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

Tyler Stiene

Research Engineer

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Tyler Stiene received a B.Eng and Management degree in Mechatronics Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario Canada in 2014. He has been a member of the McMaster Formula Hybrid team since its inception in 2011 and led the development of team’s most recent parallel through the road hybrid topology. Presently, he is working towards a master’s degree at the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO). His research interests include hybrid powertrain design and vehicle control systems.

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Tyler started his pursuit of mechatronics engineering in 2009 at McMaster University and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering and Management in 2014. Throughout his undergrad Tyler worked on numerous project with the McMaster Formula Hybrid Team sparking his interest to continue working on automotive related projects. More recently, he began his master’s with Dr. Emadi and the team at MacAUTO in September of 2014, in the field of hybrid powertrains.

As a member of the McMaster Formula Hybrid Team, Tyler developed his interests in automotive technologies and took the knowledge he learned from his Mechatronics degree to design, build and optimize hybrid powertrains. Tyler’s role on the team dramatically changed as his experience and education developed. Mechatronics has allowed Tyler to explore numerous aspects of the hybrid vehicle from internal combustion engine and high voltage system optimization to embedded systems and controls design.

Most recently Tyler played a major role in developing the team’s new parallel through road hybrid powertrain and its control system. As electrical and powertrain captain of the team Tyler has successfully managed and developed a group of students to create the team’s most technologically advanced system to date. The system included numerous student designed electronics and projects which were orchestrated by Tyler to ensure a complete, functioning and safe system.

During Tyler’s postgraduate program he will be leading the electrical sub-team of the new McMaster Engineering EcoCar3 Team. Tyler plans on again playing a major role actively managing a number of student projects as well as developing new technologies and approaches to hybrid powertrains and controls. By providing the right powertrain topology, components, and controls implementation, Tyler hopes to help develop one of the most powerful and fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle on the road.