Kush Bubbar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, P.Eng.

J Herbert Smith Centre for TME

Head Hall H225A


1 506 453 5144


B.Sc. Physics (University of Waterloo)
M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering (University of Waterloo)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (University of Victoria)

Graduate Diplomas:

Design (University of Waterloo)
Green Energy (University of Waterloo)
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Victoria)

Teaching Assignments (2018-2019):

TME 4025: Product Design and Development
TME 6025: Product Design and Development
TME 6386: Modeling and Simulation of Battery Technology

Research and Professional Interests:

Simply stated, I am not your traditional academic.

My career journey has led me on a path where I have had the privilege of developing products in several technology sectors including: semiconductors, biomedical engineering, telecommunication, manufacturing, and renewable energy.  Prior to my appointment at the University of New Brunswick, I held senior engineering roles at both SCIEX™ and BlackBerry™ where I was a key player in the development of award winning, state-of-the-art biomedical technologies and complex high-volume flexible manufacturing systems respectively.

My core strengths stem from two complementary skills sets: 1) a strong fundamental comprehension of physics, mathematics, and technology, and 2) a willingness to listen, explore, and identify the needs of my research communities, collaborators, and partners.

My diverse research interests can be collated under the universal theme of systems modelling and design.  The methods I apply focus around the application of model-based design tools and techniques to represent the physics of complex multi-physics systems using a network-based graph theoretical framework with the intent to identify optimal design criteria.  I have a strong propensity for exploring research problems in the field of sustainable energy, in particular marine renewable energy.

I am always keen to explore new mutually beneficial industrial partnerships.

  • Model-Based Design
  • Multi-physics Modelling using Graph Theoretical Methods
  • Sustainable Energy Generation and Storage
  • Product Development
  • Human Centred Design
  • Design and Entrepreneurship Education

Research Group Affiliation:

Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies

Professional Memberships:

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (P.Eng)
Design Society
Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Canadian Engineering Education Association

Student Opportunities:

Please refer to my research group website for a listing of graduate student opportunities.

I am also open to students and post doctorial fellowship holders who have secured their own funding.