Opportunities at ATFL UBCO
Here at ATFL, graduate students will get the chance to develop their ideas and apply them to scientific and industrial projects and also be in touch with top reseachers around the world and top companies nationwide. ATFL will provide a challenging and colaborative environment to the graduate students where they can develop their skills.
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Students are encouraged to help in various industry projects and research projects active in the ATFL lab. It is a great opportunity to build work in a research oriented environment for those considering masters or Ph.D programs.
Research at ATFL
The ATFL lab is a thriving research community which focuses mainly on gas sensing. Ph.D, masters and industry projects are all being worked on by the students. Undergraduate students provide assistance to these projects. We always encourage a team environment to tackle our projects and create a friendly and educational work environment.
Undergraduate Work Study
We are actively seeking interested undergraduate students with mechanical, electrical or computer science background to join our team. To apply, fill in our contact form with your details or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breath Analysis - PhD
Working with existing prototypes, lead a team collecting and analyzing breath samples to better understand health and substance related influences on breath composition. This has applications that include detection of diseases (e.g., diabetes) and drug abuse (e.g., cannabis, alcohol). A background in electrical, mechatronics, chemical or mechanical engineering is preferred.
Renewable Energy - PhD
Working with FortisBC, this large collaborative project will focus on assessment and implementation of hydrogen-enriched fuel into existing infrastructure. A large component will be on development of sensors to ensure hydrogen levels maintain a specific ratio within the pipelines and that sufficient mixing has occurred. Prior experience in the natural gas industry as a MASc student is preferred.
Sensor Development - PhD
Develop novel sensors using cutting-edge techniques. Focus will be placed upon designing field effect transistor sensors for lab-on-chip applications.
Water Quality Research - PhD
Working upon previous prototypes, develop a system for monitoring the quality of water sources across various settings. This includes the detection and removal of both chemical and biological contaminants. Backgrounds in chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering preferred.
Machine Learning - PhD
Working with sensor technologies to extract/design features and develop methods to improve prediction accuracy. Backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, computer science, bioinformatics, and data science are preferred.