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Okanagan Smart Composite Manufacturers, Finalist in OpenCV AI Competition

March 18, 2021

The proposed project aims to develop AI-based image processing unit for real-time detection of wrinkles.

Interview-Keeping up with the charge to develop better batteries

March 16, 2021

UBCO professor works to create safe, energy-dense, renewable batteries.

Sole Canadian Elected to Journal of Membrane Science Editorial Board

March 2, 2021

Assistant Professor Jongho Lee has been selected to join the Journal of Membrane Science Early Career Editorial Board.

UBC Okanagan researches health benefits of levitating blood

March 25, 2020

Floating human plasma helps researchers detect diseases like opioid addiction.

New ‘hyper glue’ formula developed by UBCO and UVic researchers

December 6, 2019

The team of researchers discovered a broadly applicable method of bonding plastics and synthetic fibres.

UBC study finds health isn’t the only issue with bacteria growth

September 28, 2019

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue.

UBC engineers create ways to keep stone waste out of landfills

Using polymers and natural stone slurry waste, researchers are manufacturing eco-friendly stone composites.

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.

New device encases delicate cells into protective microgels

May 8, 2019

A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan takes a big step towards making a device that can encapsulate cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.