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Looking Down from Above – The business and technology of Satellites and Imaging 


Thurs March 5th 2015


5pm – 9pm


Please register below by Fri Feb 28th.  Registration now closed.  For further information, please contact Jon Nakane


Irving Barber Learning Centre, Victora Theater.    1961 East Mall (click here for parking and directions)


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 Speaker



Alan Thompson, MDA.   Chief Systems Engineer, RADARSAT Constellation Mission.   Alan Thompson is the Chief Systems Engineer on the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), at MDA. RCM is a constellation of three Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites being developed by MDA for the Canadian Space Agency. Alan has worked on RCM since its very beginning as a study in 2003 until the present, where the program is in the manufacturing stage. Alan joined MDA in 1999 to work on RADARSAT-2 as a senior systems engineer. Prior to working at MDA, Alan worked on SAR processing at Array Systems in Toronto. Alan has a Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT (in the field of integral geometry). While his degree was in pure mathematics, the radar imaging systems he currently works on are applications of the types of mathematics he used to study and develop. 



Invited Speaker


Parwant Ghuman,  Chief Technology Officer 3vGeomatics.  Parwant joined 3v Geomatics (3vG) in 2010 after six years as a researcher at MDA R&D.  At 3vG, Parwant focuses on developing image processing technology for measuring millimetre-level movement of the earth from spaceborne radar sensors.  He is the Chief Technology Officer who oversees the implementation and deployment of the algorithms, techniques, and processes that are collaboratively developed within the company. The 3vG team processes radar imagery collected throughout the world, and tackles interesting problems on multiple levels: algorithm development and generality, software acceleration, and system scalability.  We have developed our own hardware cluster comprising compute and storage nodes for processing radar “big data”, and invest significantly in R&D to improve our products.





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Preliminary Schedule

5:00 – 6:30

Student Posters and Dinner

6:30 – 6:45

Intro, Student Project Awards (Nodwell, Auld and Roenitz Prizes)

6:45 – 7:45

First Speaker

7:45 – 8:00   


8:00 – 8:45

Second Speaker




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

Team# Students Project Title Sponsor
1451 Afshin Haidari-Khabaz An Augmented Reality Application for an Archaeological Site Dr. Payam Rahmdel, Dr. Siobhan McElduff, UBC MAGIC
1452 Alex Ariga, Anthony Park, Ryan Callaway A CNC Plasma Cutter Zaber Technologies
1453 Alexander Harmsen, Melissa Liu Collision Avoidance Systems for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Matternet Jason Calaiaro, Matternet
1454 Amit Anand, Michael Ip Thermal Energy Storage Self-Sponsored
1455 Billy Chu Design of a Mini Portable Scanner Using A High-Resolution CMOS Camer Module Self-Sponsored
1456 Dennon Oosterman A Closed-Loop Dimater Feedback Solution for ReDeTec Inc’s ProtoCycler ReDeTec Industries
1457 Evan Cook, Nick Reeves DPSS Laser Stabilization Zaber Technologies
1458 Evan Goodacre IKOMED Actuator Modelling IKOMED Technologies
1459 Firat Nurozler, Nolan Ohmart Data Acquisition Suite for Silicon Photomultipliers Dr. Fabrice Retiere, TRIUMF
1460 Graham Beales, Sean Vanbergen, Steven Dong A High Temperature Heater for the Growth of Oxide Thin Films in Ultra High Vacuum Pinder Dosanjh and Doug Bonn, UBC Physics and Astronomy
1461 Ivan Gourlay Development of an Improved Long-Term Portable Surveilence System for Investigatory Purposes Self-Sponsored
1462 Jackie Chen, Trace Wu An Autonomous Oxygen Sensing System Dr. Karen Cheung, Samantha Grist, UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering
1463 Jacky Chan, Casey Gu Multi-Speckle Dynamic Light Scattering for Platelet Assay Andrew Mahoney and Robert Young,  LightIntegra
1464 Jeff Burton, Blake Raymon, Forrest Paul An Electrical Add-In Suite for AutoDesk Revit 2015 Self-Sponsored / Affiliated with Graham Lovely, MCW
1465 Jeremy Cleveland, Ali Elkholy, Francis McGee Babylonline – Language Learning Chat Software Self-Sponsored  
1466 Josh Amelia, Reid Nielsen, Byron Lewis Ocean Current Meter Glen Dennison
1467 Kyle Demski, Napat Tamisanon, Kelvin Poon Feng Feasibility Testing of a Suction-Based Docking System with Potential Use in Multicopter-Aided Surveillance Self-Sponsored
1468 Lucas Cahill Lesion epithelial thickness mapping for biopsy guidance and margin delineation in oral cancer detection with optical coherence tomography Dr. Anthony Lee, Dr. Pierre Lane, BC Cancer Agency
1469 Marc Lejay, Sagar Malhi Development of a Remote Controlled Syringe Pump Dr. Raymond Tang, Dept Anestesia, Vancouver Coastal Health
1470 Nikita Mouline, Trevor Uittenbosch Aculevel – A solution to Liquid-Gas Measurement Self-Sponsored
1471 Paul Moynihan Comparison of Models for Batched Oil Pipeline Simulation TransCanada Pipelines
1472 Stefan Novakovic, Jeff Taylor Pound-Drever-Hall Servomechanism with an Atomic Reference for Frequency Stabilization of a Master Laser Dr. Kirk Madison, UBC Physics and Astronomy
1473 Talon Chandler, Tavis Pedersen Development of an RF Network Analyzer Dr. Carl Michal, UBC Physics and Astronomy
1474 William Aitchison, Graeme Sutcliffe, Theoren Goosney Aerodynamics Design for the UBC E-Racing Car UBC E-Racing Team
1475 Zendai Kashino, Martin Ho Development of an Automated Work Platform for a Greenhouse Production Labour System Gord Vanderburgt, Bevo Farms
1476 Kevin Venalainen Room Impulse Response Estimation for Synthetic Data Acquisition Microsoft Corp.



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.