Industrial Systems Faculty

Isam Al Zubaidi

P. Eng.
Lab Instructor

Office: ED 128.4
E-mail: Isam.Al.Zubaidi@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-3126
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests

Petroleum refinery processes such as hydrotreating and hydrodesulfurization process, non-hydrogen sulfur removal processes using ionic liquid, adsorption, and extraction processes.  Water and soil remediation from oil spill, waste oil recycling, oil sludge treatment, fuel processing, etc.  Corrosion and corrosion inhibitors, food contamination with aluminum during food processing.

Adisorn Aroonwilas

Ph.D.
Program Chair, Associate Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.3
E-mail: aroonwia@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2469
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
CO2 capture and Greenhouse gas control technology, Biodiesel Production TechnologyNatural Gas Purification, CO2 capture using spray columns, Modeling, simulation and optimization of gas treating processes, Cogeneration and heat integration for power generation with CO2 capture

Liming Dai

Ph.D., P.Eng., ASME Fellow
Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.12
E-mail: liming.dai@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4498
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~dailimli/

Research interests
Linear and non-linear vibrations/oscillations and the control of vibrations subjected to static and dynamic loadings; Numerical simulation of nonlinear dynamical systems, sound and wave propagation; Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) with seismic wave and vibration stimulation; Industrial noise, traffic noise, and noise control with acoustic design for industrial and domestic facilities; Analysis with Finite Element Method, Non-linear Dynamics, and Fracture Mechanics for assessment of crack initiation and propagation in materials under cyclical loading, high pressure, and high temperature; Metallurgy, microstructures, and property aspects of engineering materials and welding of engineering materials; Design (CAD, FEA) and manufacturing (CAM) aspects of pressure vessels, piping, and LPG transportation vehicles used in petroleum industries; Strategies and analysis of engineering and operations management

David deMontigny

Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Associate Dean (Academic), Professor, Engineering

Office: ED 409.2
E-mail: david.demontigny@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2277
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
CO2 absorption in packed columns and membrane contactors; Solvent regeneration in membrane desorbers; Membrane-solvent wettability and performance evaluation; Manufacturing of hydrophobic, microporous polymer membranes; Design of membrane contactor modules; Engineering education; Academic integrity

Amr Henni

Ph.D.
Acting Dean, Program Chair, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.13
E-mail: amr.henni@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4960
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~henniea/

Research interests
Acid gas removal from natural and flue gases, Calorimetry Mass transfer with chemical reactions, Solubility of gases in liquids, Vapor-liquid-equilibria and PVT studies, Pressure swing and temperature swing adsorptions, Physical and transport properties measurements, Process plant simulation, Renewable energy (wind and solar), Water desalination, Biotechnology (proteins and cells), Polymer Engineering (thermodynamics and heat transfer), Chemical education

Hussameldin Ibrahim

Ph.D., PMP, P.Eng.
Acting Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies), Associate Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering

Office: ED 423
E-mail: hussameldin.ibrahim@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-3347
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~ibrahimh/

Research interests

Heterogeneous catalysis and catalyst development for greener fuels, syngas, hydrogen, biofuels and fine chemicals production from fossil- and biomass-derived feedstocks. Chemical reaction engineering, kinetics and reactor modeling and design for CO2 capture, biofuel and syngas/hydrogen production. Agricultural residue catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction to HEV biofuels. Catalytic thermal conversion of biomass to syngas, bio-gas and bio-oil. Municipal wastes into energy via pyrolysis and gasification processes. CO2 utilization for producing value added products. Sorption-based functional materials for CO2 capture and utilization. Modeling, simulation and optimization of post- and pre-combustion CO2 capture with H2 production, and CO2 utilization. Catalytic methods for CO2 capture and utilization. The Economics of greenhouse warming. Conceptual design, economic evaluation, feasibility studies, and project planning and management.

Raphael Idem

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Director, Clean Energy Technologies Institute (CETI); Industrial and Process Systems Engineering

Office: GGTC 211, ED 414
E-mail: raphael.idem@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4470
Fax: 306-585-4855 or 306-337-3112

Research interests
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation; Carbon Dioxide Capture from Flue Gases from Industrial Sources; Reformer Technology/Fuel Processing for Fuel Cell Application/Hydrogen Energy; Reaction Kinetics, Reaction Mechanisms, and Heterogeneous Catalyst Development; Fossil and Bio-fuels Processing

Robert Jones

M.Sc., P.Eng.
Lab Instructor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 128.3
E-mail: robert.jones@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4961
Fax: 306-585-4855

Golam Kabir

Ph.D., E.I.T.
Assistant Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 432
E-mail: golam.kabir@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5271
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~gkj627/

Research interests

System risk, reliability, resilience assessment; Interdependent network resilience analytics; Multi-criteria decision analysis under risk and uncertainty; Infrastructure management; Sustainable system analytics; Data driven decision making; Multi-objective optimization

Rene Mayorga

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 427
E-mail: rene.mayorga@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4726
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~mayorgar/

Research interests
Artificial/Computational Sapience (Wisdom), and MetaBotics, Intelligent & Sapient (Wise) Decision and Control, Intelligent Sapient (Wise) Systems, MetaBots, Intelligent & Sapient (Wise) Human-Computer Interaction/Interface, Virtual Reality, Software Engineering, Intelligent & Sapient (Wise): Operations Research, Manufacturing, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Fuzzy and Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems, Robotics: Intelligent Motion Planning, Intelligent Concurrent Motion Planning of Multi-Manipulator, Systems, Intelligent Trajectory/Path Planning of Robot Manipulators, Robotics: Design Evaluation & Optimization of Multi-Robot Manipulators Systems, Design Evaluation & Optimization of Robot Manipulators, Optimal Control, Optimization: Mathematical Programming, Differentiable Penalty Functions, Numerical Methods

Mehran Mehrandezh

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 436.10
E-mail: mehran.mehrandezh@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4658
Fax: 306-585-4855
Website: http://uregina.ca/~mehrandm/

Research interests
Motion planning of co-operating robotic arms in dynamic environments, Autonomous sensor-based motion planning of robots (mobile and articulated), Computer integrated manufacturing, inspection, assembly, Remote control/analysis via Internet, Urban search and rescue robotics, Time-optimal rendezvous planning of co-operating robots for pick-and-place task sharing

Denise Stilling

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Director of Outreach & Recruitment, Associate Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 476
E-mail: denise.stilling@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2696
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Value-added product and manufacturing research and development from agricultural fiber and reclaimed material, Engineering management including principles of lean manufacturing, JIT, agile manufacturing, operational management, etc., Human Factors Engineering including ergonomics, safety design, procedures, etc., Applied mechanical engineering analysis and design including biomechanics, vibration control, structural analysis, strength of materials, instrumentation, chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics, manufacturing processes, Research experience in artificial intelligence including applications in knowledge based expert systems, artificial neural networks, wavelets, etc.

Paitoon (P.T.) Tontiwachwuthikul

Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Industrial & Process Systems Engineering & Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)

Office: ED 436.7; GGTC 308 at Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CERTi)
E-mail: paitoon@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4688
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
New technologies for CO2 recovery, production, and utilization (including Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies), High efficiency processes for gas separation and purification, Industrial pollution prevention and control (including energy and environment issues), Heat & mass transfer with chemical reactions, Industrial corrosion prevention and control Intelligent and knowledge-based systems development, Modeling, simulation, control, and optimization of industrial processes

Syed Adeel Haneef Zaidi

Lab Instructor, Industrial Systems Engineering

Office: ED 128.5
E-mail: syed.zaidi@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4094
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests

Advanced manufacturing processes, Continuous Improvement of manufacturing processes, warehouse management.