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

Saeed Amirfarhangi Bonab

Master’s Student

Short Biography

Saeed Amirfarhangi Bonab has graduated with honors from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering. He has joined McMaster Automotive Resource Centre since 2017 and he is currently pursuing M.Sc. degree at McMaster University in Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. His research focuses on control and optimization of electrified powertrains for automotive applications.

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Childhood for Saeed was full of curious explorations and experiencing unique pleasure of glaring to wonders of universe or being amazed by delicacy of technology and engineering based human made devices. Among the natural phenomena, extraterrestrial objects and among the human products, cars were the most intriguing ones for him.

At the age 14, impressed by the beauty of Physics, Saeed chose Mathematics and Physics as his high school major. Later on, at the age of 18, he has qualified to enter Sharif University of Technology, the most prestigious technical university in Iran, as a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering student, as a result of his brilliant performance in nationwide university entrance exam. Among the wide variety of sub-disciplines in Mechanical Engineering, Saeed have found Dynamics and Control Systems more outstanding since they are the quintessential of collaboration between Physics and Engineering. As an extracurricular activity, Saeed has participated in Iran’s National Competition of Designing and Building Electric Motorcycle, accompanying other dedicated students as a member of his university team. This could be one of the most memorable experiences of Saeed’s life, combination of passion based non-profitable engineering work with joyful aspect of racing. During his undergraduate, combination of well-defined courses instructed by prominent professors, industry oriented internships and Saeed’s own diligence made him well prepared for his next big step i.e. studying graduate program abroad.

Saeed is currently doing his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. He has joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre since 2017 in which he is working on project with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the field of electrified powertrains and he wants to be a part of next paradigm shift in the Automotive Industry.

Saeed’s academic interests are in the fields of Dynamics, Control Theory, System Level Design and Optimization. In his spare time, Saeed enjoys Formula 1 competitions, astronomy and hiking.