Advanced Materials Manufacturing

The capabilities of innovative, transformative products will be shaped by the materials from which they are made. Tomorrow's complex products need to be safer, stronger and sustainable. This is one of the great scientific challenges of our time, where UBC has made a sustained, international contribution, anchored on digital manufacturing and advanced simulations of materials.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Altintas, Yusuf Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Virtual Machining, Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems, CAD/CAM, CNC Design, High Speed Feed Drive Control, Real Time Interpolation and Trajectory Generation for Machine Tools, Adaptive Control, Sensor Fused Intelligent Machining, Metal Cutting Mechanics, Chatter Vibrations in Machining, Piezo -Actuator Based Precision Machining, High Speed Milling, Optimal Machining of Aerospace Parts, Dies and Molds, Automation, Precision Engineering, Electro Mechanical Systems, Modeling and Analysis of Machining Processes, Mechanics, dynamics and control of micro-machining operations
Asselin, Edouard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Hydrometallurgy (including leaching, electrometallurgy and residue characterization), Electrochemistry (including high temperature electrochemistry and sensors)
Berlinguette, Curtis Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Combinatorial Chemistry; CO2 conversion and utilization; clean energy; advanced solar cells; electrochromic windows; dynamic windows; hydrogen fuels production; catalysis; robotics and automation; machine learning / artificial intelligence
Cockcroft, Steven Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clean Energy Research, Physical phenomena in non-ferrous casting, hot tearing, Optimization of industrial casting processes, Mathematical modeling
Dumont, Guy A Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) biomedical engineering; automatic drug delivery; mobile health; global health; anesthesia; physiological monitoring;, Adaptive control, predictive control, control of distributed parameters systems, advanced process control, applications of wavelet analysis, biomedical applications of control, pulp and paper process control
Feng, Hsi-Yung Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Modelization and Simulation; Software (Tools); Machining and Assembling; Milling; Prototyping; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Geometric Modeling; Multi-Axis CNC Machining; Machining Simulation; 3D Laser Scanning; 3D Printing
Gopaluni, Bhushan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Modelling and experiment design, identification for control
Jin, Xiao Liang Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Manufacturing Processes; Solid Mechanics; Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Materials; Vibration Assisted Machining; Machining Mechanics and Dynamics; Surface Integrity; Material Characterization
Ko, Frank Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Textile Structural Composites
Madden, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Functional and Intelligent Materials; artificial muscle; wearables; smart materials; electronic skin; supercapacitors; electrochemical devices; medical devices
Maijer, Daan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Stress, Microstructure Materials processing models employed for process control
Merida-Donis, Walter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clean energy, Electrochemical energy conversion, Thermodynamics, Low carbon fuels, Fuel cells and hydrogen
Militzer, Matthias Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Multi-scale modelling of microstructure evolution, Physical metallurgy of advanced high strength steels
Nagamune, Ryozo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Control System; Servo-Control; Mechatronics; control engineering; robust control; modeling; wind turbine control; solar themal system control; automotive engine control; optimization
Phani, Srikantha Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Dynamics of multiscale materials, structures and devices, Applied Mechanics, Micromechanics
Poole, Warren Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Advanced aluminum alloys, High strengths, high formable steels, Metal matrix composites, Microstructure/property models
Poursartip, Anoush Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Polymer matrix composite materials
Rottler, Joerg Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Solids; Polymers; Nanomaterials; Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Soft Matter
Schafer, Laurel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) catalysis, chemical synthesis, heterocycles, titanium, zirconium, yttrium, tantalum, hydroamination, hydroaminoalkyltion, biodegraable polymers, sustainable synthesis, Green Chemistry, Organometallic and organic chemistry
Tafaghodi, Leili Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pyrometallurgy; High Temperature Extraction and Refining of Metals; High Temperature Thermodynamics; Process Metallurgy
Van der Loos, Hendrik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics
Vaziri, Reza Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Finite element analysis, Mechanics of composite materials, Constitutive modeling of engineering materials, Plasticity, Damage mechanics, Process modeling of composite structures, Analysis of impact and blast loading of metallic and composite structures
Wilkinson, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electrochemical power sources, advanced electrolysis,; hydrogen production and storage; waste water and drinking water treatment; solar fuels; carbon dioxide conversion; clean and sustainable energy and water
Young, Jeff Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Photonics, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, photonic crystals, nonlinear optics, spintronics