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2022 APSC Rising Stars Features CHBE Graduates

2022 APSC Rising Stars Features CHBE Graduates

Congratulations to Paloma, Jessica and Kenechukwu for being selected as one of the 2022 Faculty of Applied Science Rising Stars. The stars of UBC Applied Science are people who are passionate about their chosen field, and those who inspire others by making meaningful contributions to the betterment of society. Read more about their stories here: […]

CHBE Class of 2022 Selects Faculty for Teaching awards

CHBE Class of 2022 Selects Faculty for Teaching awards

Annually, the graduating class from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering selects faculty to receive teaching awards. Faculty members not only provide excellent teaching but also motivate and support students in extracurricular activities and in research. These awards acknowledge excellence in teaching and in assisting students to achieve their potential and their goals. 2021W […]

2022 Academic Awards for Graduating Students

2022 Academic Awards for Graduating Students

Congratulations to all of our graduating students! You all should be extremely proud of completing your engineering undergraduate degree, and we’re all excited to see where life takes you next.   Special congratulations to the following students who have received Academic Awards:  Dean’s Achievement Award in Engineering for May 2022  The students who have demonstrated academic […]

2022 Capstone Awards

2022 Capstone Awards

Congratulations to all CHBE students for completing their Capstone projects this year! You all should be extremely proud of the work that you produced.   The undergraduate programs culminate in a significant student design experience delivered through a Capstone Design course. Students carry out the design and economic assessment of a major, environmentally-sound process in […]

Congratulations to CHBE Class of 2022

Congratulations to CHBE Class of 2022

Congratulations UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering Class of 2022! The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is hosting a reception on Wednesday, June 1st, for those of you who will be graduating this spring! The event will take place in the CHBE Atrium, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m – after the official UBC convocation. We […]

Seminar May 30 – Dr. Fernando Preto

Seminar May 30 – Dr. Fernando Preto

Presented by: China-Canada Bioenergy Network and Clean Energy Research Centre Time & Date: Monday, May 30th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm PDT Location: Zoom Production of Homogenous Pyrolysis Oil from Low Quality Forestry Residues Abstract In general, high single phase liquid products (pyrolysis oil) can be obtained from bark free core wood by fast pyrolysis processes. […]

Accepting Applications to One Year Collaborative PhD Fellowship

Accepting Applications to One Year Collaborative PhD Fellowship

Are you conducting research related to the global climate emergency and/or climate justice? The Collaborative PhD Program for Climate Action is now accepting applications for a one-year fellowship for students to work on multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to climate action. Students in this pilot year, interdisciplinary cohort, will work closely with each other and with […]

Meghan Cooke Wins CEMF Undergraduate Ambassador Award

Meghan Cooke Wins CEMF Undergraduate Ambassador Award

UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering student (CHBE), Meghan Cooke, is the recipient of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) 2022 Rona Hatt Engineering Ambassador Award ! This $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Rona Hatt, an alumna of the UBC Chemical Engineering program and recognized as the first Canadian female chemical engineering graduate. […]

Emily Cranston Receives LeSueur Memorial Award

Emily Cranston Receives LeSueur Memorial Award

CHBE Associate Professor, Emily Cranston, has received the LeSueur Memorial Award from the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) , which was awarded virtually during the Annual SCI Canada Awards Dinner on May 5, 2022. Dr. Cranston received the award, which is given to an individual for the development of technical excellence, for adopting “an innovative […]

CHBE post-doc wins $1M Milestone Award from Elon Musk’s funded XPRIZE Competition

CHBE post-doc wins $1M Milestone Award from Elon Musk’s funded XPRIZE Competition

Takachar, a UBC spin-off company co-founded by CHBE postdoc, Kevin Kung, has won a $1 million Milestone Award in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition, funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation. Dr. Kung, who works as president and chief technical officer of Takachar, and his partner Vidyut Mohan (co-founder and CEO), were previously awarded $250,000 in […]