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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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Bora Acun | Lab Tech V | Civil, Engineering, School of Engineering | bora.acun@ubc.ca | 250.807.8819 | EME0215
Ahmad Al-Dabbagh | Assistant Professor | Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical | ahmad.aldabbagh@ubc.ca | EME 3233

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Control systems; fault diagnosis; cyber security; alarm management
Courses & Teaching: MANF 465 Digital Enterprise; ENGR 315 Systems and Control; 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
Ayse Alemdar Thomson | Project Manager | Research & Innovation Office (VPRI), School of Engineering | aalemdar@mail.ubc.ca
Richard Aleong | Lecturer | School of Engineering | richard.aleong@ubc.ca | EME 3276
Research Interests: Engineering education research; Interdisciplinary learning and practice; Human-centered design and systems thinking; Qualitative research methods; Educational development for engineering education transformation
Courses & Teaching: Engineering Communication Technical Communication for Engineering Research Engineering Leadership Materials Selection and Design
Abul fazal Arif | Lecturer | Manufacturing, School of Engineering | abul.arif@ubc.ca
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
Michael Benoit | Assistant Professor | Manufacturing, School of Engineering | michael.benoit@ubc.ca | 250 807-8923 | EME3271

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Dr. Benoit’s research is in the area of materials processing and focuses on additive manufacturing (3D printing) of high strength aluminum (Al) alloys and brazing of Al alloys.
Courses & Teaching: Manufacturing Processes II - Advanced Manufacturing
Lukas Bichler | Professor | Manufacturing, Mechanical | 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
Joshua Brinkerhoff | Associate 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
Matthew Brown, PhD | Lab Technician | School of Engineering | matthew.brown@ubc.ca
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)
Kenneth Chau, PhD, PEng | Associate Professor | Applied Science, Electrical, Engineering, School of Engineering | Kenneth.Chau@ubc.ca | 250.807.8646 | EME4231

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Optics and optical systems, electromagnetic simulation, wearable sensors, immersive visualization
Courses & Teaching: Capstone design, engineering electromagnetics, technology entrepreneurship for engineers, user-centred immersive design
Qian Chen | Assistant Professor | Civil, School of Engineering | qian.chen@ubc.ca | 250.807.8629 | EME3281

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: • Construction supply chain integration • Lean construction and production innovations • BIM-ICT enabled digital transformation • Statistical learning methods • Circular Economy in Construction Student opportunities: Dr. Chen is looking to recruit MSc and PhD students in the field of digital construction engineering and construction circular economy. Interested candidates can email Dr. Chen, providing their motivation letter and CV.
Courses & Teaching: • ENGR 433 & ENGR 533 - Construction Engineering and Management • ENGR 330 - Reliability and Risk Analysis for Civil Engineering • ENGR 409 & APSC 509 - Construction Digitalization and Informatics
Julian Cheng | Professor | Applied Science, Electrical, School of Engineering | 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)
Trudy Chimko | Manager of Administration | School of Engineering | trudy.chimko@ubc.ca | 250.807.8719 | EME 4253
Christopher Collier | Assistant Professor | Electrical, School of Engineering | christopher.collier@ubc.ca | EME3285

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Bio-photonics and bio-optics; Digital microfluidics; Hyperspectral imaging; Lab-on-a-chip systems; Microfludics for agriculture and food; Optofluidic elements; Terahertz spectroscopy
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 362 Digital Signal Processing I ENGR 472 Fibre Optics and Photonics ENGR 572 Fibre Optics and Photonics
Adam Cornford | Geering Up Assistant Manager | Engineering, School of Engineering | adam.cornford@ubc.ca | 250.807.8890 | EME3251WK2
Nikita Dawe | Lecturer | Communications, Engineering, School of Engineering | nikita.dawe@ubc.ca
Luis Diaz | Lab Technician | Civil, School of Engineering | luis.diaz@ubc.ca | 250.807.8824 | EME0215
Jennifer Eberle | Manager, Engineering Co-op | School of Engineering | jennifer.eberle@ubc.ca | 250.807.9279 | EME3267
Wilson Eberle | Associate Professor | Electrical, Engineering, School of Engineering | 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 | Associate 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
Alon Eisenstein | Assistant Professor of Teaching | School of Engineering | alon.eisenstein@ubc.ca | 250.807.8006 | EME3283
Research Interests: Engineering entrepreneurship education; engineering leadership; professional development; experiential and work-integrated learning pedagogies and assessment methods; entrepreneurial attitude and intentionality.
Courses & Teaching: The Start-Up Experience for Engineers ENGR542 - Engineering and Society ENGR410 - Technology Innovation for Engineers APSC505/ENGR405 - Engineering Leadership APSC201 - Technical Communication
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 education 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: Travel demand forecasting; Transportation and land use interaction; Travel behaviour analysis; Smart and shared mobility; Urban system microsimulation, Activity-based modelling; Transportation and residential emissions and energy modelling; Econometric modelling; Agent-based microsimulation, Survey design and methods
Courses & Teaching: Transportation Planning (ENGR 436) Sustainable Land Use and Transportation (ENGR 536) 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
Debora Garcia Coe | Financial Coordinator | Southern Medical Program | debora.garciacoe@ubc.ca
Suliman Gargoum | Assistant Professor | Civil, Engineering, School of Engineering | suliman.gargoum@ubc.ca | 250-807-8831 | EME3275

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Infrastructure Digitization; Virtual Transportation Infrastructure Management; Automated LiDAR Data Processing Road Safety Analytics; Roadway Design; Smart Cities; Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Courses & Teaching: TBC
Tim Giesbrecht | Lab Technician (Electrical) | Electrical, School of Engineering | tim.giesbrecht@ubc.ca | 250.807.9024 | EME 0215
Seach Chyr (Ernest) Goh | Associate 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; ENGR 380 Design of Machine Elements; VANT 151 Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Project; Supervision of industry-proposed capstone projects
Kevin Golovin | Associate Member | Mechanical, School of Engineering | kevin.golovin@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Interfacial mechanics; Polymers; Textiles; Sustainability; Additive manufacturing; Coatings
Rhonda Hay | Support Services Assistant | School of Engineering | rhonda.hay@ubc.ca | 250.807.8183 | EME4242A
Jill Heinrichs | Administrative Assistant to the Director | School of Engineering | jill.heinrichs@ubc.ca | 250 807-9052
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 Advisor | School of Engineering | shannon.hohl@ubc.ca | 250.807.8650 | EME 3257
Jonathan Holzman | Professor | Electrical | Jonathan.Holzman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8798 | EME4259

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Photonic device technologies; terahertz technologies; applications to free-space optical (wireless) systems; applications to lab-on-a-chip systems.
Courses & Teaching: Fibre-optics and photonics; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); semiconductor devices and electromagnetics.
Mina Hoorfar | Associate Member | Mechanical, School of Engineering | mina.hoorfar@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Proton exchange membrane fuel cells; Microfluidic fuel cells; Digital microfluidics
Jahangir Hossain | 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
William Hughes | Director | Mechanical, School of Engineering | will.hughes@ubc.ca | 250.807.8670 | EME 4249
Research Interests: Developing technologies made from DNA; Low-cost liquid computers that perform early-stage diagnostics of hard-to-detect diseases, to sorting extremely dense and stable information for archival applications
Hassan Iqbal | Lecturer | Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical, 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
Alyse Kiesser (formally Hawley), PhD | Assistant Professor | Civil, Engineering, School of Engineering | alysekh@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8215 | EME3273

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Systems Ecology; Big Data Science; Microbial Metabolic Interactions; Natural and Engineered Microbial Ecosystem; Multi-omics (DNA, RNA and protein sequencing).
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 548 - Engineering Microbiology ENGR 446 – Biological Treatment Processes
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 Emerita | 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?
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 | Manager – Engineering Academic Services | School of Engineering | renee.leboe@ubc.ca | 250.807.8280 | EME 3261
Sunny Li | Professor | Applied Science, Mechanical, School of Engineering | sunny.li@ubc.ca | 250.807.9578 | EME3235

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Enhanced Heat Transfer; Multiphase Flows; Aerosol (Airborne) Transmission; Electronics Cooling; Thermal-fluidics in Sustainable Energy Systems
Courses & Teaching: Heat and Mass Transfer; Fluid Mechanics; Multiphase Flows; Measurement Principles in Thermal-Fluids
Jing Li | Lecturer | Communications, School of Engineering | jing.li@ubc.ca | EME 3276
Research Interests: Academic literacy, composition and rhetoric, university writing pedagogy, critical pedagogy, sociolinguistics
Courses & Teaching: Engineering Communication
Joel Liman | Indigenous Student Advisor | School of Engineering | joel.liman@ubc.ca | 250-826-0839 | UNC 212 / UNC 207K
Jian Liu | Associate Professor (Tenure) | 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 | Applied Science, 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: Instrumentation 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 | Associate Professor | Electrical, Engineering, School of Engineering | 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, School of Engineering | abbas.milani@ubc.ca | 250.807.9652 | EME4203

Graduate student supervisor. Only considering applications with exceptional academic record.


Research Interests: Textile Composites/Biocomposites; Materials 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; Industry 5.0
Courses & Teaching: Mathematical Methods in Modelling Engineering Materials; Multi-Objective Optimization and Decision-Making; Continuum Mechanics; Composite Materials; Engineering Vibrations
Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani | Assistant Professor | Manufacturing | babak.tosarkani@ubc.ca | 250.807.8048 | EME3269

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Operations & Supply Chain Management; Life Cycle Assessment & Circular Economy; Project Risk Management; Process Design & Simulation; Strategic Sustainable Development.
Courses & Teaching: Production Systems Management II (MANF/MANU 370), Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability (MANF 450), Supply Chain Tactics and Strategies (MANF 460).
Hadi Mohammadi | Associate Professor | Mechanical, School of Engineering | hadi.mohammadi@ubc.ca | 250.807.9920 | EME4209

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Major: Prosthetic Heart Valves! Mechanical Engineering: Linear and Nonlinear Mechanical Vibrations Linear and Nonlinear Finite Element Methods 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
Neizh Mrad | Adjunct Professor | Mechanical, School of Engineering | nezih.mrad@forces.qc.ca
Apurva Narayan | Affiliate 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 | 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 | Faculty Recruitment and Events Coordinator | 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 | Graduate Programs Assistant | Applied Science, Engineering, School of Engineering | brittany.parr@ubc.ca | 250.807.8689 | EME 3259
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 | Engineering Advisor | School of Engineering | marie.reid@ubc.ca | 250.807.8147 | EME3257
Dean Richert | Assistant Professor of Teaching | Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical | 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; Factory Planning; 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
Jessica Russo | Undergrad Program Assistant | School of Engineering | jessica.russo@ubc.ca | EME
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 | ARPT Administrative Assistant | 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 | Manufacturing, Mechanical | 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: (Not supervising/hiring graduate students) Control Systems Autonomous Vehicles
Courses & Teaching: Undergraduate: APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation APSC 179 Linear Algebra for Engineers APSC 256 Numerical Methods for Analysis ENGR 315 Systems and Control ENGR 480 Modern Control ENGR 486 Robot Modeling and Control ENGR 487 Digital Control ENGR 494 Autonomous Vehicle Technology Graduate: ENGR 535, ENGR 580, ENGR 586, ENGR 587
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
Hayden Soboleski | Engineering Co-op Coordinator | School of Engineering | hayden.soboleski@ubc.ca
Kayla Soriano | Undergraduate Programs Assistant | Engineering, School of Engineering | kayla.soriano@ubc.ca | 250.807.8687 | EME3253
Ray Taheri | Professor of Teaching | Manufacturing, Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), Mechanical | 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; 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 3227
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 426 Analysis of Indeterminate Structures; ENGR 430 System-Based Design and Construction; ENGR 476 Mechanics of Materials II; ENGR 492 Finite Element Methods;
Lisa Tobber | Assistant Professor | Civil, School of Engineering | ltobber@mail.ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Structural engineering; tall buildings; seismic design of precast concrete; disaster resilient buildings; reinforced concrete buildings
Courses & Teaching: ENGR 414 / APSC514 Precast Concrete Structures APSC 261 Theory of structures
Grant Topor | Professional Development Officer | Engineering, School of Engineering | grant.topor@ubc.ca | EME 3257
Elizabeth Trudel | Lecturer | Mechanical, School of Engineering | elizabeth.trudel@ubc.ca | EME3280
Research Interests: Plug and abandonment of oil and gas wells; wellbore leakage; thermofluids
Courses & Teaching: APSC 179 - Linear Algebra For Engineers APSC 182 - Matter and Energy I ENGR 385 - Heat Transfer Applications ENGR 497 - Combustion Processes
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: APSC182 Matter & Energy I, ENGR475 Materials Selection and Design; ENGR478 Alternative Energy Systems; APSC504 Solar Cell Engineering
Klaske van Heusden | Assistant Professor | Mechanical, School of Engineering | klaske.vanheusden@ubc.ca | 250.807.8596 | EME 4286

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Data-driven and learning control; system identification; control of robotics and mechatronic systems; emerging applications in agriculture and health care
Liwei Wang | Associate 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
Kyle Watson | Undergraduate Advisor | Engineering | kyle.watson@ubc.ca
Graeme Webb | Lecturer | Communications, Engineering, School of Engineering | graeme.webb@ubc.ca
Tamara Weninger | Engineering Advisor | School of Engineering | tamara.weninger@ubc.ca | 250.807.8143 | EME3259
Sabine Weyand | Associate 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
Peyman Yousefi | Lecturer | Civil, Engineering, School of Engineering | peyman.yousefi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8375 | EME3280
Research Interests: Hydroinformatics Digital twins and smart water systems Leakage control
Courses & Teaching: ENGR417 - Pipeline Integrity Management ENGR342 - Open Channel Flow ENGR341 - Engineering Hydrology APSC248 - Engineering Analysis III APSC180 - Statics APSC181 - Dynamics APSC172 - Engineering Analysis I
Mohammad Hossein Zarifi | Associate 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