Research Projects

Below is a sample of research projects that you can consider as part of your graduate degree program. Please ensure to review the departmental websites of all potential faculty members by using the supervisor search.

Last namesort descending First name Research Interest Desired start dates: Project areas Financial support options:
Altshuler Douglas flight control, visual guidance, visual neuroscience, neuroethology, avian biomechanics, aerodynamics, wing morphing, motor control 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Anderson David Museum Education, Visitor Studies, Informal Learning, Metacognition, Science Education, Long-term Memory, Nostalgia 2017, 2018, 2019 Applicants need to be self-funded
Angert Amy evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, conservation biology 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Arcese Peter Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology 2017, 2018
Auld Vanessa development, nervous system, permeability barriers, glia , cell biology , genetics 2018

development of the nervous system with a focus on how glia and neurons interact during the development of the peripheral nervous system
development of permeability barriers and the formation of the glial sheath around axons

Some financial support is available
Avramidis Stavros wood physics, momentum, heat and mass transfer in wood, wood dielectrics, wood drying optimization, dielectric heating, drying, phytosanitation, wood thermodynamics, non destructive evaluation, NIR wood species ID , application of neural networks to properties prediction, modeling of wood drying, cell-wall architecture, sorption characteristics of wood 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Bamji Shernaz synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease 2017, 2018

genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Barbic Skye mental health, measurement , recovery, community integration, Rasch Measurement Theory, Implementation Science, Patient Engagement, Supported Employment, Individual Placement Support, assessment, health and well-being, metrology, occupational therapy, youth Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Bayrampour Basmenj Hamideh Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Beauchamp Mark Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Processes, Leadership, Intervention, Social Cognition, Older Adults, Children Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Peer-Leadership and Physical Literacy Intervention with Children
Group-based Physical Activity for Older Adults
Teamwork
Physical Activity and Health Promotion Interventions

Some financial support is available
Bedi Robinder Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues Any time / year round

See my website: http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/person/robinder-bedi/

See my lab website as well: http://bedi.ecps.educ.ubc.ca/

Applicants need to be self-funded
Belliveau George Theatre, Arts-based research 2019

research-based theatre, applied theatre

Berciu Mona condensed matter theory, strongly correlated systems, polarons, bipolarons 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Berlinguette Curtis CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy , advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis Any time / year round

See this site for more information: https://groups.chem.ubc.ca/cberling/research/

Applicants need to be self-funded
Beschastnikh Ivan cloud computing, distributed systems, software engineering, software analysis Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Beznosov Konstantin usable security and privacy, mobile security and privacy, computer security and privacy, online social networks security and privacy Any time / year round

Security and privacy for mobile devices, privacy for online teenagers, enterprise security and privacy.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Bi Xiaotao Biomass and Bioenergy, Multiphase Chemical Reactors, Fluidization, Particle technology, Electrostatics of Powders, Life Cycle Analysis, Green Engineering, Industrial Symbiosis, Fuel Cells Water Management 2018, 2019, 2020

Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.

Black Jennifer nutrition, public health, food environments, social determinants of health 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Black Thomas Andrew Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification Any time / year round

Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems

Some financial support is available
Bowers Katherine Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, digital media, Dostoevsky, gothic literature Any time / year round

Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative

Applicants need to be self-funded
Brauer Michael air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology 2017, 2018 Some financial support is available
Brooks-Wilson Angela human genetics, cancer genetics, cancer families, longevity, Super seniors, genetic susceptibility Any time / year round

Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.

Some financial support is available
Bryman Douglas Experimental Particle Physics, Applied physics 2017, 2018, 2019

Particle physics experiments at CERN, Geneva.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Bullard Julia classification systems, metadata, values-in-design 2018, 2019, 2020
Campbell Suzanne simulation nursing education, interprofessional health professional education, health communication, lactation support, leadership in nursing Any time / year round

Use of simulation for health care professionals education and evaluation in health communication.

Some financial support is available
Carleton Bruce Pharmacogenomics, Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), Drug safety and effectiveness, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance Any time / year round

There are numerous opportunities for pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research using state of the art genotyping and sequencing platforms to identify the genetic determinants of severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in paediatric and adult populations. In close collaboration with the CPNDS active surveillance network, genetic association and validation studies are being performed to define... Read More

Some financial support is available
Castonguay-Belanger Joel The Enlightenment and the French Revolution, History of the book and print culture, Science and literature, Québec literature and culture Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Choptuik Matthew Theoretical physics, Relativity/Computational Physics Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Christen Andreas Climatology, Atmospheric Sciences, Greenhouse gases, Micrometeorology, Climate change science, Urban climatology, Atmospheric boundary layer, Micrometeorology, Wind, Turbulence, Biogeochemical cycling, Arctic, Atmospheric physics, Atmospheric instrumentation, Atmosphere 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Clarke Laura aging, ageism, sociology of aging, social gerontology, body image, embodiment, chronic conditions, health, disability, assistive technology, appearance work, femininity and masculinity, physical activity, qualitative methods, LGBTQ older adults Any time / year round

I am looking for potential graduate students who want to do further training in socio-cultural studies around topics such as physical activity in later life, the experience of health and illness, ageism, body image, beauty and appearance work (e.g anti-aging practices), disability, gender and aging, the use of assistive technologies, mobility, leisure, and masculinity/femininity and the body... Read More

Some financial support is available
Condon Anne Algorithms, Molecular Programming 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Coombs Daniel Mathematical biology, Cell biophysics, Immune cell signalling, Disease models Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Cui Wei tax and development, law and development, tax policy, Chinese legislative system, Chinese administrative law Any time / year round

Research in Chinese law that focuses on the legislative and executive branches;
Tax policy, especially in the areas of international taxation, VAT, and tax administration
Taxation in developing countries (but not international taxation)

Currie Leanne Informatics 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Davies Hugh William Occupational Health, Noise and Chrnoic Disease Any time / year round Some financial support is available
De Angelis Franco Ancient Greek world history, environment, urbanism, developmnet of societies, colonization, economics, ancient literature Any time / year round
Devlin Angela obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Diamond Adele executive functions , prefrontal cortex, dopamine, working memory, self-control, self-regulation, cognition, COMT gene, sex differences, stress, ACEs, resilience, social determinants of health, ADHD, depression, PTSD, physical activity, the arts, mindfulness 2018, 2019, 2020

In traumatized youth, can prefrontal cortex communication with the amygdala be restored by a stress-reduction program (e.g., Niroga’s yoga-based mindfulness program)?

Are the benefits of music for improving executive functions (EFs), mood, and quality of life greater when the experience of listening to the music is socially shared?

Can the benefits of listening to the spoken word... Read More

Applicants need to be self-funded
Ellis Jason History of education, Education policy, Politics of education, Special education, Disability, History of childhood and youth, Urban and suburban history, Canadian history, American history, Educational administration Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Englezos Peter Clathrate (gas) hydrate science, engineering and novel applications , Clathrates-applications: natural gas storage & transport, CO2 capture & storage, water treatment), Thermodynamics of fluids and super-hydrophobic surfaces,, Novel materials from forest bio-resources, High-value papermaking 2018, 2019

Clathrate hydrate science and engineering fundamentals and novel applications
Novel materials from forest bioresources

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Enns James attention, action kinematics, social perception 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Eskelson Bianca Forest Biometrics, Forest Modelling, Disturbance Effects Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Evans William theoretical computer science, computational geometry, graph drawing, program compression 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Farrer Matthew human genetics, population genetics, neurology, neuroscience, neurobiology of disease, cell biology (primary murine culture and iPSC), genomics, neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy Any time / year round, 2017, 2018

Disease gene mapping in population isolates. Linkage analysis within families afflicted by neurodevelopmental and/or neurodegenerative Mendelian disorders. Bioinformatic and statistical analyses of high-throughput sequencing (Illumina, Ion Proton and PACBio SMRT). Correlative genomic analysis of brain tissues (genetic, epigenetic and expression) in normal and disease states. Neuronal cell... Read More

Some financial support is available
Faulkner Guy physical activity and public health, mental health, physical activity interventions, exercise psychology, behavioral medicine Any time / year round

Physical activity and public health - intervention development and evaluation

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Feng James Jingtao Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Field Thalia stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Folk Joshua Quantum devices, Majorana fermions , Strongly correlated electronics, Topological phenomena, Fractional quantum Hall effect, Vanderwaals heterostructures Any time / year round

Topological quantum computing
Graphene spintronics
Vanderwaals heterostructures

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Ford Nancy micro-computed tomography, physiological gating, models of respiratory disease, image-based measurements, dental imaging, x-ray imaging 2017, 2018, 2019

I accept students in the following Programs:
Craniofacial Science,
Experimental Medicine,
Medical Physics (CAMPEP accredited)

Some financial support is available
Frackman Kyle German studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, literature, film, East Germany, Scandinavia Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded

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