Dr. Majid Bahrami, Professor at the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering of Simon Fraser University and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems is elected as the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for his key contribution to Canada’s engineering profession in sustainable energy systems. Farid Golnaraghi, Mechatronics Professor and Jiangchuan (JC) Liu, Computer Scientist, are other scientists achieved the honor along with Prof. Bahrami.
The CAE is a founding academy within the Council of Canadian Academies that represents the finest minds in Canada. The CAE advises on solutions to challenges such as Canada’s adoption of clean energy technologies, reducing greenhouse gases, arctic resource extraction and sovereignty in Canada’s North, and addressing Canada’s aging transportation infrastructure.
Bahrami specializes in developing technologies that can improve energy conversion efficiency. This includes research on thermofluidic transport phenomena, advanced materials and novel sustainable energy–water systems. His innovations have contributed to areas such as waste-heat driven air-conditioning, heat exchangers, thermal storage, passive cooling, fuel cells, batteries and atmospheric water harvesting. In addition to his research and publications, Bahrami is also accomplished in technology transfer, entrepreneurship and the training of engineers and engineering professors.