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Mahdi Shahbakhti, PhD

Associate Professor (Tenured)

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

About Me

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
  • Research Associate Professor, Michigan Tech. University, USA, 2019 - Present
  • 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