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

UBCO teams with industry to develop next-generation battery

August 21, 2019

Fenix Advanced Materials spearheads high-tech research collaboration.

UBC-developed sensor provides next-generation ice detection

A new sensor, that can detect ice accumulation, might be a game-changer when it comes to airline safety and efficiency.

Clearing an icy windshield is about to get easier

May 8, 2019

Researchers are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.

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.