Master of Applied Science
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.
|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||Solid Mechanics; Adhesion and fracture; Soft materials; Biophysics|
|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||Modelization and Simulation; Software (Tools); Machining and Assembling; Milling; Prototyping; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Geometric Modeling; Multi-Axis CNC Machining; Machining Simulation; 3D Laser Scanning; 3D Printing|
|Frigaard, Ian||Fluid mechanics (visco-plastic fluids)|
|Giang, Amanda||Atmospheric Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Chemical Pollutants; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Public Policies|
|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||Fluid-structure interaction; Computational methods and numerical analysis; Data-driven computing; Model order reduction; Bluff-body flows and flow-induced vibration; Flow control and drag reduction; Multiphase Flows|
|Jelovica, Jasmin||Stress Analysis; Production and Process Optimization; Metals and Alloys; Solid Mechanics; Finite element analysis; Structural optimization; Welding and joining of metals; Sandwich structures; Ultimate, fatigue and impact strength|
|Jin, Xiao Liang||Manufacturing Processes; Solid Mechanics; Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Materials; Vibration Assisted Machining; Machining Mechanics and Dynamics; Surface Integrity; Material Characterization|
|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||Mechatronics; Control System; Electric and Electronic Systems; Servo-Control; Robotics and Automation; Instruments; Machinery; Sensors and Devices; Mechatronic system design; Electric machines and drives; Precision engineering; Magnetic levitation; Magnetic bearings; Bearingless motors; Instrumentation; Robotics; Control; sensors; Actuators|
|Ollivier-Gooch, Carl||Numerical Analysis; Fluid Mechanics; Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools; Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics; Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods; Unstructured Mesh Generation; Applied Aerodynamics|
|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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