Faculty

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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 Clinical nursing, primary (preventive care); 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
Barudin, Jessica School of Community and Regional Planning Feminism, Indigenous Planning, EDI perspectives and practice, Health
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
Bayraktar, Alemdar
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; travel behaviour; Transportation Systems; motor vehicle emissions; 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
Bonakdarpour, Arman ,
Boschma, Geertje School of Nursing History of nursing and health care, with special emphasis on mental health and mental health nursing

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Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

Recent Publications

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.

 

Publication: Electrochimica Acta
UBC Author(s): Guangrui Xia (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00134686
Volume: 493
Publication Date: 20 July 2024

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Publication: Separation and Purification Technology
UBC Author(s): David Dreisinger (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 13835866
Volume: 340
Publication Date: 15 July 2024

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Publication: Environmental Science and Policy
UBC Author(s): James John Timothy Connolly (School of Community and Regional Planning / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 14629011
Volume: 157
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Cement and Concrete Composites
UBC Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09589465
Volume: 150
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Carbohydrate Polymers
UBC Author(s): Peyman Servati (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science), Orlando Rojas Gaona (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01448617
Volume: 335
Publication Date: 1 July 2024

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Publication: European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
UBC Author(s): Jasmin Jelovica (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09977538
Volume: 106
Publication Date: 1 July 2024

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Publication: Particuology
UBC Author(s): Sanja Miskovic (Mining Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 16742001
Volume: 90
Page Range: 558-580
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Expert Systems with Applications
UBC Author(s): Zhen Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09574174
Volume: 245
Publication Date: 1 July 2024

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Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
UBC Author(s): Bhushan Gopaluni (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 02780046
Volume: 71
Page Range: 7876-7885
Publication Date: 1 July 2024

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Publication: Accident Analysis and Prevention
UBC Author(s): Tarek Sayed (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00014575
Volume: 202
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
UBC Author(s): Sergii Kravchenko (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09521976
Volume: 133
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: International Journal of Multiphase Flow
UBC Author(s): Rajeev Jaiman (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 03019322
Volume: 177
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Cement and Concrete Composites
UBC Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09589465
Volume: 150
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Geoenergy Science and Engineering
UBC Author(s): Ian Frigaard (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 238
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology
UBC Author(s): Yusuf Altintas (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 17555817
Volume: 51
Page Range: 161-189
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Medical Image Analysis
UBC Author(s): Zhen Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 13618415
Volume: 95
Publication Date: July 2024

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Publication: Science of the Total Environment
UBC Author(s): Sara Beck (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00489697
Volume: 932
Publication Date: 1 July 2024

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Publication: Applied Surface Science
UBC Author(s): Guangrui Xia (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01694332
Volume: 659
Publication Date: 30 June 2024

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Publication: Construction and Building Materials
UBC Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09500618
Volume: 432
Publication Date: 21 June 2024

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Publication: Journal of Building Engineering
UBC Author(s): Tsung-Yuan Yang (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 87
Publication Date: 15 June 2024

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Publication: Journal of Manufacturing Processes
UBC Author(s): Xiaoliang Jin (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 15266125
Volume: 119
Page Range: 156-168
Publication Date: 15 June 2024

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Publication: Scripta Materialia
UBC Author(s): Adam Clare (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 13596462
Volume: 246
Publication Date: 1 June 2024

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Publication: Chemosphere
UBC Author(s): Madjid Mohseni (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00456535
Volume: 358
Publication Date: June 2024

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Publication: SSM - Mental Health
UBC Author(s): John Oliffe (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 5
Publication Date: June 2024

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Publication: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
UBC Author(s): Fariborz Taghipour (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 10106030
Volume: 451
Publication Date: 1 June 2024

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Recent Thesis Submissions

Doctoral Citations

A doctoral citation summarizes the nature of the independent research, provides a high-level overview of the study, states the significance of the work and says who will benefit from the findings in clear, non-specialized language, so that members of a lay audience will understand it.
Year Citation Program
2023 Dr. Park studied optical systems used in head-mounted augmented reality devices. The outcomes of his study include novel optics designs that can greatly reduce the size of augmented reality glasses and improve the image quality. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2023 Aneurysms are localized bulges of arteries and they can rupture with fatal consequences. The rupture risk of an aneurysm is related to its mechanical deformations. Dr. Hejazi's work addresses this intriguing behavior by combining experiments, simulations, and clinical studies. The findings of this study can improve the clinical management of aneurysms. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Badawy developed a smart fabric made by growing Zinc oxide nano-wires on yarns. This smart fabric can record in real-time applied deformation and identify its location and magnitude. It can be used in the health care system to improve the diagnosis process, create treatment plans, and monitor patients' health conditions during a hospital stay. Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Pandey developed a system, using ultrasound imaging, to guide orthopaedic surgeons to repair bone fractures accurately without the use of X-rays or ionizing radiation. This system could be used in future surgical procedures to more effectively and safely treat fracture patients. Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Bhonde investigated the potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools to enhance design processes in building construction projects. His study provides practical recommendations for improving communication, efficiency, and collaboration among project stakeholders in the construction industry. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Krishnamoorthy estimated how a catalytic solute is distributed when applied to columns of low-grade copper ore. This work helps in optimizing a novel catalytic leach technology developed in UBC to liberate copper from primary copper sulfide ores such as chalcopyrite. Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Masjoudi demonstrated the potential of vacuum-UV advanced oxidation processes as a viable treatment for elimination of micropollutants in potable water reuse. Her research enhances the quality of recycled water, making the reuse strategy more feasible for water-scarce communities. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Yirgu studied departure airport choices and their emissions implications. He spatially showed how airports differ in attracting passengers, and determined that aviation emissions cannot be directly reduced through higher airfares. His work improves air service planning and our understanding of price-based environmental policies on aviation. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Li studied the overall segregation and settling behavior of mine tailings suspension, illustrating various settling modes and revealing the mechanisms behind particle segregation in the sedimentation process. His findings can assist mining industries in developing advanced techniques for tailings dewatering. Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD)
2023 Dr. Trudel's research investigated causes of wellbore leakage in western Canada. The findings of her research will contribute to protection of groundwater and reduction of methane emissions to the atmosphere. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

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