In their labs and with their partner institutes and industries, UBC researchers are at the leading edge of a global materials revolution that is transforming electronics, communications, alternative energy, medicine and more.
Our researchers are creating the world’s lightest and strongest composite materials and metals. They are developing nanomaterials capable of everything from diagnosing illnesses to cleaning up the environment.
And they are designing materials for previously unimaginable products such as portable MRI machines and even levitating cars.
Fast Facts + Milestones
2015 UBC Quantum Matter Institute a first recipient of Canada First Research Excellence Fund More
2013 UBC researchers publish possible secret to superconductivity in Science More
2012 UBC becomes host institution for new Composites Research Network More
2010 Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials opens, one of only three Max Planck institutions in the world More