Faculty Achievements

November 15, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to Samantha Grist – Killam Doctoral Fellowship

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.

August 25, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

The Academic Entrepreneur

Adjunct Professor Brad Quinton launches his second successful start-up, Invionics

August 11, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Sunlight to Electricity: With a little help from some purple bacteria

Could we efficiently generate electricity through photosynthesis like a plant, store energy organically, use components that do not harm the environment and use up carbon dioxide while doing it? Sounds good but how could we get there? Meet the purple bacteria.

July 29, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Aspect Biosystems: A Vancouver Visionary

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) identified UBC start-up, Aspect Biosystems, as one of three companies that exemplify Vancouver's entrepreneurial buzz. The 3D bioprinting company was chosen because it demonstrates the strength Vancouver businesses derive from combining great ideas with a stable business climate, a first-class education system and a close association with the natural environment. The impact UBC has had on Vancouver's climate of innovation can be seen in how this research, started in ECE’s Walus Lab, has flourished in the last two years.

July 8, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Our new Professor brings ECE a new big data course

According to the ex-CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, “every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until  2003″. Massive amounts of data at our disposal and exponential advances in computing technology enabling us to process it, ushered in the era of “big data”.

July 2, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Re-thinking the AC-DC Balance

Many home electronics, such as your computer, or anything else that uses a battery, run on direct current (DC). These devices use a converter to transform the alternating current (AC) supplied at the wall socket into the DC they need. Big data centers and telecommunications also use DC. The proliferation of these devices has increased global electricity consumption by 27% in the past decade, and DC use is projected to increase even further with the addition of 20 million battery-powered electric vehicles by 2020.

June 24, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Congratulations Roberto and Steve

Big congratulations to Roberto Rosales and Steve Wilton who both received a Dean's Award for Excellence in Service yesterday.

May 13, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Print your own chip in just six weeks: UBC offers first-ever 100% online photonics course

We are on the cusp of revolutionary changes in communication and microsystems technology. Engineers are bringing together photonics (manipulation of information using photons) and electronics (information processing using electrons) on a single platform (silicon). Electronic–photonic circuits will have a huge impact on high-speed communications for mobile devices, optical communications inside computers and in data centres, sensor systems, and medical applications.

April 14, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

New app from UBC research team wins CWTA Connected to the Community Award

Respiration rate is an important diagnostic tool in many serious diseases such as pneumonia. The current, recommended method for measuring respiratory rate is counting breaths for one minute. This method is not efficient in a busy clinical setting.

April 14, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Vijay Bhargava wins Killam Prize for his outstanding contribution to wireless communications

Professor Vijay K. Bhargava has been awarded the 2015 Killam Prize for his achievements in the field of wireless communications.

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