People

The following are the partners and key individuals that lead the HydraTek team:

  • Dr. Bryan W. Karney, P.Eng.

    Dr. Karney is the Founding Principal of HydraTek which now has a track record that spans more than 20 years since its inception in 1988.  He concurrently holds the positions of Professor of Civil Engineering, Chair of the Environmental Engineering and Energy Division, and Associate Dean responsible for Cross-Disciplinary Programs in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of Toronto.  He has led numerous transient and specialty hydraulics studies and is the senior technical advisor on most complex projects.  Furthermore, he also leads HydraTek’s research and training components.  Through his teaching, research and consulting, Dr. Karney has influenced many hydraulic engineers and decision makers around the world.

    E-Mail: b.karney@hydratek.com

    Tel: +1 416-978-7776

  • Djordje Radulj, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

    Djordje (George) is the Managing Director of HydraTek and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and the direct execution of our projects.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto where he also completed the Collaborative Program in Environmental Engineering.  His graduate work focused on the interrelationship between field measurements and numerical analysis of hydraulic transients, as well as the role of air release valves in the control of water hammer. He has led analytical and field investigation projects across Canada and internationally.

    E-Mail: d.radulj@hydratek.com

    Tel: +1 416-238-7681 ext. 480

  • Fabian Papa, M.A.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng.

    Fabian is a Director of HydraTek and is responsible for business practices and corporate development in addition to technical advisory and project execution.  A specialist in municipal infrastructure systems, he is widely published on the topics of water supply and distribution, sanitary sewerage conveyance, urban drainage and stormwater management as well as water/wastewater infrastructure finance and investment.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Designated Consulting Engineer in the Province of Ontario and performs the role of Peer Reviewer of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund.  Fabian is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto where he is also actively involved in a volunteer capacity.

    E-Mail: f.papa@hydratek.com

    Tel: +1 416-238-7681 ext. 410

  • Dr. Ahmad Malekpour, P.Eng.

    Dr. Malekpour is a Hydraulic Specialist at HydraTek, with more than 20 years of direct engineering, research, and consulting experience. He obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Irrigation and Reclamation Engineering in Iran, and his doctorate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Malekpour is one of the world’s experts on open channel and mixed flow hydraulics, especially on the topics of managing and controlling air in such systems for which he has received several best paper awards by ASCE and ASME. He has managed many large and complex hydraulic projects internationally, and has published several journal articles on hydraulic design, optimization, and hydraulic model theory. He has also developed a variety of innovative hydraulic models, and is an expert in interpreting and critically reviewing hydraulic and CFD models.

    E-Mail: a.malekpour@hydratek.com

    Tel: +1 416-238-7681 ext. 490

  • Bryon P. Singh, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

    Bryon is a Hydraulic Specialist at HydraTek with almost 10 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Bryon received both his bachelor and master degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Bryon has worked on over 100 hydraulics-related projects in Ontario, Canada, and internationally, and the projects have ranged from hydraulic and transient analyses, to field monitoring studies, and research and development. He is an expert with respect to numerical transient modeling, the design and optimization of surge protection, and hydraulic field investigations.

    E-Mail: b.singh@hydratek.com

    Tel: +1 416-238-7681 ext. 390

  • Dr. Johnathan D. Nault,

    Johnathan is a Hydraulic and Field Investigation Specialist at HydraTek. Johnathan obtained his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo and his doctor of philosophy degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research concerns the mathematical models used to simulate unsteady pipe network hydraulics, with a very clear focus on in hydraulic transients (water hammer). Johnathan has several years of consulting engineering experience, which includes hydraulic analyses, numerical transient modeling, pumping system energy optimization, and hydraulic field investigations. The latter includes transient pressure monitoring, secondary flow meter verification studies, and in-situ pump performance and efficiency testing.

    E-Mail: j.nault@hydratek.com

    Tel: +1 416-238-7681 ext. 490