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Samantha Grist has been awarded the esteemed Killam Doctoral Fellowship by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are awarded every year to the most exceptional doctoral degree candidates at UBC. The fellowships are the University’s most prestigious merit-based graduate award. Samantha is pursuing her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnoloy.
Subject: smart grid Campus as a Living Lab has allowed ECE researchers to use UBC’s infrastructure as a test bed for smart grid technology and made it easier for ECE to collaborate with industry partners. Canada Research Chair, Professor Ordonez, is employing the Campus as a Living Lab concept as he develops the next generation of power converters.
Professors Vijay Bhargava and Frank Kschischang at the awards celebration on the St Lawrence River The Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research is a career award recognizing distinguished contributions made by an individual in Canada to research in the field of telecommunications.
Aspect Biosystems made it into the top 15 companies in the BCIC New Ventures Competition; one of North America’s largest technology business idea competitions. Early-stage entrepreneurs get support from the BC Innovation Council through education, mentorship, and exposure to help build a successful company while competing to win one of several prize packages.
A publication by Profs. Takahata and Nojeh will be included in this year's addition of the Best of Physica Status Solidi. In this sought-after paper, one of the most accessed in 2013, the research team reports results from integrating a normally open, shape-memory-alloy based MEMS switch with a carbon-nanotube (CNT) forest used as a contact material.