MMRI Newsletter

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.

Colour from colourless droplets

March 4, 2019

A News and Views piece in Nature by Dr. Kenneth Chau, School of Engineering, describing an exciting breakthrough in colouration.

UBC researchers develop high-level gas detection system

A new gas detector enables highly accurate odour analysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the ‘artificial nose.’

Inexpensive biosensor provides instant and accurate results

December 5, 2018

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

Innovating real-time automated surveillance

October 17, 2018

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

Artificial anti-oxidant may be the next go-to supplement

September 19, 2018

Researchers have discovered that an artificial anti-oxidant is up to 100 times more powerful than nature’s best and could help counteract everything.

UBC Okanagan researchers shine a light on 150-year old mystery

August 24, 2018

The exact nature of how light interacts with matter has remained a mystery for close to 150 years. New research from UBC’s Okanagan campus may have uncovered the keys to one of the darkest secrets of light.

Role of boundary conditions in determining cell alignment in response to stretch

August 20, 2018

Mattia Bacca explores the alignment responses of cells subjected to cyclic stretch in 3D gels.

UBC researchers uncover new ways to reduce opioid abuse

August 3, 2018

New research at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and the University of Texas is exploring the role nanotechnologies can play to reduce opioid abuse.

UBC Okanagan research makes boating more efficient

July 19, 2018

Boats that travel through the water, but don’t get wet. That’s the idea behind new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that aims to make boats more efficient by creating superhydrophobic—or extremely water-repellent—surfaces.