Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)
Developing Wearable EEG Sensors to Study Head Impacts in Ice Hockey
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|
|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|
|Lawrence, Gregory||Department of Civil Engineering||Environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrodynamic stability and mixing, physical limnology, water quality management|
|Leaf, Michael||School of Community and Regional Planning||urbanization and social change in Third World countries, particularly southeast Asia and China, Analysis and planning for societies in the midsts of their urban transitions, with particular attention to cases in Asia, Infrastructure and urban environments in developing countries|
|Lee, Jongho||Department of Civil Engineering||Membranes, Water/Wastewater Treatment, Desalination, Resource Harvesting, Nanoporous Media, Electrokinetics|
|Lemieux, Guy||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||vector processors, parallel programming, programmable logic devices (PLDs, FPGAs), computer architecture, computer arithmetic, custom computing hardware, computer engineering, Programmable logic and computing systems, multiprocessor and computer architecture|
|Lence, Barbara Jean||Department of Civil Engineering||Hydrotechnical, Optimizing design and operational strategies of water resources projects, reliable withdrawal-treatment strategies for contaminated groundwater supply systems, asset management strategies for mid-sized water utilities with limited break data, water distribution system operational procedures to meet hydraulic and water quality objectives|
|Leung, Cyril||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Wireless communications, cellular systems, multihop mobile networks|
|Li, Xiaoxiao||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Explainable AI, Trustworthy AI, Privacy and Security, Medical Image Analysis, Bioinformatics|
|Li, Loretta||Department of Civil Engineering||Contaminated site investigation and management, environmental monitoring, risk and impact assessment, soil-contaminant interactions, mobility and migration of contaminants, remediation technology, mine tailings waste disposal and treatment processes|
|Liao, Renjie||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Statistical Learning Theory, Computer Vision, Machine Learning for Programming Languages, Natural Language Processing, Self-Driving|
|Lis, Mieszko||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Computer and Software Systems|
|Liu, Wenying||Department of Materials Engineering||Use of sea water in heap leaching; Release of selenium and associated toxic elements from mine waste materials; Heap leach modelling|
|Lokman, Kees||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||design studios in the landscape architecture|
|Low, Margaret||School of Community and Regional Planning||Urban and regional planning; Indigenous community planning; Indigenous sovereignty; Reconciliation|
|Ma, Hongshen||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis|
|Macdonald, Christopher||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Design Thinking, housing, social equity, policy development, contemporary urban housing practices, early modern houses|
|MacPhee, Maura||School of Nursing||professional development, higher education, patient safety, systems analysis, leadership and management, pediatrics|
|Madden, John||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; artificial muscle; electrochemical devices; electronic skin; Functional and Intelligent Materials; medical devices; smart materials; supercapacitors; wearables|
|Madiseh, Ali||Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering||Mining engineering; Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation; Heat and mass transfer operations; energy systems; Renewable energy systems; Energy storage; Energy decarbonization; Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer|
|Maijer, Daan||Department of Materials Engineering||Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Stress, Microstructure Materials processing models employed for process control|
|Marti, Jose||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Computer modelling of response to disasters, Infrastructures Interdependencies Simulation (I2Sim) project, electric power, Energy systems|
|Martinez, Mark||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; Complex fluids; Flow visualization; Fluid mechanics|
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. Shahriari developed a control algorithm to maintain a constant electric field in the cavity resonators that accelerate electrons. This controller predicts and corrects field fluctuation due to previous particles in the electron beam. Her research results in improved electron beam quality which can be used for various scientific research topics.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Ghahramani studied the rheological properties of a specific type of polymer blends referred to as Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs). She performed comprehensive research to understand the origin of TPVs' flow instabilities such as melt fracture and wall slip. Her work resulted in clear recommendations to improve the processability of TPVs.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Mostafa developed schemes for supporting massive Internet of Things (IoT) systems in the wireless cellular networks using energy-efficient communication technologies. Those systems consist of a large number of IoT devices that collect data from the environment to enable diverse applications.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Hadi designed a novel six-axis optical force sensor with unparalleled performance compared to commercial sensors. The sensor can be used in a diverse range of mechatronic applications. Dr. Hadi successfully integrated his sensor in a telesurgical system, which can lead to significant efficiency and accuracy improvement in surgical tasks.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Wang developed non-equilibrium and non-equilibrium multilayer models to evaluate the thermal performance of liquefied natural gas storage tanks under dynamic conditions with minimum computation time. Also, the models successfully predict the thermal stratification and rollover phenomena in the cryogenic liquid storage tanks.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Voon studied heat transport in carbon nanotube forests. Through computational simulation, he showed how their unique structure and arrangement contributed to highly efficient heating, and how to harness their properties towards optimizing their efficiency and lifetime towards applications such as solar thermal energy.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Naresh Maroju studied the fundamental mechanics of machining amorphous metal alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMG). He developed physical models to predict chip formation, stress and temperature in the machining processes. The research results can guide the process planning in order to enhance the machining performance for BMG materials.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Rice explored risk and decision analysis in mining capital projects, showing how an adaptive approach to risk response can improve risk management outcomes. This research demonstrates that flexible and adaptive approaches can be used to manage risks characterized by high uncertainty in mining project development.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Asoodeh focused on the design and implementation of two key building blocks of 5G phased array systems, namely, power amplifiers (PAs) and phase shifters (PHSs). 5G systems require both highly linear PAs to minimize the overall distortion and efficient PAs to prolong the battery life. PHSs also play the key role in steering the beam into space.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|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)|
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Dr. David Wilkinson receives award from The Electrochemical Society Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor, Associate Head and Canadian Research Chair in Clean Energy and Electrochemical Technologies (Tier 1), David P. Wilkinson, received the Canada Section Electrochemical Award...
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