Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Complex health systems and power: responding to the toxic drug poisoning crisis through harm reduction and overdose prevention and response in nursing practice.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
|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)|
The stories men tell themselves after getting dumped This article originally appeared on UBC News. When a partner breaks up with them, men often try to make sense of it by telling themselves stories about how it happened. Some of these stories are more helpful than others in helping...
2022 UBC Applied Science Dean’s Faculty Awards for Service Three faculty members are being honoured with Dean's Awards for their exceptional contributions to the UBC Applied Science community. Exemplifying the Faculty’s commitments to lead by example, embrace ambiguity and act with...
New research improves the coolness factor for athletes This article was originally published in UBC Okanagan News. Weekend joggers, competitive athletes and people keeping fit in the gym can say goodbye to sweaty armpits and clingy damp garments after a tough workout. Thanks to a new...
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