Dr. Majid Bahrami, Founder and CEO
Dr. Majid Bahrami, P.Eng. is the founder and the director of the Laboratory for Alternative Energy Conversion (LAEC), Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Mechactronic Systems Engineering. His research group studies new sustainable A/C-refrigeration, energy management in hybrid electric vehicles, transport phenomena in emerging microstructured materials and porous media, fuel cell technologies, and microelectronics cooling with a focus on sustainable energy conversion systems. Bahrami (PhD, U of Waterloo: 2004; Post-doc, U Waterloo: 2004-2006) has authored/co-authored more than 150 publications, 4 patents, and won several national and international awards. Dr. Bahrami practiced for 5 years (1995–2001) as a thermal engineer and consultant in industry. He is a member of ASME, AIAA, ASHRAE, ECS, SAE and CSME.
Dr. Mehran Ahmadi, Engineering and R&D
Dr. Mehran Ahmadi. Mehran received his B.Sc. and M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University in 2014. He is involved in the modeling and design of various components of the HAWG.
Mr. Marius Haiducu, P.Eng. Head of Engineering
Mr. Marius Haiducu, P.Eng. Marius has a M.Sc. Degree (applied electronics) from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications. He also completed a second M.Sc. Degree (microelectronics) at Simon Fraser University, School of Engineering Science, in Burnaby, BC. Marius is interested in MEMS, MOEMS, microfluidics, microelectronics and power electronics. He has more than 15 years of experience in design and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems.
Dr. Claire McCague, Head of Material Development
Dr. Claire McCague, PhD. Claire’s previous research projects include development of next generation photovoltaic devices (4D LABS, Simon Fraser University), femtosecond laser experiments (LASIR, Simon Fraser University), and micropatterning polymer-based devices for cell adhesion research (Western Nanofab Facility, University of Western Ontario). She tested the mechanical properties of fibers and thin automotive antiwear films for her doctorate from UWO. Her work focuses on the development of composite adsorbents with properties tailored for adsorptive systems.
Dr. Wendell Huttema, Engineering and R&D
Dr. Wendell Huttema, spent 10 years in the applied physics department at Simon Fraser University where he completed an M.Sc. in 2007, a Ph.D. in 2010 and spent two and a half years as a post-doctoral fellow. As a graduate student he measured the microwave frequency properties of a variety of exotic superconductors and assisted in the design of numerous low temperature apparatuses. As a post-doc Wendell focused on the design and implementation of new measurement apparatus for characterizing magnetic materials and solar cells.