Mahdi Shahbakhti, PhD

Associate Professor (tenured), Director of Energy Mechatronics Lab (EML), Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor (tenured), Director of Energy Mechatronics Lab (EML), 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 541 - Combustion Engines

History of basic cycles, combustion theory including ignition flame propagation and engine knock, cycle analysis with deviations from ideal cycles and performance characteristics, fuels, design and operation of carburation and injection processes, exhaust emissions measurements. Identification of design parameters and their effect on emissions. Prerequisite: MEC E 340.

Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
MEC E 788 - Advanced Topics in Solid Mechanics I

Fall Term 2021

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