Meet Our Team

ZhenBang (Seven) Qi




Seven graduated with a B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto in 2014. As part of his undergraduate internship, he worked at a field office in Alberta as a Production Engineer for twelve months where he learned not only various cold heavy oil production methods, but also the challenges of heavy oil extraction and limitations of current technologies. He has since become interested in heavy oil extraction processes and wishes to explore this field in depth. Currently, Seven is investigating solvent based recovery methods (requiring less energy and water supply than SAGD) in upstream heavy oil extraction.

Junjie (Jason) Zhong


Vice President

Junjie Zhong

Jungie has received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BEng) from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China (2015). During his undergraduate studies, his research experiences included: traditional heat exchanger design and improvement, ink-jet printing for anti-counterfeiting and molecular dynamics simulation on nanoscale systems for impact mitigation.

With the wide-scale exploitation of shale gas, the phase change of hydrocarbons in shale with nanopores and nanochannels has attracted much attention in both academia and industry. He is also part of Sinton Lab, where he is investigating condensation of hydrocarbons within the nanoscale using Lab-on-chip. He is aiming to develop new and efficient methods for directly observing and detecting phase change phenomena in the nanoscale.

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.

Randy Doradat


Vice President of Internal Affairs


Randy is a third year chemical engineering undergraduate student who has been an SPE member since 2016 and is new to the executive team this year. He plans to do an internship (PEY) in the oil and gas industry next year which will help achieve his long-term goal of having a career in the industry.

Oluwatobi (Tobi) Edun


Vice President of Operations


Tobi is in his final year as a BASc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. During his 12 month undergraduate internship at Shawcor, he learned about the challenges present in the company's current composite pipeline designs used in oil and gas applications. He was involved with standardized testing of candidate composite materials to advance in project decisions. Through this internship, Tobi has learned to appreciate the integrity engineering field.

Allan Dok Lun Cheung


Vice President of Operations & Marketing

Allan Cheung

Allan is a third year Chemical Engineering undergraduate student who has been involved with SPE since 2015. He plans to do a PEY in the oil and gas industry to grow his skills and gain valuable industry experience.

Thiiban Paskaran


Vice President of Communications

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Thiiban is a third-year Chemical Engineering student and has been contributing to SPE since 2016 as the Vice President of Finance. He is currently  the Vice President of Communications.

Thiiban is a very passionate and a driven person. His main interest is to investigate methods in making the petroleum industry more 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 wishes to do a PEY internship where he could gain new valuable experience while providing high quality workplace contributions in the oil and gas industry.

Mustafa Shabbir


Vice President of Finance

Mustafa Shabbir

Mustafa is a third year undergraduate student of Chemical Engineering. He is a new member of SPE and plans to pursuit a career in the oil industry.

Ishmam Chandan



Ishmam is a third year chemical engineering undergraduate student who has been an SPE member since 2016 involved in web development. He has an interest in the energy industry and has researched various power sources in vehicular applications with University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (Design Team) including thermoelectric generators, aluminum-air batteries and crystal power source.