Amir Niroumand, PhD
Dr. Amir Niroumand’s primary research area is in fuel cell systems, where he leads cutting edge R&D programs between academia and industry. He is currently a Research Associate at the Department of Chemistry at SFU, leading the development of Intelligent Fuel Cell Diagnostics in collaboration with Greenlight Innovation, University of British Columbia, and Jülich Research Centre in Germany. From 2011 to 2013, he led a research team at the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at SFU to design next generation fuel cell bus diagnostic and control systems in collaboration with University of Victoria and Ballard Power Systems. Dr. Niroumand has several patents and peer-reviewed publications on fuel cell testing and manufacturing, and is a recognized presenter at scientific conferences and technical workshops.
Dr. Niroumand is recognized as a social entrepreneur with a primary interest in how changing cultural values and norms could accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. In 2016, he founded Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, BC, as a social experiment in creating a community culture that thrives in harmony with nature. The farm operates based on a novel Community Agriculture (CA) model leveraging the interdependence between regenerative agriculture, community development, and the healing arts. The CA model has gained a lot of interest in both the wider urban and farming communities, and was recently featured on the cover of BC’s main agriculture magazine, Country Life in BC.