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Professional Programs Celebratory Gala

December 22, 2017
UBC MEL and MHLP Graduation

This year, 57 students in the MEL programs and 10 students in the MHLP program completed their degrees and celebrated their milestone with a memorable gala. From this January on, our students are ready for the job market. Read some of our alumni stories to get impressions of our technically-exceptional and business-ready professionals.

Our MEL and MHLP professionals at a glance:

MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing

The MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing program is designed for engineers who want to advance their careers in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. Participants study advanced engineering technology, compare multi-materials engineering processes and analyze the structure-property-process relationships inside materials manufacturing systems. Our students are instrumental to the research, development, testing and optimization of next-generation manufacturing solutions. Congratulations to:

Kuo Kang (Michael) Fu

Yoonshik Jeffrey Nam

Koen Janssens

Sohreet Rehal

Dominic Mak

Wei-Chieh (Aaron) Wang

Calvina Martin

MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing Graduates
MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing Graduates

MEL in Clean Energy Engineering

The MEL in Clean Energy Engineering program is designed for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to advance their careers in the in-demand field of clean energy. Our students are equipped with a technical and leadership skill set and ready to identify viable energy solutions to minimize environmental impacts. Congratulations to the sustainable visionaries:

Syed Ali Abbas

Joao Airton Monteiro Neto

Muhannad Abi Haidar

Thi Nguyen

Miguel Arias Herrera

Alejandro Ruiz

Swathi Bhat

Razwan Saeed

Claire Cameron

Minoo Shariat-Zadeh

Naoufal Dahbi

Kerry Shaw

Bruce Duong

Manish Soni

Marysol Escamilla

Steve Vogel

Justin Hannon

Ryan Voon

Jennifer Johnson

Dong Wan

Ricardo Limon

Borui Yang

Shelley Metcalfe

Arash Zaree

Colin Mingus
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Clean Energy Engineering Graduates with Program Co-Director Dr. Vladan Prodanovic
MEL in Clean Energy Engineering Graduates with Program Co-Director Dr. Vladan Prodanovic

MEL in Dependable Software Systems

The MEL in Dependable Software Systems program is designed for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas. This program equipped our students with an in-depth knowledge of the principles and techniques for developing dependable systems, including software testing and verification, error-resilient computing, computer security, software processes and project management. Congratulations to the software professionals:

Navdeep Chattha Christian Penarrieta
Krupa Harthi Nicholas Adi Wibowo
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Dependable Software Systems Graduates
MEL in Dependable Software Systems Graduates

MEL in Green Bio-Products

The MEL in Green Bio-Products program is designed to develop highly qualified personnel with the specialized knowledge and practical experience to assume challenging roles in the rapidly evolving lignocellulosic biomass products sector. Our Green Bio-Products students have a comprehensive and integrated understanding of the chemistry and anatomy of the tree and its role as one of the most prolific forms of biomass. In combination with their business management skills, they are valued leaders and specialists in the biomass sector. Congratulations to our students:

 

Subramanian Aiyer Ralohn Hunt
Osama Eltabaa
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Green Bio-Products Graduate with Assistant Director Dr. Nuwan Sella Kapu
MEL in Green Bio-Products Graduate with Assistant Director Dr. Nuwan Sella Kapu

MEL in Integrated Water Management

The MEL in Integrated Water Management has been created to meet industry’s growing need for professionals capable of developing and leading advanced and sustainable water management initiatives. Our students of this cutting-edge degree are able to apply the complex toolset of technical and leadership knowledge involved with water use, treatment, research and protection. Congratulations to our water experts:

 

Amir Assadizadeh Hadi Husaini
Sjoekie Barber Shahram Yarmand
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Integrated Water Management Graduates with Program Co-Directors Dr. Sue Baldwin and Dr. Ziad Shawwash
MEL in Integrated Water Management Graduates with Program Co-Directors Dr. Sue Baldwin and Dr. Ziad Shawwash

MEL in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

The MEL in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program is designed for engineers who want to accelerate their career by leading and supervising teams and managing complex technical projects. The program combines the engineering and physics of ship design with broad business and leadership training. Our students are uniquely equipped with the comprehensive cutting-edge knowledge necessary to excel in the rapidly growing marine sector. Congratulations to:

Rohan Madethatt Connor Maloney
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Graduates with Program Director Jon Mikkelsen
MEL in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Graduates with Program Director Jon Mikkelsen

MEL in Urban Systems

The MEL in Urban Systems is designed to prepare students to assume the professional responsibilities of managing all facets of urban infrastructure systems. The program integrates engineering, urban planning, management and leadership and a strong focus is directed at the planning of community and infrastructure system life cycles. Our students are able to understand and manage the challenges associated with large urban infrastructure systems. Congratulations to the urban systems professionals:

Mohamad Al Balmouni Kevin Chen
Abdulmajeed Alhazmi Seyed Meysam Jazayeri Tehrani
Joan Brink Suma Jose
Kimberly Bueckert Pouyan Keshtkaran
Syed Athar Bukhari Zeshan Nurani
Licelotte Carvajal Jimenez Allen Sebastian
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MEL in Urban Systems Graduates
MEL in Urban Systems Graduates

MHLP in Seniors Care

The MHLP in Seniors Care program is designed to meet the growing need for professionals able to lead, design and deliver comprehensive care and services for seniors. The program maintains a strong focus on organizational models of practice that promote ethical, equitable and socially sustainable policies and practices in seniors care. Our students are prepared to improve patient outcomes and foster the well-being of seniors, in both community and institutional contexts. Congratulations to the 2017 cohort:

Joanne Brown Ian Li
Sarah Chui Ana M. E. Sbardelotto
Chinelo Eze Mary Elizabeth Matthews
Naiyu Fang Marina Sanz Vara
Danielle Just Jade Sol
MEL and MHLP Graduation Gala: MHLP in Seniors Care Graduates with Program Director Dr. Judy Lynam
MHLP in Seniors Care Graduates with Program Director Dr. Judy Lynam