Engineering Mentors

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Kris gadareh

Chairman of Charted Engineers Pacific

I am a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers and past Chair of Chartered Engineers Pacific. My background is in education and the design, development and application of assistive device technology in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders. My research interests are in the investigation and measurement of balance instability in patients with peripheral nervous system disorders, as well as fall prevention and recovery in the elderly population.

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Doug Goertzen

CEO of Kardium


Doug is a co-founder and CEO of Kardium, a company that has developed an advanced ablation catheter for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Prior to Kardium, Doug held the position of General Manager, Proofing and Color at Eastman Kodak Company. Doug was responsible for the $55 million worldwide proofing and colour business and managed the 130 person team developing the proofing and colour product portfolio. He held senior positions in service, development and management during his 12 year tenure at Kodak and Creo Inc. (which was acquired by Kodak in 2005). Doug graduated with a B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from Simon Fraser University.

PHILLIP TSAO

Design Engineer, Misty West

Phil is a Design Engineer working at MistyWest - a local Vancouver research and engineering lab dedicated to solving hard problems into positive breakthroughs. Phil has a deep breadth of knowledge in manufacturing and prototyping, with years of hands-on skills in machining and 3D printing. As a result of his experience in rapid prototyping & manufacturing, he has helped startups and research labs create real products through his own contracting work. After earning his BASc in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical) at UBC, Phil was involved in a medical isotope automation project at TRIUMF, robotics (size selection & biopsy coring) at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, and product development for several successful startups. In a previous life, he also competed provincially and nationally in badminton. Phil’s multidisciplinary background and desire to create work that has real societal impacts pulled him towards the complex problems being solved at MistyWest.

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Kevin Oversby

Member of Charted Engineers Pacific

Kevin Oversby is a Regulatory Compliance Manager at Westport Innovations (a UBC spinoff in 1996). Over the past 20 years, he has worked on the commercialization of clean technologies. Specialties include verification of new products in extreme conditions. Working with governments to develop regulations and certify new products is also a major area of focus. Kevin holds 5 U.S. patents. He was awarded Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Cambridge and serves on the local alumni board.

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Jane Desrochers

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Jane Desrochers is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Her research aims to develop better ways to understand how cartilage and meniscus recover (or don’t!) after a knee injury in an effort to help doctors and patients make better treatment decisions. She earned her PhD from the University of Calgary in 2012, and has a BSc in mechanical engineering. She is currently an instructor in the Engineers in Scrubs program at UBC and has also taught engineering design at the undergraduate level.

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Hari Tamil Selven

Spira3D

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Lyndia Wu

Instructor at UBC, Faculty of Applied Science

Dr. Lyndia Wu is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. She completed her undergraduate studies in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Bioengineering at Stanford University. Her main research topic is mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion. She develops novel wearable sensors to study the biomechanics of mTBI, and investigates how mechanical trauma leads to short and long term brain changes.

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Victor Kulla

Spira3D

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Chris Bellamy

Senior Product Engineer, WIIVV

Chris is a chartered engineer and designer from the UK. After training at the University of Cambridge he worked in the outdoor equipment and automotive industry for 7 years. 5 of these years were spent at Jaguar Land Rover, developing electric vehicles and creating new customer centric features for future vehicles. In 2016 he moved to Canada and joined Wiivv, a company pioneering 3D printed customer fit footwear, ordered from you’re smartphone.