Chemical and Biological Engineering
Master of Applied Science
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC has an established worldwide reputation for its accredited undergraduate programs, innovative research and the quality of its graduates and faculty.
The Department offers programs leading to the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in a number of areas of specialization within chemical and biological engineering. The Department is actively engaged in applied research in chemical and biological engineering, supported in part by external funding of about $6 million a year.
|Baldwin, Susan||Bioprocess engineering, bioremediation, biomedical reaction modelling|
|Berlinguette, Curtis||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|
|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|
|Cao, Yankai||Optimization, Control and Operations Research, Solar and Wind Energy, Artificial Intelligence|
|Cranston, Emily||Nanomaterials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Layers, Polymers, Colloidal and Autoassembled Systems, Bio-based materials and nanocellulose, Atomic force microscopy (forces, adhesion, friction, imaging), Colloid and interface science, Polymer chemistry, Cellulose nanocrystals|
|Ellis, Naoko||Chemical Processes, CO2 capture and utilization, Multiphase systems, Thermochemical conversion of biomass, Interdisciplinary teaching and learning|
|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|
|Feng, James Jingtao||Fluid Mechanics, Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology|
|Frostad, John||Fluid Mechanics, Nutriceuticals and Functional Foods, Emulsions, Foams, Functional Foods, Interfacial Rheology, Interfacial Phenomena, Human Health, Sensory Analysis|
|Gopaluni, Bhushan||Modelling and experiment design, identification for control|
|Gyenge, Elod Lajos||Electrochemical engineering, fuel cells, batteries, electrodes|
|Hatzikiriakos, Savvas||Polymer melt and suspension rheology, food rheology, polymer melt processing, superhydrophobicity, surface science, winter sports expert, ski/skate performance and snow/ice friction.|
|Haynes, Charles||Protein purification, recombinant proteins, molecular thermodynamics, biocompatible polymers|
|Lau, Anthony K||Environmental engineering, waste-to-resource recycling, composting, odor control, biohydrogen energy|
|Lim, Choon Jim||Biomass and fossil fuels, Spouted bed, Gas-particle system hydrodynamics, heat transfer, Hydrogen production|
|Martinez, Mark||Fluid mechanics, Complex fluids, Flow visualization|
|Mohseni, Madjid||Drinking Water, Chemical Pollutants, Used Water, Clean Technologies, Drinking water quality and treatment, Advanced oxidation, UV based water purification and treatment, Water re-use, Electrochemical water treatment processes|
|Piret, James||Biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine Cell-based therapies have the potential to provide improved treatments for major diseases such as cancer and diabetes|
|Smith, Kevin||Fossil Fuels, Biomass (Energy), Chemical Processes, Applied catalysis|
|Taghipour, Fariborz||Clean Technologies, Solar and Wind Energy, Drinking Water, Solar Fuels, Artificial Photosynthetic Systems, UV Photoreactors, UV-LED Reactors, UV Microplasma, Modeling of Chemical and Biochemical Reactors, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)|
|Trajano, Heather||Biomass (Energy), Wood, Pulp and Paper, Biorefining, Biochemicals, Biomass extractives recovery and utilization, Catalysis, Hemicellulose, Pretreatment, Kinetics|
|Wachs, Anthony||Fluid mechanics, Particle-laden flows, Non Newtonian flows, Heat and mass transfer, Numerical simulation, High performance computing, Multi-scale modelling|
|Wilkinson, David||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|
|Yadav, Vikramaditya||Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biomass (Energy), Bioremediation, Bioactive Molecules, Biomaterials, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Synthetic biology, Metabolic engineering, Biocatalysis, Bioprocess engineering, Bioremediation, Medical biotechnology, Tissue engineering, Drug delivery, Drug discovery & development, Technoeconomics, Vaccines|
Richard Kerekes, Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, and co-author David McDonald have received the 2018 Best Research Paper Award from the Journal of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). The publication, entitled “Rewet in Wet...
Dr. Elin Kelsey, Educator and Award-Winning Author Department of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University Dr. Elin Kelsey is a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment. She co-created #OceanOptimism, a social media campaign to crowd source and share ocean solutions that has...
CHBE 4th year students complete a significant plant design project over an eight-month period. This project involves collaborating with industry and community groups on real-world problems and scenarios under the guidance of faculty members. The capstone projects are displayed and presented by...
(left to right: Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, Karl Zimmerman, Anoosha Pai, Dr. Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, Wendy McHardy) First Place went to Anoosha Pai from Biomedical Engineering, while CHBE student Karl Zimmerman took home both Runner Up and the People’s Choice award. The competition...
During the 4th annual #BCtech Summit (March 11-13, 2019), businesses and entrepreneurs from around Vancouver and BC gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Showcasing UBC technology, the RES’EAU WaterNET team was represented by Dr. Madjid Mohseni, as well as Karl Zimmermann and Sid Bhartia....