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Principal Investigator

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Dr. Sami Khan

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2020

S.M. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2016

S.M. Technology and Policy Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2016

B.A.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2012


Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, September 2020 - present

Science and Technology Advisor, Natural Resources Canada, April - August 2020



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Masters Students

Gahee Im

Gahee is a MASc student at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at SFU. She received her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Gangneung-Wonju National University. She studied biodiesel production using waste as feedstocks and catalysts in her university's Bioenvironmental Energy Lab. Gahee enjoys doing yoga, traveling, and drinking coffee.

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Oz Oren

Oz is a MASc student at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at SFU and is co-supervised by Dr. Sami Khan and Dr. Gordon McTaggart-Cowan. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion). He worked for 10 years in petrochemical plants in Israel as a process and project engineer. Oz enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, and painting.

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Omar Nemir

Omar joined the EISEn group as an MASc student in Summer 2022. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Master of Engineering (MEng) from University of Nottingham. In his MEng thesis, he worked on a study related to carbon-constrained electricity trading across Canadian provinces. In his free time, Omar enjoys soccer, tennis and travelling.


Lazar Cvijovic

Lazar is a MASc student at School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at SFU. He holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Northern New Mexico College, and a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University. His previous research focused on solar energy, micromanufacturing and thermal-solid-fluid-interactions. He enjoys basketball, travelling and movies.

Group Alumni

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Emma Hannaford

Emma is a fourth-year Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) undergraduate student at SFU and joined the EISEn group in September 2022. She was the President of the SEE Student Society from May 2021 - May 2022 where she led an executive team to help support student learning and promote student engagement. Emma spent her last Co-op at Modulous in London, UK. Her work experience centered around assessing the environmental performance of modular housing through a whole life carbon analysis. Beyond academics, Emma enjoys travelling, distance running, hiking and skiing.

Yoonsoo (Clara) Park

Clara is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the Sustainable Energy Engineering program at SFU. She did three co-op terms with the EISEn lab between September 2020 and Fall 2021. She was awarded the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) by NSERC and received the Vancouver Korean Foundation Scholarship during her tenure with EISEn. Clara enjoys travelling, baking and acrylic painting!


Ishaan Aggarwal

Ishaan is a third year undergraduate student in Applied Physics at SFU. Ishaan did one co-op term with the EISEn lab between in Spring 2022. Ishaan was awarded first place at the AMPP NACE Poster competition in Edmonton in April 2022 for his research. 

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