Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain Program: Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research

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to the Website of Professor Ali Emadi’s research group—Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain Program—at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, one of the world’s leading academic research programs in transportation electrification focused on pioneering sustainable energy-efficient solutions from advanced power electronic converters and electric motor drives to electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

  • Dr. Berker Bilgin

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    Berker Bilgin (IEEE S’09-M’11) received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is currently working as the Senior Principle Research Engineer in the Program of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain and McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research is focused on electric machines, power electronics, and electric motor drives for electrified powertrain applications. Dr. Bilgin is a member of the Organizing Committee of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference…
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  • Romina Rodriguez

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    Romina Rodriguez received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. During graduate school she interned at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore in the Combustion Research Facility. Before returning to graduate school for her PhD, Romina worked at Northrop Grumman as a mechanical engineer in the Thermal Analysis and Design Group. In September 2014, she joined the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) research group where her focus is on waste heat recovery in vehicles.
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  • Dr. Weisheng (James) Jiang

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    Weisheng (James) Jiang received his Bachelor’s Degree in vehicle engineering from College of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University, China in 2009. He worked as a research assistant at the Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Research Center, Tongji University, China from 2009 to 2011. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO). His main research interests include electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle powertrain design, switched reluctance motor design and control.
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  • Lea Dorn-Gomba

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    Lea Dorn-Gomba received her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems from the Graduate School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (ENSEM), Nancy, France, in 2014. During graduate school she completed a six-month internship at Snecma (Safran) where she worked on fault diagnosis and isolation in aircraft engines. In January 2015, she joined the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and her main research is focused on power…
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Power Electronics Design and Development

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We have more than 10 active power electronics design and development projects ranging from 50 W to 400 kW. These projects include various DC/DC converters, switched-mode power supplies, AC/DC rectifiers, DC/AC inverters, motor drives, and integrated power electronic converters.
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Electric Machines Design and Development

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We have more than 10 active electric motor design and development projects ranging from 100 W to 400 kW and from 100 rpm to 22,000 rpm. These electric motor projects include various switched reluctance motors (SRMs), interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors, permanent magnet…
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Public Policy and Electrified Transportation

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The public policy project at MacAUTO focuses on identifying policy initiatives that will catalyze disruptive technological innovations in electrified transportation. The Advanced Automotive Technology Roadmap being developed as part of this project forms a strategic vision for the widespread adoption…
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