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||Emulsions, Foams, Functional Foods, Interfacial Rheology, Interfacial Phenomena, Sensory Analysis, Novel Instrumentation, Physics of Soft Matter, See my website: food.chbe.ubc.ca/opportunities/|
|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|
CHBE faculty member Dr. Gabriel Potvin and CHBE student Ashna Misra recently represented CHBE at the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) conference in Ottawa, ON. Both were recognized with awards at the conference, with Misra receiving first place for her poster, and Dr. Potvin...
On July 1, 2019, Charles Haynes will succeed Peter Englezos as the new head of the UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. A UBC chemical and biological engineering professor, associate director of Michael Smith Laboratories and Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Biotechnology,...
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...