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Astonishing things happen in Professor Purang Abolmaesumi’s research meetings. Each week Purang and his students gather to hear about each others’ research, make suggestions and offer criticisms; this, in itself, is not unique, regular meetings are common in most organizations. What is remarkable is the lateral thinking and truly innovative insights that are generated in these meetings.
Subject: smart grid Campus as a Living Lab allows ECE researchers to use UBC’s infrastructure as a test bed for smart grid technology and makes 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.