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

Dr. Jennifer Bauman

Assistant Professor

Short Biography

Dr. Jennifer Bauman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. During graduate studies, she was the electrical lead for the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team and in this role, she designed, built, and tested a 65kW boost converter for use in a fuel cell vehicle. Dr. Bauman then spent 8 years in industry as the Director of Research at CrossChasm Technologies, a startup company in Waterloo. Here, she gained a wealth of industry and entrepreneurial experience, and led the modeling team on a wide variety of automotive projects. Some examples include: the creation of an automated vehicle modeling process, the successful completion of modeling and connected car projects for large automotive OEMs, and the management of 2 government-funded smart-charging projects in Canada. Dr. Bauman has extensive experience in vehicle architecture design and optimization, as well as analysis, simulation, and problem-solving with respect to the real-world issues faced by the next generation of advanced vehicles. Dr. Bauman joined McMaster University in 2016 and her research focuses on advanced power electronic converters for electric and hybrid vehicles, powertrain design, vehicle modeling, and EV interactions with the smart grid. Dr. Bauman is a registered professional engineer.