Bill Rawlings

Bill Rawlings

Lecturer Bill Rawlings

P Eng., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Univ. of British Columbia)

phone: (604) 827-6412
office: CEME 2203A

Research Interests

  • Marine Transportation
  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Technology Development

Note: As a lecturer, Mr. Rawlings does not supervise graduate students.

Teaching Activities

  • APSC 100/101 Introduction to Engineering (co-instruction)
  • Mech 220 Drafting
  • Mech 45X Capstone Design Project (co-instruction)
  • Mech 496 Engineering Management


  • M. Taccogna, G.W. Rawlings, M.S. Johnson, 2019, “Development of a cost‐effective, variable depth, tidal and river current measurement buoy”, Journal of Ocean Technology 14(2):162-180, August 2019
  • M. Alidadi, V.R. Klapocz, G.W. Rawlings, Y. Nabavi, S.M. Calisal, 2011, “A Duct Optimization Study for a Vertical Axis Hydro‐Current Turbine Model”, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 134(2), 021201, Dec 02, 2011
  • L.M. Longridge, P.L. Smith, G.W. Rawlings, V. Klaptocz, 2009, “The Impact of Asymmetries in the Elements of the Phragmocone of Early Jurassic Ammonites”, Palaentologia Electronica, Vol. 12, Issue 1; 1A: 15p.
  • G.W. Rawlings, M. Alidadi, V.R. Klaptocz, Y. Nabavi, Y. Li, J. Mkkelsen, S.M. Calisal, 2008, “Application of End Plates for Vertical Axis Hydro Turbine Performance Enhancement”, The 18th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 6‐11
  • V.R. Klaptocz, G.W. Rawlings, Y. Nabavi, M. Alidadi, S.M. Calisal, Y. Li, 2007, “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of a Ducted Vertical Axis Tidal Current Turbine”, The 7th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Porto, Portugal, Sept. 11‐13
  • Y. Li, M. Alidadi, V.R. Klaptocz, G.W. Rawlings, S.M. Calisal, 2007, “UBC Numerical Investigation of Vertical Axis Tidal Turbine: RANS CFD and Potential Flow”, The 17th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1‐6