Research is the cornerstone of success in business as it is for a successful university. At the School of Engineering, we are motivated by innovation. Our research brings impactful change for our community, our partners and our world.
$ 12,124,074

Research Funding (2020)


Research Projects

100 %

NSERC Discovery Grant success rate

54 %

Papers published in Top 10 Journals (CiteScore)

Research Clusters

For over fifteen years, researchers at the School of Engineering on UBC’s Okanagan campus have been building partnerships to innovate in areas as varied as fuel-cell technology, composite materials, wearable devices, wastewater recovery, microfluidics, industry 4.0, intelligent systems, smart materials, transportation and nano-technologies.

World-class faculty and facilities support many stakeholders in the community including students, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and the general public. Our research has been concentrated into five key research clusters:


Since its start in 2005, the School of Engineering has seen momentous growth in research and teaching infrastructure, as well as in its student body that now is over 1500 undergraduate and graduate students.

The School’s growth—and growing success in research endeavours—would not have been possible without the support of industry.  We welcome new collaborations and inquiries about research partnerships.

For information about research opportunities and collaboration contact Colin Wilson at 250-317-7688 or visit


Downloadable PDF version of a comprehensive listing of UBC Okanagan research clusters and accompanying researchers.


Learn more about the team who empower researchers and collaborators to uncover solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.