The iREACH Lab, headed by Professor Naomi Zimmerman, is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The iREACH Lab conducts research on the development and application of real-world-based tools to quickly and quantitatively assess the impact of our policy and technology decisions on air pollution and climate outcomes. The knowledge gained is then generalized using techniques such as Land Use Regressions and other data mining tools to support better environment and energy policy planning and reduce exposure risk. Our work involves interdisciplinary teams and collaborations with a range of relevant stakeholders, including colleagues in other departments at UBC (e.g., Liu Institute, IRES), non-profits, and regulatory agencies.
Opportunities: If you are interested in joining iREACH, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, please email Dr. Zimmerman. For all student application inquiries, please put the phrase “Inquiry Re: Graduate Student Application, iREACH Labs” in the subject line. Due to fluctuating funding availability, supervisory constraints and the volume of inquiries received, we will prioritize responding to inquiries that follow the above instructions, and where there is a good alignment between our interests.
Expected Response Time: If you have followed the above instructions and have not received a reply within two weeks, please send a follow up email. We will endeavour to get back to those who have followed the above guidelines within this time frame.
The iREACH Lab encourages applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
MECH410U: Air Pollution, Technology and Society (open to Faculty of Science and Faculty of Applied Science)
MECH431: Engineering Economics (open to Faculty of Applied Science only)