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Dr. Tony Bi Receives BC Bioenergy Sector Award

October 24, 2022

BC Bioenergy Sector Awards 2022 On Thursday, October 20th, 2022, BC Bioenergy Network announced recipients of the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Award during the virtual ceremony. This was the second annual celebration of the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards, the awards were presented for outstanding leadership and contribution to the bioeconomy sector in British Columbia. Congratulations […]

Dr. David Wilkinson Receives Award from the Electrochemical Society

August 2, 2022

CHBE Professor, Associate Head and Canadian Research Chair in Clean Energy and Electrochemical Technologies (Tier 1), David P. Wilkinson, received the Canada Section Electrochemical Award from The Electrochemical Society in June of 2022.

Call for Nomination for John Tiedje Fellowships in Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

May 5, 2022

Deadline: May 30, 2022 Award Amount: $20,000 About the Award John Tiedje was a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UBC who went on to a successful career with Imperial Oil, where he was responsible for developing several new processes for converting petroleum into value-added products. He served as manager of Esso Frances research lab […]

Faculty of Applied Science News

  • New research improves the coolness factor for athletes This article was originally published in UBC Okanagan News. Weekend joggers, competitive athletes and people keeping fit in the gym can say goodbye to sweaty armpits and clingy damp garments after a tough workout. Thanks to a new collaboration with Lululemon, UBC Okanagan […]
  • Unlocking material solutions from nature This article was originally published in The Globe and Mail and was produced by Randall Anthony Communications. Are the solutions we need to address critical issues such as climate change and sustainability already out there in nature, with their potential waiting to be unlocked? This is the question […]
  • Canada Research Chair awarded to UBC Nursing associate professor Dr. Emily Jenkins, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socioecological Approaches to Mental Health and Substance Use. Tier 2 Chairs, which are tenable for five years and renewable once, are […]
  • UBC Okanagan Engineering leads research to explore new net zero home This article originally appeared on UBC Okanagan News. A unique, made-in-Kelowna collaboration to create an energy-efficient, high-performance home is taking the goal to the next level. And that goal is zero. UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College, the Wilden Group, AuthenTech Homes and […]

Upcoming Events

  • Nov
    29

    A novel electroanalytical strategy for the whole-cell analysis of Li-ion batteries

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Abstract Batteries are a cornerstone of the more-electrified energy economy, with steady improvements in performance and cost between 10-20% annually. Part of this improvement is driven by half-cell electrochemical science, but a large part also derives from engineering whole-cells as complex systems. Here we describe a new approach for coupling electroanalytical experiments and physics-based models...

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Past Events

  • Nov
    21

    Textile Composite Electrodes for Wearable Batteries and Beyond

    3:30 pm – 4:30:pm

    Abstract Wearable energy storage devices are indispensable corner stones for future wearable electronics. Current energy storage technologies are based on materials and devices that are rigid, bulky, and heavy, making them difficult to wear. On the other hand, fibers are flexible and lightweight materials that can be assembled into different textiles and have been worn...

  • Nov
    14

    Innovation Separation Technology Makes a major contribution to achieving Carbon Neutral

    3:30 pm – 4:30:pm

    Abstract The energy and chemical industry’s environment has changed dramatically since the Japanese government declared its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 at the end of 2020. New and significant challenges are piling up that cannot be solved by conventional methodologies alone, such as energy reduction throughout the supply chain and value chain, intensive...

  • Jul
    12

    Low-Cost Methods for the Monitoring and Mitigation of Diesel Exhaust Emissions in Environmental Justice Communities in California

    2:00 pm – 3:00:pm

    Abstract Air pollution, specifically that from diesel engine sources near seaports, intermodal rail yards, and other industrial activity, disproportionately exposes non-white and low-income communities to toxic air pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and black carbon (BC), a major portion of diesel particulate matter. Not only do these pollutants negatively impact cardio-vascular and respiratory health,...

2022 PICS Opportunity Projects call for proposals

May 11, 2022

Do you have a high-impact climate solutions research project? PICS’ OPP may be for you You can apply beginning April 28, 2022 to get your high-impact climate solutions proposal funded by the PICS Opportunity Projects Program (OPP). OPP supports new and emerging leaders to pursue bold and impactful climate solutions research. PICS is open to […]

Mitacs Elevate Spring 2022

May 11, 2022

Mitacs Elevate provides critical career and skills training to postdoctoral fellows through real-world collaborations.   This call, we have increased postdoctoral funding from $60,000 per year to $80,000 per year for two-year research projects in key priority sectors. We are accepting proposals in seven thematic areas, including four from last year. The complete list of […]

Discovery Horizons (pilot)

May 11, 2022

We would like to inform you of the Discovery Horizons call for proposals. The Discovery Horizons program provides NSERC’s entry-point to the tri-agency interdisciplinary peer-review mechanism.  The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is June 16, 2022.

Call for Nomination for John Tiedje Fellowships in Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

May 5, 2022

Deadline: May 30, 2022 Award Amount: $20,000 About the Award John Tiedje was a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UBC who went on to a successful career with Imperial Oil, where he was responsible for developing several new processes for converting petroleum into value-added products. He served as manager of Esso Frances research lab […]

Congratulations to the winners of John Tiedje Fellowship in Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

December 4, 2020

2020-2021: Alexandre Babin and Steven Zimmerman 2019-2020: Joseph English and Eric Lee About the Award John Tiedje was a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UBC who went on to a successful career with Imperial Oil, where he was responsible for developing several new processes for converting petroleum into value-added products. He served as […]

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CERC 2021-2022 Annual Report

June 30, 2022

Over the past year, CERC members have collectively made significant progress in research, development and outreach activities even under the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about some highlights from the past year.

WORLD ENERGY TRANSITIONS OUTLOOK 2022

April 28, 2022

the Executive summary (shared by Mr. Wilfried Biya, Permanent Observer of IRENA to the United Nations and Chief of New York Office) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, which was released during the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 29 March 2022. The Report outlines a pathway for the world to […]