Bryan Karney, Associate Dean, Cross-Disciplinary Programs, and Chair, Division of Environmental Engineering & Energy Systems
||—BASc, University of British Columbia
—MEng, University of British Columbia
—PhD, University of British Columbia
Since 2006, Professor Bryan Karney has served as Chair, Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems. In 2009, Professor Karney became Associate Dean, Cross-Disciplinary Programs, providing leadership to the Cross-Disciplinary Programs Office. In 2012 his appointment was extended to June 30, 2015. He is a professor in the Environmental Section of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Professor Karney’s research interests reside in the design, analysis, operation and optimization of various water resource and energy systems. He specializes in the design and analysis of water distribution systems, with interests in infrastructure renewal, transient and water hammer analysis and system optimization. Professor Karney also studies the implication of climate change to system design and performance, and particularly energy use.
Along with his passion for research, Professor Karney has a passion for teaching. Student support earned him a Faculty Teaching Award in 2001-2002, the highest teaching honour awarded by the Faculty. He was also one of 10 lecturers selected for Television Ontario’s (TVO) Best Lecturer Competition in 2007—an annual contest that shines the spotlight on Ontario’s most engaging and intellectually stimulating post-secondary lecturers. In 2009 he received the Northrop Frye award for excellence in combining teaching and research.
Outside of the Faculty and University, Professor Karney provides his expertise as a consultant for several projects including inverse transient analysis of Toronto and Peel Region, hydraulic analysis of Western Beaches Project, hydraulic review of Pearson International Airport jet fuel distribution system, and many others.
Professor Karney served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
(American Society of Civil Engineers), from 1991 to 2005, was the Guest Editor for the Special issue of Transients in Distribution Systems for the Urban Water Journal
and advises several other editorial boards