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
Dr. Lukas Bichler
School of Engineering
May 7, 2018UBC 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.
May 6, 2018UBC 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.
April 10, 2018UBC Okanagan researchers are using Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to conduct neutron beam testing to obtain highly accurate direct stress measurements and phase analysis of marine engine prototypes.
February 26, 2018Last year, the Government of Canada launched a new Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) under which it would invest up to $950 million over five years in industry-led consortia “with the greatest potential to energize the economy and become engines of growth.”
February 21, 2018UBCO School of Engineering hosted the "1st Industry 4.0 School and Industry Night" on the 18th and 19th of February 2018 in Kelowna.