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||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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