People

Current Members

taraneh Dr. Taraneh Sowlati, P.Eng.
Professor
Dr. Olivier Quirion-Blais
Post-doctoral Fellow
krishna Krishna Teja Malladi
Ph.D. Candidate
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Shaghaygh Akhtari
Ph.D. Candidate
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   Evelyn Gao
Master’s Student
 Dan Yu
UBC Visiting International Research Student Ph.D. Student at Beijing Forestry University, China 
Jan Maier
UBC Visiting International Research Student
Master’s Student in Bioeconomy at the University of Hohenheim, Germany

Alumni

PhD Graduates

Dr. Mehdi Piltan

Thesis: Developing a Decision Making Model for Evaluating Potential Partnerships in Forest Products Value Chains

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Dr. Claudia Cambero

Thesis: Economic, social and environmental optimization of a forest biomass supply

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Dr. Mahdi Mobini

Thesis: On the design and analysis of forest biomass to biofuel and bioenergy supply chains

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Dr. Nazanin Shabani

Thesis: Value chain optimization of a forest biomass power plant considering uncertainties

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Dr. Mahmood Ebadian

Thesis: Design and scheduling of agricultural biomass supply chain for a cellulosic ethanol plant

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Dr. Saeed Ghafghazi

Thesis: Multi Criteria Evaluation of Wood Pellet Utilization in District Heating Systems

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Master’s Graduates

Luke Opacic

M.Sc. Thesis: Developing simulation models to improve the production process at a parallam mill

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Diana Siller

M.Sc. Thesis:  Supply chain planning for bioenergy and biofuel production from forest-based residues in interior British Columbia : a simulation study

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Shaghaygh Akhtari

M.A.Sc. ThesisEconomic assessment and optimization of forest biomass supply chain for heat generation in a district heating system

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Richard Hewitt

M.Sc. Thesis: Strategic information technology investments for the cabinet industry

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Jo Chau

M.Sc. Thesis: Evaluation of Wood Biomass Utilization for the Greenhouse Industry in British Columbia

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Mohammadhossein Mahmoudi

M.A.Sc. Thesis: The Simulation Modeling of Supply Logistics of Forest Biomass in British Columbia

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James Salazar

M.Sc. Thesis: Life Cycle Assessment of Windows for the North American Residential Market

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Dr. Saba Vahid

M.A.Sc. Thesis: Efficiency and Productivity Measurement of the Canadian Manufacturing Sector : 1994-2002

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Neda Salehirad

M.A.Sc. Thesis: Efficiency Analysis of Primary Wood Producers in British Columbia

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Visiting Scientists/Scholars

Dr. Mahdi Mobini
Visiting Scientist, Postdoc fellow at University of Tehran, Jan.-May 2017

Tim Schröder
Visiting Ph.D. Student, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
Summer 2015
Laura Elisabeth Hombach, Ph.D, Visiting Scholar. Research Assistant at the Chair of Operations Management; RWTH Aachen, Germany. Summer 2014
Mariane Hans Alexandre, Industrial Engineer Undergrad at UDESC, Joinville, Brazil. Science Without Borders scholarship program at UBC. Summer 2014. Frederik Trippe, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Karlsruhe University of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Dec. 2012 – Jan. 2013.
Joern Meyers, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar,  Karlsruhe University of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany,
Dec. 2012 – Jan. 2013.
Frederik Trippe, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Karlsruhe University of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Summer 2011.
Bjorn Nelson, M.Sc.
Visiting Scholar, Umea University, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden
July 2008 – October 2008
Carolina Casas Cordero, B.Sc.
Visiting Scholar, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Nov. 2007 – June 2008
Sebastien Delmas, M.A.Sc.
Visiting Scholar, INSA Lyon (National Institute of Applied Sciences), France
April 2006 – August 2006
Dr. Azamdokht Safi,
Sabbatical, Industrial Engineering Department, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
Feb. 2005 – Dec. 2005