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Thurs March 3rd 2016


5pm – 8:30pm


Register at the link below.  

Registration closes on Mon Feb 29th.   


Irving Barber Learning Centre, Victora Theater Room 182.    

1961 East Mall (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


Christopher Bradburne, Senior Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Chris’ professional experience includes academia, industry, and the US defense community, with technical expertise in the fields of molecular biology, nanotechnology, genomics/genetics, personalized medicine, bioinformatics, biodefense, infectious diseases, environmental microbiology, and astrobiology. Chris serves as the Chief Scientist of the National Security Systems Biology Center (NS2BC), in the Asymmetric Operations Sector at the JHU Applied Physics Lab. Chris serves or has served as a research lead for the USAF Personalized Medicine Program, the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research, and many efforts involving genomics of biodefense detection and threat mitigation throughout the DoD. Since 2011, he has led an ongoing astrobiology project with the APL Space Department, seeking to develop an automated platform for microbial DNA sample prep and DNA sequencing, which could be flown on a lander or atmospheric sampling mission. He has been funded through the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and is currently affiliated with the Institute for Planets and Life, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md.

For further information 

Contact Jon Nakane (






Preliminary Schedule

5:00 – 6:45

Student Posters and Dinner

6:45 – 7:15

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

7:15 – 8:00

Invited Speaker  


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

Team# Team Members Project Title, Sponsor
1551 Alan Luk, Derek Chen, Ivan Hsu A mobile app for smart cities (HCT Lab)
1552 Alejandro Baltazar, Chris Lee, Abe Teklemariam, Carly Jones Recovery Monitor for Knee Surgery Patients (ClarisHealthcare)
1553 Alex Gosselin, Alexander Shkuratoff, Yvonne Sun Imaging Experiment (DarkVision)
1554 Andrea Der, Kelvin Ritland ElectroChemoDiffractive Optical Devices (Bizzotto, Whitehead)
1555 Bardia Beigi, Alex Dale Silicon photonics component models for advanced optical communication systems (Chrostowski)
1556 Brandon Stuart, Russell Engebretson, CJ Hendricks, Cyrus Larsen Real-time online helium quality monitoring and response system based on an acoustic gas purity sensor (Macleod Day)
1557 Coery Epp, Teddy Rowan Precision Distance Sensor (Zaber)
1558 Connor Vandenberg Naval Architecture Design (Sailbot)
1559 Darrick Lee, Alex Toews Algorithm Development for Ultrasound-aided Pedicle Screw Insertion Imaging (Self-Sponsored)
1560 Elizabeth Wicks Investigation of Blood Coagulation (Kardium)
1561 Emma Chorlton, Jeff Son Fuel Efficient Carbon Fibre Fat Bike Rims (Supermileage)
1562 Jannicke Pearkes Hunting for ‘Bumps’ in the Dilepton Invariant Mass Spectrum of pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector (Fedorko Gay)
1563 Jesse Swanson, Carlos Larrea, Graham Beales Further Developments in Advanced Battery Management Systems for High Power Lithium Ion Battery Packs (Electra Motor Corp)
1564 John Harvey Automation of Toilet Training for Dairy Cows (Vaughan)
1565 Jordan Austin, Wesley Fritzke, Riley Doering, Rowan Walsh UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems – VTOL Aircraft Design
1566 Jordan Karyanto, Josh Kuo Dog Toy (Self-Sponsored)
1567 Liam Hodgson, Oliver Wolfond Autonomous landing and takeoff of fixed-wing UAVs (Self-Sponsored)
1568 Martin Cross, Alex Wilkinson Gain stabilization of an optical Yb-doped fiber amplifier (Jones)
1569 Matt Grant Design of the ALPHA-g Time Projection Chamber to Probe Antimatter’s Reaction to Gravity (TRIUMF)
1570 Michael Haaf, Ben Krupicz, Jordan Bannister Downsampling a Kinect Datastream (Mitchell)
1571 Pearse Doolin Low-Frequency Digitizer and PLL (Self-Sponsored)
1572 Rey Zeng Fast Contour Matching for JPEG Images (Quartz Imaging)
1573 Ricky Hu, Ranesh Saha Wire Bonded Control Circuits for Multi-Channel Tuning of Photonic Devices (Chrostowski)
1574 Simon Dahonick, Jim Campbell Single Cell Electroporator – Mixed Analog/Digital Circuitry Design and User Interface Development (Sakaki Haas)
1575 Nick Unick Temperature-controlled Furnace for Heat Treating Knives (Self-Sponsored)
1576 Sarah Li, James Liu FPGA-based Control System for Cold Atom Experiments (Madison Yu)
1577 Scott Lawson Ultra-low-resonant frequency passive and active vibration isolator system (MacLeod)
1578 Nik Dhingra, Lucas Porto Carbon nanotube growth using chemical vapour deposition (Nojeh)
1579 Aaron Prosch, Aaron Tsui Braille Watch (Self-Sponsored)




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.