Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
Controlling endothelial cell dynamics to direct blood cell emergence
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|Name||Academic Unit(s)||Research Interests|
|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|
|Elmo, Davide||Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering||rock mechanics and rock engineering design; advanced numerical modelling of block cave mining and discrete fracture networks, interaction between surface and underground mining, numerical simulations of the mechanical behaviour of hard rock pillars, slope stability analysis, applications of synthetic rock mass modelling and discrete fracture network modelling.|
|Englezos, Petros||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Carbon capture engineering; Natural gas hydrates and other clathrates: science, engineering and novel applications; CO2 capture & storage; Novel materials from forest bio-resources, High-value papermaking|
|Fannin, R Jonathan||Department of Civil Engineering||Shear wave velocity for the detection of fines loss in soils, internal erosion in earth dams, seepage-induced instability in gap-graded soils, grain shape and the strength of sands, filtration compatibility of woven and nonwoven geotextiles, pullout resistance of geogrids in static and dynamic loading, debris flow travel distance on steep mountainous terrain, slope stability in engineering practice|
|Fedorova, Alexandra||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||design of system software: the software that manages the hardware and decides how to allocate its resources to applications; building better performance tools.|
|Fels, S Sidney||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Human computer interaction, human 3D biomechanical modeling, speech synthesis, medical applications of modeling, computer vision, interactive arts and music|
|Feng, James||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Department of Mathematics||Chemical engineering; Mathematics and statistics; Biophysics; Complex fluids; Fluid mechanics; Mathematical biology|
|Feng, Steve||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical engineering; Modelization and Simulation; Software (Tools); Machining and Assembling; Milling; Prototyping; 3D Laser Scanning; 3D Printing; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Geometric Modeling; Machining Simulation; Multi-Axis CNC Machining|
|Foster, Johan||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; 3D Printing; Biomaterials; Biomedical Devices; Bioproducts; Cellulose Nanomaterials; Fibers; Polymers|
|Frigaard, Ian||Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mathematics||Fluid mechanics (visco-plastic fluids)|
|Frostad, John||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; Food sciences (including food engineering); Emulsions; Fluid mechanics; Foams; Functional Foods; Interfacial Phenomena; Interfacial Rheology; Novel Instrumentation; Physics of Soft Matter; Agricultural Sprays|
|Fujita, Mari||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Globalization and contested territory, urbanism, contemporary theory, spatial and cultural effects of globalism, material studies, wearables, gallery installations, interiors, building designs, urban proposals|
|Garbi, Rafeef||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Bioinformatics; Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Technologies; Computer Vision; Deep Learning; image analysis; Imaging; Machine Learning; Medical Image Computing|
|Garrett, Bernard Mark||School of Nursing||Nursing; Health Care Technologies; Ethics and Health; Media Influence on Behavior; Alternative Medicine; Augmented reality; Deception in Healthcare; Evidence-basedPpractice; Healthcare Regulation; Virtual Reality (VR)|
|Girling, Cynthia||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Other Arts; Sustainable neighbourhood design; Vizualization and community engagement; Public realm design and planning|
|Gopalakrishnan, Sathish||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||computer and software systems, real-time and embedded computing (computer systems as part of the real world); cyber-physical systems, Real-time systems, distributed systems, resource management|
|Gopaluni, Bhushan||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Modelling and experiment design, identification for control|
|Grecov, Dana||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Rheology, Rheometry, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Liquid Crystals, Biolubricants, Lubricants, Journal Bearings, Multi-Phase Flow, Synovial Joints, Synovial Fluid, Arthrithis, Liquid crystals and nanomaterials, Biofluid Mechanics|
|Green, Sheldon||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Fluid Mechanics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; building ventilation; railroads; papermaking|
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. Palmieri focused on the modeling of the degradation of clayey soils during earthquakes. She derived a simplified procedure to predict the strength of this type of soil under different frequencies of loading. Further, she developed a degradation mechanism for an existing model to conduct seismic analysis under different amplitudes of loading.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Shademani developed a remote controlled, implantable drug delivery device for the treatment of osteomyelitis, a condition caused by bacterial infection of bone. This device is controlled by a magnet from outside of the body. He also studied the synergistic interactions between antibiotics and silver particles to enhance antibacterial efficacy.||Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Banerjee's dissertation studied soil liquefaction under the influence of particle-level factors. He isolated these factors using numerical models to explore micro-macro connections. Fundamental insights from this cyclic loading-based analysis can be applied to the development of geo constitutive modeling and designing of granular materials.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Liu studied machine tools used in the machining of metal. He developed both physics-based, and data-driven methods to identify the vibration behavior of such machines, which affects the quality of the manufactured parts. His work benefits the manufacturing industry in the planning and production of high-quality precision parts.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Wang designed low-power low-voltage CMOS circuits for wirelessly powered smart stent system. The implemented implantable system can be integrated with a medical stent to sense critical data and transmit data out for diagnosis. The wirelessly powered smart stent does not need a bulky battery hence it can be implanted inside narrow blood vessels.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Engineers and professionals owe a duty to warn of impending risk. Dr. Taale has innovated a novel platform based on the IoT to transform environmental vibrations into earthquake early warnings. This platform utilizes earthquake engineering and artificial intelligence to warn the public, integrating early warning as a service in our daily lives.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Fairhurst studied the effect of long duration megathrust earthquake motions on the structural response of reinforced concrete shearwall buildings. His work included novel methods of ground motion characterization along with recommendations to ensure new buildings at risk from megathrust earthquakes meet minimum safety standards.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Zhang developed a sensor fusion system in a human-prosthesis-environment loop to recognize the environments, predict the motion intent of different users, and control the motion of prosthesis. The proposed methods increase the intelligence of wearable robots, improve the human-robot interaction, and help amputees walk in complex environments.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Rodrigues established laser ultrasonics as a quantitative measurement technique to in-situ monitor phase transformations in titanium alloys and developed a systematic methodology to quantify different phases from microstructural images. These studies are of relevance to design advanced titanium alloys for biomedical and aerospace applications.||Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)|
|2022||Dr. Kamel mitigated statical issues in modeling bike ridership and safety such as measurement errors and temporal correlation. He assessed the impact of land use, bike network, and demographics on bike ridership and safety. He supported urban planners by developing a zone-based index to represent both biking attractiveness and crash risk.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil 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...
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