MURPH funds our anti-mosquito paint project!

Our collaborative work with Dr. Rheault recently received funding from the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) program. MURPH is supporting two excellent undergraduate students, Helena Nunes and Giulia Rossi, on our project developing anti-mosquito paint for malaria prevention. Welcome to the group! Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH)

COMFORTS Media Coverage

Global News did a story on the COMFORTS project: very impactful work!   ‘It could help save their lives,’ B.C. university helping develop new, high-tech body armour

The OPERA Lab receives $1.5M to improve the comfort of soldiers

The OPERA Lab receives $1.5M to improve the comfort of soldiers

The Government of Canada announced today that UBCO has been awarded $1.5M to develop more comfortable gear for the Canadian military. Dr. Golovin is leading the Comfort Optimized Materials For Operational Resilience, Thermal-transport, and Survivability (COMFORTS) Micro-network! GoC official release UBC Media release Prof. Golovin explaining to MP Stephen Fuhr how athletic apparel companies and […]

New PhD students!

The OPERA Lab welcomes two new PhD students, Sonia and Mohammad. Glad to have both of you here!

Dr. Golovin was featured in Trek Magazine

Prof. Golovin was featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Trek Magazine. Check out Engineering at the Edge!

NPU visiting students

NPU visiting students

UBCO had the pleasure of hosting 30 students from Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an, China. Six students were interested in the OPERA lab and spent a few weeks  getting a taste of OPERA research. A great experience overall and we hope to see them soon here as graduate students!

Dr. Zhao joins OPERA

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Xiaoxiao Zhao from LSU. Dr. Zhao brings us his expertise on superhydrophobic surface development and microfluidics. Welcome to the group!

New Publication!

Kiana and Ben’s publication on a new type of ice sensor is published in Sensors & Actuators B. Chemical! These new sensors offer a precise and sensitive method for tracking ice buildup on surfaces like airplane wings or engines. Awesome work! Check it out here.

DiscoverE 2019 is a hit!

We hosted high school students once again for a day of Materials Engineering, as part of the DiscoverE program. Once again the students developed superhydrophobic fabrics capable of repelling chocolate syrup. A day of excitement, fun, and learning was had by all. I hope to see many of those faces in my classes in the […]

Reeghan joins OPERA

Reeghan Osmond is the latest member to join OPERA, from BCIT. Welcome Reeghan!