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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

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: Smart grids; Distribution networks; Power systems; Power electronics; Renewable and Alternative energy
Shahria Alam | Professor | Civil | shahria.alam@ubc.ca | 250.807.9397

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

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
Lukas Bichler | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Manufacturing | lukas.bichler@ubc.ca | 250.807.8816

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
John Alan Brereton | Lecturer | Civil | jbrereto@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8570
Research Interests: Thermodynamics; Construction engineering & management; Solid waste engineering
Joshua Brinkerhoff | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | joshua.brinkerhoff@ubc.ca | 250.807.8238

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 | Senior Instructor | Mechanical | yang.cao@ubc.ca | 250.807.9643
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 | Electrical | anas.chaaban@ubc.ca | 250.807.9112

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Optical Wireless Communications; Network Information Theory; Relay Networks; Coding Theory
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 562 Information Theory (2019) ENGR 463 Communication Networks (2018-2019) APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation (2017-2020 Term 2) APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II (2018-2019 Term 2)
Sam Charles | Communications Strategist | School of Engineering | sam.charles@ubc.ca | 250.807.8136
Kenneth Chau | Associate Professor | Electrical | Kenneth.Chau@ubc.ca | 250.807.8646

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

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)
Luis Diaz | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | luis.diaz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8824
Jennifer Eberle | Co-op Coordinator | School of Engineering | jennifer.eberle@ubc.ca | 250.807.9279
Wilson Eberle | Associate Professor | Electrical | Wilson.Eberle@ubc.ca | 250.807.8630

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 | Instructor | Communications | jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca | 250.807.8049
Research Interests: Diversity & Inclusivity in Higher Education
Courses & Teaching: Inter-cultural communication; Technical communication; Undergraduate and Graduate writing and research
Ayman Elnaggar | Senior Instructor | Electrical, Engineering, School of Engineering | ayman.elnaggar@ubc.ca | Fax:
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

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: 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
Aria Fani | Lab Technician | Electrical, School of Engineering | aria.fani@ubc.ca | 250.807.8231
Mahmudur Fatmi | Assistant Professor | Civil | mahmudur.fatmi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8428

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Transportation & land use interaction; Travel behaviour analysis; Smart and shared mobility; Activity-based modelling; Road safety; Econometric modelling; Aget-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 | chen.feng@ubc.ca | 250-807-8286

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 ENGR 453 Internet of Things ENGR 463 Communication Networks ENGR 465 Wireless Communications ENGR 565 Advanced Wireless Communications ENGR 566 Advanced Communication Networks ENGR 595 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Mean-Field Analysis ENGR 595 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Blockchain Technology
Natalie Anne Forssman | Lecturer | Communications | natalie.forssman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8476
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
Seach Chyr (Ernest) Goh | Instructor | Civil, Mechanical | ernest.goh@ubc.ca | 250.807.8863
Research Interests: Sustainable transportation; Enclosed narrow-track electric vehicles, with focus on; aerodynamics; ergonomics; 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

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 598 - Coatings
Rhonda Hay | Support Services Assistant | School of Engineering | rhonda.hay@ubc.ca | 250.807.8183
Kasun Hewage | Professor | Civil | kasun.hewage@ubc.ca | 250.807.8176

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
Jonathan Holzman | Professor | Electrical | Jonathan.Holzman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8798

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

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

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
Courses & Teaching: MANF 230 MANF 270 ENGR 416
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

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
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 | Communications | Carolyn.Labun@ubc.ca | 250.807.9856
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
Renée Leboe | Senior Advisor | School of Engineering | renee.leboe@ubc.ca | 250.807.8280
Sunny Li | Associate Professor | Mechanical | sunny.li@ubc.ca | 250.807.9578

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

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 | Associate Professor | Civil, Engineering, Manufacturing | zheng.liu@ubc.ca | 250.807.9970

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Intelligent sensing, measurement, and instrumentation; Diagnostics, prognostics, and Health Management; Condition-based maintenance; Computational intelligence and data/information fusion
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 417: Pipeline Integrity Management; APSC 254: Instrument and Data Analysis
Gordon Lovegrove | Associate Professor | Civil | gord.lovegrove@ubc.ca | 250.807.8717

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
Loïc Markley | Assistant Professor | Electrical | loic.markley@ubc.ca | 250.807.9590

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

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 | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | hadi.mohammadi@ubc.ca | 250.807.9920

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 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

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

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.
Kim Nordstrom | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | kim.nordstrom@ubc.ca | 250.807.9778
Stephen O'Leary | Professor | Electrical | stephen.oleary@ubc.ca | 250.807.8091

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
Patti Ostrikoff | Curriculum, Accreditation & Transfer Student Coordinator | School of Engineering | patti.ostrikoff@ubc.ca
Sepideh Pakpour | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | sepideh.pakpour@ubc.ca | 250.807.9103

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
Laura Patterson | Senior Instructor | Communications, School of Engineering | laura.patterson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9635
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

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
Praveen Rajan | Research Lab Lead (Technical Group) | School of Engineering | praveen.rajan@ubc.ca | 250.807.9968
Marie Reid | Outreach Advisor | School of Engineering | marie.reid@ubc.ca | 250.807.8147
Dean Richert | Lecturer | Electrical, Mechanical | dean.richert@ubc.ca | 250.807.8145
Research Interests: Distributed control & algorithms; Embedded systems; Networked control systems; Optimization
Courses & Teaching: Modern control; Mechatronics; Engineering Analysis; Systems and control
Deborah Roberts | Professor | Civil | deborah.roberts@ubc.ca | 250.807.8722

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Biological systems for treatment of extreme wastewaters; microbial fuel fells (MFC) as waste to energy applications for the agricultural industry; removal of arsenic friom mine drainage; sulphur oxidizing microbes and their effects on the environment (microbial deterioration of concrete and acid rock drainage); source water protection through best management practices
Courses & Teaching: Laboratory skills; applied microbiology; biological treatment processes; environmental engineering; water quality engineering and analysis; engineering and the environment, first year chemistry.
Ahmad Rteil | Assistant Professor | Civil, School of Engineering | ahmad.rteil@ubc.ca | 250.807.9626

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
Ramy Saadeldin | Adjunct Professor | Civil, Engineering | ramy.saadeldin@ubc.ca
Rehan Sadiq | Professor | Civil | Rehan.Sadiq@ubc.ca | 250.807.9013

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
Karen Seddon | Facilities & Finance Assistant | School of Engineering | karen.seddon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8175
Dimitry Sediako | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Manufacturing | dimitry.sediako@ubc.ca | 250.807.8714

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, alloys, and composites; Metallurgy: solidification and thermal processing, phase analysis, stress evolution, process optimization
Rudolf Seethaler | Associate Professor | Mechanical | rudolf.seethaler@ubc.ca | 250.807.8801

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
Raymond Seida | Journeyman Red Seal Machinist | School of Engineering | raymond.seida@ubc.ca | 250.807.8440
Mehran Shirazi | Lecturer | Electrical | mehran.shirazi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8140
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 486 Robot Modeling and Control ENGR 487 Digital Control ENGR 494 Autonomous Vehicle Technology ENGR 535 ENGR 586 ENGR 587 Modern Control Systems Feedback Control Systems Signals and Systems Digital Logic Linear Systems Web Development
Sumi Siddiqua | Associate Professor | Civil | sumi.siddiqua@ubc.ca | 250.807.9863

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Behaviour of unsaturated clay; Pore fluid chemistry on clayey material behaviour; 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
Kayla Soriano | Undergraduate Programs Assistant | School of Engineering | kayla.soriano@ubc.ca | 250.807.8687
Ray Taheri | Senior Instructor | Mechanical, Manufacturing | ray.taheri@ubc.ca | 250.807.8802
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 | dwayne.tannant@ubc.ca | 250.807.8067

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

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
Michelle Tofteland | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | michelle.tofteland@ubc.ca | 250.807.9364
Alexander Uhl | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | alexander.uhl@ubc.ca | 250-807-8930

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Solar energy conversion; Photovoltaics; Solar fuels; Thin film semiconductors
Courses & Teaching: 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
Liwei Wang | Assistant Professor | Electrical | liwei.wang@ubc.ca | 250.807.8137

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Electric Power Systems; High Power Electronics; HVDC and FACTS Systems; Electrical Machines and Drives
Courses & Teaching: Power Systems; Power Electronics; Electromechanical Devices; Numerical Modeling and Analysis
Sabine Weyand | Instructor | Electrical, Mechanical | sabine.weyand@ubc.ca | 250.807.8068
Research Interests: Biomedical Engineering
Courses & Teaching: Engineering Design Entrepreneurship in Engineering
Yu (Claire) Yan | Senior Instructor | Mechanical | yu.yan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8631
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
Mohammad Hossein Zarifi | Assistant Professor | Electrical | mohammad.zarifi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8874

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
Ye Zhou | Civil, Mechanical | yeezhou@gmail.com
David Zinz | Safety Lead | School of Engineering | david.zinz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8047