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Congratulations to the recipient of 2024 Dean’s Awards for Service – EDI

June 27, 2024

Dr. Heather TrajanoDepartment of Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBC Dr. Heather Trajano, Associate Professor, received the Dean’s Faculty Award for Service, specifically for her commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII). Dr. Trajano’s initiatives have significantly advanced the CHBE department’s EDII goals, fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for students and staff alike. […]

Congratulations to the winner of 2024 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

May 7, 2024

Dr. Bhushan GopaluniDepartment of Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBC Prof. Bhushan Gopaluni is an internationally renowned expert in process data analytics. Hepioneered the development and application of computational algorithms that characterize andoptimize complex industrial processes. These algorithms transform vast industrial data intoactionable knowledge. His research enables industries to maintain global competitiveness amidstescalating energy, environment and […]

Congratulations on being named an inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar by ScholarGPS

May 6, 2024

ScholarGPS celebrates Highly Ranked Scholars™ for their exceptional performance in various Fields, Disciplines, and Specialties. Dr. Shahab Sokhansanj’s prolific publication record, the high impact of your work, and the outstanding quality of his scholarly contributions have placed him in the top 0.05% of all scholars worldwide. Listed below is a summary of the areas in […]

CERC members won one of the three awards under Campus as a Living Lab ‘Grand Challenge’:

March 5, 2024

The Campus as a Living Lab ‘Grand Challenge’ called for visionary approaches to how British Columbia and Canada can effectively respond and adapt to the climate emergency.  This year’s competition, attracted faculty and staff from more than 22 academic departments and operational units across UBC Vancouver and Okanagan, resulting in three projects moving forward with […]

UBC A PARTNER ON FOUR NEW INITIATIVES FUNDED BY THE CANADA FIRST RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FUND

May 24, 2023

Dr. Naoko Ellis Co-leading a CFREF Funded project ACCELERATING COMMUNITY ENERGY TRANSFORMATION (ACET) UBC researchers will contribute in multiple ways to ACET’s community-led approach to working with B.C. communities to identify their needs and challenges relating to low-energy transitions.

Faculty of Applied Science News

  • UBC engineering professor researches electric passenger light rail for Okanagan Valley matthew.wattier Wed, 07/10/2024 – 09:06 Engineering A conceptional illustration of the Okanagan Valley Electric Regional Passenger Rail shows the tram running alongside Okanagan Lake. (Credit: Andrew Halfhide) This article originally appeared on UBC Okanagan News. Anyone who has ever been […]
  • UBC Faculty of Applied Science 2024 appointments matthew.wattier Fri, 07/05/2024 – 08:50 Engineering Women in Engineering (Left to right) Drs. Charles Haynes, Sheryl Staub-French and Scott McDougall are continuing on or beginning leadership roles within the Faculty of Applied Science, effective July 1, 2024. This article originally appeared on Three exemplary […]
  • Keep outdoor play spaces cool: the best trees, shrubs and plants for shade matthew.wattier Thu, 07/04/2024 – 09:00 SALA Susan Herrington, a professor at UBC's Faculty of Applied Science and landscape architect, recommends the top trees, shrubs and vines to plant for shade in children's play spaces around BC. (Credit: StellaSalander/AdobeStock) […]
  • UBC mechanical engineering professor appointed to Order of Canada matthew.wattier Tue, 07/02/2024 – 11:32 Awards Engineering Research Excellence Dr. Yusuf Altintas has been recognized as a world leader in his respective fields. (Credit: Kai Jacobson/UBC Mechanical Engineering) This article originally appeared on Dr. Yusuf Altintas, a professor in the Department of […]

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    23

    CERC Special Seminar – Increased Value and Reduced Reliability of Rooftop Solar in a Warming World

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Increased Value and Reduced Reliability of Rooftop Solar in a Warming World July 23, 2024 @ 11:00 AM Location: CHBE Room 202, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver We encourage in person seminar, however, if you can only join online, please sarah@cerc.ubc.ca for the zoom ID. Abstract As global energy systems transition to renewable energy, climate change...

  • Oct
    15

    2nd World Conference on Engineering Thermochemistry

    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Announcement We are glad to announce that the 2nd World Conference on Engineering Thermochemistry (WCETC 2024) will be held on October 15th-18th, 2024 in Vancouver, Canada. On behalf of the WCETC 2024 Organizing Committee, we sincerely invite you to join us in the beautiful City of Vancouver and present your latest work in the field...

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Past Events

  • Feb
    12

    CERC seminar – February 2024

    11:00 am – 12:00:pm

    Combining engineering and energy geography approaches to accelerate renewable energy transitions with the typification of renewable energy clusters February 12, 2024 @ 11:00 AM Abstract The renewable energy transition has societal implications, including opportunities for citizen participation, equity and justice in workforce transitions, and reconciliation. Renewable energy clusters may be one of the drivers of a sustainability transition....

  • Oct
    10

    CERC Seminar – October 2023

    11:00 am – 12:00:pm

    Innovating at Interfaces: Enhancing the Performance and Longevity of Sustainable Energy Systems October 10, 2023 @ 11:00 AM Abstract Interfaces are ubiquitous, and bottlenecks to performance and longevity in sustainable energy systems often occur due to interfacial interactions. These include both electrochemical reactions (e.g., evolution of methane during CO2 electroreduction) and physical interactions (e.g., phase...

  • Sep
    29

    Joint seminar with CHBE – September 2023

    1:00 pm – 2:00:pm

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Commercialization: A Key Piece in the Global Decarbonization Puzzle September 29, 2023 @ 1:00 PM Abstract Many solutions will be needed to decarbonize the global energy sector. Hydrogen is a key piece in the climate solution puzzle, providing zero emissions technology for hard-to-abate sectors, such as heavy-duty transportation. Hydrogen fuel...

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

December 8, 2022

2022: Amandine Drew Evan J. Hansen Samira Shirvani 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 […]

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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Energy literacy: towards a conceptual framework for energy transition

February 10, 2023

Derek Gladwin & Naoko Ellis An article on energy literacy for energy transition, with a focus on building conceptual frameworks for working through energy transition on technical and social levels. This framework may help build the thinking around energy transition, especially when engaging with stakeholders. 

Clean energy strategies and pathways to meet British Columbia’s decarbonization targets

November 25, 2022

British Columbia (BC) recently released the CleanBC policy framework to promote clean energy and mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…….

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 […]