Majid Bahrami

Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems


Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004
M.Sc., Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran, 1995
B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 1992

Research interests

  • Transport phenomena in microstructured  porous media application in PEM fuel cell and refrigeration technologies
  • Sustainable energy storage and management
  • Thermal management of hybrid electric vehicles  and emerging batteries
  • Microelectronics cooling
  • Heat transfer and fluid flow in microchannels

Teaching interests

  • Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics


SFU Surrey, 4164 Galleria

Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 388 Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • ENSC 283 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • ENSC 461 Energy Conversion
  • Advanced Heat Transfer and Microelectronics Cooling

Selected recent publications

  • A. Tamayol and M. Bahrami, (2011) “In-plane gas permeability of proton exchange membrane fuel cell gas diffusion layers,” J. Power Sources, Vol. 196, pp. 3559-3564.
  • E. Sadeghi, S. Hsieh, and M. Bahrami, (2011) “Thermal conductivity and contact resistance of metal foams,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., Vol. 44, 125406.
  • E. Sadeghi, N. Djilali, and M. Bahrami, (2011) “A novel approach to determine the in-plane thermal conductivity of gas diffusion layers in proton exchange membrane fuel cells,” J. Power Sources, Vol. 196, pp. 3565-3571.
  • A. Tamayol and M. Bahrami (2010) “Parallel flow through ordered fibers: An analytical approach,” ASME J. Fluid Engineering, Vol. 132, 114502.

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