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, Large Scale Optimization|
|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|
|Foster, Johan||Bioproducts, Cellulose Nanomaterials, Polymers, Biomaterials, Biomedical Devices, Fibers, 3D Printing|
|Frostad, John||Nutriceuticals and Functional Foods, Fluid Mechanics, 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|
|Rojas Gaona, Orlando||Nanopolysaccharides (based on cellulose, chitin, starches and others), Bacterial nanocelluloses, Cellulose derivatives, Lignins, colloidal lignins, nanolignins and their uses, Renewable biopolymers (hemicelluloses, proteins, chitin and chitosan, alginates and others), Multiphase systems (emulsions, foams, dispersed systems), gels, aerogels, Films, filaments and hybrid materials, Nanocomposites, Bioactive systems, Fiber processing, Pulp and paper|
|Smith, Kevin||Fossil Fuels, Biomass (Energy), Chemical Processes, Applied catalysis|
|Srebnik, Simcha||Statistical thermodynamics of polymers and biopolymers, Mechanical properties of polymers melts and polymer networks, Protein folding and stability, Functional materials, Hierarchical modeling, Polymers and biopolymers, Molecular simulations, Molecular simulation of polymers and composite materials, Understanding polymer-carbon nanotube interactions, Optimization of protein-imprinted polymers, Diffusion in nanostructured materials, Developing models for interfacial polymerization membraned, Bioinspired engineering and biomimetic design, Carbon nanotubes|
|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|
|Upham, David Chester||Energy Transformation and Energy Using, catalysis, Energy, Greenhouse gas mitigation|
|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, Medical biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, drug delivery, Drug discovery & development, Technoeconomics, Vaccines|
Governor General’s Silver Medal ZEZHONG JOHN LI is an exceptional graduate of the Chemical Engineering program at UBC, having completed the co-op program and top standing in the department for his entire tenure as an undergraduate student. From research conducted during his co-op terms and...
The Canadian Academy of Engineering has announced the election of Bill Adams as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering among the new Fellows for 2020. His citation reads: The nominee has made outstanding contributions in leadership and engineering practice in Canada’s pulp industry...
CHBE faculty member Dr. Jonathan Verrett has been awarded the Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award from the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA). The award is given annually to a person who, early in their career, has committed to the development of engineering education in...
The Canadian Academy of Engineering has announced the election of Dr. Joe R. Zhao, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) among the new Fellows for 2020. His citation reads: Dr. Joe R. Zhao is an...
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is inviting all graduating students to a celebration of their success and accomplishments. The event will take place on June 18, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Invited students will be provided with a Zoom link via email. For questions related to...