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

Jeremy Lempert

Undergraduate Student

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Jeremy Lempert is an undergraduate student at McMaster University, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management with a focus on Thermofluids and Energy Systems. Jeremy joined the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) as a Research Assistant after his third year of studies. Jeremy has had a continued interest in the transportation industry and has been developing a keen interest in renewable and sustainable energy since beginning his studies at McMaster. He has enjoyed the opportunity to combine these interests in his work at MacAUTO, where his research focusses on electrified powertrains for automotive applications.

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Born in Toronto, Jeremy has always had a strong interest in science and engineering. From a young age, he often found himself taking things apart to fix them and learn how they worked. Since he first came to McMaster in 2013, Jeremy has found great satisfaction in learning and expanding his knowledge base. He has developed a passion for renewable and sustainable energy, and the infrastructure surrounding it.

Since coming to McMaster, Jeremy has enjoyed working as a Teaching Assistant for the Engineering Design and Graphics course within the Department of Engineering. This position has given him the opportunity to teach other students how to use CAD and model gear trains while encouraging their critical thinking.

Jeremy’s academic interests are in the fields of Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics. He is currently working on a project with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the field of electrified powertrains. As part of this project, Jeremy has had the opportunity to develop MATLAB tools aimed at increasing the effectiveness of whole vehicle Simulink models. These models are used to predict fuel economy — as well as various other performance characteristics — of many different hybrid vehicle architectures.

Apart from his academics, Jeremy enjoys keeping active with sports including hockey, skiing, and cycling. He also enjoys opportunities to go camping, canoeing, and kayaking.