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
Hill, Jane Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Hirani, Saima School of Nursing Sociology and related studies; Health sciences; Nursing; mental health; Mental health promotion; psychosocial interventions; Vulnerable Groups; social support; resilience
Hodgson, Antony Department of Mechanical Engineering Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Medical or Surgical Robotics, Medical Engineering, Electoral Reform, Single Transferable Vote, STV, Citizens’ Assembly, Fair Voting
Holuszko, Maria Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering minerals characterization as it applies to mineral processing; recovery of metals from industrial and municipal waste streams
Hooper, Michael School of Community and Regional Planning
Howard, Fuchsia School of Nursing health service needs of vulnerable, high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, cancer survivors and survivors of critical illnesses; hereditary cancer prevention and risk management and psychosocial and ethnocultural factors that shape health and illness experiences
Hung, Lillian School of Nursing Geriatric nursing; Medical and biomedical engineering; Impact of technology and environment on the care experiences of persons with dementia; dementia education; quality improvement; Participatory action research
Isaacson, Michael D Department of Civil Engineering Coastal and offshore hydrodynamics, with a particular emphasis on ocean waves and their effects on structures.
Ivanov, Andre Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering microelectronics; integrated circuits, computer chip design, smart grid, engineering curriculum, Computer and Software Systems, Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies
Jacobs, Sara School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Jaeger, Nicolas A Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Integrated-optics, fiber-optics, optical sensors, optical measurement of voltage and current in power substations, ultrahigh-speed electro-optic modulators, ultrahigh-speed measurement techniques
Jaiman, Rajeev Department of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering; Bluff-body flows and flow-induced vibration; Computational methods and numerical analysis; Data-driven computing; Flow control and drag reduction; Fluid-structure interaction; Model order reduction; Multiphase Flows
Jatskevich, Juri Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Power and energy systems, smart energy grids, power electronic systems and converter circuits, electrical machines and drives, controls, electromagnetic transients, computer modeling and simulation, distributed and parallel simulation
Jelovica, Jasmin Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering Civil engineering; Mechanical engineering; Finite element analysis; Metals and Alloys; Production and Process Optimization; Sandwich structures; Solid Mechanics; Stress Analysis; Structural optimization; Ultimate, fatigue and impact strength; Welding and joining of metals
Jenkins, Emily School of Nursing optimizing mental health and substance use outcomes; collaborative mental health promotion strategies; health services and policy development and redesign; knowledge translation approaches; healthy public policy development
Jin, Xiao Liang Department of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering; Manufacturing Processes; Solid Mechanics; Machining Mechanics and Dynamics; Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Materials; Material Characterization; Surface Integrity; Vibration Assisted Machining
Kellett, Ronald School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture Environmental quality, urban form, development of tools for urban design, green neighbourhoods
Kim, Amy Department of Civil Engineering Land transportation systems engineering, n.e.c.; Traffic and highway engineering
Kirchen, Patrick Department of Mechanical Engineering Thermochemical Energy Conversion, Combustion, Internal Combustion Engines, Ion Transport Membranes, Emissions, Fuel Injection
Klein, Bern Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering processing of precious minerals; processing of industrial metals, Ultrafine grinding, high pressure grinding rolls, hydraulic transport of non-Newtonion mineral slurries, industrial minerlas, mine-mill integration, continuous centrifugal gravity concentration, improved technologies for artisinal andsmall scale gold miners, metal leaching from waste rock, rheology of mineral suspensions
Ko, Frank Department of Materials Engineering Textile Structural Composites
Kravchenko, Sergii Department of Materials Engineering Polymers and polymer composites, Multi-functional composites, High-throughput manufacturing process modelling of composites, Multi-scale, multi-physics, probabilistic computational modelling of composites, Manufacturing-informed performance simulation of composites, Machine learning methods in composites manufacturing and performance analysis, Composite structures for renewable energy & unmanned vehicles, Additive manufacturing
Lampe, Lutz Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Communication Systems, Wireless Communications, Mobile Communications, , Communication and information theory, Smart Grid, Grid diagnostics, Ultra-wideband (UWB), Wireless sensor networks, Localization and tracking, RFID, Cognitive radio, Power line communications, Compressed sensing, Machine Learning
Lau, Anthony K Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Environmental engineering, waste-to-resource recycling, composting, odor control, biohydrogen energy
Laval, Bernard Department of Civil Engineering Civil engineering; Oceanography; Environmental Fluid Mechanics; Physical Limnology

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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: Journal of the Society for Information Display
UBC Author(s): Panos Nasiopoulos (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 10710922
Volume: 30
Page Range: 292-308
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Scripta Materialia
UBC Author(s): Warren Poole (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 13596462
Volume: 211
Publication Date: 1 April 2022

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Publication: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
UBC Author(s): John Oliffe (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 10361073
Volume: 33
Page Range: 460-469
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Electronics Letters
UBC Author(s): Kenichi Takahata (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00135194
Volume: 58
Page Range: 318-320
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Sensors
UBC Author(s): Edmond Cretu (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 14248220
Volume: 22
Publication Date: April-2 2022

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Publication: Journal of Materials Science
UBC Author(s): Mu Chiao (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00222461
Volume: 57
Page Range: 8029-8038
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
UBC Author(s): Alexander York Bigazzi (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 0968090X
Volume: 137
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
UBC Author(s): John Oliffe (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 14458330
Volume: 31
Page Range: 278-294
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
UBC Author(s): Tsung-Yuan Yang (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 02677261
Volume: 155
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Journal of nursing care quality
UBC Author(s): Farinaz Havaei (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 37
Page Range: 103-109
Publication Date: 1 April 2022

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Publication: APL Photonics
UBC Author(s): Sudip Shekhar (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 7
Publication Date: 1 April 2022

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Publication: Sexual Medicine
UBC Author(s): John Oliffe (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 10
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Extreme Mechanics Letters
UBC Author(s): Mattia Bacca (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 52
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Geosciences (Switzerland)
UBC Author(s): Davide Elmo (Mining Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 12
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Clean Energy
UBC Author(s): Xiaotao Bi (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 25154230
Volume: 6
Page Range: 1003-1011
Publication Date: 1 April 2022

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Publication: Canadian Journal of Public Health
UBC Author(s): Annette Browne (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00084263
Volume: 113
Page Range: 222-226
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Clinical Simulation in Nursing
UBC Author(s): Suzanne Campbell (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 18761399
Volume: 65
Page Range: 7-17
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
UBC Author(s): Carlos Estuardo Ventura (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science), Clarence Wilfred de Silva (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 21682216
Volume: 52
Page Range: 2184-2200
Publication Date: 1 April 2022

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Publication: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
UBC Author(s): Kristen Haase (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 18794068
Volume: 13
Page Range: 346-355
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Journal of Materials Processing Technology
UBC Author(s): Xiao Liang Jin (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09240136
Volume: 302
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Control Engineering Practice
UBC Author(s): Bhushan Gopaluni (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09670661
Volume: 121
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Control Engineering Practice
UBC Author(s): Bhushan Gopaluni (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09670661
Volume: 121
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
UBC Author(s): Carlos Estuardo Ventura (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 08883270
Volume: 168
Publication Date: 1 April 2022

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Publication: Chemosphere
UBC Author(s): Fariborz Taghipour (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 00456535
Volume: 292
Publication Date: April 2022

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Publication: Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy
UBC Author(s): Savvas Hatzikiriakos (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 25
Publication Date: April 2022

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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
2021 Dr. Ramezan studied approaches to decentralize communication networks using blockchain. Dr. Ramezan introduced a new approach in designing communication protocols, named software-defined protocols. These studies assist us to connect billions of devices in emerging communication networks. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Aljalai developed novel signaling schemes to improve the performance of 5G cellular networks and beyond. He invented the Dual Pilot Scheme and its extended version to enhance the estimation of communication channels. His research improves Quality-of-Service by advancing telecommunication systems through practical and economic engineering solutions. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Soysa examined the shear behavior of sand-silt mixtures through an extensive experimental research program. He developed a new laboratory criterion to assess the seismic resistance of soils. His study advances the current state of knowledge and understanding of the strength and stiffness of soils. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Ibrahim demonstrated that mobile automated speed enforcement increases safety by reducing collisions and crime incidence, and identified that changing the number of times an enforcement is visited can change the safety outcome. These novel findings can allow road agencies to maximize safety benefits by strategically deploying limited resources. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Abdi introduced novel machine learning methods for clinical diagnosis and planning of jaw reconstructive surgeries and cardiovascular interventions. His designs and ideas enable clinicians in decision making via AI-generated insights from echocardiograms, multimodality information fusion, generative modelling, and object tracking. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Adhikari examined the synergy between pedestrian design features and neighbourhood walkability to explain physical activity in children, teens, and older adults. His findings can be used to design cities with better pedestrian environments by retrofitting existing urban infrastructure and harnessing neighbourhood walkability for health benefits. Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
2021 Dr. Mohtajeb used open MRI to study anterior femoroacetabular impingement, a condition that occurs with subtle bony abnormalities within the hip. She developed and validated a hip model using MRI and motion data and used it to predict impingement during level walking, helping us understand how bony deformities cause hip pain and osteoarthritis. Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Heikkinen developed a laser-based method for remotely tracking microscopic motions of objects and structures. His technique can measure motions much less than the diameter of a human hair at distances of several tens of meters. His method has great potential for safely assessing the integrity of structures located in hazardous environments. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Mahmoodi studied the engineering of high-rise buildings. She investigated irregularities and discontinuities in concrete shear wall buildings. By understanding the complex nonlinear mechanics, she was able to develop design methods that will assist structural engineers to make high-rise buildings safer in earthquakes. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Ronquillo examined how Implementation Leadership Characteristics influenced nurses' use of mobile health technologies in clinical practice, and found that stronger implementation leadership among first-level leaders had a larger impact on younger nurses and nurses with diploma and bachelors degrees compared to nurses with graduate degrees. Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

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