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Energy monitoring and Sustainable Building Technology and Design
Date Wed March 6th,  2013   Spaces still available, registrations will remain open until event filled.   (Please register below by Friday March 1st.) 
Time 5pm – 9pm
Location Irving Barber Learning Centre, Victora Theater1961 East Mall (click here for parking and directions)
Overview The Engineering Physics Project Fair is a poster session of recent projects by our senior Engineering Physics students, presentations by award-winning student groups, as well as a selection of invited speakers focused on each year’s selected theme.
Invited Speakers

Stephen LaRoy Engineer, Smart Metering and Infrastructure,

BC Hydro

Stephen LaRoy, P.Eng., graduated from UBC with a BASc in Engineering Physics in 2006. After stints volunteering in Burkina Faso and working as a Product Engineer at PMC-Sierra, he started at BC Hydro in the Smart Metering Program in 2008. He has been involved in various aspects of the project, including the oversight of the Smart Metering Lab in 2010. He is currently working as a telecommunications network engineer for the Smart Metering Program, where he is responsible for designing backhaul for meter data using technologies such as WiMAX, public cellular, and satellite

Stefan Storey

Research fellow at Sustainable Building Science Program

UBC Sustainable Building Science Program

Stefan Storey is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability, where he is collaborating with the UBC Sustainability Initiative along with research architects at Perkins+Will. He is co-founder of the LCA Alliance, a life cycle advocacy group at UBC Vancouver. Recently, Stefan joined the UBC Sustainable Building Science Program where he continues his work on life cycle assessment methods to quantify the financial and environmental impacts of commercial buildings.




Spaces still available, registration will remain open until event reaches capacity.Please register by Friday March 1st.
Students in ENPH 459/479 are pre-registered for the event.



For further details, please contact Jon Nakane (  for this or future Engineering Physics events.




Preliminary Schedule

5:00- 6:306:45- 7:007:00- 7:45

7:45 – 8:00

8:00 – 9:00


Student Posters and DinnerStudent Project AwardsFirst Speaker


Second Speaker




Click here for a complete list of this year's ENPH 479 projects » »

ENPH 479 – Projects for 2012-2013

Group# Students Topic
1251 Adrien Emery, Liam Lawson-Tattersall, Craig Reitmeier High Altitude Kite Power (self-sponsored)
1252 Alec Douglas, Daniel Lu, Anson Liang EPIC Wheels (Ian Mitchell, UBC Computer Science)
1253 Yerzhan Nursultanov, Michael Hu Eyestrain Relief Device Project (self-sponsored)
1254 Brad Bycraft, Kyzyl Herzog Magnetic Resonance Imaging Field Stabilizer (Carl Michal, UBC Physics and Astronomy)
1255 Brian Badesso, Robert Barr, Luke Kong Pan & Tilt Drop Camera (Glen Dennison / Chris HarveyClark)
1256 Cody Robson, Ryan Yee, Joel Wiedman An Intravenous Measurement Tool for Drip Chambers in Anesthesiology (Richard Merchant, Royal Columbian Hospital)
1257 John Yuen, Patrick Wong Variable-Blend Biodiesel Dispenser (UBC CHBE Sustainability Club)
1258 Kyle Boone Investigate the Pi-Tau-L Channel in the
Search for Supersymmetry in Events with Three
Leptons and Missing Transverse Momentum with
the ATLAS detector at the LHC (Colin Gay, UBC Physics and Astronomy)
1259 Lara Backer, Sofia Moreno Measuring Statistical Characteristics of Particles on a Liquid Surface when acted on by Capillary Attraction (Bud Homsy, UBC Math)
1260 Michael Caverley, Chris Read, Jeff Lo A Practical Model for Predicting the Effects of Roughness on Waveguides (Lukas Chrostowski, UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering)
1262 Nils Smit-Anseeuw, Aaron Zimmer Manipulator Arm System for Characterizing Large-Area Photosensors (Hirihisa Tanaka, UBC Physics and Astronomy)
1263 Rémy Barois Versatile and Portable G-Code Motion Controller (self-sponsored)
1264 Sean Yang, Freebody Zhang, Kevin Zhou Photoacoustic Tissue Imaging Algorithms (Shuo Tang, UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering)
1265 Tess Peng, Vicky Wang, Jason Niu Robotic Origami (James Olson, UBC Mechanical Engineering)
1266 Tim Kato, Cam Mcleod, Matthew Kutarna Black-Box Identification of Stepper Motors (Zaber Technologies)
1267 Tim Shi, Luke Wang, Fan Zhang Feasability Analysis for Point Light Source MTF (Point Grey Research)
1268 Andrew Strang, Russell Vanderhout Adaptive Endoscope for Underwater Exploration (Jeff Marliave, Vancouver Aquarium)
1269 Alysson Vrielink Beam Bunch Length Measurement Program for the ARIEL e-LINAC (TRIUMF)
1270 Samuel Wu Automated Quality Control Proof-of-Concept for
Boreal Genomics Cartridge Manufacturing (Boreal Genomics)
1272 Tao Wang Front Wheel Removable Electric Bicycle Motor (Andrzej Kotlicki, UBC Physics and Astronomy)





About the Project Fair

The Engineering Physics Project Fair provides a forum for the interchange of ideas and for the reinforcement of technological networks between students and faculty at UBC, local industry, and government support agencies.  The Project Fair brings together participants to review current developments as presented by our invited speakers, as well as being a showcase for the 120 senior Engineering Physics students and the projects undertaken in the Project Laboratory during the past year in an interactive poster session and award-winning student presentations.

Please consider attending and meeting our senior class – this is an opportunity to meet our students in person and to review their project work firsthand.



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