March 2017

UBC Engineering Research Night

Organized by the APEGBC Okanagan Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected]
Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Engineering, Management and Education - EME 1151, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 1137 Alumni Avenue, Kelowna, BC
Presenter: Dr. Liwei Wang
Assistant Professor, UBC School of Engineering

Dr. Jian Liu
Assistant Professor, UBC School of Engineering

Dr. Shahria Alam, P.Eng.
Associate Professor, UBC School of Engineering
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members and Guests Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Pizza and beverages are provided.
Contact: Okanagan Branch
[email protected]
Important Dates: Please register by March 5, 2017.
Ever wonder about the research projects that are happening here in the Okanagan? Then join us for three exciting research seminars from the Okanagan School of Engineering at UBC as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) 2017.

The three researchers will be talking about their recent research projects, lab facilities, and latest discoveries in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. Please read below for more details.

This event is sponsored by UBC School of Engineering. Therefore, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the APEGBC Okanagan Branch’s Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded annually to recognize the excellence of 4th year engineering and geoscience students at UBC Okanagan Campus.


Dr. Wang 

Voltage-Source-Converter (VSC) Based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission System for Large-Scale Renewable Energy Integration

An overview of the Voltage-Source-Converter (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technologies and their recent applications in many renewable energy integration projects will be presented. The research efforts and lab facility by the Power and Energy Research Group in the Okanagan School of Engineering will also be introduced.

Dr. Liu 

Development of Advanced Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage

A discussion of the state-of-the-art development and key findings in the design of advanced nanomaterials for enabling lithium-ion batteries and next-generation batteries as efficient energy storage technologies for a variety of emerging applications, including electric vehicles, flexible and wearable devices, and grid storage.

Dr. Alam, P.Eng.

Smart Infrastructre for Safer Communities

Shape memory alloy (SMA) is a special kind of material that can undergo large deformations and return to their undeformed shape This presentation focuses on various applications and design alternatives by utilizing SMAs for strengthening, repairing and prestressing applications, and the development of kernel components for seismic devices such as dampers and isolators. 


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