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
Gyenge, Elod Lajos Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Electrochemical engineering, fuel cells, batteries, electrodes
Haase, Kristen School of Nursing Nursing, n.e.c.; oncology; Older Adults; Geriatric oncology; Health systems research; Mixed Methods Research; Qualitative research; Self-management; E-health
Harten, Julia School of Community and Regional Planning
Hatzikiriakos, Savvas Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Polymer melt and suspension rheology, food rheology, polymer melt processing, superhydrophobicity, surface science, winter sports expert, ski/skate performance and snow/ice friction.
Haukaas, Terje Department of Civil Engineering Risk, structures, structural safety, seismic, earthquake, probability, computer analysis, Structures, Probabilistic mechanics, structural reliability and optimization, timber engineering, earthquake engineering, decision making, risk, advanced structural analysis, finite elements, response sensitivity analysis, software development
Havaei, Farinaz School of Nursing Nursing; factors that influence nurses’ ability to provide effective patient care; health human resource optimization
Herrington, Susan School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture Children’s outdoor play environments, Playgrounds, Natural play environments, Risky play, Landscape architecture, Landscape architecture history, landscape theory, Comtemporary theory, globalization and contested theory, design and history of landscapes
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 Image guided surgery systems; computer assisted orthopaedic surgery; Medical Imaging; surgical navigation; orthopaedics; biomechanics; surgical robots; Image Processing; Machine Learning
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 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

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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: Cement and Concrete Composites
UBC Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09589465
Volume: 134
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
UBC Author(s): Dharmapriya Wijewickreme (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 10900241
Volume: 148
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: International Journal of Older People Nursing
UBC Author(s): Jennifer Baumbusch (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 17483735
Volume: 17
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Minerals
UBC Author(s): Bern Klein (Mining Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 12
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Additive Manufacturing
UBC Author(s): Adam Clare (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 59
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Additive Manufacturing
UBC Author(s): Nemkumar Banthia (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 59
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Experiments in Fluids
UBC Author(s): Sheldon Green (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science), Boris Stoeber (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 07234864
Volume: 63
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
UBC Author(s): Mattia Bacca (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 19
Page Range: 20220525
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
UBC Author(s): Matthias Militzer (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 10735623
Volume: 53
Page Range: 3893-3905
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Measurement Science and Technology
UBC Author(s): Sheldon Green (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science), Steven Rogak (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09570233
Volume: 33
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Thin-Walled Structures
UBC Author(s): Jasmin Jelovica (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 02638231
Volume: 180
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Electric Power Systems Research
UBC Author(s): Yu Christine Chen (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 03787796
Volume: 212
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Electric Power Systems Research
UBC Author(s): Jose Marti (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 03787796
Volume: 212
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Optics and Lasers in Engineering
UBC Author(s): Gary Schajer (Mechanical Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 01438166
Volume: 158
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Expert Systems with Applications
UBC Author(s): Tarek Sayed (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09574174
Volume: 205
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
UBC Author(s): Cyril Leung (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 10459219
Volume: 33
Page Range: 2675-2686
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
UBC Author(s): Martin Ordonez (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 02780046
Volume: 69
Page Range: 10787-10796
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
UBC Author(s): Tarek Sayed (Civil Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 08873801
Volume: 36
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: Biomass and Bioenergy
UBC Author(s): Anthony K Lau (Chemical & Biological Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09619534
Volume: 166
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: IEEE transactions on medical imaging
UBC Author(s): Robert Rohling (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 41
Page Range: 3039-3052
Publication Date: 1 November 2022

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Publication: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
UBC Author(s): Kelly Clifton (School of Community and Regional Planning / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 09658564
Volume: 165
Page Range: 395-418
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Child: Care, Health and Development
UBC Author(s): Jennifer Baumbusch (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 03051862
Volume: 48
Page Range: 970-978
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
UBC Author(s): Sergii Kravchenko (Materials Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
ISSN: 1359835X
Volume: 162
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
UBC Author(s): S Sidney Fels (Electrical & Computer Engineering / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 16
Page Range: 1444-1450
Publication Date: November 2022

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Publication: Current Oncology
UBC Author(s): John Oliffe (School of Nursing / Faculty of Applied Science)
Volume: 29
Page Range: 8019-8030
Publication Date: November 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
2022 Dr. Sharkia worked on semiconductor integrated circuits: He developed a type-I subsampling phase-locked loop, that achieves low noise and low power consumption, in a compact footprint. He also developed flexible serrodyne-based frequency synthesizers that can be used to efficiently generate and distribute clock signals in modern integrated circuits. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Sherwali explored how electrical heating can be used to minimize the environmental impact of oil sands recovery while economically exploiting the resource. He established an alternative to steam-based recovery methods using induction heating, and developed a simulation process to examine the performance in Northern Alberta. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Recsky studied the unintended consequences of health information technologies in primary and community care. In partnership with a local health organization, she co-created a process to address technology-related safety concerns. This research advances our understanding of patient safety in the context of technology-supported healthcare. Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
2022 Dr. Hassan studied a nanostructured material known as carbon nanotube forests due to its unique mechanical and electronic properties. He developed novel processes using a noncontact etching technique to shape the material at the micro scale level. This helped in integrating the material in electro-mechanical and vacuum electronic applications. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Xu studied the dissolution kinetics of Ti-N inclusions in liquid titanium. The diffusion of nitrogen and the effective mass transfer coefficient were investigated using both experimental and numerical methods. His research advanced our understanding of the minimization of Ti-N defects in the commercial melt refining processes of titanium. Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Rahmani experimentally and mathematically examined the complex fluid flows in the railroad industry. His research resulted in a greatly improved understanding of the industrial process, along with suggestions to further improve the product formulation and application in the railroad industry. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Pedroza studied the encapsulation of cell-based therapies for treating diabetes. He introduced methods to improve immobilization of insulin-producing cells in alginate microspheres and fibres. His research advanced our knowledge on optimization of cell encapsulation processes and will improve the quality of alternatives for diabetes reversal. Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Bagatini-Cachuço developed and implemented a seismic performance assessment framework for pre-engineered steel buildings in Canada. His findings significantly improved the design method for pre-engineered steel buildings thus making the Canadian infrastructure more resilient towards future earthquakes. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2022 Dr. Alsaleh developed novel artificial intelligent based microscopic simulation models for vulnerable road user interactions. His models showed high accuracy in predicting road user evasive action mechanisms. His research will aid in developing better understanding of road user behavior and studying various applications, including road user safety. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
2021 Dr. Ge studied novel ways to make polymeric micro sensors and actuators. He successfully developed a platform technology to fabricate capacitive microelectromechanical systems using photoresist. His technology is useful to emerging applications such as Internet of things and wearable electronics Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)

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