Faculty Achievements

May 27, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Lukas Chrostowski receives the UBC Killam Teaching Prize

In honour of his outstanding contribution to ECE’s curriculum and his dedication to enriching learning experiences, Professor Lukas Chrostowski received the UBC Killam Teaching Prize today.

April 22, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Takahata and Nojeh included in Best of Physica Status Solidi 2014

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.

April 1, 2014 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Who owns a 100 year-old car? Dr. Ordonez speaks to our energy challenges during CRC announcement

Subject:  smart grid Prof. Ordonez speaks to The Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay during a tour of the Alpha Power Lab, photo: Rich Lam

March 11, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

LionsGate receives major funding to increase production/distribution

A medical technology invented by UBC faculty receives major funding to scale up production and distribution to the developing world.

March 4, 2014 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Nobuo Tanaka visits UBC's Alpha Lab

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.   

February 26, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Scientists create powerful artificial muscle with fishing line

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.”

February 12, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

CIHR Funding Helps Improve Lives of Cancer Patients

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.

February 4, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

UBC Killam Research Prize goes to Purang Abolmaesumi

Prof. Purang Abolmaesumi is a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, and member of ECE's Robotics and Control Laboratory. The Killam Prize will support his on-going research in computer-assisted surgery, image-guided therapy and medical image analysis. Prof. Abolmaesumi's work has had a significant impact in several biomedical areas. His contributions to ultrasound image calibration, ultrasound-guided interventions, cancer diagnosis and treatment, image segmentation and image registration are used globally at leading research institutions.

January 9, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

NSERC Strategic Network and Project Grants Announced by Minister Rickford

Professor Peyman Servati, NSERC Chief Operating Officer Janet Walden, Vice President Research and International John Hepburn, Minister of State for Science and Technology Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South Wai Young, and President Stephen Toope. Photo by Darryl Dyck, Canadian Press

January 7, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Advances in microneedle research

Painful injections may become a thing of the past. A team of researchers at Dr. Stoeber’s lab is looking towards a future where microneedles will completely replace hypodermic needles. A microneedle patch delivers medicine just below the skin surface removing the fear and discomfort of injections. In the video, PhD student Iman Mansoor explains just how painless microneedles are, and the process behind its cost effective fabrication.

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