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

Niloufar Keshmiri

Undergraduate Student

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Niloufar Keshmiri is an undergraduate student in the Electrical Engineering and Management program at McMaster University. She joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre as a Research Assistant in May 2017. Her main research interest is the application of power electronics in Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.


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Niloufar Keshmiri has always had an interest in engineering and its application in improving societies and peoples’ lives. During her four years of studies at McMaster, Niloufar has enjoyed learning about Power Electronics and their application in energy management systems. She hopes to pursue a PhD in this field and aid organizations in delivering electricity to developing countries while working towards implementing sustainable solutions in already developed countries.

During her time at McMaster University, Niloufar has held the role of Instructional Assistant Intern for the Engineering Profession and Practice course as well as the role of Teaching Assistant for the Engineering Design and Graphics, and Engineering Computation course. Through these positions Niloufar has developed a strong passion for teaching and impacting future generations. Her long term career goal is to work as a Professor specialized in Power Electronics while conducting research in this field.

Her work at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre involves researching the benefit of Gallium Nitride in electric vehicles, ships, trucks, trains and aircrafts. Niloufar has had the opportunity to investigate sustainable solutions for future transportation mediums. She hopes to further enhance her knowledge in this area by researching the application of power electronics in DC electrical systems using renewable energy sources.