Engineering Faculty

Department Chair

  • Mauricio Dziedzic
    PhD University of Toronto, MASc Universidade Federal do Parana, BASc Universidade Federal do Parana, M.ASCE., P.Eng.
    • Chair
    Office:
    10-2514

    Supervises in: MEng ; MSc Interdisciplinary Studies ; PhD

    Maurício Dziedzic, Ph.D., Prof., M. ASCE, P.Eng. Civil Engineering at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1986). M.A.Sc. in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1988). Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics - University of Toronto (1994)....

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Faculty

  • Dr. Faran Ali
    PhD (University of Saskatchewan), MSc (IHE, Delft), BSc (UET, Lahore)
    • Assistant Professor, Geography and Engineering
    Phone:
    250-960-6355
    Office:
    8-408

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Geography ; MSc NRES Environmental Science

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  • PhD, Masters in Biotech (University of Toronto), BEng (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City)
    • Assistant Professor
    Leader and collaborator in multiple Mexican and internationally funded interdisciplinary research projects related to sustainable and resilient urban development, as well as technology-based eco-preneurship.

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  • Maik Gehloft
    Dipl.-Ing. (FH), MASc
    • Senior Lab Instructor
    Phone:
    250-960-6703
    Maik Gehloff is a Senior Lab Instructor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program right here at UNBC. He is also the founder and owner of Gehloff Consulting Inc. Since he was a young boy trying to design and build the perfect tree house, Maik has always been a passionate...

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  • Dr. Steve Helle
    PhD (Chemical Engineering - University of British Columbia), BEng, MEng (Chemical Engineering - McGill University)
    • Associate Professor
    • Co-Director, Environmental Engineering
    Phone:
    250-960-5206
    Office:
    10-2542

    Supervises in: MSc NRES ; MA NRES

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  • Dr. Oliver Iorhemen
    PhD (University of Calgary), MSc English (University of Leeds), BEng (Ahmadu Bello University), EIT
    • Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering
    Phone:
    250-960-5647
    Office:
    10-2526

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MEng

    Education Ph.D in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation); University of Calgary, 2019 MSc(Eng) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management; University of Leeds, UK., 2011 B.Eng Water Resources and Environmental Engineering; Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, 2008...

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  • Dr. Asif Iqbal
    PhD, PEng
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6708
    Office:
    WIDC-364

    Supervises in: MSc ; PhD Civil and Structural Engineering

    Asif Iqbal is an Assistant Professor in the Integrated Wood Design program. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His primary research focus is on protection of built environment against natural disasters such as earthquakes. His work...

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  • Dr. Chao Kang
    PhD University of Alberta, MA Lanzhou University
    • Senior Lab Instructor
    Phone:
    250-960-5699
    Office:
    10-2559

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  • Dr. Jianbing Li
    PhD, University of Regina
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6397
    Office:
    8-408

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES

    Dr. Jianbing Li is a professor and professional engineer in the Environmental Engineering program. He received his PhD degree in environmental systems engineering from University of Regina. He has research interests in environmental pollution control, petroleum waste management, contaminated soil...

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  • Natalie Linklater
    MITACS Canadian Science Policy Fellow (Post-Doc.), PhD Carleton University, MASc Carleton University
    • Senior Lab Instructor
    Phone:
    250-960-5421
    Office:
    10-2534
    Dr. Linklater has a PhD in wastewater disinfection specializing in alternative disinfection methods such as potassium ferrate, peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light irradiation. For her dissertation, she examined the prevalence of viable but non-culturable (VBNC) following...

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  • PhD University at Buffalo, NY
    • Assistant Professor
    Dr. Ramla Qureshi received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA. Her research focus lies in structural resilience against extreme hazards; such as earthquakes, fires, and blasts, and includes implementation of advanced computational and...

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  • Dr. Deborah Roberts
    Ph. D. University of Alberta, Eng. L. EGBC
    • Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
    Cell:
    250-859-3858

    Supervises in: MSc ; PhD

    My research combines my training as a classical microbiologist with 30 years experience in engineering research developing new methods for the application of microbial processes to treat contaminated water, soil and sediments. I train students in classical and modern microbiological techniques,...

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  • Dr. Jueyi Sui
    Dr -Ing., Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany); MSc. Hefei University of Technology (China)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6399
    Office:
    10-2524

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MA NRES Geography ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Geography

    Jueyi has expertise in cold region hydraulics and hydrology (river ice hydraulics and snow hydrology) and fluvial hydraulics.

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  • Dr. Thomas Tannert
    PhD, PEng
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6710
    Office:
    2-6710

    Supervises in: MSc NRES

    Thomas Tannert joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016 as BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering. Thomas received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a Master’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Bio-...

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  • Dr. Ron Thring
    PhD, MSc, MASc, BSc
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5804
    Office:
    10-2544

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MSc NRES Forestry

    PhD (1990) Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke MSc (1984) Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan MASc (1980) Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford (UK) BSc (1978) Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, University of Botswana and Swaziland

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  • PhD (University of Toronto), MSc (Tsinghua University), BSc (Tsinghua University)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5657
    Office:
    10-2528

    Supervises in: PhD ; MA Civil and Structural Engineering ; MEng Civil and Structural Engineering

    Dr. Fei Tong joined the University of Northern British Columbia as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Toronto, and received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Structural Engineering from Tsinghua University. His research...

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  • Dr. Guido Wimmers
    Dr. Tech., Dipl.Ing., Arch. (NL), MRAIC, LEED AP, P.Eng.
    • Associate Professor (On Sabbatical)
    Phone:
    250-960-6716

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MSc NRES Environmental Science

    Guido Wimmers joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2014 as Chair for the Integrated Wood Design Program and implemented the interdisciplinary approach for engineering and design of modern wood structures, combining structural engineering with building physics and modern fabrication...

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  • Dr. Wenbo Zheng
    PhD University of British Columbia, MSc Tongji University (China), PEng EGBC
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5698
    Office:
    10-2536

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MEng

    Wenbo Zheng is an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Northern British Columbia since September 2020. Wenbo received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, and a master's degree and a bachelor's degree from Tongji University in China, all in civil...

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  • Jianhui Zhou
    PhD, PEng
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6717
    Office:
    WIDC-370

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MEng

    Dr. Jianhui Zhou is an Assistant Professor in Wood Engineering and teaches in the School of Engineering at the University of Northern British Columbia since July 1, 2018. Before joining UNBC, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the...

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Adjunct Faculty

  • MASc University of British Columbia, PEng, FEC, FCSSE
    • Adjunct Professor
    Cell:
    250-961-5262
    Mrs. Emily Cheung is a consulting engineering with over 30 years experience in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering specializing in Construction Engineering and Hydrotechnical Engineering. Based in Prince George, her career has brought her to Mexico, South America, Europe and Africa....

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    • Adjunct Professor
    • Conseillère technique chez Centre d'expertise sur la construction commerciale en bois

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    • Adjunct Professor
    • Scientist in the Advanced Building Systems Department at FPInovations Member of Canada`s Timber Design & Research Community

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    • Adjunct Professor
    • Professor bei University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim Munich Area, Germany

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  • Dr. Cristiano Loss
    PhD, MSc, PEng
    • Adjunct Professor
    • Professor (Assistant) in Wood Buildings Design and Construction UBC

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  • Ph.D., P.Eng.
    • Adjunct Professor

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