Mahdi Shahbakhti, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Email
mahdi@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8409
Address
5-281 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Machine Learning Control Energy And Environment Mechanical Systems Mechatronics Control Systems Automotive HVAC Dynamical Systems Smart Buildings Renewable and Alternative Energy Combustion Sensors and Instrumentation


About

Webpage: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~mahdi

Education/Professional Development

  • Post-doctoral Scholar, University of California Berkeley, USA, 2010 - 2012
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, 2004 - 2009
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), KNT University of Tech., Iran, 2000 - 2003
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), KNT University of Tech., Iran, 1996 - 2000

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor (tenured), University of Alberta, Canada, 2019 - Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Michigan Tech. University, USA, 2020 - Present
  • Research Associate Professor, Michigan Tech. University, USA, 2019 - 2020
  • Associate Professor, Michigan Tech. University, USA, 2017- 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech. University, USA, 2012-2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, KNT University of Technology, Iran, 2010
  • Instructor and Research Scholar, University of Alberta, Canada, 2009

Industry Experience

  • R&D Engineer, Iran Khodro Powertrain Company (IPCO), Iran, 2001 –2004
  • R&D Engineer (Part time), Advanced Robotics and Automatic Systems (ARAS), Iran, 2000 - 2001
  • Intern (Part time), Yekta Tahvieh Arvand Air Conditioning Industries, Iran, 1998 - 2000

Professional Activities


Research

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Modelling and Control of Energy Systems
  • Climate (HVAC) Control in Buildings and Vehicles
  • Energy-Efficient Buildings with Smart Grid Integration
  • Alternative/Renewable Sources (Fuels; Solar Energy)
  • Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Advanced Combustion Engines

Publications: please visit this webpage

Courses

MEC E 442 - Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Analysis and design of vehicle propulsion systems including vehicles with different electrification levels (electric, hybrid electric, and internal combustion engine) and vehicles with different levels of autonomy (partial to full automation). Prerequisites: MATH 201. Restricted to year 4 or 5 engineering students.


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