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School of Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science
University of British Columbia Okanagan
EME4242 – 1137 Alumni Ave
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Canada

Tel: 250 807 8723
Fax: 250 807 9850
Email: engineering.okanagan@ubc.ca

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Morad Abdelaziz | Assistant Professor | Electrical | morad.abdelaziz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8506 | EME3213

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Smart grids; Power Systems operation and decarbonization; Electrification of the transportation system; Electric vehicles charging infrastructure; High Performance Computing
Courses & Teaching: APSC 179: Linear Algebra (F2018, F2019) ENGR 350: Linear Circuit Theory (F2019, F2020) ENGR 455: Power System Analysis and Design (W2020, W2021) APSC 541: Distributed Power Generation (W2019, W2010)
Bora Acun | Lab Tech V | Civil, Engineering, School of Engineering | bora.acun@ubc.ca | 250.807.8819 | EEM0215
Ahmad Al-Dabbagh | Assistant Professor | Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing | ahmad.aldabbagh@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Networked control systems; fault diagnosis; cyber security; event-triggered communication and control; process monitoring and control; alarm systems
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 453 Internet of Things
Shahria Alam | Professor | Civil | shahria.alam@ubc.ca | 250.807.9397 | EME4211

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Smart materials; Seismic rehabilitation of steel, concrete, masonry; Seismic analysis and building design
Courses & Teaching: Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings; Bridge Engineering; Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings; Finite Element Analysis; Prestressed Concrete
Mohammad Arjmand | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | mohammad.arjmand@ubc.ca | 250.807.9134 | EME 3207

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Synthesis of Multifunctional Conductive and Magnetic Nanomaterials; Polymer Processing and Forming; Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites; Gas Sensors; 3D Printed Polymer Nanocomposites
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 469: Polymer Engineering; ENGR 598: Advanced Polymer Science and Engineering; APSC 258: Applications of Engineering Design
Lukas Bichler | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Manufacturing | lukas.bichler@ubc.ca | 250.807.8816 | EME4223

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Advanced characterization of materials; New alloy development; Manufacturing processes
Courses & Teaching: Manufacturing processes; Fundamental and advanced topics in materials science; Professional development (law and ethics for engineers)
Durwin Bossy | Journeyman Red Seal Machinist / Mechanic | School of Engineering | durwin.bossy@ubc.ca | 250.807.8279 | EME 0216A
John Alan Brereton | Lecturer | Civil | jbrereto@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8570 | EME3227
Research Interests: Thermodynamics; Construction engineering & management; Solid waste engineering
Joshua Brinkerhoff | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | joshua.brinkerhoff@ubc.ca | 250.807.8238 | EME4217

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Laminar-to-turbulent transition; Turbomachinery in the LNG industry; Multiphase turbulent flows; Air quality simulation; Biofluid mechanics
Courses & Teaching: Mechanics of materials; Alternative energy systems; Turbulence; Computational fluid dynamics; Aircraft conceptual design & aerodynamics
Yang Cao | Professor of Teaching | Mechanical | yang.cao@ubc.ca | 250.807.9643 | EME4235
Research Interests: Reconfigurable control of robots; Supervisory control switching; Precision mechatronic system
Courses & Teaching: System Dynamics (APSC246); Engineering Analysis III (APSC248); Instrumentation and Data Analysis (APSC254); Design of Machine Elements (ENGR380); Digital Control (ENGR487/587); Robot Modeling and Control (ENGR486/586)
Anas Chaaban | Assistant Professor | Applied Science, Electrical, School of Engineering | anas.chaaban@ubc.ca | 250.807.9112 | EME 3215

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Network Information Theory; Interference Mitigation; Wireless Communications; Optical Wireless Communications; Coding Theory
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 562 Information Theory (2019); ENGR 463 Communication Networks (2018-2020 Term 1); ENGR 418/518 Applied Machine Learning for Engineers (2020 Term 1); APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation (2017-2020 Term 2); APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II (2018-2019 Term 2)
Sam Charles | Communications Manager | School of Engineering | sam.charles@ubc.ca | 250.807.8136 | EME3251
Kenneth Chau | Associate Professor | Electrical | Kenneth.Chau@ubc.ca | 250.807.8646 | EME4231

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Nanophotonics; Microscopy; Optical sensors
Courses & Teaching: Calculus; Electromagnetics; Computational Electrodynamics, Entrepreneurship
Julian Cheng | Professor | Electrical | julian.cheng@ubc.ca | 250.807.8800 | EME4277

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Wireless Digital Communications Theory; Optical Wireless Communications Theory; 5G Wireless Networks and Beyond; Quantum Information Processing and Communications; Machine Learning and Deep Learning; Wireless Location Technology
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 350 Linear Circuit Theory (2011, 2012); ENGR 361 Signals and Communication Systems (2019); ENGR 460 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2018); ENGR 461 Digital Communications (2009, 2010, 2016-2018); ENGR 502 Technical Communication for Engineering Research (2019); ENGR 550 Stochastic Processes (2016, 2018); ENGR 560 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2018); ENGR 564 Fundamentals of Digital Communications (2009, 2011, 2012, 2017)
Adam Cornford | Geering Up Coordinator | School of Engineering | adam.cornford@ubc.ca | 250.807.8890 | EME3257WK2
Luis Diaz | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | luis.diaz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8824 | EME0215
Jennifer Eberle | Co-op Coordinator | School of Engineering | jennifer.eberle@ubc.ca | 250.807.9279 | EME3267
Wilson Eberle | Associate Professor | Electrical | Wilson.Eberle@ubc.ca | 250.807.8630 | EME4257

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Power electronics; High power switching converters; Gate drive techniques
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 558 Power Electronics; ENGR 458 Power Electronics; ENGR 320 Electromechanical Devices; ENGR 499 Engineering Capstone Design Project; APSC 255 Analog and Digital Systems; APSC 172 Engineering Analysis I
Jannik Eikenaar | Assistant Professor of Teaching | Applied Science, School of Engineering | jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca | 250.807.8049 | EME3229
Research Interests: Diversity & Inclusivity in Higher Education
Courses & Teaching: Inter-cultural communication; Technical communication; Undergraduate and Graduate writing and research
Ayman Elnaggar | Associate Professor of Teaching | Electrical, Engineering, School of Engineering | ayman.elnaggar@ubc.ca | EME4261
Research Interests: Engineering Education: Conducting fundamental research on engineering learning and bridging research and practice; Identifying the reasons why effective practices work; Assessing how students learn, and moving those findings into the classrooms of tomorrow's engineers; Mental Health and Well-being of students.
Courses & Teaching: Real-Time Embedded Systems Design; Advanced Digital Systems Design; Microcomputer Engineering (Embedded Systems & Microprocessor Interfacing); Digital Logic Design; Electric Circuits & Power; Numerical Methods for Engineers.
Cigdem Eskicioglu | Professor | Civil | cigdem.eskicioglu@ubc.ca | 250.807.8544 | EME4273; Lab: EME0212

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Wastewater and Sludge Treatment; Pretreatment Technologies for Enhanced Biomethane and Biohydrogen Production from Organic Waste; Side-stream Nutrient Removal; Fate and Transformation of Micropollutants during Biological Treatment Processes; Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Biological Wastewater/Sludge Treatment Processes; Waste Minimization and Resource Recovery
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 446/546 - Biological Treatment Processes ENGR 447 - Design of Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment ENGR 347 - Environmental Engineering
Aria Fani | Lab Tech V | Electrical, Engineering, School of Engineering | aria.fani@ubc.ca | 250-807-8231 | EME 0211A-2
Mahmudur Fatmi | Assistant Professor | Civil | mahmudur.fatmi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8428 | EME3231

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Transportation & land use interaction; Travel behaviour analysis; Smart and shared mobility; Activity-based modelling; Road safety; Econometric modelling; Agent-based microsimulation, Transportation emissions and energy modelling
Courses & Teaching: Transportation Systems Engineering - ENGR 435 Surveying and GIS Analysis - ENGR 332
Chen Feng | Assistant Professor | Electrical, Manufacturing, School of Engineering | chen.feng@ubc.ca | 250-807-8286 | EME4285

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Information & Coding Theory; Wireless Communications & Networking; Cloud Computing & Big Data; Blockchain Technology
Courses & Teaching: APSC 254 Instrumentation and Data Analysis (2015-2019); ENGR 453 Internet of Things (2019-2020); ENGR 463 Communication Networks (2016-2018); ENGR 464 Distributed Ledger Technologies with Engineering Applications (2020); ENGR 465 Wireless Communications (2018); ENGR 501 Deep and Reinforcement Learning for Engineers (2021) ENGR 565 Advanced Wireless Communications (2018); ENGR 566 Advanced Communication Networks (2017, 2019); ENGR 595 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Mean-Field Analysis (2017); ENGR 595 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Blockchain Technology (2018); ENGR 597 Blockchain for Clean Energy (2019)
Natalie Anne Forssman | Lecturer | Communications | natalie.forssman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8476 | EME4269
Research Interests: Communication studies; Curriculum development; Pedagogy across disciplines
Courses & Teaching: Technical communication; Undergraduate and graduate writing and research; Science and technology studies (STS)
Ian Foulds | Associate Professor | Electrical | ian.foulds@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS); Microfluidics; Microfabrication
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 353 Semiconductor Devices; APSC 179 Linear Algebra for Engineers
Tim Giesbrecht | Lab Technician (Electrical) | Electrical, School of Engineering | tim.giesbrecht@ubc.ca | 250.807.9024 | EME 0215
Seach Chyr (Ernest) Goh | Assistant Professor of Teaching | Civil, Mechanical | ernest.goh@ubc.ca | 250.807.8863 | EME3239
Research Interests: Sustainable transportation. Enclosed narrow-track electric vehicles, with focus on: aerodynamics, ergonomics and practicality for commercialization.
Courses & Teaching: APSC 180 Statics; APSC 181 Dynamics; VANT 151 Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Project; Supervision of industry-proposed capstone projects
Kevin Golovin | Assistant Professor | Mechanical, School of Engineering | kevin.golovin@ubc.ca | 250.807.9774 | EME4271

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Interfacial mechanics; Polymers; Textiles; Sustainability; Additive manufacturing; Coatings
Courses & Teaching: APSC 172 / 173 - Engineering Analysis I / II; APSC 182 - Matter and Energy I; ENGR 422 - Surface Engineering; ENGR 476 - Mechanics of Materials II; ENGR 500 - Advanced Coatings
Rhonda Hay | Support Services Assistant | School of Engineering | rhonda.hay@ubc.ca | 250.807.8183 | EME4242A
Kasun Hewage | Professor | Civil | kasun.hewage@ubc.ca | 250.807.8176 | EME4225

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Lifecycle assessment of construction products and processes; Waste management in construction; Energy based sustainability analysis in infrastructure projects; Construction productivity and safety; Human factors and information technology in construction; Construction process optimization
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 303 - Engineering Project Management; ENGR 433/533 - Construction Engineering and Management; ENGR 532 - Project Planning and Control; ENGR 544 - Life Cycle Assessment and Management
Shannon Hohl | Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant | School of Engineering | shannon.hohl@ubc.ca | 250.807.8650 | EME 3263
Jonathan Holzman | Professor | Electrical | Jonathan.Holzman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8798 | EME4259

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Optoelectronic sensors; micro-sensors for lab-on-a-chip applications; photonic device technologies; terahertz technologies.
Courses & Teaching: Fibre-optics and photonics; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); semiconductor devices and electromagnetics.
Mina Hoorfar | Professor | Electrical, Mechanical | mina.hoorfar@ubc.ca | 250.807.8804 | EME4243

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Proton exchange membrane fuel cells; Microfluidic fuel cells; Digital microfluidics
Courses & Teaching: Heat Transfer; Dynamics; Applied Surface Thermodynamics; Microfluidics; Fuel Cells
Jahangir Hossain | Associate Professor | Electrical | jahangir.hossain@ubc.ca | 250.807.9862 | EME4265

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Cooperative communication systems; Cognitive radio systems; Hierarchical and multidimensional modulations
Courses & Teaching: Communications systems; Signal processing; Wireless communications; Analysis and design of communication networks; Random variables; Stochastic processes
Hassan Iqbal | Lecturer | Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing, School of Engineering | hassan.iqbal@ubc.ca | 250-807-9329 | EME 4286
Research Interests: Oil and Gas pipeline integrity management. LEAN Management, KAIZEN Management, Six Sigma
Courses & Teaching: MANF (230) Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory; MANF (270) Production Systems Management I; ENGR (416) Advanced Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE;
Thomas Johnson | Associate Professor | Electrical | thomas.johnson@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Radio frequency power amplifiers; RF power sources; Binary time encoders for switch-mode power amplifiers
Courses & Teaching: Microwave Engineering (ENGR 470); Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (ENGR 471/571); Digital Signal Processing (ENGR 362); Linear Circuit Theory (ENGR 350); Electricity and Magnetism (APSC 178); Microelectronics (ENGR 451)
Sina Kheirkhah | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | sina.kheirkhah@ubc.ca | 250.807.9428 | EME4233

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Thermo-acoustic Instabilities; Turbulent Combustion Science; Laser-based Diagnostics for Thermo-fluids
Courses & Teaching: Combustion Processes; Dynamics
Richard Klukas | Associate Professor | Electrical | richard.klukas@ubc.ca | 250.807.8718 | EME4241
Research Interests: Signal processing for wireless location; Indoor positioning; Wi Fi positioning; Optical positioning techniques
Courses & Teaching: APSC 177 - Engineering Computation; APSC 248 - Engineering Analysis III; ENGR 303 - Engineering Project Management; ENGR 359 - Microcomputer Engineering; ENGR 361 - Signals and Communications Systems; ENGR 553 - Signal Estimation Theory
Carolyn Labun | Professor of Teaching | Communications | Carolyn.Labun@ubc.ca | 250.807.9856 | EME3227
Research Interests: Writing and learning transitions: both in the first year of university, and in graduate school - how do students acquire skill and competency in new genres? What are the best ways of supporting their transition? Engineering communication across the curriculum, and from the curriculum to the workplace - how do students transfer what they have learned into the workplace? What are the best ways to ensure effective transfer of learning?
Courses & Teaching: Engineering and technical communication, both written and oral; First-year writing; Communication in the capstone design course; Graduate writing, both written and oral
Tom Landecker | Adjunct Professor | Astrophysics | tom.landecker@nrc.gc.ca
Research Interests: radio polarization, magnetic fields, interstellar medium, supernova remnants, antennas, radio astronomy instrumentation
Renée Leboe | Senior Advisor | School of Engineering | renee.leboe@ubc.ca | 250.807.8280 | EME 3261
Sunny Li | Associate Professor | Mechanical | sunny.li@ubc.ca | 250.807.9578 | EME3235

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Cooling technologies for electronics; Thermal/fluid sciences in sustainable energy systems; Fluid instabilities and multiphase flows
Courses & Teaching: Heat & Mass Transfer; Fluid Mechanics; Multiphase Flows; Thermal Management of Electronics
Jian Liu | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | jliu13@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8708 | EME3223

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Advanced nanofabrication; Nanomaterials and nanotechnology; Energy storage systems; Next-generation batteries
Courses & Teaching: Material Science for Engineers - APSC 259; Mechanics of Materials I - APSC 260
Zheng Liu | Professor | Civil, Electrical, Engineering, Manufacturing | zheng.liu@ubc.ca | 250.807.9970 | EME4205

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Intelligent sensing, measurement, and instrumentation; Diagnostics, prognostics, and health management; Predictive maintenance; Digital twin; Computational intelligence and data/information fusion; Non-destructive testing & Evaluation; Machine/computer vision; Data analytics and machine learning.
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 598 (I,II): Predictive Data Analytics; Machine Learning Algorithms; ENGR 526: Multi-Sensor Data Fusion: System Architecture and Applications; ENGR 489/589: Multicriteria Optimization and Design of Experiments; ENGR 424: Smart Cities ENGR 417: Pipeline Integrity Management; APSC 254: Instrument and Data Analysis.
Gordon Lovegrove | Associate Professor | Civil | gord.lovegrove@ubc.ca | 250.807.8717 | EME4267

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: SMARTer Growth; Sustainable community planning & design; Sustainable Transport & Safety; Hydrail powered, zero-emission regional passenger & freight rail; Affordable housing & CoHousing
Courses & Teaching: Engineering Economics and Social Cost Benefit Analysis - ENGR 305 / 505; Transportation Systems Design - ENGR 435; Go Global, study abroad of Sustainable Communities - ENGR 449; Sustainable Transport Safety Engineering - ENGR 534; Railways Systems Engineering - ENGR 437 / 537; Directed Studies Courses on various topics to supplement graduate researcher skill set preparation
Samantha Luckow | Engineering Advisor | School of Engineering | samantha.luckow@ubc.ca | 250.807.9436 | EME 3259
Loïc Markley | Assistant Professor | Electrical | loic.markley@ubc.ca | 250.807.9590 | EME 4207

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Metamaterials; Antennas and Antenna Arrays; Passive Microwave Circuits
Courses & Teaching: APSC 178 Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves; ENGR 365 Engineering Electromagnetics; ENGR 473/574 Antennas and Propagation; ENGR 567 Passive Microwave Circuits
Abbas Milani | Professor | Mechanical, Manufacturing, Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) | abbas.milani@ubc.ca | 250.807.9652 | EME4203

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Textile Composites; Material Constitutive Relations; Finite Element Modelling; Robust Inverse Methods; Material Selection for End-of-Life Design Strategies; Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Design and Analysis of Computer & Physical Experiments; Surrogate Models for Process Optimization; Machine Learning and Industry 4.0
Courses & Teaching: Mathematical Methods in Modelling Engineering Materials; Multi-Objective Optimization and Decision-Making; Continuum Mechanics; Composite Materials; Engineering Vibrations
Hadi Mohammadi | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) | hadi.mohammadi@ubc.ca | 250.807.9920 | EME4209

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Major: Prosthetic Heart Valves! Mechanical Engineering: Theory of Elasticity Nonlinear Solid Mechanics Multiscale Modeling Biomedical Engineering: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Atherosclerosis Articular Cartilage Mechanobiology and Osteoarthritis Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics Mechanical Vibrations on Human Performance
Courses & Teaching: Dynamics, APSC 181; Mechanical Vibrations, ENGR 387; Biomed Engineering, ENGR 482; Tissue Mechanics, ENGR 598; Computational Biomechanics, ENGR 597; Finite Element Methods (grad and undergrad), ENGR 492, ENGR 582
Homayoun Najjaran | Professor | Mechanical, Manufacturing, School of Engineering | homayoun.najjaran@ubc.ca | 250.807.8713 | EME4215

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Unmanned aerial and ground vehicles; robotics; industrial automation Applied artificial intelligence; machine learning; computer vision; control systems
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 315 - Systems and Control; ENGR 480 - Modern Control; ENGR 598(A) Applied Machine Learning, ENGR 598(B)Applied Computer Vision
Apurva Narayan | Assistant Professor | Computer Science, Data Science | apurva.narayan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8272 | SCI 110

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Artificial intelligence/machine learning with emphasis on explainable AI/ML and quantum machine learning; data mining; data analytics, safety and security of cyber physical systems; software engineering; graph theoretic analysis of complex systems; decision making under uncertainty.
Courses & Teaching: Machine learning; Data structures; Data mining and analytics; Software engineering.
Sarah Nhan | CO-OP COORDINATOR | School of Engineering | sarah.nhan@ubc.ca | 250.807.9183 | EME3267
Kim Nordstrom | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | kim.nordstrom@ubc.ca | 250.807.9778 | EME 0215
Stephen O'Leary | Professor | Electrical | stephen.oleary@ubc.ca | 250.807.8091 | EME4279

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Wide band gap III-V semiconductors; Disordered semiconductors; Microelectronic circuits
Courses & Teaching: Microelectronic circuits; Semiconductor devices; Novel electronic materials; Electricity and magnetism; Communications and systems analysis
Stephanie Oslund | Scheduling Coordinator & Administrative Assistant | School of Engineering | stephanie.oslund@ubc.ca | 250.807.9278 | EME 4251
Patti Ostrikoff | Curriculum, Accreditation & Transfer Student Coordinator | School of Engineering | patti.ostrikoff@ubc.ca | EME3255
Sepideh Pakpour | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | sepideh.pakpour@ubc.ca | 250.807.9103 | EME3217

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Engineering the human microbiome; Advanced statistical methods for analysis of big data (health sciences); Biology of built environment
Courses & Teaching: Biotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications; Engineering Human Microbiome; Fundamentals of Healthy Buildings
Brittany Parr | Administrative Assistant | School of Engineering | brittany.parr@ubc.ca | 250.807.8689 | EME4242A
Laura Patterson | Associate Professor of Teaching | Communications, School of Engineering | laura.patterson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9635 | EME4275
Research Interests: Technical and professional communication; Community service learning; Ethics; Engineering education
Courses & Teaching: Technical communication; Engineering communication; Persuasion and rhetoric; Technical presentations; Graduate writing and research; First-year writing
Nicolás Peleato | Assistant Professor | Civil | nicolas.peleato@ubc.ca | 250.807.8852 | EME3205

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Evaluation of drinking water treatment processes; Source water quality assessment; Integrated data analysis and machine learning pertaining to water quality
Courses & Teaching: Environmental bioengineering; Water and wastewater treatment; Hydrology and hydraulics; Engineering mathematics; Municipal engineering
Angela Perry | Administrative Assistant | School of Engineering | angela.perry@ubc.ca | 250.807.8723 | EME 4242A
Praveen Rajan | Research Lab Lead (Technical Group) | School of Engineering | praveen.rajan@ubc.ca | 250.807.9968 | EME 0211A
Marie Reid | Outreach Advisor | School of Engineering | marie.reid@ubc.ca | 250.807.8147 | EME3257
Dean Richert | Assistant Professor of Teaching | Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing | dean.richert@ubc.ca | 250.807.8145 | EME3265
Research Interests: Industrial automation; Sensors and instrumentation; Distributed control & algorithms; Networked control systems; Optimization
Courses & Teaching: Industrial Automation; Engineering Measurements & Instrumentation; Systems and Control; Modern Control; Mechatronics; Engineering Analysis I & II; Engineering Computation & Instrumentation; Vibration of Mechanical Systems
Ahmad Rteil | Assistant Professor (Tenure) | Civil, School of Engineering | ahmad.rteil@ubc.ca | 250.807.9626 | EME 3237

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Study the effect of concrete deterioration and steel corrosion on the behaviour of concrete structures; Repair and strengthening existing structures using composite materials (FRP, FRCM, TRM); Study post-consumer waste products in concrete
Courses & Teaching: APSC 261 Theory of Structures; ENGR 326 Structural Analysis; ENGR 427 Reinforced Concrete Design II; ENGR 429/ ENGR 529 Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures; ENGR 527 Prestressed Concrete
Rehan Sadiq | Professor | Civil | Rehan.Sadiq@ubc.ca | 250.807.9013 | EME4249

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Water Supply Systems; Infrastructure Management; Environmental Risk Analysis; Lifecycle Thinking; Water-Energy Nexus of Built Environment.
Jana Sanetrik | Administrative Assistant to the Director | School of Engineering | jana.sanetrik@ubc.ca | 250.807.9101 | EME 4251
Karen Seddon | Facilities & Finance Assistant | School of Engineering | karen.seddon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8175 | EME 4242A
Dimitry Sediako | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Manufacturing | dimitry.sediako@ubc.ca | 250.807.8714 | EME3225

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Stress analysis in metal castings, components, and joints; Solidification, phase evolution and transformation; Lightweight alloy development for automotive and aerospace industries; Phase and structural transformation in metals; Material properties - ferrous and lightweight alloys and metal matrix composites; Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys: casting, heat treatment, and forming technologies; Thermal dynamics, heat transfer in metallurgical engineering.
Courses & Teaching: Industrial manufacturing: processes and technologies; Materials science: metals, specialty alloys, and metal matrix composites; Metallurgy: solidification and thermal processing, phase analysis, stress evolution, process optimization
Rudolf Seethaler | Associate Professor | Mechanical | rudolf.seethaler@ubc.ca | 250.807.8801 | EME4255

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Mechatronics for automobiles; sensor less control of piezoelectric actuators, machine tool process control; optimisation of carbon nanotube reinforced composite materials
Courses & Teaching: Engineering Mechanics; Modelling of dynamic systems; Design and optimisation of mechatronic systems; Numerical methods for real-time control applications
Chris Seib | Lab Tech V (School of Engineering) | Mechanical | chris.seib@ubc.ca | 250-807-8270 | EME0211
Raymond Seida | Journeyman Red Seal Machinist | School of Engineering | raymond.seida@ubc.ca | 250.807.8440 | EME 0211
Mehran Shirazi | Lecturer | Electrical, Mechanical, School of Engineering | mehran.shirazi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8140 | EME 3219
Research Interests: Control Systems; Autonomous Vehicles; Driver Assistance Systems
Courses & Teaching: APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II; APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation (C++); APSC 179 Linear Algebra for Engineers; APSC 255 Electric Circuits and Power; APSC 256 Numerical Methods for Analysis (+MATLAB); ENGR 315 Systems and Control; ENGR 486/586 Robot Modeling and Control; ENGR 487/587 Digital Control; ENGR 494/535 Autonomous Vehicle Technology; Modern Control Systems Feedback Control Systems Signals and Systems Digital Logic Linear Systems Mobile Robots Calculus Web Development
Sumi Siddiqua | Associate Professor | Civil | sumi.siddiqua@ubc.ca | 250.807.9863 | EME4281

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Behaviour of unsaturated clay; Chemical and biological treatment of problematic soils; Underground nuclear waste disposal modeling
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 340 SOIL MECHANICS; ENGR 440 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING; ENGR 444 SOLID WASTE ENGINEERING; Multiple Graduate-Level Courses in the Areas of Energy and the Environment
Alec Smith | Lab Manager | School of Engineering | alec.smith@ubc.ca | 250.807.8535 | EME 4284
Kayla Soriano | Undergraduate Programs Assistant | School of Engineering | kayla.soriano@ubc.ca | 250.807.8687 | EME3253
Ray Taheri | Senior Instructor | Mechanical, Manufacturing | ray.taheri@ubc.ca | 250.807.8802 | EME4283
Research Interests: Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus coatings; Materials selection in potash brine environment; Properties of Carbon nanotubes
Courses & Teaching: Coating and Protection (Grad) ; Corrosion Engineering (4th Year); Capstone Design (4th Year); Materials Selection (4th Year); Automated Manufacturing (4th Year); Materials Selection (4th Year); Materials Science (3rd year); Engineering Materials (3nd year); Physical Metallurgy (3rd Year); Introduction to Materials Science (2rd year); Statics (1st Year); Dynamics (1st Year); Linear Algebra (1st Year); Engineering Fundamentals (1st Year); Engineering Drawing and CAD/CAM (1st Year); Engineering Design I (1st Year)
Dwayne Tannant | Professor | Civil, Engineering | dwayne.tannant@ubc.ca | 250.807.8067 | EME 4263

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Geotechnical Engineering; Geohazards; Rock Support; Rockfall Mitigation; Surface and Underground Excavations in Rock
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 340 Soil Mechanics ENGR 438 Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering ENGR 440 Foundation Engineering ENGR 538 Rock Engineering ENGR 539 Terrain Modelling and Analysis ENGR 598 Blasting and Explosives
Solomon Tesfamariam | Professor | Civil | solomon.tesfamariam@ubc.ca | 250.807.8185 | EME4287

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Seismic risk assessment of infrastructure; Multi-hazard design; Hybrid building
Courses & Teaching: Earthquake Engineering; Reinforced Concrete Design; Decision Analysis and Optimization for Civil Engineering; Infrastructure Management
Mohammad Tiznobaik | Lecturer | Civil, Mechanical, School of Engineering | mohammad.tiznobaik@ubc.ca | 250.807.8909 | EME 3219
Research Interests: Behaviour and curing of concrete pavements; Design and behaviour of cementitious materials; Durability of concrete infrastructure under chemical and physical damage mechanisms.
Courses & Teaching: APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II; APSC 258 Applications of Engineering Design; APSC 259 Materials Science I; APSC 261 Theory of Structures; ENGR 325 Civil Engineering Materials; ENGR 413 Law and Ethics for Engineers; ENGR 415 Reliability Engineering & System Safety; ENGR 426 Analysis of Indeterminate Structures; ENGR 430 System-Based Design and Construction; ENGR 476 Mechanics of Materials II; ENGR 492 Finite Element Methods;
Michelle Tofteland | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | michelle.tofteland@ubc.ca | 250.807.9364 | EME 0215
Grant Topor | Professional Development Officer | Engineering, School of Engineering | grant.topor@ubc.ca | EME 3257
Alexander R. Uhl | Assistant Professor | Electrical, Mechanical | alexander.uhl@ubc.ca | 250-807-8930 | EME4229

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Solar energy conversion; Photovoltaics; Solar fuels; Thin film semiconductors
Courses & Teaching: Matter & Energy I, Materials Selection and Design; Alternative Energy Systems; Solar Cell Engineering
Teija Wakeman | Manager of Administration | School of Engineering | teija.wakeman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8719 | EME 4253
Liwei Wang | Assistant Professor | Electrical | liwei.wang@ubc.ca | 250.807.8137 | EME4213

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Electric Power Systems; High Power Electronics; HVDC and FACTS Systems; Electrical Machines and Drives; Real-time Simulation
Courses & Teaching: Power Systems; Power Electronics; Electromechanical Devices; Circuit Analysis; Numerical Modeling and Analysis
Tamara Weninger | Engineering Advisor | School of Engineering | tamara.weninger@ubc.ca | 250.807.8143 | EME3259
Sabine Weyand | Assistant Professor of Teaching | Electrical, Mechanical | sabine.weyand@ubc.ca | 250.807.8068 | EME3209
Research Interests: Biomedical Engineering
Courses & Teaching: Engineering Design Entrepreneurship in Engineering
Colin Wilson | Director, Business Development – Research and Industry Partnerships, School of Engineering | School of Engineering | cwilson@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.9903
Yu (Claire) Yan | Associate Professor of Teaching | Mechanical, School of Engineering | yu.yan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8631 | EME4221
Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics; Renewable energy technologies; Fluid mechanics
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 490 Fluid Machinery; ENGR 381 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery; ENGR 310 Fluid Mechanics II; APSC 253 Fluid Mechanics I; APSC 260 Mechanics of Materials I; APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II
Jiyee Yoon | Lab Technician | School of Engineering | jiyee.yoon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8568 | EME 0215
Mohammad Hossein Zarifi | Assistant Professor | Electrical | mohammad.zarifi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8874 | EME3221

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: State of the art sensors focusing on microwave resonators; High-speed and low-power analog circuit design; Analog-to-digital converters for a variety of applications
Courses & Teaching: Introduction to VLSI Systems ENGR466; Microwave Systems ENGR470; System Dynamics APSC246
Emily Zhang | Undergraduate Teaching Lead (Technical Group) | School of Engineering | Emily.Zhang@ubc.ca | 250.807.8626 | EME 0215
David Zinz | Safety Lead | School of Engineering | david.zinz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8047 | EME 0215