Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
The gendered impact of a nationwide slum clearance program in Morocco on the interrelationship between housing markets and employment outcomes
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|
|Byrne, Fionn||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Landscape architecture; Design innovation; Landscape studies (except architecture); Landscape design; Landscape ethics|
|Campbell, Suzanne||School of Nursing||Nursing; Community Health / Public Health; Health Promotion; Interpersonal Communication; Educational Technologies; Health Care Technologies; Modelization and Simulation; social determinants of health; Global Health and Emerging Diseases; Adult Education and Continuing Education; global maternal-infant-child health; health communication; interprofessional health professional education; lactation support; leadership in nursing; simulation nursing education|
|Campbell, Heather||School of Community and Regional Planning||Urban and regional planning; how academics can work more effectively with non-academics to enhance impact of research; how academics can work more effectively with non-academics to enhance the relevance of research; how ethical values can be incorporated into public policy relating to city and regional planning|
|Cao, Yankai||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; Optimization, Control and Operations Research; Solar and Wind Energy; Artificial Intelligence; Large Scale Optimization|
|Carey, Trevor||Department of Civil Engineering||Geotechnical earthquake engineering, Static and dynamic liquefaction and its effects on geosystems, Laboratory testing of soils, Development of numerical tools|
|Chang, Stephanie||School of Community and Regional Planning, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability||All other social sciences, n.e.c.; natural disasters; risk; resilience; climate change adaptation; infrastructure systems; earthquakes; coastal hazards|
|Chen, Yu Christine||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||modeling, analysis, and control of electric power systems.|
|Chiao, Mu||Department of Mechanical Engineering||MEMS, Micro Sensors, Micro Actuators, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Electronic Packaging, Nanoscience, Energy sources for micro-electro-mechanical systems|
|Chrostowski, Lukas||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Optics and Photonics; Micro and Nanoelectronics; Nanotechnologies; Manufacturing Processes; biophotonics; biosensors; optics; optoelectronics; photonics; quantum computing; semiconductor lasers; silicon photonics|
|Clifford, Amanda||Department of Materials Engineering|
|Cockcroft, Steven||Department of Materials Engineering||Clean Energy Research, Physical phenomena in non-ferrous casting, hot tearing, Optimization of industrial casting processes, Mathematical modeling|
|Condon, Patrick Michael||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Sustainable urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable communities|
|Connolly, James John Timothy||School of Community and Regional Planning|
|Cretu, Edmond||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Clean Energy,Microsystems, adaptive MEMS, micro-instrumentation, nonlinear signal processing, BioMEMS ultrasound imaging|
|Currie, Leanne||School of Nursing||Nursing; Health Care Technologies; Health information systems; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Technologies; decision making; Computer Architecture; Software Development; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Biomedical and Health Informatics; data science; Human Computer Interaction and Design|
|Dahinten, Susan||School of Nursing||Social determinants and processes of child development, identification, intervention and the prevention of developmental problems|
|Dahmen, Joseph||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||technical methods and cultural effects of resource use at the scales of architecture and territory.|
|de Silva, Clarence Wilfred||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Robotics|
|Di Matteo, Olivia||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Quantum computing: compilation, circuits and algorithms, Tomography and characterization, Open-source quantum software|
|Dixon, David||Department of Materials Engineering||Fixed-bed leaching|
|Dreisinger, David||Department of Materials Engineering||Hydrometallurgy industry, iron, copper|
|Dumont, Guy A||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||biomedical engineering; automatic drug delivery; mobile health; global health; anesthesia; physiological monitoring;, Adaptive control, predictive control, control of distributed parameters systems, advanced process control, applications of wavelet analysis, biomedical applications of control, pulp and paper process control|
|Dunbar, W Scott||Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering||Industrial biotechnology; Economics and business administration; biotechnology applications in mineral resources; mining industry business model innovation|
|Elfring, Gwynn||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, Complex Fluids, Cell Biomechanics, Capillary Phenomena, Applied Mathematics|
|Ellis, Naoko||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; Chemical Processes; CO2 capture and utilization; Interdisciplinary teaching and learning; multiphase systems; thermochemical conversion of biomass|
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.
|2021||Dr. Ljubetic studied the thermodynamics and kinetics of gold leaching in ferric chloride media. The dissolution mechanism and its limitations were uncovered using batch leaching and electrochemical techniques. The research would help lay the foundation for development of an alternative technology for gold extraction.||Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Quantum computers are expected to be exponentially faster than conventional computers in completing certain tasks. Dr. Zaribafiyan formulated the concept of hybrid quantum-classical computing and examined how hybrid algorithms can help scale up the applicability of these computers to a wider range of applications, from logistics to drug discovery.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Tobber proposed a novel building system to improve the seismic response of tall buildings. She led advanced simulation and large-scale experimental testing programs to study her system. Dr. Tobber is now an Assistant Professor at UBC Okanagan, where she continues her work making buildings safer and more resilient to natural disasters.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Parya Keyvani designed and fabricated a diode constructed from cellulose nanocrystal, in conjunction with hydrogels. Her findings contribute to the research to make flexible and biodegradable functional devices.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Shaikh used upright magnetic resonance imaging to study the effect of standing functional postures, compared to supine, on lumbopelvic muscle and bony geometry synchronously in adult spinal deformity patients. This work informs the way we study and understand this disease, and its future biomechanical modeling, mitigation, and treatment.||Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Malakoutian examined biomechanical properties of paraspinal muscles in spinal deformity patients. He found large variations in those properties with dramatic influences on spinal loading predicted by a musculoskeletal model. His research shed more light on potential causes of spinal diseases and can help in development of better treatments||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Rochussen studied direct-injection gaseous fuel combustion in heavy-duty engines using high-speed imaging inside the combustion chamber. He identified how in-cylinder phenomena impact efficiency and pollutant emissions. This work guides the development of future high-efficiency and low-pollutant engine technology using renewable gaseous fuels.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Mohammed Redha studied methods to improve the co-firing of coal with biomass to reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuels using computational fluid dynamics. These techniques include unsophisticated modifications of the furnace geometry, particle shrinkage due to densification of biomass, and thermogravimetric analysis of biomass and coal mining waste.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Wang built a novel reactor system to produce torrefied biomass with a high energy density and a long shelf life. The reactor technology developed is proven to be efficient in biomass thermal treatment and has the potential to be commercialized to promote the utilization of local renewable biomass resources and contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions via displacing fossil fuels.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Haney studied Canadian abortion nursing from 1960-1999. Her analysis of previously untold stories of Registered Nurses revealed their key contributions to developing and providing safe abortion services amid significant legal, clinical and cultural challenges. Her study adds new insight into abortion, women's health, and nursing history.||Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)|
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