BEM Controls People

Saifur Rahman, PhD
Founder and CEO

Professor Saifur Rahman is founder of BEM Controls. He is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute ( at Virginia Tech where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner.


Manisa Pipattanasomporn, PhD, CTO

Manisa Pipattanasomporn is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BEM Controls and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.


George Thomas
Strategy Advisor

George D Thomas is a Strategy Advisor for BEM Controls, and the Founder and Managing Partner at New Urban Informatics, a boutique advisory firm based in McLean VA. He is also a founding member of the Smart Cities Council. He received his Masters Degree in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Yonael Teklu
Systems Engineer

Yonael Teklu is the systems engineer of BEM Controls and the Information Technology Officer at Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institute. He received his B.Sc. degree from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.


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