MMRI Newsletter

Wireless oxygen-sensing device for endurance athletes

July 13, 2018

The VO2 Master is the first analyzer ever designed to use the force of human breathing as a passive gas-sampling pump, making it lightweight, portable and easy-to-use.

Could a deadly mushroom help battle cancer?

July 10, 2018

University of British Columbia chemists are working to unleash the cancer fighting potential of Amanita phalloides — a particularly nasty toxic mushroom.

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

July 5, 2018

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy.

Smart stent detects narrowing of arteries

June 23, 2018

A research team at UBC has developed a “smart stent” that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible.

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.

Weaving Body Tissue

New discoveries in tissue engineering present 3-D-printed options for skin, organs, joints and ligaments. School of Engineering researchers are exploring processes to improve patients’ chances for successful tissue transplants.

UBC Okanagan researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality

May 17, 2018

With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking for quick and accurate means of determining the potency and quality of their products.

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.