Vancouver’s municipal government, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Development Corporation (MST-DC) have signed an agreement to help extend TransLink’s SkyTrain light-rail transit (LRT) network all the way to UBC’s local campus. Following a…
On Jan. 17, the University of British Columbia (UBC) opened the second phase of its revitalized biosciences complex in Vancouver, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSA) with engineering firm Henningson, Durham and Richardson (HDR). The new four-storey east wing and…
Searching for bacterial strains that grow in polluted environments, a team led by chemical engineering assistant professor Vikram Yadav has identified one species that “thrived in this type of environment by eating naphthenic acids.”
The technology can be used in municipal fats, oils and grease (FOG) management programs; it pretreats the FOG breaking it down so its does’t clog pipes, and it can be added to sewage sludge to produce methane from the mix.
A liquid solution containing a metal ion is deposited onto glass, and the transparent film it creates becomes blue when electricity passes through it.
Being called eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC), the material is engineered at the molecular scale to be strong, malleable, and ductile.
Removing all the trees around buildings drove up the building’s energy consumption by as much as 10% in winter and 15% in summer.
Engineering students will be researching and recommending best practices in three areas: transport, clean energy, and big data.