Director’s Message


Welcome to the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) website.

AMPEL is the primary research home for approximately 20 UBC faculty members from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy. We are also home to some key materials-related facilities used by a broader range of researchers from UBC and beyond. These include the Surface and Interface Analysis Laboratory, a High Head Laboratory, a Nano/Microfabrication Facility, and a recently completed Laboratory for Atomic Imaging.

Our researchers include the leaders of:

i) major industrial consortia (the Composites Research Network and the MagNet Research Network) who work on state-of-the-art industrial materials used in the aerospace and automotive industry.

ii) major international research partnerships (the Quantum Matter Institute’s association with the Max Planck Institutes in Germany) who focus on exotic new electronic and magnetic materials that could be important for future technologies based on quantum mechanics.

iii) major national training programs in the burgeoning field of Silicon Photonics.

I invite you to explore the various links on this site to learn more about the exciting science and engineering activities that our researchers are carrying out in this highly interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. I likewise encourage you to keep in touch with the latest news, and to contact us if you are interested in learning more about our work, in joining us, or in exploring potential collaborative projects.

Jeff F. Young, PhD, PEng
Director, AMPEL