UBC Okanagan Researcher Appointed as new Associate Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre
Clean Energy Research Centre, which encompasses research from across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses of the University of British Columbia, has appointed Kasun Hewage as its newest associate director. Professor Hewage is program coordinator for the civil engineering program at the Okanagan campus of UBC and co-lead of the Project Life Cycle Management Laboratory.
“This appointment means a lot,” says Hewage “not only is it recognition of my research and leadership but it is also a reaffirmation of the research synergies between UBC’s Point Grey and Okanagan campuses.”
Hewage’s role will include shaping and broadening the Centre’s breadth of research. The Centre hosts world-leading researchers who strive to provide safe, widespread and equitable access to sustainable energy. The interdisciplinary Centre brings together innovators from a variety of fields including applied science, science and business; who work collaborative with industry, academia and all levels of government both local and international.
The Centre includes many other School of Engineering researchers.