Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
A machine learning framework for automated diagnostic assistance in echocardiographic images
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|
|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|
|Mérida, Walter||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Clean energy, Electrochemical energy conversion, Thermodynamics, Low carbon fuels, Fuel cells and hydrogen|
|Mesbah, Ali||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Computer and Software Systems; software engineering|
|Meyboom, Annalisa||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space; use of structural behaviour algorithms in the generation of architectural form|
|Michelson, David||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||wireless communications, Propagation and channel modeling, low profile antenna design, wireless communication system performance, EMI/EMC|
|Militzer, Matthias||Department of Materials Engineering||Multi-scale modelling of microstructure evolution, Physical metallurgy of advanced high strength steels|
|Mirabbasi, Shahriar||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Analog and mixed-signal intergrated circuits and systems design, intergrated circuit design with an emphasis on high-speed data communication and signal processing applications|
|Miskovic, Sanja||Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering||Mining engineering; Mineral Processing; multiphase systems; Production and Process Optimization; Optimization, Control and Operations Research; Prefeasibility and Pilot Scale; R&D and Innovation; Technological Innovations; Sensors and Devices; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Critical Elements Extraction; Embedded Sensors; Experimental Fluid Dynamics; High performance computing; IIoT; Industrial Big Data; Minerals Processing; Multiphase Flows|
|Miskovic, Ilija||Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering||Multi-physics of Geo-materials, Big Data|
|Mohseni, Madjid||Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering||Chemical engineering; Water quality engineering; Drinking Water; Chemical Pollutants; Used Water; Clean Technologies; Advanced oxidation; Drinking water quality and treatment; Electrochemical water treatment processes; UV based water purification and treatment; Water re-use|
|Molina Hutt, Carlos||Department of Civil Engineering||Earthquake engineering, performance-based seismic design, seismic resilience, risk analysis, high-rise buildings, innovative structural systems|
|Moss, Margaret||School of Nursing||American Indian health; Aging; Health Policy; health disparities with a focus on social and structural determinants of health|
|Nagamune, Ryozo||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Systems control and automation; Manufacturing engineering; control engineering; data-driven modeling and control; robust and linear parameter-varying control; modeling and control of floating offshore wind turbines and wind farms; modeling and control of COVID-19 outbreak; modeling and control of solar themal systems; control of automotive engines; optimization|
|Nair, Prashant||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Reliability, security, and performance-power efficient memory systems; System-level and architecture-level optimization to enable efficient and practical quantum computers|
|Nasiopoulos, Panos||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Interactive multimedia (eg, iDTV, DVD), video broadcasting and streaming, multimedia middleware, video indexing and retrieval, digital video watermarking, next generation video and audio processing and compression|
|Neumann, Oliver||School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture||Digital Fabrication, Concepts of Context, Wood Construction, Contemporary Architecture Discourse, Digital technology in the building process, contemporary fabrication technologies|
|Nojeh, Alireza||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Nanostructures (esp based on carbon nanotubes), controlled nanofabrication, electron emission phenomena, electron microscopy, modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems|
|Ojukwu, Emmanuela||School of Nursing||Health sciences; Social sciences; Humanities and the arts; Racial and gender health disparities and inequities; African, Carribbean and Black Immigrant Health; Women, Maternal-Infant, Youth Health; Psycho-social and Socio-ecologic determinants of health; Mental health, HIV/AIDS and other STIs; intersectionality|
|Oliffe, John||School of Nursing||Care; Sociology and related studies; Men's Health Promotion; Male Depression and Suicide; Psychosocial Prostate Cancer Care; Smoking Cessation|
|Ollivier-Gooch, Carl||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Aerodynamics (except hypersonic aerodynamics); Computational fluid mechanics; Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics; Applied Aerodynamics; Numerical analysis; Unstructured Mesh Generation; Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods; Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools; Fluid mechanics|
|Olson, James||Department of Mechanical Engineering||Application of Physics and Fluid Mechanics to Problems Associated with the Pulp and Paper Industry, Mechanical Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping|
|Ordonez, Martin||Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering||Energy systems, renewable energy, wind power, solar power, battery systems, fuel cells, electric vehicles, smart grid.|
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||Quantum computers are expected to be exponentially faster than conventional computers in completing certain tasks. Dr. Zaribafiyan formulated the concept of hybrid quantum-classical computing and examined how hybrid algorithms can help scale up the applicability of these computers to a wider range of applications, from logistics to drug discovery.||Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Tobber proposed a novel building system to improve the seismic response of tall buildings. She led advanced simulation and large-scale experimental testing programs to study her system. Dr. Tobber is now an Assistant Professor at UBC Okanagan, where she continues her work making buildings safer and more resilient to natural disasters.||Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Parya Keyvani designed and fabricated a diode constructed from cellulose nanocrystal, in conjunction with hydrogels. Her findings contribute to the research to make flexible and biodegradable functional devices.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Shaikh used upright magnetic resonance imaging to study the effect of standing functional postures, compared to supine, on lumbopelvic muscle and bony geometry synchronously in adult spinal deformity patients. This work informs the way we study and understand this disease, and its future biomechanical modeling, mitigation, and treatment.||Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Malakoutian examined biomechanical properties of paraspinal muscles in spinal deformity patients. He found large variations in those properties with dramatic influences on spinal loading predicted by a musculoskeletal model. His research shed more light on potential causes of spinal diseases and can help in development of better treatments||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Rochussen studied direct-injection gaseous fuel combustion in heavy-duty engines using high-speed imaging inside the combustion chamber. He identified how in-cylinder phenomena impact efficiency and pollutant emissions. This work guides the development of future high-efficiency and low-pollutant engine technology using renewable gaseous fuels.||Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Mohammed Redha studied methods to improve the co-firing of coal with biomass to reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuels using computational fluid dynamics. These techniques include unsophisticated modifications of the furnace geometry, particle shrinkage due to densification of biomass, and thermogravimetric analysis of biomass and coal mining waste.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Wang built a novel reactor system to produce torrefied biomass with a high energy density and a long shelf life. The reactor technology developed is proven to be efficient in biomass thermal treatment and has the potential to be commercialized to promote the utilization of local renewable biomass resources and contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions via displacing fossil fuels.||Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)|
|2021||Dr. Haney studied Canadian abortion nursing from 1960-1999. Her analysis of previously untold stories of Registered Nurses revealed their key contributions to developing and providing safe abortion services amid significant legal, clinical and cultural challenges. Her study adds new insight into abortion, women's health, and nursing history.||Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)|
|2021||Built form, health, housing, and demographic indicators are explored in Dr. Shulman's research. While results point to gentrification, they do not indicate displacement of low-income households. Findings are particularly important to policymakers and planners in facilitating a discussion about accessibility and social inequality.||Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (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...
New research improves the coolness factor for athletes This article was originally published in UBC Okanagan News. Weekend joggers, competitive athletes and people keeping fit in the gym can say goodbye to sweaty armpits and clingy damp garments after a tough workout. Thanks to a new...
Unlocking material solutions from nature This article was originally published in The Globe and Mail and was produced by Randall Anthony Communications. Are the solutions we need to address critical issues such as climate change and sustainability already out there in nature, with...
Canada Research Chair awarded to UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Emily Jenkins, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socioecological Approaches to Mental Health and Substance Use. Tier 2 Chairs, which are tenable...
UBC Okanagan Engineering leads on research to explore new net zero home This article originally appeared on UBC Okanagan News. A unique, made-in-Kelowna collaboration to create an energy-efficient, high-performance home is taking the goal to the next level. And that goal is zero. UBC...