The Advanced Metals Processing team conducts fundamental and applied research in areas involving advanced metals and alloy systems such as novel steels, magnesium, aluminium and titanium. The team has led multiple national research networks (most recently MagNet) and hosts the Advanced Metals Processing centre of excellence at UBC. Metals Processing is an immense scientific challenge, defined today by our ability to develop the digital models of massively complex physical processes. The research agenda is more urgent than ever before, driven by the imperative to develop lightweight, energy efficient solutions for the automotive and aerospace sectors.
The Advanced Metals Processing research group conducts applied and fundamental research in many areas dealing with advanced metal alloys and their processing. We particularly focus upon light metal alloys intended for critical applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
Key Impact Areas
Hosted by the University of British Columbia, the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) brings together top level basic and applied research groups working in a synergistic manner on leading edge research of materials, devices and processing sciences in a collaborative environment sharing both their expertise and the most advanced research facilities.
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.