Faculty Experts

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Name Dept Areas of Research
Edmond Cretu Edmond Cretu Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Microsystems, adaptive MEMS, micro-instrumentation, nonlinear signal processing, BioMEMS. ultrasound imaging
Peter Cripton Peter Cripton Department of Mechanical Engineering
Biomechanics and prevention of spinal cord, spinal column and brain injuries and of hip fractures. Developing a helmet-mounted device to prevent cervical spine injuries in sports and transportation, helmet efficacy, and novel helmet design
Elizabeth Croft Elizabeth Croft Department of Mechanical Engineering
Development and testing of compliant, intuitive, and stable human-robot interaction, vision guided robotic bin picking with visual servoing, visibility metrics, collision avoidance and vision guided grasp planning, and low jerk motion planning
Susan Dahinten Susan Dahinten School of Nursing
Intersection of family and community factors that influence the health and developmental trajectories of children and youth, and the evaluation of public health screening programs and family-focussed interventions to support healthy childhood development.
Joseph Dahmen Joe Dahmen School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Materials and construction, sustainable design
Paul Davies Paul Davies Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Design and development of safety critical, real-time systems, software engineering principles, computer architecture and the application of FPGA technologies for use with soft-core processors
Clarence De Silva Clarence de Silva Department of Mechanical Engineering
Instrumentation (sensing, actuation, communication, etc.) and intelligent control of industrial processes, intelligent cooperative robotics for safety/security-critical urban environments, design, assessment, and operation of mechatronic systems using Mechatronic Design Quotient (MDQ) and soft computing (fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms), and machine health monitoring and supervisory control using intelligent multi-sensor fusion
Ranjit Dhari Ranjit Dhari School of Nursing
David Dixon David Dixon Department of Materials Engineering
Hydrometallurgy process analysis and design, mathematical modelling, heap leaching, fluid flow and mass transfer, leaching kinetics, fixed bed processing
Hermann Dommel Hermann Dommel Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic transients in power systems
David Dreisinger David Dreisinger Department of Materials Engineering
Hydrometallurgy, solvent extraction, electrochemical kinetics, waste treatment, biohydro-metallurgy, ion exchange, process modelling
Guy Dumont Guy Dumont Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Adaptive control, predictive control, control of distributed parameters systems, advanced process control, applications of wavelet analysis, biomedical applications of control, pulp and paper process control
Scott Dunbar Scott Dunbar Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Methods of mine valuation, operations research and simulation, applications of robotic swarms to mining and mineral processing
William Dunford William Dunford Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Power electronics, power supplies, motor controls, energy management
Agnes d'Entremont Agnes d’Entremont Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ongoing research into hip and knee biomechanics, including advanced MRI imaging of joint kinematics, loading and cartilage properties, including weight bearing MRI; 3D joint shape and range of motion analysis; and the application of shape, range of motion, and cartilage health measures to childhood joint disorders
Catherine Ebbehoj Catherine Ebbehoj School of Nursing
Childbearing families and population health and health promotion
Wilson Eberle Wilson Eberle School of Engineering (Okanagan campus)
Power electronics, high power switching converters, gate drive techniques
Gwynn Elfring Gwynn Elfring Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ongoing research into the mechanics of soft matter, including cell biomechanics, mechanics of active suspensions, interfacial rheology and instabilities, and non-Newtonian flow physics
Naoko Ellis Naoko Ellis Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Fluidization and multiphase systems, CO2 mitigation & capture, bio-fuels, data analysis
Davide Elmo Davide Elmo Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Rock mechanics and rock engineering design, advanced numerical modelling of block cave mining and discrete fracture networks, interaction between surface and underground mining, numerical simulations of the mechanical behaviour of hard rock pillars, slope stability analysis, applications of synthetic rock mass modelling and discrete fracture network modelling