German-Canadian Scientific Cooperation DLR @ UBC

DLR@UBC Enlarge image Consul General Josef Beck, UBC Vice President Research Dr. Helen Burt (© Iain Evans) The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and The University of British Columbia (UBC) started on September 2016 an important cooperation on Materials and structures for global mobility. DLR Chairwoman Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund and the President of UBC Prof. Santa Ono decided at a meeting in Vancouver on 31 March 2017 to further extend and intensify this important cooperation. They also agreed to promote the transfer of technology and exchange with industrial companies in our two countries and integrate them into the initiative. Prof. Santa Ono confirmed his enthusiasm for the cooperation and promised to be very active in supporting it.

In addition to a joint doctoral program and joint appointments, new topics will be added. This includes research on sustainable engines for aircraft with a special focus on components, combustion processes and the use of biofuels - as well as the topics of digitization, augmented reality, big data and quantum computers. In addition, further UBC connection offices will be opened at the DLR locations.

Scientific and technological cooperation is a centerpiece of German-Canadian cooperation. The important new cooperation between such prominent partners like the German Aerospace Center and UBC confirm this fact.

Currently involved are from DLR the two Stuttgart-based institutes for industrial design and structural technology, as well as for vehicle concepts and the Institute for Fiber Composite Structures and Adaptronics, based in Braunschweig. On the Canadian side, the two UBC departments for mechanical engineering and materials engineering in the Faculty of Applied Sciences participate in the cooperation. DLR@UBC Enlarge image Prof. Dr. Heinz Voggenreiter, Head of Institute, DLR (© Iain Evans)

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