March 2019

Research Seminar #2: March 13

Organized by the Vancouver Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. There is a limited amount of tickets available at the door. For more information, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
7:00 PM: Research Presentations
8:00 PM: Keynote Presentation
8:25 PM: Networking
9.00 PM: Closing

Refreshment will be served.  

Dress code: Business casual.
Location: Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12 Ave (Main Floor - Town Hall Room Number 110), Vancouver, BC

Various Presenters

Please click on the 'Read More' button below for additional details regarding presenters and their presentation topics.

Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Non-Member Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Student Member Price: $4.76 + GST = $5.00

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Monday, March 11, 2019.
The Vancouver Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC would like to invite everyone to their “Research Seminar #2” event taking place on March 13, 2019, at the Vancouver City Hall between 6.30 PM-9:00 PM. There will be a networking session with refreshments, a series of short, 5-minute research presentations from five selected researchers, followed by a keynote presentation from Olav Mejia, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Principal Process Engineer with Allnorth Consultants. Selected researchers will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Vancouver Branch and a chance to be recognized inside our branch newsletter after the event.

Since refreshments will be served, please RSVP by registering online in advance.

Please read more below for additional event details.


  • Ali Cherom Kheirabadi, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, UBC

Title: “Increasing the Efficiency of Floating Offshore Wind Farms Using Wind Farm Control”

  • Yun-Han Huang, PhD Student, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBC

Title: “Study of the Micromechanical Properties of Gellan Gum Capsules with a Cantilevered-Capillary Force Apparatus”

  • Sina Nezafatkhah, MASc Student. Mechanical Engineering, UBC

Title: “An Exploratory Analysis of Natural Weathering in Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) and Degradation of Their Mechanical Properties”

  • Gurupraveen Ramanathan, MASc Student, Mining Engineering, UBC

Title: “Process Optimization and Scale-up of Jet Mills for the Metallurgical Powder Production”

  • Yang Xu, PhD Student, Minerals Processing, UBC

Title: “A logistics Regression Classifier Optimized by Principal Component Analysis Algorithm for Copper Ore Sorting by XRF Sensor”

Keynote Presenter

Olav Mejia, MASc, P.Eng.

Principal Process Engineer
Allnorth Consultants

Keynote Presentation: “The Engineering Design Process – Mineral Processing"

Olav Mejia is a chemical engineer and holds a master's degree in mineral processing from the University of British Columbia. He is a Principal Mineral Process Engineer with 25 years of international experience in metallurgy, mineral processing, project management, and EPCM projects. Olav was director of mineral processing for Hatch and HMR technology in Canada. He worked for Newmont in USA and at Yanacocha gold Mine in Peru. Olav was the recipient of the 2013 CEEC (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) Medal award in Canada, which recognizes the contribution of outstanding research and fieldwork on beneficial strategies for eco-efficient comminution.

Olav’s mineral processing expertise, his innovation strategies and cost reduction improvements ensures value added delivery on all of his projects.



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