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

Milan Kordic

Master’s Student

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Milan Kordic received his B.Eng.Mgmt in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in 2017. Milan is currently pursing his Masters of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. Milan’s research interests include the design and development of electric machines, electric drives, and electric vehicles.


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Milan Kordic’s interest in electrical engineering sparked at a young age at the unveiling of the Nikola Tesla Monument in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Standing on top of his most famous invention, the AC induction motor, Nikola Tesla gazes over the Niagara Falls, whose power he first helped harness by means of hydroelectric generation. Years later, Milan would go on to work at the hydroelectric plant as a plant service engineer-in-training. Milan’s formal education began at McMaster University, where he completed his Bachelor of Engineering and Management Degree in Electrical Engineering. The Bachelor of Engineering and Management Degree is a unique five-year degree option offered at McMaster University, which combines an undergraduate engineering education with that of a core business education. Equipped with both essential engineering knowledge and core business skills, Milan completed various co-op rotations in positions such as engineering design, supply chain services, project management, and service technician.

The most notable work Milan has completed includes working as a particle accelerator technician at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor and Accelerator Laboratories. This gave Milan hands-on experience troubleshooting and repairing electromechanical systems on high-energy particle accelerators. Much of Milan’s organization and business skills come from experience working at ABB and Ontario Power Generation in their renewable energy businesses focusing on solar energy and hydroelectricity. Milan’s focus in his undergraduate studies was on power engineering and power systems.

Now pursing his Masters of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi, Milan is heavily involved in the research and development of electric machines. Electric machines are the integral device in many of the world’s industries, most importantly, in energy conversion systems and the electrification of transportation. Milan hopes to make an impact in the global effort of creating sustainable, energy efficient systems in a way that Nikola Tesla affected the world with his AC machine.