Research

We develop novel mechatronic solutions via synergetic integration of electromechanics, control, instrumentation, and mechanical design. The areas of our research interest include:

  • Mechatronics system design
  • Control, instrumentation, and robotics
  • Precision engineering
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Electric machines and drives
  • Magnetic levitation, magnetic bearings, and bearingless motors
  • Biomedical devices
  • Advanced manufacturing systems

Graduate Research Opportunities

We welcome PhD, MASc, and MEng students enthusiastic about research in advanced mechatronic systems. To start a discussion, please send an email to Dr. Noh with the following information attached as PDF files (UBC does not recommend to click links in external emails).

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcripts (BS, MS)
  3. A brief statement of research experience and interests (1-2 page)

From the document 3,

  • I would like to hear your hands-on research experience.
  • If possible, please include pictures of the hardware you built.
  • I would like to hear which topics of my past research interest you the most, and in what aspects.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We welcome undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience in advanced mechatronic systems. UBC’s support programs for undergraduate research include

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards
  • Work Learn Undergraduate Research Awards
  • Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards

More information is available in this webpage. Please contact to Dr. Noh for potential opportunities.


Current Projects

  • Design and control of high-speed bearingless motors
  • Condition monitoring of mechanical pulp refiners
  • Metal 3-D printing system using direct laser deposition

Past Projects

  • LIGO active wavefront control
  • Bearingless blood pumps for life support
  • Dipole-magnet reaction spheres for satellite attitude control
  • Less-invasive correction of long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA)
  • Flea-inspired jumping robot