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, Petros||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|
|Martinez, Mark||Chemical engineering; Complex fluids; Flow visualization; Fluid mechanics|
|Mohseni, Madjid||Chemical engineering; Water quality 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|
|Rahmani, Mona||Multiphase and Density Stratified Fluid Mechanics, Fiber Suspensions, Renewable Energy, Hydrodynamic Instability, Mixing|
|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||Chemical engineering; carbon dioxide conversion; clean and sustainable energy and water; Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electrochemical power sources, advanced electrolysis,; hydrogen production and storage; solar fuels; waste water and drinking water treatment|
|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|
CHBE Professor, Associate Head and Canadian Research Chair in Clean Energy and Electrochemical Technologies (Tier 1), David P. Wilkinson, received the Canada Section Electrochemical Award from The Electrochemical Society in June of 2022. The award, established in 1981 and awarded every four...
CHBE Graduate Student, Ibrahim Yousef, received the DYCOPS 2022 Young Author Award at the 13th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems. The official announcement of the award was made during the conference...
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Alfred Alexander Guenkel on June 19, 2022. A beloved and eminent chemical engineer and a mentor, Alfred joined NORAM Engineering and Constructors as a partner in 1989. From 1973 to 1983 his industrial career took him from Proctor...
Congratulations to Paloma, Jessica and Kenechukwu for being selected as one of the 2022 Faculty of Applied Science Rising Stars. The stars of UBC Applied Science are people who are passionate about their chosen field, and those who inspire others by making meaningful contributions to the betterment...