Research Awards

Burnaby Mountain Endowed Professor

Dr. Farid Golnaraghi

Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Burnaby Mountain Endowed Professor, Engineering
Area of research: Application of Intelligent Sensor Systems, Smart Materials and Actuators, Vibration and Control

Dr. Golnaraghi is Director of SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, leading an integrated program that develops skilled engineers in mechanical, electrical and software engineering. Dr. Golnaraghi develops intelligent sensors and smart materials that can be applied in a wide variety of uses, such as in biomedical systems, vehicles, consumer electronic products and heavy industry. Prior to joining SFU, he held the Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic and Smart Material Systems at the University of Waterloo.


Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Majid Bahrami

Associate Professor, Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems
Area of research: Thermal management of batteries and hybrid vehicles, Sustainable Energy Storage and Management

Dr. Bahrami's innovative research in green energy is advancing a broad range of energy-efficient tools and systems, from more sustainable fuel cells, to high-power polymer lithium-ion batteries with a number of uses. His research team designs, prototypes and integrates energy-efficient systems to reduce the environmental impacts of a number of industries, including the automotive, manufacturing, micro-electronics and food sectors. He has fostered highly successful industry collaborations, receiving more than $8M for research from various agencies and industry and serves on several committees, including an NSERC Discovery Grant Evaluation Committee.