Senior Staff


Majid Bahrami

Dr. Majid Bahrami, P.Eng.

Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems

E-mail: mbahrami@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-8538

Dr. Majid Bahrami is a Professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University, Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems. He was  awarded Canada's Clean50 in 2016. His research group studies transport phenomena in emerging microstructured materials and porous media, fuel cell technologies, new refrigeration, and microelectronics cooling with a focus on sustainable energy conversion systems. This multifaceted research requires combined expertise in heat transfer, fluid flow, materials science, and contact mechanics, and has a focus on both fundamentals and contemporary industrial applications. Bahrami (Sharif B.Sc. 1992 / Amirkabir M.Sc 1995 / Waterloo Ph.D. 2004 / Waterloo Post-doc 2004-2006) has authored/co-authored more than 100 journal and conference articles. Dr. Bahrami practiced for 5 years (1995–2001) in the HVAC and refrigeration industry as a thermal engineer and consultant. From 2006 to 2008, Bahrami served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is  Fellow of ASME, Fellow of CAE and member of AIAA, ASHRAE, SAE and CSME.

Claire McCague

Dr. Claire McCague

Research Associate

E-mail: clairem@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-8587

Claire’s previous research projects include development of next generation photovoltaic devices (4D LABS, Simon Fraser University), femtosecond laser experiments (LASIR, Simon Fraser University), and micropatterning polymer-based devices for cell adhesion research (Western Nanofab Facility, University of Western Ontario). She tested the mechanical properties of fibers and thin automotive antiwear films for her doctorate from UWO. Her work with the Laboratory for Alternative Energy Conversion focuses on the development of composite adsorbents with properties tailored for adsorptive cooling systems.


Mina

Dr. Mina Rouhani

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: mrouhani@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746




Mina received her Ph.D in Mechatronic Systems Engineering in 2019 from Simon Fraser University. Her Ph.D research was on sorption thermal energy storage systems. She received her M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion, from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2008, and her B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Thermo-fluid, from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2005. Currently, she is working on thermochemical energy storage systems.

Mina

Dr. Ilya Girnik

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: girnikis@gmail.com
Tel: (604) 561-3099




Ilya recieved his PhD in 2018 from Boreskov Institute of Catalyst, Novisibirsk, Russia. His topic of research was dynamic of water and methanol adsorption in adsorption heat transformation cycle. He received his MSc in Physics, Physical Chemistry in 2014 and BSc in Physics, Physical Chemistry, in 2012 from Novosibirsk State University.

Masha Zalyvadna

Research Assistant

E-mail: mariya_zalyvadna@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Masha Zalyvadna completed her Diploma of Technology in Environmental Protection from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. During her studies she completed two co-op work terms. The first work term was with ES Cropconsult as a scout monitoring blueberry and blackberry field for pests and diseases. Her second co-op was done at the Laboratory for Alternative Energy Conversion primarily working on the "From Waste to Clean Food" project, aiming to grow clean food in a sustainable manor. Following graduation in 2019, she worked at the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture in the research greenhouse. She has recently returned to LAEC to continue working on the "From Waste to Clean Food" project as a Research Assistant.


Students


Mohammad Ali Rahnama

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: smrahnam@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Ali received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran in the field of Energy Conversion. He has industry experience in HVAC systems design and has taught at the University of Tehran. His research at LAEC is focused on desiccant and membrane based dehumidification systems.

Reza Abadi

Reza Abadi

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: gbamorov@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Reza received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Pusan National University, South Korea, in 2017 where he worked on plate heat exchangers with metal foams. He has industry experience on heat exchanger design and have been involved in various projects. Currently, his research as a Ph.D. student in MSE at SFU and LAEC focuses on low-pressure evaporators for adsorption cooling systems.

Amin Elsafi

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: amin_elsafi@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Amin completed his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Khartoum in 2009. In 2014, he received his M.Sc. from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He is currently a research assistant at LAEC pursuing his PhD degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University. His research is focused on developing sorption-based desalination systems.

M Rajabtabar

Mohammad-javad Rajabtabar

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: mrajabta@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Mohammadjavad obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and his M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) from Sharif University of Technology. He is currently a research assistant at LAEC, working on Thermochemical Energy Storage.

Maha Shehadeh

M.A.Sc. candidate

E-mail: maha_shehadeh@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Maha Shehadeh has completed with distinction Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Robotics, and Associate Certificate in Computer Aided Design all from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Maha was awarded The BCIT Bachelor of Technology Achievement Award in Manufacturing. Currently, she is a MASc student in Sustainable Energy Engineering program at SFU and a research assistant at LAEC. Maha’s main areas of interests are energy conversion and management, and development of renewable energy technologies. Her research is focused on the adsorption cooling systems and thermal energy storage system controllers.

Amin Shafiepour

M.A.Sc. candidate

E-mail: ashafiep@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746



Amin received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2019. He is currently pursuing his M.A.Sc. in Mechatronics Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University and working as a research assistant at LAEC. His research is focused on thermal conductivity improvement and heat transfer optimization in both adsorption cooling and electronics cooling systems.

Laura Whelan

M.A.Sc. candidate


E-mail: laura_whelan@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Laura completed her B.Sc. in Sustainable Design Engineering from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2020. She is currently pursuing her MASc in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University. At LAEC, her research is focused on sorption thermal energy storage for residential application.

Callum Chhokar

M.A.Sc. candidate

E-mail: callum_chhokar@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Callum completed his B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor in 2016. He then went on to complete a Master's degree in Thermofluids from the University of Cambridge in 2018. He is currently a Master's student at LAEC, focused on power electronics cooling and the development of novel pulsating heat pipes.

Mahyar Ashouri

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: mahyar_ashouri@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Mahyar received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) from Sharif University of Technology. He has work experience in the fields of HVAC and Heat Exchangers. He is currently working on Biogas Upgrading and Mobile Thermal Energy Storage.

Salman Hasanabadi

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: salman_hassanabadi@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Salman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. He has a 4-year experience as Research Assistant, worked on Thermal Energy Storage Systems with Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in Tarbiat Modares University. Currently he is working on the development of sorbent materials and sorption thermal energy storage systems.

Shahriyar Abedinnezhad

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: shahriyar_abedinnezhad@sfu.ca
Tel: (604) 970-7739

Shahriyar finished his study in M.Sc. at Sharif University of Technology in 2013. After 7 years of working in the field of gas turbine and engineering thermodynamics.



Milad Ebadi

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: milad_ebadi@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Milad received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University and his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) from the Sharif University of Technology. He is currently working on Viral Filtration Technologies.

Victor Henrique Tavares Soares

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: vht2@sfu.ca
Tel: (407) 561 9553

Victor received his MASc in Mechanical Engineering in 2021 from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, with his thesis on the thermal-hydraulic optimization of diffusion bonded heat exchangers. In 2016 he was awarded the Emerging Leaders of the Americas scholarship from the Canadian Government from his efforts in researching jet aeroacoustics. Currently, Victor is a PhD candidate at SFU, and is working as a research assistant at LAEC researching ways develop the next generation of high-power density fuel cell membrane electrode assembly.

Marzieh Alishahi

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: maa140@sfu.ca

Marzieh received her B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University. She completed her graduate studies from the same institution. After graduation, she had worked on different projects in fluid mechanics using both numerical and experimental methods. Her research in LAEC is focused on the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC).

Past Members


Mohammad Ahadi

Dr. Mohammad Ahadi

Ph.D.

E-mail: mahadi@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2014-2018)

Thesis title:
Heat and Electron Conduction in Microporous Catalyst Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Current position:
HVAC Technical Sales Engineer at The Master Group

Dr. Mehran Ahmadi

Ph.D.

E-mail: mahmadi@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2010-2015), Lab Engineer (2015-2017)

Thesis title:
Pushing the Limits of Natural Convection Heat Transfer from the Heatsinks

Current position:
Associate Director, UCC Chair, Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University

Dr. Mohsen Akbari

Ph.D.

E-mail: makbari@uvic.ca

PhD Student (2008-2011)

Thesis title:
Flow and Heat Transfer in Microfluidic Devices with Applicatoin to Optothermal Analyte Preconcentration and Manupulation

Current position:
Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,  University of Victoria, and Chief Scientific Officer at 4M Biotech

Sobhan

Dr. Seyed Sobhan Aleyasin

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: seyed_sobhan_aleyasin
@sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2020)

Research:
Energy modeling of agricultural greenhouses

Current position:
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Manitoba and University of Windsor

Amani

Dr. Mohammad Amani

Queen Elizabeth Postdoctoral Scholar (Visiting)

E-mail: mamani@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Queen Elizabeth Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (2019), Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Research:
Energy analysis of greenhouses to develop sustainable energy solutions, identify areas for improvement, and minimize the environmental footprint of greenhouse food production

Current position:
Assistant Professor at Arak University of Technology

Dr. Mehdi Andisheh

Ph.D.

E-mail: mandishe@sfu.ca

PhD student (2011-2015)

Thesis title:
Modeling and Characterization of Micro-Porous Layers in Fuel Cells

Current position:
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Ph.D, P.Eng at Pacific Green Technologies Inc (PGTK)

 

Dr. Behzad Baghapour

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: behzadb@vt.edu
Tel: (540) 449-9750

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015)

Research:
Experimental and analytical stufy of adsorption dehumidification systems

Current position:
Assistant Professor at Amirkabir University of Technology

Farshid Bagheri

Dr. Farshid Bagheri

Ph.D.

E-mail: fbagheri@sfu.ca

PhD student (2013-2016), Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017)

Thesis title:
Development of Efficient Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System for Service Vehicles

Current position:
Director of Energy and Commissioning Services at BC Building Science Ltd.

Dr. Hesam Bahrehmand

Research Engineer, Ph.D.

E-mail: sbahrehm@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2016-2020), Research Engineer (2020-2021)

Thesis title:
Development of novel sorber bed heat and mass exchangers for sorption cooling systems

Current position:

Alexia Bardin

Visiting Student

E-mail: abardin@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2016), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), France.

Research:
Experimental study of adsorption cooling systems for automotive applications

Current position:
Energy & Automation Project Manager at BeeBryte, France

Nikita Bazhanov

Lab Engineer

E-mail: nikita_bazhanov@sfu.ca

Lab Engineer (2020-2021)

Research:
Sorption thermal energy storage systems

Current position:
Robotics Design Engineer at Human in Motion Robotics Inc.

Dr. Pranay Biswas

QES-AS Fellow (Post-Doctorate)

E-mail:
pranay_biswas@sfu.ca

QES-AS Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2021)

Research:
analytical and numerical solutions of heat and mass transfer in sorption composite

Current position:

Maria Bollwein

Visiting student

E-mail:mbollwei@sfu.ca

Visiting Student (2018), OTH Regensburg, Germany

Research Assistant (2019)

Research:
Sustainable adsorption refrigeration systems for automotive applications

Current position:
Master's student at NTNU, Norway

Quentin Bulot

Visiting student

E-mail:
quentin_bulot@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's student (Summer 2019), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), France.

Research:
Sustainable adsorption refrigeration systems for greenohuses.

Current position:
Energy analyst at Enoptea, Lyon, France

Dr. Martin Cermak

Ph.D.

E-mail: mcermak@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2015-2020)

Thesis title:
Natural Graphite Sheet Heat Sinks for Power Electronics

Current position:
Emission Reduction Specialist at NET4GAS, s.r.o.

Ecem Cerrah

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: ecerrah@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2015-2019)

Thesis title:
Sorbent based Enthalpy Recovery Ventilator (SERV) in Northern Building Applications

Current position:
Mechanical Designer at AME Consulting Group Ltd.

Poovanna Cheppudira

Dr. Poovanna Cheppudira

Ph.D.

E-mail: pthimmai@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2013-2018)

Thesis title:
Development of Capillary-Assisted Low Pressure Evaporator for Adsorption Chillers

Current position:
Clean Transportation Analyst at Fraser Basin Council

Patric Constantin Dan

Visiting Student

E-mail: pcdan@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2013-2014), Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany

Research:
Design and building of an adsorption cooling testbed

Current position:

Khashayar

Dr. Khashayar Ebrahimi

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: khashayar_ebrahimi
@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020)

Research:
Design and integration of inexpensive passive cooling systems to eliminate/minimize parasitic power losses from battery chargers

Current position:
Senior Engineer at Gamma Technologies, LLC

Mohammad Fakoor

Dr. Mohammad Fakoor Pakdaman

Ph.D.

E-mail: mfakoorp@sfu.ca 

PhD student (2011-2015)

Thesis title:
Transient Internal Forced Convection Under Dynamic Thermal Loads: In Clean-Tech and Automotive Applications

Current position:
Assistant Instructor in the School of Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Xavier Faure

Visiting student

E-mail:
xavier_faure@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2019), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), France

Research:
Cooling solutions for power electronics and comparative study of graphite-based heat sinks

Current position:
Industrial Process & Energy solutions at CITRUS Engineering, Mexico

Dr. Mohammad Ali Fayazbakhsh

Ph.D.

E-mail: mfayazba@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2012-2015)

Thesis title:
Energy-Smart Calculations of Thermal Loads in Mobile and Stationary Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems

Current position:
Project Engineer at Jensen Hughes

Khorshid Rayazmanesh

Dr. Khorshid Fayazmanesh

Ph.D.

E-mail: kfayazma@sfu.ca

PhD student (2013-2017)

Thesis title:
Consolidated Composite Adsorbent Containing Graphite Flake for Sorption Cooling Systems

Current position:
Supplier Quality Engineer at Ballard Power Systems

Dr. Sepehr Foroushani, E.I.T.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: sforoush@sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)

Research:
Data-driven modeling of district energy networks

Current position:
Building Energy Specialist, Planning and Development, City of Richmond, BC

Alexis Fradin

Visiting Student

E-mail: afradin@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2017), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), France

Research:
Adsorption cooling systems for automotive applications

Current position:
Energy and Price Analyst at Opéra Energie, Lyon, France

Mikel Garcia-Poulin

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: mgarciap@sfu.ca

Ali Gholami

Ali Gholami

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: 
ali.gholami@phase-technology.com

Master's Student (2012-2014)

Thesis title:
A New Integrated Approach for Modeling Green Passive Cooling Systems.

Current position:
Researcher at GRUVI Lab

Marius Haiducu

Marius Haiducu

Laboratory Manager

E-mail: mhaiducu@sfu.ca

Lab Engineer (2010-2016)

Research:
Intelligent Thermal Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Battery Systems

Current position:
Lab Engineer at SFU

Dr. Atiyeh Hoseini

Ph.D.

E-mail: ahoseini@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2013-2017)

Thesis title:
Thermal performance of aerogel blanket thermal insulation material

Current position:
Product Development Engineer at Ballard Power Systems

Dr. Wendell Huttema

Laboratory Engineer

E-mail: wah@sfu.ca

Lab Engineer (2013-2018)

Research:
Development of adsorption cooling systems

Current position:
Research Engineer at Precision GeoSurveys Inc.

Pouya Jamzad

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: pjamzad@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2015-2017)

Thesis title:
Plate Heat Exchangers Using Natural Graphite Sheet

Current position:
Manufacturing Engineer at Ballard Power Systems

Mayank Kalra

Mayank Kalra

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: mayank.kalra89@gmail.com
Tel: (604) 417-6676

Master's Student (2012-2014)

Thesis title:
Development of a Novel Portable Cooling Device for Inducing Mild Hypothermia

Current position:
Mechanical Engineer at Honeywell

Maryam Khajehpour

Dr. Maryam Khajehpour, E.I.T.

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: mkhajehp@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)

Research:
Development of solid adsorbent materials with improved performance for adsorption heat transformer

Current position:
Materials Engineer at Ballard Power Systems

Kiran

Dr. Bukke Kiran Naik

Queen Elizabeth Postdoctoral Scholar (Visiting)

E-mail: kiran_bukke@sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-9746

Queen Elizabeth Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2020)

Research:
Study of absorption energy storage systems

Current position:
Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India.

Masoud Labbani

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: alabbani@sfu.ca

Reseach Assistant (2013-2014), Master's Student (2014-2016)

Thesis title:
High Performance Modular Insulating Panel Development for a Reefer Van

Current position:
Mechanical Design Engineer at Corvus Energy

Maryane Lazard

Maryane Lazard

Research Assistant

E-mail: mlazard@sfu.ca

Research Assistant (2017)

Research:
Dehumidification processes for desiccant cooling systems

Current position:
Propulsion Systems Integration Engineer, UTAS Propeller Systems, Ratier Figeac, France

Ali Malekian

Dr. Ali Malekian

Ph.D.

E-mail: amalekia@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2015-2019)

Thesis title:
Compressive behaviour of thin porous layers with application to PEM fuel cells

Current position:
Mechanical Engineer at MidSea Engineering

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Laboratory Engineer

E-mail: electric_gecko_2000 @hotmail.com

Lab Engineer (2011-2012)

Research:
Sustainable energy technologies

Current position:
Marine Engineer and Naval Architect at Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects Ltd.

Negar Mohammadaliha

M.A.Sc

E-mail: negarm@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2016-2019)

Thesis title:
Thermal Performance of Heat and Water Recovery Systems: Role of Condensing Heat Exchanger Material

Current position:
Mechanical Designer, EIT at WSP in Canada

Golnoosh Mostafavi

Golnoosh Mostafavi

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: gmostafa@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2010-2012)

Thesis title:
Natural convection heat transfer from interrupted rectangular fins.

 

Mahdi Nemati Mehr

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: snematim@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2013-2017)

Thesis title:
Development of Adsorber Beds for Air Conditioning in Vehicle Applications

Current position:
Mechanical Engineer at Eriez Flotation Division (EFD)

Ningbai Ningbai

Ningbai Ningbai

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: nningbai@sfu.ca 
Tel: (604) 716-7794

Master's Student (2012-2014)

Thesis title:
Analysis of Air Flow Distribution and Thermal Comfort in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Current position:
Automation Specialist at CadMakers Inc.

Vahid Norouzifard

Vahid Norouzifard

Visiting Student

E-mail: vnorouzi@sfu.ca

Visiting PhD Student (2013-2014), University of Tehran

Research:
Heat transfer at the tool-chip interface in the machining process

Current position:
Assistant Professor at Jundi-Shapour University of Technology, Iran

Nicolas Perez

Visiting student

E-mail:nicolasp@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2018), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), France

Research:
Graphite physical properties measurements for electronic cooling purposes

Current position:
Project Engineer at TECSOL, France

Dr. Ronil Rabari

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: rrabari@sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017)

Research:
Energy and Water Modeling of Closed Greenhouses

Current position:
Building Performance Engineer at Stantec Inc.

Nicolas Richard

Visiting student

E-mail:nicolasr@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2018), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), France

Research:
Sustainable adsorption refrigeration systems for vehicles

Current position:
Energy and Environment Engineer at Framatome, France

Dr. Ehsan Sadeghi

Ph.D.

E-mail: esa38@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2007-2010)

Thesis title:
Thermal Transport in Porous Media with Application to Fuel Cell Diffusion Media and Metal Foams

Current position:
Performance Analysis Engineer at Ballard Power Systems

Dr. Hamidreza Sadeghifar

Ph.D.

E-mail: sadeghif@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2011-2015)

Thesis title:
Bulk and interfacial thermal transport in microstructural porous materials with application to fuel cells

Current position:
Systems Engineer at Greenlight Innovation Corp.

Dr. Sina Salari, P.Eng.

Ph.D., Research Associate

E-mail: ssalari@sfu.ca

Research Associate (2019-2021), PhD Student (2013-2018)

Thesis title:
Gas Diffusion in Thin Porous Catalyst Layers of PEM Fuel Cells

Current position:
Energy Engineer

Setareh Shahsavari

Setareh Shahsavari

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: setareh@mit.edu

Master's Student (2009-2011)

Thesis title:
Thermal Analysis of Air-Cooled Fuel Cells

Current position:
Scientist/Simulation Analyst, Procter & Gamble

Dr. Amir Sharafian

Ph.D.

E-mail: asharafian@mech.ubc.ca 
Tel: (778) 829-1100

PhD Student (2012-2015)

Thesis title:
Waste Heat-Driven Adsorption Cooling Systems for Vehicle Air Conditioning Applications

Current position:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering Department and Clean Energy Research Centre - Transportation Futures Division at University of British Columbia

Akash Siddique

Queen Elizabeth Doctoral Scholar (Visiting)

E-mail: akash_siddique@sfu.ca

Queen Elizabeth Visiting PhD Student (2020), Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan

Research:
Humidity control in greenhouse using heat recovery ventilator/energy recovery ventilator and desiccant coated heat exchanger

Current position:
PhD Student at Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, Pakistan

Gurpreet Singh Sodhi

Queen Elizabeth Doctoral Scholar (Visiting)

E-mail: gurpreet_sodhi@sfu.ca

Queen Elizabeth Visiting PhD Student (2019-2020), IITG, India

Research:
Phase change material (PCM) for efficient thermal management of electronics

Current position:
PhD Student at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India

Aliakbar Soleymani Koohbanani

M.A.Sc.

E-mail: asoleyma@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2014-2016)

Thesis title:
Board-Level Thermal Management Systems with Application in Electronics and Power Electronics

Current position:
Lead Data Scientist at Teck Resources Limited

Tim Sommerwerk

Visiting Student

E-mail: tim.Sommerwerk@sfu.ca

Visiting Master's Student (2014), Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany

Research:
Thermal management system for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles

Current position:
Head of the Energy Division at McMakler GmbH, Germany

Peyman Taheri

Dr. Peyman Taheri

Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: ptaherib@sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2014)

Research:
Thermal management of li-ion battery systems in HEVs

Current position:
Director of Engineering at Matergenics Engineering Ltd.

Dr. Ali Tamayol

Ph.D.

E-mail: tamayol@mit.udu

PhD Student (2007-2011)

Thesis title:
Micro/Macroscopic Fluid Flow in Open Cell Fibrous Structures

Current position:
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Ryutaro Tatsumi

Visiting student

E-mail: ryutaro_tatsumi@sfu.ca

Visiting Master’s Student (2019-2020), Tottori University, Japan

Research:
Building new waste-heat driven sorption air conditioning systems for PEM fuel cell buses

Current position:
Master’s Student at Tottori University, Japan

Hafiz Muhammad Umar Raza

Queen Elizabeth Doctoral Scholar (Visiting)

E-mail: hafiz_raza@sfu.ca

Queen Elizabeth Visiting PhD Student (2020), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

Research:
Building heat and energy recovery ventilators and desiccant-coated heat exchanger for the greenhouse application

Current position:
PhD Student at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

Pierre Woltmann

Pierre Woltmann

Laboratory Engineer

E-mail: pwoltman@sfu.ca

Laboratory Engineer (2013-2014)

Research:
Thermal management system for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles

Current position:
Development Engineer at Mahle GmbH.

Dr. Maryam Yazdan Pour

Ph.D.

E-mail: myazdanp@sfu.ca

PhD Student (2011-2015)

Thesis title:
Electro-thermal Modeling of Lithium-ion Battery

Current position:
Test and Verification Engineer at Corvus Energy Limited.

Zhongchen Zhang

M.A.Sc

E-mail: zhongchen_zhang@sfu.ca

Master's Student (2017-2019)

Thesis title:
Passive Cooling System: An Integrated Solution to the Application in Power Electronics

Current position:
Mechanical Engineer at Terrella Energy System Ltd.

Co-op Students


Current Co-op Students

  • Brodie Milne (Summer 2021)
  • Hamish Johnson (Summer 2021)
  • Ophelia Vallee (Summer 2021)
  • Gregory Schneiderman (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
  • Keeana Hamidi (Spring 2021)
  • Prabhdeep Athwal (Spring 2021)

Previous Co-op Students

  • Joshua Wallis (Fall 2020)
  • Xiaoming (Jam) Gao (Spring 2020)
  • Haowen (Peter) Li (Fall 2019)
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