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 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
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
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; Adhesion and fracture; Biophysics; Soft materials; Solid Mechanics
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
Bayraktar, Alemdar
Beck, Sara Department of Civil Engineering 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
Bhargava, Vijay Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Green communications, cognitive and cooperative wireless systems, MIMO-OFDM systems, cross-layer analysis
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; Air quality; bicycles; motor vehicle emissions; Transportation Systems; travel behaviour
Bonakdarpour, Arman ,
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 Materials characterisation & microstructure, Metallurgy, Electron diffraction & microscopy, Deformation, Microstructure/property models, Manufacturing
Brown, Helen Jean School of Nursing Maternal-infant and women
Browne, Annette School of Nursing Health inequalities, indigenous peoples, women's health, cultural safety, primary health care interventions to improve health outcomes, marginalized populations, health policy

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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: Chemical Engineering Science
UBC Author(s): Sanja Miskovic (Mining Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00092509
Volume: 265
Publication Date: 16 January 2023

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Publication: Energy
UBC Author(s): Yankai Cao (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 03605442
Volume: 263
Publication Date: 15 January 2023

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Publication: Chemical Engineering Journal
UBC Author(s): Edouard Asselin (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 13858947
Volume: 452
Publication Date: 15 January 2023

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Publication: Science of the Total Environment
UBC Author(s): Bernard Laval (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00489697
Volume: 856
Publication Date: 15 January 2023

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Publication: Neurocomputing
UBC Author(s): Zhen Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09252312
Volume: 517
Page Range: 188-200
Publication Date: 14 January 2023

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Publication: Mechanics of Materials
UBC Author(s): Srikantha Anasavarapu (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01676636
Volume: 176
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Journal of Materials Processing Technology
UBC Author(s): Adam Clare (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09240136
Volume: 311
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
UBC Author(s): Anoshiravan Poursartip (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 1359835X
Volume: 164
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
UBC Author(s): Ian Frigaard (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09204105
Volume: 220
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Cement and Concrete Composites
UBC Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09589465
Volume: 135
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: International Journal of Multiphase Flow
UBC Author(s): Rajeev Jaiman (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 03019322
Volume: 158
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization
UBC Author(s): Cyril Leung (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 18674534
Volume: 27
Page Range: 117-137
Publication Date: 2023

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Publication: Thin-Walled Structures
UBC Author(s): Jasmin Jelovica (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 02638231
Volume: 182
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Carbohydrate Polymers
UBC Author(s): Orlando Rojas Gaona (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01448617
Volume: 299
Publication Date: 1 January 2023

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Publication: Carbohydrate Polymers
UBC Author(s): Orlando Rojas Gaona (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01448617
Volume: 299
Publication Date: 1 January 2023

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Publication: Precision Engineering
UBC Author(s): Yusuf Altintas (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01416359
Volume: 79
Page Range: 60-77
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Journal of Business Research
UBC Author(s): John Thomas Steen (Mining Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01482963
Volume: 154
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
UBC Author(s): Lukas Chrostowski (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science), Sudip Shekhar (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 1077260X
Volume: 29
Publication Date: 2023

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Publication: Chemical Engineering Journal
UBC Author(s): David Dreisinger (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 13858947
Volume: 451
Publication Date: 1 January 2023

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Publication: Pattern Recognition
UBC Author(s): Zhen Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00313203
Volume: 133
Publication Date: January 2023

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Publication: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
UBC Author(s): Dharmapriya Wijewickreme (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 23662557
Volume: 288 LNCE
Page Range: 315-321
Publication Date: 2023

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Publication: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
UBC Author(s): Dharmapriya Wijewickreme (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 23662557
Volume: 288 LNCE
Page Range: 19-26
Publication Date: 2023

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Publication: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
UBC Author(s): Karthik Pattabiraman (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 16147839
Page Range: 369-370
Publication Date: 2023

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Publication: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
UBC Author(s): Karthik Pattabiraman (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 16147839
Page Range: 207-219
Publication Date: 2023

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Publication: Bioresource Technology
UBC Author(s): Orlando Rojas Gaona (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09608524
Volume: 367
Publication Date: January 2023

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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
2022 Dr. Ghasemazar developed several methods to increase efficiency of computing systems and reduce data storage required by applications. This research enables applications to run faster and computers to consume less power. It also enables running and accelerating application in mobile devices with limited computation power. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Shao focused on machine learning applications in cancer research. She developed methods to reduce data heterogeneity, adopted multi-stain digital pathology in prostate cancer classification and risk stratification, and conducted breast cancer studies using shear-wave elastography. Her research points future directions for patient management. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Koppisetti has developed new artificial intelligence and signal processing algorithms for low-cost detection and localisation of unauthorized wireless devices being operated in an area of interest. This research helps us passively protect our security-sensitive institutions, such as airports, from intruder flying devices such as drones. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. MacDonald developed methods to produce a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells for use as a therapy to prevent tissue damage following stem cell transplantation. She developed methods that are compatible with clinical standards and identified key aspects of the process that must be controlled to generate high quality cells. Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Evans examined methods to reduce the memory consumption of deep neural network training. He discovered which features are unimportant to network perception, and removed them using hardware and software techniques. This research has broad impacts on the development of new machine learning models. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Dixit focused on identifying ways to address the challenge of water scarcity. He developed a nature-inspired water recycling protocol for the safe reuse of water in our cities, industries and households. His findings contribute to the improvement of conditions in water stressed areas, which are home to over 5.5 billion individuals worldwide. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Castillo Devoto designed a novel framework to assess climate risk in the mining industry. With a holistic sense of climate hazards, vulnerabilities, and exposures in the watershed, the framework supports land restoration design with ecosystem-based adaptation strategies, coping with climate change and contributing to sustainable development. Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Alamoudi developed a successful method to modify a catalyst used to process crude oils derived from the Canadian oilsands. The modified catalyst produced less side products that deactivate the catalyst, resulting in a longer catalyst life and the potential for reduced greenhouse gas emissions associated with the oilsands refining process. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Zhou developed novel optimization algorithms for integrated circuit routing. He uses machine learning techniques and divide-and-conquer methods to accelerate the chip design process while improving the performance. His work can help the industry shorten the design-to-market cycle and deliver better electronics. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Sarraf Shirazi proposed a 3-layer model for two-phase solid-liquid flow covering wide ranges of regimes, flow and geometrical parameters. He developed a fluid mechanics framework to explain the gravel packing operation. He also developed a machine learning pipeline to predict the slurry flow outcome based on the flow regime and behavior. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

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