News and Events

June 28, 2022

Manufacturing Engineering Program receives accreditation from Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board

We are pleased to announce that on June 28th, 2022, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board informed us that the Manufacturing Engineering program at UBCV, including the inaugural graduating class of 2022, has been accredited. The first accreditation period will extend to June 30, 2024, with regular renewal procedures planned to maintain program accreditation for the foreseeable future.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the team for all the hard work that went into achieving this milestone for UBC’s newest engineering program.

 

Warren Poole, Director of Manufacturing Program
Ryozo Nagamune, Associate Director of Manufacturing Program

 


June 1, 2022

First Graduating Class of the Manufacturing Engineering Program

On June 1st, 2022, the class of 2022 became the first to graduate from the manufacturing engineering program. This is an incredible accomplishment for the students and a milestone for the program.

The Manufacturing Engineering program is the first program co-developed and co-launched across both campuses and began accepting students into the 2nd year in September 2019. Since its inception, the program has been working with a vision to develop next-generation engineers who can actively contribute and innovate in the ever-evolving manufacturing space. The graduates are now to translate the learning from the program into the real world and build on this promise. As the first graduating class, they will most definitely be the bar-setter for the future graduates and the pioneers to uphold best practices and UBC engineering values. 

Congratulations to the class of 2022! We wish the graduates great success in the next phase of their life.


May 30, 2022

Dr. Adam Clare Joins the Manufacturing Engineering Program 

 

The Manufacturing Engineering program is pleased to welcome Professor Adam Clare to UBC as a faculty member. Dr. Clare joins the Department of Mechanical Engineering UBC Vancouver to teach in the Manufacturing Engineering program. Dr. Clare joins UBC from the University of Nottingham in the UK, where he was a Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing Engineering (M3), and the Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.

In his research, Professor Clare investigates how non-traditional manufacturing methods can be used to create a desired shape while enhancing material properties and creating new surfaces. This research is aimed at creating new methods and materials for use in fields like aerospace and biomedical engineering, which are continuously developing and often require parts and materials with additional functionality or performance. His work involves electrical discharge machining, electron beam melting, laser processing of materials, process monitoring and control, joining technologies, electrolyte jet machining, and additive manufacturing techniques.

Bridging research and application, Dr. Clare serves as Director and Scientific Advisor to Texture Jet Ltd. and Scintam Engineering Ltd., which uses the findings of his research to develop new technologies for industry. He also contributes as an editor to several publications: the Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Precision Engineering, Manufacturing Letters, as well as the International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. Dr. Clare is currently President of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU).

We are excited for Dr. Clare to join UBC as a faculty member in the summer of 2022, and our research and teaching community!

 


February 16, 2022

Upcoming Seminar: Breaking Stereotypes

Speaker: Courtney Mandock, Boeing Winnipeg

Time and date: 9:00 – 10:00 am, March 8, 2022

Location: Hosted on Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/68604607211 

 

Courtney is passionate about breaking stereotypes in all areas of her life. As a former Canadian title holder, a female engineer in training, and a mental health advocate, she knows stereotypes intimately and is breaking them daily.

In 2019, Courtney won the national title of Miss Intercontinental Canada and represented Canada at the Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Egypt later that year. She is a manufacturing EIT at Boeing Winnipeg Canada, having graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor in Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering. She is also a mental health advocate, having experienced depression and anxiety while she was working towards her degree.

Courtney doesn’t let stereotypes define her. Her career, her personal life, and her passions would be severely limited if she let society’s labels dictate who she is or what she could do.

 


February 10, 2022

DR. ALTINTAS ELECTED MEMBER OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING AND ACATECH

Mechanical Engineering Professor Yusuf Altintas has recently been elected a Member of two prestigious engineering organizations, the US’ National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and German National Academy of Science and Engineering, ACATECH.

Dr. Altintas’ membership in the NAE recognizes his leadership in the field of “metal-cutting mechanics and machine tool systems research and industry applications.” The NAE is part of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It has 2698 members of which Dr. Altintas joins as one of the 22 international member elected this year. NAE has a total of 310 international members to be recognized with this prestigious honor.

Membership in the NAE recognizes the contributions of outstanding engineers who have impacted their field through:

…engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,…the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.

The German academy, ACATECH brings together expertise from various science and engineering fields. With about 600 members, Dr. Altintas appears to be the first member of ACATECH from Canada.

At UBC’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Altintas is the NSERC–P&WC-Sandvik Coromant Industrial Research Chair, where he conducts research on the development of digital model of machining physics integrated with the machine tool’s structural dynamics and computer controller. His publications received about 34,500 citations with an h index (a rating of a scholar’s impact) of 96 on Google Scholar, and his digital manufacturing technology is used by more than 300 companies in aerospace, machine tool, and machining industry globally. He is also the founding coordinator of the Department’s highly-sought after undergraduate Mechatronics Option and is one of the founders of UBC’s new Manufacturing Engineering program in 2019.

 


 

November 25, 2021

Two UBC Engineering professors, Dr. Amanda Clifford, MANU and Dr. Edouard Asselin, MTRL have teamed up to investigate the use of copper as an antimicrobial material for public surfaces like door knobs and hand rails with the importance of a manufacturing technique to scale up manufacturing. 

Read the full article here:

https://apsc.ubc.ca/news/2021/powerful-new-antibacterial-coating-to-be-developed-ubc-engineering-researchers

And watch a video overview here: