People

Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER)

 
People
 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Dr. Luiz A. C. Lopes

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

   

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES & collaborators

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

Dr. Mathews Boby
Dr. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru
Dr. Kalyan Yenduri
   

GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph.D.)

1.

Khalid Elamari

2.

Ahmad Malkawi

3.

Kang Chang

4.

Mohammad Masadeh

5.

Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani

6.

Amirmasoud Takbash

7.

Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi

8.

Seyede Sara Maroufian

9.

Chirag Desai

10.

Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan

11.

Karin Rezende Feistel

12.

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

13.

Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar

14.

Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu

15.

Rajendra Thike

16.

Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam

17.

Gabriel Renan Broday

18.

Dwaipayan Barman

19.

Bigyan Basnet

20.

Rama Krishna Naidu Vaddipalli 

21.  Ronak Nemade  22.  Swati Tandon 

GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.A.Sc)

1.

Andrew Jensson

2.

Tamanwé Payarou

3.

Zaid Hamed Zaid  

4.

Vincent Prévost  

5.

Saroosh Saeed

6.

Manisha Verma  

7.

Muhammad Ali Akbar  

8.

Aditya Kumar Bhatt  

9.

Jaydeep Bhalala  

 

 

 

FACULTY MEMBERS

 

Dr. Pillay

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Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Ph.D., P.Eng., C.Eng., FIEEE, FIEE
Professor
NSERC/Hydro-Québec Senior Industrial Research Chair

Office

SGW-EV05.111

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 3108

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

pillay@encs.concordia.ca

Website

http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~pillay/

Research Interests:

  • Modeling, analysis, design and control of Electrical Machines

  • Electric Motor Drive Systems

  • Traction Motors for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • RenewableEnergy including Wind

  • Biomass and Solar Energy

  • Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency and Conservation

  • Sustainability issues in Power and Energy Engineering

Biography:

Professor Pillay (Fellow of the IEEE, 2005) is the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Senior Industrial Research Chair at Concordia University entitled “Design and Performance of Special Electric Machines” focusing on electric vehicle and alternate energy applications. The Chair was established in 2009 at Concordia and renewed in 2014, this was the first Industrial Research Chair at Concordia.

Dr. Pillay received the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 1987. From 1988 to 1990 he was with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. From 1990 to 1995, he was with the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA. From 1995 to 2007, he was with Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA, where he held the Jean Newell Distinguished Professorship in Engineering. From January 1999 to August 2016 he was an adjunct Prof at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017, Dr. Pillay was appointed as Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, S.A.
Dr. Pillay is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering, IEEE Industry Applications, IEEE Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Power Electronics Societies. He is a member of the Electric Machines Committee and the Past Chairman of the Industrial Drives Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), the Past Chairman of the Induction Machinery Subcommittee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, and the Past Chairman of the Awards Committee of the IAS Industrial Power Conversion Department. He has organized and taught short courses in electric drives at IAS Annual Meetings as well as to the Government of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K., and a Chartered Electrical Engineer in the U.K. He is also a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Dr. Pillay is the recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe from the President of South Africa in 2008 for contributions to South Africa in the area of energy conversion. He is also the recipient of the 2015 IEEE IAS Outstanding Achievement Award. He was also a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Industry Applications Society in 2012/2013. In 2015 he was the General co-Chair of the Energy Conversion Conference and Exposition, which is the largest and most important conference in his area of electric machines.
Professor Pillay has published more than 160 articles in refereed journals and around 280 technical papers in major conferences and meetings in North America and other international conferences.

Professor Pillay's Research Group Members
Photo taken on Friday, 18 MAY 2018   
PEER
   

Dr. Lopes

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Dr. Luiz A. C. Lopes
Ph.D., ing., SMIEEE
Professor

Office

SGW-EV05.407

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 3080

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

lalopes@encs.concordia.ca

Website

http://explore.concordia.ca/luiz-ac-lopes

Research Interests:

  • Distributed power systems

  • Renewable energy sources

  • Microgrids Islanding detection schemes

  • Control of power electronic converters

Biography:

Professor Lopes received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1996.
From 1996 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Para, Belem, Brazil. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, where he has been since 2002.

   

Dr. Rathore

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Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore
Ph.D., SMIEEE
Associate Professor

Office

SGW-EV05.245

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4486

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

arathore@encs.concordia.ca

Website

http://explore.concordia.ca/akshay-kumar-rathore

Research Interests:

  • Soft-Switching Techniques for High Frequency Link Power Converters

  • Resonant Converters

  • Utility Interactive Inverters for Renewable Energy Applications

  • High Power Industrial AC Drives and Multilevel Inverters

Biography:

Professor Rathore received the master’s degree from the Indian Institute of technology (BHU), India, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, in 2008.He had two subsequent post-doctoral research appointments with the University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. He has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, since 2010. He has been actively involved in research on novel and innovative current-fed topologies and modulation techniques. He has authored over 180 research papers in international journals and Conferences including 60 IEEE Transactions. He has 1 European Patent on Optimal Pulse Width Modulation of Multilevel Inverters.
Dr. Rathore is a recipient of the 2017 IEEE IES early career Award, a winner and was a recipient of the 2013 IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award and the 2014 Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award. He was also a recipient of the University Ph.D. Fellowship and the Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship. He also received the Gold Medal for securing highest academic standing.
He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, the IEEE Journal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, and IET Power Electronics, and an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal.

       

Research associateS, Postdoctoral fellows

&

collaborators

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

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Dr. Maher Al-Badri
Ph.D., P.Eng., SMIEEE

Office

SGW-EV S3.625

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7087

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

ma_albad@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Power Electronics

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Power System Analysis

Biography:

Dr. Al-Badri received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada in 2015. He is currently a Research Associate in PEER group and Part-Time Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Dr. Al-Badri is IEEE Senior Member, Member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, Member of the IEEE IAS Electric Machines Committee, Member of the IEEE PES Electric Machinery Committee, Registered Canadian Professional Engineer (Ontario) and Member of The Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

   
   

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

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Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi
Ph.D., EIT, MIEEE

Office

SGW-EV S3.605

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7087

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

s_tagh@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Electrical Machines Design

  • Motor Drives

  • Transportation Electrification

  • Renewable Energy System

Biography:

Dr. Taghavi received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, in 1986 and the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
He is currently with PEER (Power Electronics and Energy Research) group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, and with Electrical Machine Research Group at Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Tehran, Iran as research associate and technology consultant in electrical machines and electrified powertrain for automotive and rail applications.

   
   

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

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Dr. Maged Ibrahim
Ph.D., MIEEE

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

ma_ib@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Electrical Machines Design

  • Electrical Drives

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Modeling and Characterization of Magnetic Materials

Biography:

Dr. Ibrahim received the bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2008, and the master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. From 2015 to 2017, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt. He is currently a Research Associate in PEER group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 
 

Mathews

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Dr. MATHEWS BOBY
Ph.D., MIEEE

Office

SGW-EV S3.625

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7087

FAX

(514) 848-2802

E-Mail

mathews@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Power Electronics

  • Induction Motor Drives

  • Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters

  • Solar Grid Connected Inverters

Biography:

Dr. Boby received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2010 from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, India and the M.Tech. degree in Electronics Design and Technology in 2014 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2017. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in PEER group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 
 

Hemanth Kumar Tanneru

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Dr. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru
Ph.D.

Office

SGW-EV13.235

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7098

FAX

 

E-Mail

hemanth.tanneru@concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay and Dr. Muthukumaran Packirisamy

Research Interests:

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Energy harvesting from renewable energy resources

  • Microscale energy harvesting devices development, performance enhancement

  • Mathematical modeling and development of energy harvesting and energy conversion systems

  • Process Systems Engineering

  • Mathematical modeling of process systems for control and state estimation

Biography:

Dr. Tanneru received the bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, India in 2010, and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, in 2017. He was a project officer in IIT Madras from Jul 2017 to Aug 2017 and a Consultant in Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India from. Sep 2017 to March 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in PEER group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Optical Bio-MEMS laboratory in Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

Kalyan Yenduri

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Dr. Kalyan Yenduri
Ph.D.

Office

SGW-EV05.233

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 5683

FAX

 

E-Mail

kalyan.yenduri@concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Research Interests:

  • Renewable energy power processing

  • Milti level inverters and PWM techniques

  • Soft switching and Resonant converters

  • DC-DC, DC-AC bi-directional power converters

Biography:

Dr. Yenduri received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2007 from Vignan's Engineering College, Vadlamudi, India and the M.Tech. degree in Power electronics and Drives in 2009 from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2017. He was a faculty in the school of engineering sciences at Mahindra ecole centrale, Hyderabad, India before joining PEER group. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in PEER group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph.D.)

Khalid Elamari

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Khalid Elamari

Thesis

Interphase Power Controller for Power Flow Control

Supervisor

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

k_elama@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2013

Expected Graduation

MAY 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Power Systems Operation and Planning; Renewable Energy Systems; Power Balancing and Frequency Control on Hybrid Mini-Grids

Biography:
Khalid Elamari was born in Khoms, Libya on July 15, 1980. He received the B.Sc. degree in 2003 in Electrical and Computer Engineering, power field from Al-Mergeb University, Khoms, Libya. He worked as electrical power system protection engineer in the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Tripoli, Libya from 2005 to 2008. He received the M.Sc. degree in 2011 from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Ahmad Malkawi

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Ahmad Malkawi

Thesis

Power Converters and Control Strategies for Residential Nano-Grids

Supervisor

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

ah_malk@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2013

Expected Graduation

MAY 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Micro-Grid and Nano-Grid; Renewable Energy Systems

Biography:
Ahmad Malkawi was born in Irbid, Jordan on October 23, 1987. He received the B.Sc. degree in 2010 in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering field from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan. He worked as electrical engineer in Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan from 2010 to 2012. He received the M.Sc. degree in industrial automation engineering from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan in 2012. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Kang Chang

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Kang Chang

Thesis

 

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

 

Telephone

 

E-Mail

kan_chan@ence.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2014

Expected Graduation

 

Research Interests:

Electrical Machines and Drives; Renewable Energy

Biography:

 

 

Mohammad Masadeh

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Mohammad Masadeh

Thesis

An Induction Machine Emulator for Renewable Energy Systems

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

m_masade@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2014

Expected Graduation

SEP 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Electric Machines and Drives; Renewable Energy Systems

Biography:
Mohammad Masadeh (IEEE Student Member 2015) received the Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Amman, Jordan, in 1999, and the Master’s degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2003.
He worked as a lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia from 2004 to 2014. Currently, He is working toward the Ph.D. degree with the Power Electronics and Energy Research (PEER) Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

 

Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani

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Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani

Thesis

Modeling and Control of Hydro-kinetic Turbine Systems

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

mo_as@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2014

Expected Graduation

MAR 2018

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Micro-grid; Real-time and Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulations

Biography:
Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani received the B.Sc. degree from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2008 and M. Sc (Hon.) in electrical engineering from University Technology Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia in 2011. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. 

 

Amirmasoud Takbash

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Amirmasoud Takbash

Thesis

Analytical Modeling and Torque Ripple Reduction of VFM

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

a_takbas@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2014

Expected Graduation

MAR 2018

Research Interests:

Electrical machine design, modeling, control, and characterization; Mathematical modeling and measurement of core loss; Fault diagnosis in electrical machines

Biography:

Amirmasoud Takbash received the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees both in electrical engineering, from Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran, and University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Concordia University, Montreal.

 

Akrem_Mohamed_Aljehaimi

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Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi

Thesis

A Drive Design for A Variable Flux PMSM

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

a_aljeha@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2015

Expected Graduation

APL 2018

Research Interests:

Electric Machines and Drives

Biography:
Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi received the bachelor’s degree from Misurata University, Misrata, Libya, in 2007, and the M.Eng. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2012. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Concordia University, Montreal.

 

Seyede Sara Maroufian

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Seyede Sara Maroufian

Thesis

Analytical Modeling and Design of Synchronous Reluctance Machines for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Applications

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

s_marou@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2015

Expected Graduation

APL 2018

Research Interests:

Design and analysis of Synchronous Reluctance Machines and PM Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machines; Generator Operation of Synchronous Reluctance Machines

Biography:
Seyede Sara Maroufian received the Bachelor's and Masters degrees both in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and KNT University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2010 and 2013, respectively. She is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering.

 

Chirag Desai

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Chirag Desai

Thesis

Torque and Core Loss Characterization of a Variable-Flux Permanent-Magnet Machine

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

c_desai@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2015

Expected Graduation

DEC 2018

Research Interests:

Electrical Machines and Drives; Energy Efficiency

Biography:

Chirag Desai received the B.E degree in electrical engineering from South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India, in 2003, and the M.A. Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2010.
He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the Power Electronics and Energy Research (PEER) Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

 

Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan

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Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan

Thesis

Induction Machine Efficiency Estimation Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

m_asemib@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2016

Expected Graduation

APL 2019

Research Interests:

Modeling, Analysis and Design of Electrical Machines; Fault Detection of Electrical Machines; Power Electronics Converter

Biography:

Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran, in 2009 and his M.Sc. in electrical power engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D at Concordia University.

 

Karin Rezende Feistel

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Karin Rezende Feistel

Thesis:

A SPWM VSI Operating with a Wide Range of Output Power, Voltage and Frequency with Low Harmonic Distortion for Machine Emulation

Supervisor:

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office:

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

k_feiste@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

MAY 2016

Expected Graduation:

MAY 2020

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Hybrid Power Amplifier; Harmonic Analysis

Biography:

Karin Rezende Feistel received her Bachelor and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria - Brazil. Currently, she is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Lopes at Concordia University - Montreal.

 

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

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Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

Thesis:

Power Balance Technique for Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Cells in a Hybrid Power Amplifier with Wide Output Voltage Variation

Supervisor:

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office:

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

l_kunzle@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

MAY 2016

Expected Graduation:

MAY 2020

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Multilevel Converters; Hybrid Power Amplifier

Biography:

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler received his Bachelor and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria - Brazil. Currently he is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Lopes at Concordia University - Montreal.

 

Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar

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Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar

Thesis

Electric Machine Emulation

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

a_kortag@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

DEC 2019

Research Interests:

Power Converter Control; Electric Drives; Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulations; Real-time Simulations

Biography:

Amitkumar K. S. received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore, India in 2010 and master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2012. He has worked as an associate scientist at ABB GISL, India and as an electrical modeling and simulation specialist at OPAL-RT India.
Amitkumar is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia, under the supervision of Prof. Pragasen Pillay. He is a recipient of the N. R. Khambati Memorial award for his Master’s program at the Indian Institute of Science, India. He is also the recipient of the Concordia University International Award of Excellence ENCS and a merit scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) for his ongoing Ph.D. at Concordia.

 

Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu

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Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu

Thesis

Power supplies for More Electric Aircraft

Supervisor

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

s_gangav@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

APL 2020

Research Interests:

Power quality; AC-DC converters; DC-DC converters; Drives and Control

Biography:

Sivanagaraju. G received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India in 2009 and master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2012. He has worked as Manager-Product development at Ashok Leyland limited, India.
Sivanagaraju. G is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia, under the supervision of Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore. He is a recipient of the POSOCO power system award for his outstanding work in Master’s program and he is also the recipient of the Concordia University International Award of Excellence ENCS.

 

Rajendra Thike

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Rajendra Thike

Thesis

Online Parameter Determination of Electrical Machines

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

r_thike@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

AUG 2020

Research Interests:

Electrical Machine Modelling; Renewable Energy; Electric Drives; Power Electronic Converters

Biography:

Rajendra Thike received the Bachelor's degree from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal in 2010, and the Master's degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2016, all in electrical engineering. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam

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Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam

Thesis

New Topologies for Soft Switching Current-fed Isolated DC-DC Resonant Converters for DC micro grids Applications

Supervisor

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

v_enkat@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

DEC 2019

Research Interests:

Soft Switching Converters; Current, Voltage and Impedance Fed Converters

Biography:

Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam has completed bachelors in electrical and electronics engineering from V.R.Siddhartha Engineering College,Vijayawada in 2012, Masters in Power Electronics from IIT BHU, Varanasi in 2015. Later he worked as Assistant Professor in VIEW college, Visakhapatnam from 2015-2016.Later he registered for PhD in Concordia University in 2017. He has published two journals in IEEE transactions on power electronics and Industry applications. Presented 3 papers in conference. He secured full scholarship to support his studies during PhD.

 

Gabriel Renan Broday

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Gabriel Renan Broday

Thesis

Analysis, Design and Control of Bidirectional DC-DC Converters for Microgrids and Energy Storage Systems Applications

Supervisor

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

g_broday@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

JAN 2021

Research Interests:

Power Converters; Energy Storage Systems; Microgrids; Renewable Energy Sources

Biography:

Gabriel Renan Broday was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, in 1992. He received the B. S. degree in Electronics Engineering, and the M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the Federal University of Technology of Parana, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently working towards the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

 

Dwaipayan Barman

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Dwaipayan Barman

Thesis:

 

Supervisor:

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office:

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail:

d_barman@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

SEP 2017

Expected Graduation:

SEP 2020

Research Interests:

Design of Electrical Machines for Electrical Vehicle and Renewable Energy Applications

Biography:

Dwaipayan Barman has received B. E. degree from Jadavpur University, India in 2011 and M. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2013 both in electrical engineering. Currently He is a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer engineering at Concordia University, Canada. He was a research associate from December 2013 to July 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

 

Bigyan_Basnet

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Bigyan basnet

Thesis:

 

Supervisor:

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office:

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail:

b_basnet@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

JAN 2018

Expected Graduation:

SEP 2021

Research Interests:

Electric Drives; Real-time simulations

Biography:

Bigyan Basnet received his bachelor’s degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2013 and Master’s degree from Ulsan University, South Korea in 2017, both in Electrical Engineering. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada.

 

RAMA KRISHNA NAIDU VADDIPALLI

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RAMA KRISHNA NAIDU VADDIPALLI

Thesis:

 

Supervisor:

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office:

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail:

r_vaddip@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

JAN 2018

Expected Graduation:

NOV 2020

Research Interests:

Power Electronics & Drives

Biography:

Rama Krishna Naidu Vaddipalli received the B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Andhra University, India in 2009 and graduated as topper in the department. He completed his M. Tech. in Electrical engineering with specialization in Power Electronics & Drives from IIT Kanpur, India in 2011. Post his graduation, he joined as Technologist (Automation) in Tata Steel Limited, India in 2011 and left as Manager (Electrical Maintenance) in 2017. He has built expertise in Purdue hierarchy of Automation and Motor drives. He is a certified professional in Siemens PCS7 DCS. He has completed a course in Intellectual property and rights from Tata Group, India. He obtained HT license, up to 33 kV for installation and maintenance from Government of India. He has guided one undergraduate student for industrial project and developed an instrumentation lab. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

 

Ronak Nemade

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Ronak Nemade

Thesis:

 

Supervisor:

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office:

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

r_nemade@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

JAN 2018

Expected Graduation:

DEC 2021

Research Interests:

Power Electronics Converters; Modulation Techniques; Electrical Machine & Drives; Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulations; Real-time Simulations

Biography:

Ronak Nemade received his B.E. in Power Electronics from Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat, India, in 2013 and his M.Tech. in Power Electronics & Drives from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India in 2016. He is presently working towards the PhD degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Concordia University under the supervision of Prof. Akshay Rathore. He was working with Industrial Electronics group, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Rajasthan, India from Sept-2016 to Feb-2017. From Feb-2017 to Dec-2017 he worked as Senior Design Engineer - Power Electronics with The TATA Power Company Limited - Strategic Engineering Division. He is recipient of Concordia University International Tuition Award of Excellence ENCS and Concordia University Graduate Fellowship Award.

 

Swati Tandon

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Swati Tandon

Thesis:

 

Supervisor:

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office:

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

s_tando@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

JAN 2018

Expected Graduation:

APL 2021

Research Interests:

Soft switching converters, Current fed converters, Electric vehicle/FCV application

Biography:

Swati Tandon received her bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Uttarakhand Tech. University, Dehradun, India in 2011 and master’s degree from the Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India in 2013. She has worked as Assistant Manager-Design and development center, Electrical & Automation Division, Larsen & Toubro limited, Mumbai, India.
Swati is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.A.S.c)

Andrew Jensson

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Andrew Jensson

Thesis

Resonant Power Transfer with Single Wire Transmission

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

a_jensso@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2015

Expected Graduation

APL 2018

Research Interests:

Grounding; EMI; Open Systems; Renewable Energy; Environmental Conservation

Biography:

Passion for change and growth, embrace all challenges, and taking care of business.

 

Tamanwé Payarou

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Tamanwé Payarou

Thesis

Energy Harvesting From Micro Photosynthetic Power Cell

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

t_payaro@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

MAY 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics Converters; Renewable Energy Sources and Systems; Electrical Transportation Systems

Biography:

Tamanwé Payarou received the Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering department from the University of Dokuz Eylul, Izmir, Turkey, in 2016. He is currently a Master of Applied Science student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal (Québec), Canada.

 

Zaid Zaid

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Zaid Hamed Zaid

Thesis

Hybrid Storage System for DC Nano-Grids

Supervisor

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

z_zaid@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

AUG 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Power System Analysis; Renewable Energy Systems; Control Systems

Biography:

Zaid Hamed M. Zaid received the B.Sc degree in 2013 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Sirte University. He is currently working towards the M.A.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Vincent Prévost

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Vincent Prévost

Thesis

 

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

v_prevos@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2017

Expected Graduation

SEP 2019

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Distributed Power Systems; Power Electronics

Biography:

Vincent Prévost graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering (Power and Sustainable Energy Option) in December 2016.

 

Saroosh Saeed

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Saroosh Saeed

Thesis

DC Distribution System for A Residential Nanogrid

Supervisor

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

s_sae@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2017

Expected Graduation

AUG 2018

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Power Electronics; Micro & Nanogrid; Distributed Power Systems

Biography:

Saroosh Saeed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan .He is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

 

Manisha Verma

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MANISHA VERMA

Thesis

Efficiency Management Using Different Bidirectional Converter Topologies

Supervisor

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

ma_verma@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

OCT 2017

Expected Graduation

JAN 2019

Research Interests:

Electric Hybrid Vehicle; Bidirectional converter topologies; Virtual oscilloscope

Biography:

Manisha Verma received her Bachelor degree in Electrical and electronics engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University,India in 2013 . She is currently pursuing Masters in Applied science in Electrical and computer engineering at Concordia University.

 

Muhammad Ali Akbar

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Muhammad Ali Akbar

Thesis

Fuel Cell-Based Hybrid Power Supply System with Super-Capacitor / Battery Bank

Supervisor

Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

 

Telephone

 

E-Mail

mu_akba@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

OCT 2017

Expected Graduation

DEC 2018

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Power Electronics; Fuel Cell Power Supply; DC/DC Converter

Biography:

Muhammad Ali Akbar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. He is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

 

Aditya Kumar Bhatt

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Aditya Kumar Bhatt

Thesis

VSC based Converter for Reactive Power Compensation in Utility Grid

Supervisor

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

 

Telephone

 

E-Mail

ad_bha@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

OCT 2017

Expected Graduation

SEP 2019

Research Interests:

Hybrid Electrical Vehicles; Renewable and Sustainable Energy; Electric Drives; Power System; FACTS; Electrical Machines; Reactive Power Compensation; Soft Computing Techniques; Digital Multimedia

Biography:

Aditya Kumar Bhatt received his B.E degree, in 2012 and M.Tech. degree, in 2016 both from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India. He has worked with Lakshmi Narain Group of Institutions, India as research assistant and published various papers in the field of Electrical machines, Power systems and Digital Signal Processing in IEEE conferences and international journals. Currently, he is working towards MASc degree with Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.

 

Jaydeep Bhalala

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Jaydeep Bhalala

Thesis

 

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

 

Telephone

 

E-Mail

j_bhalal@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

SEP 2018

Expected Graduation

AUG 2020

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Hybrid Electrical Vehicles; Power System; FACTS; Reactive Power Compensation

Biography:

Jaydeep Bhalala received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat, India in May 2016. He is currently a Master of Applied Science student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal (Québec), Canada.

 

ALUMNI

Alumni
1.  Mr. Mohamed Ismail Omer Looking for Engineering Job 
2.  Mr. Mohammadhossein Afshin  Electrical Engineer Intern, GE, Canada 
3.  Mr. Avinash Sharma  Looking for Engineering Job 
4.  Mr. Deepak Chetia  Electrical Engineer Intern, MDA Corporation, Canada  
5.  Mr. Ahmed Kotb Abdalla  Electrical Engineer Intern, GE, Canada  

6. 

Dr. Suvendu Samanta Postdoctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University, NC, USA
7. 

Mr. Joseph Woods

Past Technician, Retired

8.  Dr. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India
9. 

Mr. Ashutoshkumar Choubey

Power Electronics Engineer at MDA Corporation

10. 

Ms. Samhita Dey

Technical Support, GEXEL, Montréal, Québec, Canada

11. 

Ms. Nazli Kalantari

Looking for Engineering Job

12.  Ms. Nina Naghizadeh Algorithm Design Development Engineer at General Motors, ON, Canada
13. 

Dr. Jemimah C. Akiror

Maintenance Manager, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda

14. 

Dr. Ayman Al-Quraan

Assistant Professor, Yarmook University, Jordan

15. 

Dr. John Wanjiku

Trainee Technical Marketing Assistant , Mentor Infolytica, A Siemens Business

16. 

Mr. Hesam Akbarian

Electrical Engineer, Continental Corporation Canada

17. 

Dr. Jonathan Maisonneuve

Assistant Professor, Oakland University, USA

18. 

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

Research Associate and Part-Time Professor, Concordia University, Canada

19. 

Dr. Abhijit Choudhury

Researcher, Experimental Power Grid Centre, Singapore

20. 

Mr. Harjot Singh Saini

ABB Inc., USA

21. 

Mr. Tasneem Rumman Huq

Controls Development Engineer at General Motors, Canada

22. 

Mr. Maninder Singh

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES,  Canada

23. 

Dr. Lesedi Masisi

Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA

24. 

Dr. Nathan Curry

Director of Business Development for Isolated Habitats, Terragon, Canada

25. 

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

Researcher, NRI, Iran

26. 

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

Research Associate, Concordia University, Canada

27. 

Ms. Nazak Soleimanpour

Ph.D student at École Polytechnique de Montréal

28.  Dr. Sheldon Williamson Past Faculty, currently Associate Professor at University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
29. 

Dr. Florence Berthold

Famic Technologies, Canada

30. 

Mr. Arvind Vyas Ramanan

MDA Corporation, Canada

31. 

Mr. Ebrahim S. Dehaghani

Building Electrical and Life Safety Syatems Inspector at Troy Life and Fire Safety Ltd.

32. 

Mr. Tochukwu Louis Oranugo

Group Manager, Maintenance at Labatt Brewing Company Limited

33. 

Dr. Miguel Torres

Assistant Professor at Universidad de O'Higgins

34. 

Mr. Sean Smithson

MacDonald Dettwiler & Assoc., Canada

35. 

Mr. Kang Chang

Electrical Engineer, Mentor Graphics Canada, a Siemens Business

36. 

Dr. Nayeem Ninad

Researcher at CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

37. 

Dr. Olivare Dzune Mipoung

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA

38. 

Ms. Lekha Sejpal

ABB, Canada

39. 

Dr. Rachel Namuli

Consultant Engineer, Uganda

40. 

Dr. Natheer Alatawneh

Hardware Designer at CYSCA-SYSACOM, Canada

41. 

Dr. Arbi Gharakhani Siraki

Hyperloop One, USA

42. 

Mr. Arash Shafiei

Electrical Designer at Mobile Climate Control

43. 

Dr. Maged Barsom

Technical Support Specialist at Rockwell Automation

44. 

Mr. Mohammad Sharafat

Junior Electrical Engineer at SES Engineering

45. 

Mr. Moustafa Dalal Bachi

Sr. Electrical Advisor at Enbridge Pipelines, Canada

46. 

Mr. Abdul Adud Shikder

Private Business, Canada

47. 

Dr. Reinaldo Tonkoski

Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, USA

48. 

Dr. Youcef Berrouche

Energy Consultant at Mondevert, Canada

49. 

Dr. Zahra Amjadi

Assistant Professor at University of South Alabama, USA

50. 

Mr. Peng Zang

Avionic Engineer, Cabin Engineer at Air Canada

51. 

Mr. Giampaolo Carli

Power Electronics Designer at EMD Technologies - Heico Corporation, Canada

52. 

Mr. Pablo Cassani

Hardware and Firmware Developper at Genetec, Canada

53. 

Mr. Xin Li

SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit (formerly Interfleet), Canada

54. 

Ms. Di Wu

Senior Engineer at Lea+Elliott, Inc., USA


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Mailing Address:
Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Concordia University
Sir George William Campus
SGW-EVS3.605
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1M8
Email: peer@encs.concordia.ca

Last update: by Maher Al-Badri on Friday, 15 JUN 2018

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