Peter Vanberkel

Professor & Associate Dean Research


Phone: 902-494-4232
Mailing Address: 
Industrial Engineering
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Operational Research
  • Management Science


5269 Morris Street, Morroy Building, Room 101


Dr. Peter T. Vanberkel's primary research involves improving healthcare operations using stochastic operational research methods.  He is an Professor with the department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University and a Staff Scientist at the IWK Health Centre.  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, CIHR, NSHRF, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Innovacorp and others. 





  • IENG3301: Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
  • IENG3302: Processes and Systems
  • IENG3313: Analysis & Design of Work
  • IENG3348: Systems Engineering
  • IENG4432: Simulation of Industrial Systems
  • IENG4454 Design of Inventory 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)
  • 2023 Sexton Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2021 DUES Recognition for In-Depth Technical Knowledge and Effective Communication
  • 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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