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

Dr. Dhafar Al-Ani

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Short Biography


Dr. Dhafar Al-Ani is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at McMaster University and a Center of Excellence (CoE) Lead in the Electrified Powertrain Propulsion Systems Department at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

He holds two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Technologies, a Doctorate Degree in Mechatronics Engineering, and two Master Degrees in Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, with specialization in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Optimal Control Strategies. He worked as an Associate Researcher at McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC) in the areas of Green Energy, Hybrid Technologies, and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. He had also gained industrial experience in Electrified Powertrain Systems by working with FORD Canada, BMW Germany, and AVL Austria.

Dr. Al-Ani has more than 75 academic published journal articles and conference papers. Also, he has submitted many USA and Canadian patents (in process).

Dr. Al-Ani is currently a member in many worldwide engineering organizations and societies such as ASME, IEEE, PEO, AWWA, CSME, OSPE, SAE, and AASCIT.