Peter Vanberkel

Associate Professor


Phone: 902-494-4232
Mailing Address: 
Industrial Engineering
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2


5269 Morris Street, Morroy Building, Room 201


Dr. Peter T. Vanberkel's primary research involves improving healthcare operations using stochastic operational research methods.  He is an Associate Professor with the department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University and a Staff Scientist at the IWK Health Centre. His PhD is from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and he was the first graduate from the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research, the knowledge center for optimization of healthcare processes and research in The Netherlands. Dr. Vanberkel is a registered professional engineer with Engineers Nova Scotia and has worked as an industrial engineer at the IWK Health Centre, the Capital District Health Authority, Stylus Consulting Inc. and is co-founder of Stromline Technologies Inc. As a researcher he has worked with The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, the British Columbia Cancer Agency, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the IWK Health Centre, Eastern Health Newfoundland, Halifax Biomedical, Emergency Medical Care Inc. (Medavie EMS Group of Companies), the NS Department of Health and Wellness, Atlantic Veterinary College, and others. Dr. Vanberkel’s research is funded by NSERC, NSHRF, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Innovacorp and others. 

Research Keywords: Operations Research, Management Science, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Health care


  • 2017 Winner of the Eugene L. Grant Best Paper Award (Engineering Economist)
  • 2016 Junior Faculty Research Award - Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering


  • IENG3301: Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
  • IENG3302: Processes and Systems
  • IENG3313: Analysis & Design of Work
  • IENG3348: Systems Engineering
  • IENG4432: Simulation of Industrial Systems
  • IENG4548: Systems Engineering 
  • IENG4564: Design and Optimization of Service Systems
  • IENG4581: Industrial Engineering Design Project (Project-in-industry)
  • IENG6917: Simulation of Industrial Systems (Graduate)
  • IENG6900: Industrial Engineering Methodologies (Graduate)
  • 2015 Industrial Engineering Teacher of the Year - Industrial Engineering Class of 2015
  • 2014/15, 2016/17 Dalhousie Undergraduate Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award

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