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

Muhammad Asif

Undergraduate Student

Short Biography

Muhammad Asif is pursuing his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Management, a unique program that supplements a full technical engineering education with the financial awareness and business acumen of a commerce degree. He joined MacAUTO as a summer research assistant within the Electric Powertrain team (epT), as part of the Leadership in Automotive Powertrain(LEAP) and Automobile Partnership Canada(APC) initiatives with Fiat Chrysler Corporation(FCA). His research involves building Matlab tools for optimization, post-processing simulations, and sensitivity analysis.

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Muhammad is a hardworking student with a passion for learning and a never-ending inquisitiveness about the world and its workings. He chose to pursue Engineering over Science because while Science is about discovering the world as it is, Engineering is about creating the world as it has never has been before.

Upon completing the common first year Engineering Program at McMaster University, Muhammad chose Electrical Engineering because of the ubiquitous nature of electronics and the role they have played in fundamentally transforming societies throughout history. The automobile industry is poised to be transformed by the continuing electrification of existing powertrains, and Muhammad is excited to be involved as an undergraduate research assistant within the Electric Powertrain team on an industry sponsored object. His work involves building Matlab tools for optimization, post-processing simulations, and sensitivity analysis.

Persistence is very important to Muhammad. With his strong desire to learn, he never shys away from taking on challenges, seeking to improve himself and expand his knowledge.

Muhammad’s other interests include reading about history and international relations, playing Dungeon and Dragons with his group of friends, and participating in debate and public speaking opportunities such as the McMaster Model UN.