Department of Mechanical Engineering

UBC Mechanical Engineering offers MEng, MASc, and PhD programs for people wishing to pursue advanced degrees. We have four research groups covering biomedical engineering, design and applied mechanics, mechatronics and manufacturing, and thermofluids. If interested, our graduate students may also pursue work experience through UBC Engineering’s co-op program.

154
Master's Students
86
Doctoral Students
72
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 

Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Altintas, Yusuf Virtual Machining, Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems, CAD/CAM, CNC Design, High Speed Feed Drive Control, Real Time Interpolation and Trajectory Generation for Machine Tools, Adaptive Control, Sensor Fused Intelligent Machining, Metal Cutting Mechanics, Chatter Vibrations in Machining, Piezo -Actuator Based Precision Machining, High Speed Milling, Optimal Machining of Aerospace Parts, Dies and Molds, Automation, Precision Engineering, Electro Mechanical Systems, Modeling and Analysis of Machining Processes, Mechanics, dynamics and control of micro-machining operations
Bacca, Mattia Mechanical engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Adhesion and fracture; Biophysics; Soft materials; Solid Mechanics
Bushe, William Kendal Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation; Automotive combustion and fuel engineering (including alternative and renewable fuels); Hypersonic propulsion and hypersonic aerodynamics; Aerospace engineering, n.e.c.; Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Combustion; Reacting Flows; Energy Conversion Systems; clean energy
Chiao, Mu MEMS, Micro Sensors, Micro Actuators, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Electronic Packaging, Nanoscience, Energy sources for micro-electro-mechanical systems
De Silva, Clarence Wilfred Robotics
Elfring, Gwynn Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, Complex Fluids, Cell Biomechanics, Capillary Phenomena, Applied Mathematics
Feng, Hsi-Yung Mechanical engineering; Modelization and Simulation; Software (Tools); Machining and Assembling; Milling; Prototyping; 3D Laser Scanning; 3D Printing; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Geometric Modeling; Machining Simulation; Multi-Axis CNC Machining
Frigaard, Ian Fluid mechanics (visco-plastic fluids)
Giang, Amanda Atmospheric sciences; Mechanical engineering; Natural environment sciences; Atmospheric Pollutants; Chemical Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Public Policies; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection
Grecov, Dana Rheology, Rheometry, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Liquid Crystals, Biolubricants, Lubricants, Journal Bearings, Multi-Phase Flow, Synovial Joints, Synovial Fluid, Arthrithis, Liquid crystals and nanomaterials, Biofluid Mechanics
Green, Sheldon Fluid Mechanics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; building ventilation; railroads; papermaking
Hodgson, Antony Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Medical or Surgical Robotics, Medical Engineering, Electoral Reform, Single Transferable Vote, STV, Citizens’ Assembly, Fair Voting
Jaiman, Rajeev Mechanical engineering; Bluff-body flows and flow-induced vibration; Computational methods and numerical analysis; Data-driven computing; Flow control and drag reduction; Fluid-structure interaction; Model order reduction; Multiphase Flows
Jelovica, Jasmin Civil engineering; Mechanical engineering; Finite element analysis; Metals and Alloys; Production and Process Optimization; Sandwich structures; Solid Mechanics; Stress Analysis; Structural optimization; Ultimate, fatigue and impact strength; Welding and joining of metals
Jin, Xiao Liang Mechanical engineering; Manufacturing Processes; Solid Mechanics; Machining Mechanics and Dynamics; Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Materials; Material Characterization; Surface Integrity; Vibration Assisted Machining
Kirchen, Patrick Thermochemical Energy Conversion, Combustion, Internal Combustion Engines, Ion Transport Membranes, Emissions, Fuel Injection
Ma, Hongshen Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis
Merida-Donis, Walter Clean energy, Electrochemical energy conversion, Thermodynamics, Low carbon fuels, Fuel cells and hydrogen
Nagamune, Ryozo Control System; Servo-Control; Mechatronics; control engineering; robust control; modeling; wind turbine control; solar themal system control; automotive engine control; optimization
Noh, Minkyun Mechanical engineering; Mechatronics; Control System; Electric and Electronic Systems; Servo-Control; robotics and automation; Instruments; Machinery; Sensors and Devices; Actuators; Bearingless motors; Control; Electric machines and drives; Instrumentation; Magnetic bearings; Magnetic levitation; Mechatronic system design; Precision engineering; Robotics; sensors
Ollivier-Gooch, Carl Mechanical engineering; Numerical analysis; Fluid mechanics; Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools; Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics; Applied Aerodynamics; Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods; Unstructured Mesh Generation
Olson, James Application of Physics and Fluid Mechanics to Problems Associated with the Pulp and Paper Industry, Mechanical Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping
Oxland, Thomas Spinal Cord Injury, Aging Spine, Orthopaedic Implants
Phani, Srikantha Dynamics of multiscale materials, structures and devices, Applied Mechanics, Micromechanics
Ponga de la Torre, Mauricio Spallation in Metals; Sub-linear scaling methods for calculating crystal defects using DFT;
Rogak, Steven Aerosols (their properties, strategies to minimize their creation and reducing aerosol concentrations where people spend most of their time
Rohling, Robert Medical Imaging, Medical Information Systems, Robotics, Interventional Ultrasound, 3D Imaging, Spatial Compounding, Robotic System Calibration, Elastography, BioMEMS, Biomedical Engineering, Medical imaging and information systems, robetics, ultrasound imaging in 2D and 3D, biomedical technologies
Schajer, Gary Full-Field Optical Metrology, X-Ray CT Log Scanning, Industrial Residual Stress Measurements
Stoeber, Boris Microelectromechanical Systems, MEMS, Microfluidics, Sensor Technology, Biomedical Microdevices, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microflow Phenomena, Sensor technology, Integrated microsystems for biomedical applications and for environmental control
Van der Loos, Hendrik Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics
Wu, Lyndia Biomechanical engineering; Biomedical instrumentation (including diagnostics); Biomedical signal processing; Mechanical characterization (including modeling, testing, and monitoring); Injury biomechanics; Soft Tissue Biomechanics; Traumatic Brain Injury; Sleep Biomechanics; Sensors and Instrumentation; Data Mining and Machine Learning; Wearable Sensing
Zimmerman, Naomi development and application of real-world-based tools to quickly and quantitatively assess the impact of our policy and technology decisions on air pollution and climate outcomes, and to use the knowledge gained to support better environmental policy planning; air quality

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Conan Omori

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Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc)

Sakshi Jain

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Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

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