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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.
A medical technology invented by UBC faculty receives major funding to scale up production and distribution to the developing world.
Subject: Campus as a Living Lab Alex Tunner, Nobuo Tanaka, Martin Ordonez ECE was pleased to host Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute for Energy Economics, Japan and Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo.
Seyed Mohammad Mirvakili shows a coiled nylon filament (0.8mm in diameter); it is capable of lifting a 2 litre soda bottle. John Madden and team published artificial muscle research in Science! “In terms of the strength and power of the artificial muscle, we found that it can quickly lift weights 100 times heavier than a same-sized human muscle can, in a single contraction,” says Madden. “It also has a higher power output for its weight than that of an automobile combustion engine.”
Many men have received unnecessary radical treatments for prostate cancer, due to unreliable methods for assessing risk and metastasis. Dr. Mehdi Moradi, and Dr. Peter Black at the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, hope to change this. Their latest project, which recently received $100,000 in research funding from CIHR, aims to build a tissue classifier that will enhance the diagnosis and risk assessment of prostate cancer.