Dr. Najjaran, PhD, PEng, FCSME is a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and the Associate Director of Manufacturing Engineering program at the UBC’s Okanagan Campus. He is the founder of Advanced Control & Intelligent Systems (ACIS) Laboratory that specializes in control systems and applied artificial intelligence in a variety of applications including industrial automation and unmanned systems.



Dr. Milani, PhD, PEng, is a tenured Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UBC Okanagan, Principal Investigator of the Okanagan Node of the Composites Research Network (CRN), and Director of the recently established Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI). His expertise is in advanced modeling, simulation, and multi-criteria design optimization of textile composite materials, structures and forming processes.