Research Committee Members


The mandate of the School of Energy Research Committee is to support the advancement of applied research and development, consistent with the BCIT mission and mandate statements.

Members Areas of Interest
Mehrzad Tabatabaian, BEng, MEng, PhD, PEng (Chair)
Program Head
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical
Renewable energy, energy efficiency and harvesting, clean-low carbon energy systems, advanced FEM & CFD, numerical modeling of dynamic systems, applied mechanics, and technology applications in education.
Mick Andic, BASc, MASc, PEng
Program Head
Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing
Design for the environment, part-time engineering education, efficiencies of fluid power drives and design for manufacture and assembly.
Rodger Beatson, BSc, PhD (Organic Chemistry)
Chemical and Environmental Technology
Energy efficiency in mechanical pulping, production of dissolving pulps, forest biomass as a source of fuels and chemicals, genetic control of plant fibre properties.
Serhat Beyenir, BSc, MEd, Marine Eng 1st Class
Power Engineering
Use of computer simulators in education and industrial training, engineering computation, open educational resources, web-based distance education, inverted classrooms.
Brian Buckley, BSc
Associate Dean
Industrial and Mechanical Trades

Amir Yousefi, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean
Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Instrumentation, sensor networks, Bluetooth Low Energy, and signal processing.
Brent Dunn, BASc, MEng, PEng
Associate Dean
Mechanical Engineering
Bob Gill, MEng, PEng, FEC, smIEEE
Program Head
Telecommunications and Networks
Dual career path: telecommunications and networks, and power systems. Tertiary interests are eHealth, vehicular technologies, industrial networking and signal processing.
Kacem Habiballah, MA
Associate Dean
Chemical, Digital Communications and Machinist
Ali Palizban, Phd, PEng
Program Head
Electrical Power and Industrial Control
Electrical power systems, substation automation, control systems, instrumentation and automation, renewable energy systems, electric energy efficiency, microgrid, smart grid, hybrid and electric vehicles.
Holly Stanley
Operations Manager
School of Energy

Research Liaison:
Joseph Boyd, M.Sc. (Physics), M.L.S.
Program Head, Applied Research Liaison Office