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

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.

Using the power of neutrons to build lighter and more efficient marine engines

April 10, 2018

UBC 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.

APSC to participate in $950 million federal “innovation supercluster” initiative

February 26, 2018

Last 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.”

UBC hosted the Industry 4.0 School and Industry Night

February 21, 2018

UBCO School of Engineering hosted the "1st Industry 4.0 School and Industry Night" on the 18th and 19th of February 2018 in Kelowna.