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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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Smart grids; Power Systems; High Performance Computing
Teaching: Smart grids; Distribution networks; Power systems; Power electronics; Alternative energy
Shahria Alam | Civil, Leadership | shahria.alam@ubc.ca | 250.807.9397

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Synthesis of Multifunctional Conductive and Magnetic Nanomaterials; Polymer Processing and Forming; Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites; Gas Sensors; 3D Printed Polymer Nanocomposites
Teaching: ENGR 469: Polymer Engineering (Winter 2019) ENGR 5XX: Advanced Polymer Science and Engineering (Fall 2019)
Lukas Bichler | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Leadership | lukas.bichler@ubc.ca | 250.807.8816

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Advanced characterization of materials; New alloy development; Manufacturing processes
Teaching: Manufacturing processes; Fundamental and advanced topics in materials science; Professional development (law and ethics for engineers)
Kerry Black | Assistant Professor | Civil | kerry.black@ubc.ca | 250.807.8477

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Indigenous community-based research; Sustainable Infrastructure; Water and wastewater management; Cross-disciplinary & community-based research
Teaching: ENGR 598
Durwin Bossy | Journeyman Red Seal Machinist / Mechanic | Technical Staff | 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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Laminar-to-turbulent transition; Turbomachinery in the LNG industry; Multiphase turbulent flows; Air quality simulation; Biofluid mechanics
Teaching: Mechanics of materials; Alternative energy systems; Turbulence; Computational fluid dynamics
Yang Cao | Senior Instructor | Mechanical, Leadership | yang.cao@ubc.ca | 250.807.9643
Research interests: Reconfigurable control of robots; Supervisory control switching; Precision mechatronic system
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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Optical Wireless Communications; Network Information Theory; Relay Networks; Coding Theory
Teaching: ENGR 463 Communication Networks (2018/19 Term 1) APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation (2017/18 Term 2)
Sam Charles | Communications & Awards Coordinator | Support Staff | sam.charles@ubc.ca | 250.807.8136
Tanya Chartrand | Undergraduate Program Assistant | Support Staff | tanya.chartrand@ubc.ca | 250.807.8101
Kenneth Chau | Associate Professor | Electrical | Kenneth.Chau@ubc.ca | 250.807.8646

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Nanophotonics; Microscopy; Optical sensors
Teaching: Calculus; Electromagnetics; Computational Electrodynamics, Entrepreneurship
Julian Cheng | Professor | Electrical | Julian.Cheng@ubc.ca | 250.807.8800
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
Teaching: ENGR 350 Linear Circuit Theory (2011,2012); ENGR 460 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2012); ENGR 461 Digital Communications (2009,2010); ENGR 560 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2012); ENGR 564 Fundamentals of Digital Communications (2009,2011,2012)
Luis Diaz | Lab Technician (Civil) | Technical Staff | luis.diaz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8824
Wilson Eberle | Associate Professor | Electrical | Wilson.Eberle@ubc.ca | 250.807.8630

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Power electronics; High power switching converters; Gate drive techniques
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 | Technical Communications | jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca | 250.807.8049
Research interests: Diversity & Inclusivity in Higher Education
Teaching: Inter-cultural communication; Technical communication; Undergraduate and Graduate writing and research
Ayman Elnaggar | Instructor | Electrical | ayman.elnaggar@ubc.ca | Fax:
Research interests: Energy-Aware Embedded Systems; Reconfigurable Computing; Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs); ICT4D
Teaching: Digital Logic and Systems Design; Embedded Systems; Real-Time Systems; Computer Architecture and Organization; Computer Networks
Cigdem Eskicioglu | Professor | Civil | cigdem.eskicioglu@ubc.ca | 250.807.8544

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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
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) | Technical Staff | aria.fani@ubc.ca | 250.807.8231
Mahmudur Fatmi | Assistant Professor | Civil | mahmudur.fatmi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8428

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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
Teaching: Transportation Systems Engineering - ENGR 435 Surveying and GIS Analysis - ENGR 332
Chen Feng | Assistant Professor | Electrical | chen.feng@ubc.ca | 250-807-8286

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Information & Coding Theory Wireless Communications & Networking Cloud Computing & Big Data Blockchain Technology
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 | Technical Communications | natalie.forssman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8476
Research interests: Communication studies; Curriculum development; Pedagogy across disciplines
Teaching: Technical communication; Undergraduate and graduate writing and research; Science and technology studies (STS)
Ian Foulds | Assistant Professor | ian.foulds@ubc.ca
Research interests: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS); Microfluidics; Microfabrication
Teaching: ENGR 353 Semiconductor Devices; APSC 179 Linear Algebra for Engineers
Tim Giesbrecht | Lab Technician (Electrical) | Technical Staff | 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.
Teaching: APSC 180 Statics; APSC 181 Dynamics; ENGR 380 Design of Machine Elements ; VANT 151 Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Project; Supervision of industry-proposed capstone projects
Kevin Golovin | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | kevin.golovin@ubc.ca | 250.807.9774

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Interfacial mechanics; Polymers; Composite materials; Sustainability; Additive manufacturing
Teaching: Materials properties; Mathematics; Mechanics of materials; Interfacial science
Rhonda Hay | Support Services Assistant | Support Staff | rhonda.hay@ubc.ca | 250.807.8183
Kasun Hewage | Professor | Civil | kasun.hewage@ubc.ca | 250.807.8176

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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
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 Administration Assistant | Support Staff | shannon.hohl@ubc.ca | 250.807.8650
Johnathan Holzman | Professor | Electrical, Leadership | Jonathan.Holzman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8798

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Optoelectronic sensors; Micro-sensors for lab-on-a-chip applications; Photonic device technologies
Teaching: fibre-optics and photonics; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); semiconductor devices and electromagnetics.
Mina Hoorfar | Professor | Electrical, Mechanical, Leadership | mina.hoorfar@ubc.ca | 250.807.8804

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Cooperative communication systems; Cognitive radio systems; Hierarchical and multidimensional modulations
Teaching: Communications systems; Signal processing; Wireless communications; Analysis and design of communication networks; Random variables; Stochastic processes
Thomas Johnson | Associate Professor | Electrical | thomas.johnson@ubc.ca

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Radio frequency power amplifiers; RF power sources; Binary time encoders for switch-mode power amplifiers
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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Thermo-acoustic Instabilities; Turbulent Combustion Science; Laser-based Diagnostics for Thermo-fluids
Teaching: Combustion Processes; Dynamics
Keekyoung Kim | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | keekyoung.kim@ubc.ca | 250.807.9850

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-chip; Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering; Cellular Mechanobiology
Teaching: Mechanics of Materials (ENGR 476); Microelectromechanical Systems (ENGR 406/506); Biomaterials and Tissuengineering; Cell Mechanics
Richard Klukas | Associate Professor | Electrical, Leadership | richard.klukas@ubc.ca | 250.807.8718

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Signal processing for wireless location; Indoor positioning; Wi Fi positioning; Optical positioning techniques
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 | Technical 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?
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 | Support Staff | renee.leboe@ubc.ca | 250.807.8280
Sunny Li | Associate Professor | Mechanical | sunny.li@ubc.ca | 250.807.9578

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Advanced nanofabrication; Nanomaterials and nanotechnology; Energy storage systems; Next-generation batteries
Teaching: Material Science for Engineers - APSC 259; Mechanics of Materials I - APSC 260
Zheng Liu | Associate Professor | Civil | zheng.liu@ubc.ca

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Intelligent sensing, measurement, and instrumentation; Diagnostics, prognostics, and Health Management; Condition-based maintenance; Computational intelligence and data/information fusion
Teaching: (2016-T2) ENGR 526: Multi-Sensor Data Fusion: System Architecture and Applications; (2016-T1) APSC 254: Instrument and Data Analysis; (2015-T2, 2016-T2) ENGR 417: Pipeline Integrity Management; (2015-T1) ENGR 489/589: Multicriteria Optimization and Design of Experiments
Megan Lochhead | Curriculum, Accreditation & Transfer Student Coordinator | Support Staff | megan.lochhead@ubc.ca | 250.807.9256
Gordon Lovegrove | Associate Professor | Civil | gord.lovegrove@ubc.ca | 250.807.8717

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: SMARTer Growth; Sustainable community planning & design; Sustainable Transport & Safety; Hydrail powered, zero-emission regional passenger & freight rail; Affordable housing & CoHousing
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 | Support Staff | samantha.luckow@ubc.ca | 250.807.9436
Loïc Markley | Assistant Professor | Electrical | loic.markley@ubc.ca | 250.807.9590

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Metamaterials; Antennas and Antenna Arrays; Passive Microwave Circuits
Teaching: ENGR 365 – Engineering Electromagnetics (Sept. 2013) APSC 178 – Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves (Jan. 2014)
Couleen Maryschuk | Administrative Assistant | Support Staff | couleen.maryschuk@ubc.ca | 250.807.9101
Abbas Milani | Professor | Manufacturing, Mechanical | abbas.milani@ubc.ca | 250.807.9652

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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
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

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Atherosclerosis Articular Cartilage Mechanobiology and Osteoarthritis Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics Multiscale Modeling Mechanical Vibrations on Human Performance
Teaching: Dynamics Mechanical Vibrations Biomed Engineering Tissue Mechanics Computational Biomechanics Finite Element Methods (grad and undergrad)
Homayoun Najjaran | Professor | Manufacturing, Mechanical | homayoun.najjaran@ubc.ca | 250.807.8713

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Robotic autonomy by localization and mapping; Digital microfluidic device control for lab-on-chip applications; Analysis of uncertain information
Teaching: APSC 254 - Instrumentation and Data Analysis; ENGR 315 - Systems and Control; ENGR 480 - Modern Control; ENGR 580 - Modern Control Theory; ENGR 598G - Sensor Fusion; ENGR 598U - Probabilistic Robotics; ENGR 598V - Applied Machine Vision; ENGR 598W - Intelligent Control; ENGR 598Y - Multiagent and Distributed Systems
Apurva Narayan | Assistant Professor | Statistics, Data Science | apurva.narayan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8272

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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.
Teaching: Machine learning; data structures; data mining and analytics; software engineering.
Gholamreza Naser | Lecturer | Civil | Bahman.Naser@ubc.ca | 250.807.8464
Research interests: Environmental Fluid Dynamics; Sediment Transport; Transient Flow; Water Quality in Distribution Systems
Teaching: Water Resources Systems; Fluid Mechanics; Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows; Hydrology; Computational Fluid Dynamics
Kim Nordstrom | Lab Technician (Civil) | Technical Staff | kim.nordstrom@ubc.ca | 250.807.9778
Stephen O'Leary | Professor | Mechanical | stephen.oleary@ubc.ca | 250.807.8091

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Wide band gap III-V semiconductors; Disordered semiconductors; Microelectronic circuits
Teaching: Microelectronic circuits; Semiconductor devices; Novel electronic materials; Electricity and magnetism; Communications and systems analysis
Stephanie Oslund | Scheduling Coordinator & Administrative Assistant | Support Staff | stephanie.oslund@ubc.ca | 250.807.9278
Sepideh Pakpour | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | sepideh.pakpour@ubc.ca | 250.807.9103

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Engineering the human microbiome; Advanced statistical methods for analysis of big data (health sciences); Biology of built environment
Teaching: Biotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications; Engineering Human Microbiome; Fundamentals of Healthy Buildings
Laura Patterson | Instructor | Technical Communications | laura.patterson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9635
Research interests: Graduate writing pedagogy; Community service learning for first-year students; Engineering and technical communication; Engineering pedagogy
Teaching: Persuasive communication; Engineering communication; Technical communication; Graduate writing and research; First-year writing
Nicolás Peleato | Assistant Professor | Civil | nicolas.peleato@ubc.ca | 250.807.8852

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Evaluation of drinking water treatment processes; Source water quality assessment; Integrated data analysis and machine learning pertaining to water quality
Teaching: Environmental bioengineering; Water and wastewater treatment; Hydrology and hydraulics; Engineering mathematics; Municipal engineering
Angela Perry | Administrative Assistant | Support Staff | angela.perry@ubc.ca | 250.807.8723
Praveen Rajan | Lab Technician (Mechanical) | Technical Staff | praveen.rajan@ubc.ca | 250.807.9968
Marie Reid | Support Staff | marie.reid@ubc.ca | 250.807.8147
Dean Richert | Lecturer | Mechanical | dean.richert@ubc.ca | 250.807.8145
Research interests: Distributed control & algorithms; Operation of complex embedded systems; Programming languages; Network Systems
Teaching: Modern control; Mechatronics; Engineering Analysis; Systems and control
Deborah Roberts | Professor | Civil | deborah.roberts@ubc.ca | 250.807.8722

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Biological systems for treatment of extreme wastewaters; Microbial fuel fells (MFC) as waste to energy applications for the agricultural industry; Sulphur oxidizing microbes and their effects on the environment (microbial deterioration of concrete and acid rock drainage); Source water protection through best management practices
Teaching: Laboratory Skills; Applied Microbiology; Biological Treatment Processes; Environmental Engineering; Water Quality Engineering and Analysis; Engineering and the Environment
Ahmad Rteil | Assistant Professor | Civil | ahmad.rteil@ubc.ca | 250.807.9626
Research interests: Study the effect of concrete deterioration and steel corrosion on the behaviour of RC structures; Use of FRP to repair and strengthen existing RC structures; Use FRP bars/tendons to build new, durable and sustainable infrastructure; Study post-consumer waste products in concrete
Teaching: Statics, mechanics and structural analysis of structures; Concrete materials and technology; Design and repair of steel and FRP reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
Rehan Sadiq | Professor | Civil, Leadership | Rehan.Sadiq@ubc.ca | 250.807.9013

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Risk analysis and impact assessment; Decision-making under uncertainty; Reliability engineering
Karen Seddon | Facilities & Finance Assistant | Support Staff | karen.seddon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8175
Dimitry Sediako | Associate Professor | Mechanical | dimitry.sediako@ubc.ca | 250.807.8714

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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.
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, Leadership | rudolf.seethaler@ubc.ca | 250.807.8801

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Mechatronics for automobiles; Electromagnetic valve trains for automobiles; Engineering mechanics
Teaching: Engineering Mechanics; Modelling of dynamic systems; Design and optimisation of mechatronic control systems; Numerical methods for real-time control applications
Raymond Seida | Journeyman Red Seal Machinist | Technical Staff | raymond.seida@ubc.ca | 250.807.8440
Sumi Siddiqua | Associate Professor | Civil | sumi.siddiqua@ubc.ca | 250.807.9863

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Behaviour of unsaturated clay; Pore fluid chemistry on clayey material behaviour; Underground nuclear waste disposal modeling
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 Technician (Mechanical) & Lab Manager (Interim) | Technical Staff | alec.smith@ubc.ca | 250.807.8535
Ray Taheri | Senior Instructor | Mechanical | ray.taheri@ubc.ca | 250.807.8802
Research interests: Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus coatings; Materials selection in potash brine environment; Properties of Carbon nanotubes
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, Leadership | Dwayne.Tannant@ubc.ca | 250.807.8067

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Geotechnical Engineering; Engineering Geology; Geohazards; Rock Support; Surface and Underground Excavations in Rock
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 | Civil | solomon.tesfamariam@ubc.ca | 250.807.8185

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Seismic risk assessment of infrastructure; Risk-based decision making for infrastructure
Teaching: Earthquake Engineering; Reinforced Concrete Design; Decision Analysis and Optimization for Civil Engineering; Infrastructure Management
Michelle Tofteland | Lab Technician (Civil) | Technical Staff | michelle.tofteland@ubc.ca | 250.807.9364
Alexander Uhl | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | alexander.uhl@ubc.ca | TBC

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Solar energy conversion; Photovoltaics; Solar fuels; Thin film semiconductors
Teaching: Materials science and engineering; Semiconductor films and devices; Solid-state physics and mechanics; Thermo- and electrodynamics; Renewable energy
Teija Wakeman | Manager of Administration | Support Staff, Leadership | teija.wakeman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8719
Liwei Wang | Assistant Professor | Electrical | liwei.wang@ubc.ca | 250.807.8137

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


Research interests: Electric Power Systems; High Power Electronics; HVDC and FACTS Systems; Electrical Machines and Drives
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
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
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 | Technical Staff | jiyee.yoon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8568
Mohammad Hossein Zarifi | Assistant Professor | Electrical | mohammad.zarifi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8874

Currently accepting graduate supervision requests


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
Teaching: Introduction to VLSI Systems ENGR466 Microwave Systems ENGR470 System Dynamics APSC246
Emily Zhang | Lab Technician | Technical Staff | Emily.Zhang@ubc.ca | 250.807.8626
Ye Zhou | Adjunct Faculty | yeezhou@gmail.com
David Zinz | Safety Lead | Technical Staff | david.zinz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8047