Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
Planning for Food Security in South Asia amid Growing Food Price Vulnerabilities among Low Income Groups
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|
|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|
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. 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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