2023 UBC Engineering appointments

Dr. Daan Maijer, Dr. Steve Wilton, Dr. Lutz Lampe, Dr. Marek Pawlik, Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch, Dr. Antony Hodgson
Dean James Olsen announces his 2023-2024 faculty appointments for UBC Engineering

A message from James Olson, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science

We're privileged to have an exceptional group of institute and department leaders within the Faculty of Applied Science, each of whom make tremendous impact on the students, faculty and staff within their unit, and in turn on the world which we serve. 

At this time of year we make new leadership appointments to, or extend the appointments among this group of school and department leaders. Each of these leaders will help us drive further success in education and research, and help us move toward the fulfilment of our strategic plan

To that end, I'm pleased to announce the following appointments and extensions within UBC Engineering.


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Dr. Steve Wilton

Dr. Steve Wilton

Re-appointed Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, starting July 1, 2024 

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Dr. Lutz Lampe

Dr. Lutz Lampe

Appointed Head, pro tem, Electrical and Computer Engineering, July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 

Dr. Steve Wilton’s appointment as Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been extended for a second 5-year term, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Wilton will be taking a one-year study leave from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. In the meantime, Dr. Lutz Lampe has been appointed as Head pro tem for a one-year term effective July 1, 2023. 

Dr. Wilton will effectively lead the department to achieve its goals and aspirations and we are delighted that he has agreed to serve as head for a second term. I am grateful to Dr. Lampe for accepting to lead the department as head, pro tem over the next academic year.  


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Dr. Daan Maijer

Dr. Daan Maijer

Re-appointed Head, Materials Engineering, starting July 1, 2023 

Dr. Daan Maijer’s appointment as Head of the Department of Materials Engineering has been extended for a second 5-year term, effective July 1, 2023. 

Dr. Maijer has done an excellent job leading the department during his first team and we are confident, over the coming years, he will continue to successfully lead the department to achieve its goals and aspirations. 


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Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch

Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch

Appointed Head, pro tem, Mechanical Engineering, July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 

Professor Steve Feng will be taking a well-deserved one-year administrative leave following the completion of his first term as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the end of June. The process to consider Professor Feng for an appointment extension as department head is underway and should he be extended, his second term will begin July 1, 2024. In light of this, Professor Carl Ollivier-Gooch has been appointed as Head, pro tem, Department of Mechanical Engineering for a one-year term effective July 1, 2023. 

Professor Ollivier-Gooch is a Professor and the Associate Head, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Engagement in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


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Dr. Marek Pawlik

Dr. Marek Pawlik

Appointed Head, The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, starting July 1, 2023 

Dr. Marek Pawlik is appointed as head of mining engineering, commencing July 1, 2023, for a five-year term.  

Dr. Pawlik is currently a Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering and has been serving as the Graduate Advisor since 2005 and Associate Head, Research since 2009. 


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Dr. Antony Hodgson

Dr. Antony Hodgson

Appointed Acting Director, Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 

Professor Robert Rohling will be taking a 12-month study leave starting July 1, 2023. During his absence, Professor Antony Hodgson has been appointed as the Acting Director of ICICS for a one-year team. 

Professor Hodgson has an outstanding record of leadership and scholarly achievements, and we are delighted that he has accepted to lead ICICS as acting director over the next academic year. 

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