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||Chemical engineering; Biomass and Bioenergy; Electrostatics of Powders; Fluidization; Fuel Cells Water Management; Green Engineering; Industrial Symbiosis; Life Cycle Analysis; Multiphase Chemical Reactors; Particle technology|
|Cao, Yankai||Chemical engineering; Optimization, Control and Operations Research; Solar and Wind Energy; Artificial Intelligence; Large Scale Optimization|
|Cranston, Emily||Nanoparticle synthesis, properties and applications; Bio-based materials and nanocellulose; Atomic force microscopy (forces, adhesion, friction, imaging); Colloid and interface science; Polymer chemistry; Cellulose nanocrystals; Bioproducts; Foams, emulsions, aerogels|
|Ellis, Naoko||Chemical engineering; Chemical Processes; CO2 capture and utilization; Interdisciplinary teaching and learning; multiphase systems; thermochemical conversion of biomass|
|Englezos, Peter||Carbon capture engineering; Natural gas hydrates and other clathrates: science, engineering and novel applications; CO2 capture & storage; Novel materials from forest bio-resources, High-value papermaking|
|Feng, James||Chemical engineering; Mathematics and statistics; Biophysics; Complex fluids; Fluid mechanics; Mathematical biology|
|Foster, Johan||Chemical engineering; 3D Printing; Biomaterials; Biomedical Devices; Bioproducts; Cellulose Nanomaterials; Fibers; Polymers|
|Frostad, John||Chemical engineering; Food sciences (including food engineering); Emulsions; Fluid mechanics; Foams; Functional Foods; Interfacial Phenomena; Interfacial Rheology; Novel Instrumentation; Nutriceuticals and Functional Foods; Physics of Soft Matter; 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||Chemical engineering; Complex fluids; Flow visualization; Fluid mechanics|
|Mohseni, Madjid||Chemical engineering; Drinking Water; Chemical Pollutants; Used Water; Clean Technologies; Advanced oxidation; Drinking water quality and treatment; Electrochemical water treatment processes; UV based water purification and treatment; Water re-use|
|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, 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||Chemical engineering; Bioinspired engineering and biomimetic design; Carbon nanotubes; Developing models for interfacial polymerization membraned; Diffusion in nanostructured materials; Functional materials; Hierarchical modeling; Mechanical properties of polymers melts and polymer networks; Molecular simulation of polymers and composite materials; Molecular simulations; Optimization of protein-imprinted polymers; Polymers and biopolymers; Protein folding and stability; Statistical thermodynamics of polymers and biopolymers; Understanding polymer-carbon nanotube interactions|
|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||Chemical engineering; Biomass (Energy); Wood; Pulp and paper; Biochemicals; Biomass extractives recovery and utilization; Biorefining; catalysis; Hemicellulose; Kinetics; Pretreatment|
|Upham, David Chester||Chemical engineering; Energy Transformation and Energy Using; catalysis; Energy; Greenhouse gas mitigation|
|Wachs, Anthony||Fluidization and fluid mechanics; Process control and simulation in chemical engineering; Numerical computation; 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||Chemical engineering; Genomics; Medical and biomedical engineering; Bioactive Molecules; Biocatalysis; Bioinformatics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Biomass (Energy); Biomaterials; Bioprocess engineering; Bioremediation; Biotechnology; drug delivery; Drug discovery & development; Medical biotechnology; Metabolic engineering; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Synthetic biology; Technoeconomics; Tissue Engineering; Vaccines|
Congratulations to Rana, Brandon and Bhushan for becoming three of the 2021 Faculty of Applied Science Rising Stars. The stars of UBC Applied Science are graduating students who are passionate about their chosen field and those that inspire others by making meaningful contributions to the...
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 10, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. For those who will not be able to attend, the event will be recorded and posted here...
27 May 2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor John Ross Grace on 26 May 2021. A beloved friend and mentor to all in our engineering community, John was a professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) at UBC. He served as Head...
After one year delay, the 13th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology (CFB-13) was successfully held virtually from May 10 to 14, 2021, hosted jointly by the UBC Fluidization Research Centre (FRC), UBC Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), Department of Chemical and Biological...
Dr. Peter Englezos, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded the R. S. Jane Memorial Award for 2021. Dr. Englezos has made contributions in the interdisciplinary field of clathrate (or gas) hydrates and is among the most cited researchers. He made...
Date: May 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Title: New Generation Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells Speaker: Dr. Plamen Atanassov Chancellor’s Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry, University of California, Irvine Presented by: The Clean Energy...