Meet Our Team

Allan Dok Lun Cheung


President || Vice President of Operations

Allan Cheung



Allan is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate student who has been involved with SPE since 2015. He is interested in the petroleum industry and the financial sector. Allan has experience researching in bio-fuels for professor Donald Kirk at the University of Toronto. He plans to do a PEY in either the oil and gas industry or financial sector to grow his skills and gain valuable industry experience.

Thiiban Paskaran


Vice President 

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Thiiban is a chemical engineering student and has been contributing to SPE since  2016 as the VP of Finance.

Thiiban is a very passionate and driven person. His main interest is to investigate methods in making the petroleum industry environmentally sustainable by using efficient extraction and refinery methods. In his past Co-op internship, he had the opportunity to optimize natural gas flaring in crude oil production at Petronas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now, he is currently doing a PEY at Ontario Power Generation as a Design Engineering Intern.

Proffesor David Sinton


Faculty Advisor

Professor David Sinton

David Sinton is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Microfluidics and Energy at the University of Toronto. He is currently an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow, before which he was the Associate Chair of Research in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, as well as the Interim Vice-Dean of research in the Faculty of Applied Science. He is a co-founder and the CTO of Interface Fluidics Ltd, a start-up focused on improving the environmental and economic performance of current energy operations. He received a BASc from the University of Toronto, MEng from McGill University and PhD from University of Toronto. Dr. Sinton’s research interests are in fluidics and energy.

Tom Qi


Vice President of Finance


Tom is a Rotman Commerce undergraduate student specializing in Finance and Economics. His interest in the petroleum industry began when he interned for an environmental consulting startup in Calgary and wishes to continue his exposure to the petroleum and energy industry by serving as this year's VP of Finance. He is also an executive member of the University of Toronto Finance Association where serves as VP of Economic Research.

Rahim Reza

Vice President of Operations


Rahim is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate student who has been involved with SPE since 2018.

He is interested in the energy sector and the changes it is going through. He will be doing a PEY in the energy sector to facilitate his interest in that field.

Ishmam Chandan


Vice President of Marketing


Ishmam is a chemical engineering undergraduate student and has been involved with SPE since 2016.

His interest in the energy industry has made him involved with University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (Design Team) where he researched various power sources including thermo-electric generators, aluminum-air batteries and crystal power source. He is currently working in a Co-op Internship as a Process Engineering Specialist for ThermoFisher Scientifc.