GSA Vice-President Academic 2018-2019: Masoud Aliramezani
"The Vice-President Academic is responsible for academic matters and affairs concerning graduate students" (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.b).
I am a fourth year PhD candidate at Mechanical Engineering department, under supervision of Prof. Bob Koch. My academic and industrial background is mainly related to modeling and control of combustion engines. Yes, I am an engineer who literally works on engines!
Aside from Engineering, I have a keen interest in politics and management and I have always done my best to combine my engineering skills with my leadership interests. As a case in point, during my masters, I was the head of a science based group of mechanical engineers in Entrepreneurship Center of Sharif University of Technology. That effort finally ended up establishing a knowledge-based corporation in Tehran in which I served as co-founder/president for 2 years. During the course of my masters and doctoral studies, I have been involved in teaching and mentoring several undergrad and grad students. Here at U of A I was heavily involved in Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association (MEGSA); first as the Vice-President Academic and then as the Chief Returning Officer. I also was the representative of mechanical engineering department in GSA council and served GSA as a counselor for a year.
Besides, I professionally follow metaphorical and social poetry and I recently wrote the lyrics of an album dedicated to child labor. I have been frequently involved in some Edmonton CJSR radio programs on modern and classic literature as a commentator. Finally, I am deeply interested in soccer and a big fan of wrestling!
I have started my PhD program in September 2014. I have got my MSc in 2012 and my BSc in 2010. My thesis is focused on both experimental and model development design for in-use combustion engine emission sensors.
- I have been working as a R&D Engineer at the largest powertrain manufacturer in Middle East for more than two years before I moved to Canada.
- I was the head of a science based group of mechanical engineers in Entrepreneurship Center of Sharif University of Technology that finally ended up establishing a knowledge-based corporation in Tehran.
- I was awarded the Graduate School Scholarship by the Council of University Exceptional Talents, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2010.
- I was selected as a member of Iran's National Elites Foundation due to elite academic and research records, 2013.
- I have been instructing various engineering programing courses at Iran Khodro Power train Company (IPCO), Tehran, 2012-2014.
- I have designed and presented a professional industrial workshop for engineers at the 8th International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines (2014): “Management Strategies and ECU Calibration of Diesel Engines”.
- I was awarded University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship in September 2014 and the Lehigh Cement Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Studies at University of Alberta in September 2015.
- I have completed seven teaching assistantships in Mechanical engineering at university of Alberta.
- I have authored eleven peer reviewed papers in my field of expertise and a few more will be published soon.
- I have been a reviewer for five journals and three international conferences.
- I have been involved in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students during my M.Sc. and PhD. I have mentored two graduate and undergraduate students as their thesis co-supervisor.
I have also been active in many administrative and social activities here, at U of A.
- I was Chief Returning Officer of 2017-2018 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association (MEGSA) executive committee election, I have been Vice-President Academic of MEGSA, I was the representative of mechanical engineering department in GSA council meetings and I have been serving GSA as a counselor for one year.