Aerospace and Transportation Materials and Manufacturing (ATMM) Pillar

The Aerospace and Transportation Materials and Manufacturing (ATMM) pillar primarily conducts research in the following areas: additive manufacturing, automation and control for automotive applications, defect characterization of engineering materials via 3D X-ray imaging, multi-phase flow: applications and fundamentals, material joining/welding techniques, mathematical modelling (FEA/CFD) of manufacturing processes, multi-scale modelling of structure-processing-properties relationships, structural health monitoring of processes and structures, thermo-chemo-mechanical characterization of lightweight alloys and composite materials, and thermal management and cooling technologies for power electronics.

Combined bi-axial and shear testing of a woven composite (courtesy of Dr. Ababs Milani).

Creep-induced void nucleation in a ceramic composite (courtesy of Dr. Lukas Bichler).

Three-point bending testing of a sandwich beam (courtesy of Dr. Jasmin Jelovica).


Dr. Warren Poole
Department of Materials Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Program
Vancouver Campus

Dr. Lukas Bichler
Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Okanagan Campus

Cluster News

New technology accelerates the science of deceleration

March 20, 2019

By mixing carbon fibres into polymer-based brakes, researchers were able to design brakes that are self-lubricating.

Innovating real-time automated surveillance

October 17, 2018

UBC researchers are investigating new technologies that are making high-tech surveillance faster and more effective.

Spotting imperfection before it occurs

June 8, 2018

Fusing welding is a generic term for welding processes that rely on melting to join metals with similar compositions.

Researchers improve textile composite manufacturing

May 8, 2018

UBC engineers iron out the wrinkles in producing strong and durable materials.

The dawn of the Learning Factory

May 7, 2018

UBC is developing — in conjunction with the Composites Research Network and its industrial partners — an exciting new initiative to reimagine composites manufacturing for the 21st century, bringing together simulation, sensors and data analytics, and automation.

UBC and Kal Tire research partnership

May 6, 2018

UBC and Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group have formed a research partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in developing technology and innovative solutions for the mining tire industry.