📬Current open positions:

Our Lab is pleased to announce two Ph.D. graduate assistant positions with full financial support starting as early as January 2025. Successful candidates will be joining our vibrant team at the Sustainable Built Environment Lab, where we delve into the exciting world of sustainable construction. You’ll have the chance to work closely with the vibrant lab members, focusing on creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) add-in tools and integrating detailed life cycle inventories of modular building supply chains. This research will involve building embodied carbon calculations, BIM programing, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), robust energy simulation tools, zero carbon policies, to develop assessment frameworks considering life cycle energy, carbon, and cost performance.

Application Instructions

Candidates with backgrounds in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants from other majors will also be considered if they demonstrate a strong interest and motivation in the areas of BIM, Circular Engineering for Digital Construction, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment, and Data Analytics for Production and Construction

General Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program typically requires the completion of a thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field. In special circumstances, exceptional students may apply directly to the Ph.D. program after completing an undergraduate degree in engineering or science. Applicants must meet minimum English language requirements, including a TOEFL internet-based score of 100 or an IELTS minimum overall band of 7 (with no less than 6.5 per individual test). Additional admission standards specified by UBC Graduate Studies must also be met. Application Deadline: ASAP. Review of applications will be ongoing.

We look forward to welcoming motivated and talented individuals to join our innovative research team at UBC’s Department of Wood Science

Open positions or projects:

  • Visiting students and scholars
  • PhD students
  • Postdocs
  • Professors interested in visiting SBE for collaborative research

We welcome inspired students and scholars to join our group to push the boundaries of knowledge for sustainable buildings. Please feel free to contact me if you think Sustainable Built Environment Lab could be a good fit for you.
We invite enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our vibrant research community at the Sustainable Built Environment Lab. If you’re passionate about advancing sustainable construction and management, this is the place for you. As a prospective student, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in various areas, including BIM Construction, LCA Sustainability, Wood Products, Zero Energy/Carbon Building, and more.

Application Requirements:

To be part of our research endeavors, prospective students are encouraged to submit the following:

  • CV (Curriculum Vitae):Provide a comprehensive CV outlining your educational background, research experience, publications (if any), and relevant skills.
  • Transcript: Include an academic transcript detailing your coursework, grades, and any relevant academic achievements.
  • Letter of Intent: Write a letter expressing your interest in joining our research lab. Highlight your motivation, research interests, and how your background aligns with our ongoing projects.
  • English Proficiency: your IELTS or TOEFL test scores. As our research involves collaboration and communication, a good command of English is essential.
  • Background Requirements: Prospective students with a background in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or related fields are preferred. A strong foundation in research methodologies, sustainability concepts, and a demonstrated interest in the intersection of technology and the built environment will be advantageous.

To undergraduate students at UBC:

We typically host NSERC USRA students and/or Work-Learn students during the summer. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss the potential research topic(s).
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