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.
If you are interested in joining iREACH, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, please contact Dr. Zimmerman. We anticipate that we will take 1-2 undergraduate students in Summer 2019, and 1 MASc or PhD student in September 2019. Exceptional students who wish to apply in conjunction with fellowship applications (e.g. NSERC CGS/PGS) are especially encouraged to apply. For all student application inquiries, please put the phrase “Inquiry Re: Graduate Student Application, iREACH Labs” in the subject line. 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.