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AMPEL – New Director Search

      Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory  DIRECTOR    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, seeks outstanding internal UBC candidates for the position of Director of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL). AMPEL was created as a result of the late Professor Brimacombe’s vision to build a facility to house […]

AMPEL & The Brimacombe Extension - New Entrance

AMPEL & The Brimacombe Building Expansion!

As illustrated in the accompanying photographs, the east end of the original Brimacombe Building has now a brand new four story-plus-basement wing connected to it on the east end, running along East Mall.   Approximately 2/3 of the new laboratory and office space will house existing and soon-to-be hired SBQMI faculty members’ groups, with the […]

Mirza Saquib Sarwar

Research Development – Toward Foldable Touchscreens

Bend, Stretch, and Touch: Locating a finger on an actively deformed transparent sensor array UBC team leader Prof. John Madden and PhD Student Mirza Saquib Sarwar, have recently developed a foldable transparent material sensor, based on ion-containing hydrogel electrodes.   The development of bendable, stretchable, and transparent touch sensors is an emerging technological goal in […]

AMPEL and UBC to host PCAMM 2016

Saturday December 10, 2016 – 2020/2030 Kaiser Building at UBC (map) The Pacific Centre for Advanced Materials and Microstructures (PCAMM) brings together world-class expertise and sophisticated materials research infrastructure at The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and The University of Victoria.  This collaborative venture seeks to ensure that developments in materials growth, fabrication, […]

International Workshop on Laser Ultrasonics for Metallurgy Returns to UBC

International Workshop on Laser Ultrasonics for Metallurgy Returns to UBC

  In 2013, UBC Materials Engineering and the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering (CMPE) hosted the first ever International Workshop on Laser Ultrasonics for Metallurgy.  This event attracted several researchers and industrial partners around the world to learn more about this technology and its possible application. The 2nd International Workshop on Laser Ultrasonics for Metallurgy […]

AMPEL Founder Keith Brimacombe Elected to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Professor Keith Brimacombe was a teacher and leader who advocated university-industry partnerships and interdisciplinary research.  His efforts had a profound impact on metallurgical engineering, and through his career he carried a vision of a multidisciplinary facility for “processing that cuts across the entire spectrum of metals and materials‘ and ‘tools of process engineering that will […]

AMPEL to host UBC Year of Light Celebration

As part of the UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy’s Year of Light celebrations, AMPEL will be hosting tours of its light-related labs on Saturday, October 17.  In addition, AMPEL Faculty members will be presenting talks on a variety of light-related subjects, including the use of Light for Communications, and the development of Quantum Optical […]

Dr. Dan Bizzotto wins Prix Jacques Taccusel

AMPEL Faculty and Executive Committee member Dan Bizzotto has been awarded the Prix Jacques Taccusel Congratulations Dan!

AMPEL marked our 20th anniversary celebration of innovation and collaboration on May 29 with Synergy Day 2015.

SYNERGY DAY 2015 Highlights

See All Synergy Day 2015 Abstracts AMPEL marked our 20th anniversary celebration of innovation and collaboration on May 29 with Synergy Day 2015.  Over 40 abstracts were submitted as poster presentations and “Rapid Fire Research” talks, with the best abstracts judged to be: Best “Rapid Fire Research” Talk: Mohammad Ali Mahmouzadeh, Ashwin R. Usagaocar and […]

AMPEL QMI Extension Construction Updates

Updates for construction of the AMPEL/QMI Extension, including anticipated disruptions, can be found here: 16-03-05 Look Ahead Schedule