People

Director

Professor Aimy Bazylak

Prof. Aimy Bazylak is a Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy. From 2015-2018, she served as the Director of the University of Toronto Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE). In 2008, she received the inaugural Bullitt Environmental Fellowship for leadership in the environmental field. She was awarded the I.W. Smith Award for Outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation (2011) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award (2012). In 2014 she became a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and in 2015 she was named a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kieran Fahy

Email: kfahy@mie.utoronto.ca

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Kieran Fahy completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2014. His research focused on non-precious metal catalysts for PEMFCs. He subsequently performed research at Imperial College London, continuing his work on catalysts as well as developing novel gas diffusion materials, fuel cell poisoning mitigation methods, hydrogen storage and fundamental studies of electrochemistry. He joined the TEAM group in 2018 as a postdoc looking at mass transport in fuel cells and electrolyzers.

Graduate Students

Manojkumar Balakrishnan

MASc Student
Email: m.balakrishnan@mail.utoronto.ca

Manojkumar graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in 2017 with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering. As an undergrad, he was the Control’s Team Lead with Huskie Formula Racing (HFR) where he was responsible for the design and manufacturing of the car’s brakes, steering, and shifting systems. During his co-op, he worked as a Performance Engineering Intern at SaskPower. With the TEAM lab, Manojkumar is exploring the effects of the gas diffusion layer’s geometry and structure on water transport behaviour in a PEM fuel cell.

Eric Chadwick

MASc Student
Email: chadwick@mie.utoronto.ca

Eric Chadwick

Eric graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (Sustainable Energy Option). During his undergrad he investigated cooling and lubrication strategies for machining hard-to-cut materials and the design and optimization of an airlift pump for aquaculture applications. He also developed an automated system of thermal batteries that capture and release waste heat energy using phase change materials and conductive porous media. With the TEAM lab, Eric is modelling transport in porous media for lung tissue decellularization and recellularization.

Jason Chan

MASc Student
Email: jchan@mie.utoronto.ca

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Jason Chan graduated from the University of Alberta in 2018 with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Option). During his undergraduate studies, Jason studied the biomechanical responses of the lumbar spine, and also the mechanical dislodgement of kidney stones. With the TEAM Lab, Jason is studying the mechanisms underlying the recellularization of the lung.

Nan Ge

PhD Student
Email: beck.nan.ge@gmail.com

Nan graduated with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2013. He is currently working in the area of x-ray based imaging for studying multiphase flows and material characterization for PEM fuel cell materials.

Pascal Junseob Kim

MASc Student
Email: pascalk@mie.utoronto.ca

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Pascal graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. His undergraduate research was on analyzing the thermal effects of Raman spectroscopy on pharmaceutical powders. He joined the TEAM group to advance the porous transport layer for PEM electrolyzers.

Kevin Krause

MASc Student
Email: kkrau@mie.utoronto.ca

Kevin-Krause

Kevin Krause graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2018 with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. During his undergraduate studies, he designed mechanical tooling for high powered laser research and processed satellite images of ice floes to observe water surface flow trajectories of Western Greenland currents. With the TEAM lab, Kevin is researching optimization of carbon dioxide PEM fuel cell designs.

Chung Lee

PhD Student
Email: chunghyuk.lee@mail.utoronto.ca

Chung received his BEng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His undergraduate research focused primarily on determining the electrical percolation of polymer/nanoparticle composites for energy applications. Chung joined the TEAM laboratory to investigate multi-phase flow in PEM electrolyzers using microfluidic approaches.

Jason Lee

PhD Student
Email: leekeonh@mie.utoronto.ca

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Jason received his B. Eng. from the University of Victoria in Mechanical Engineering. His undergraduate research was focused in multiscale manufacturing. In 2016, he obtained his M.A.Sc degree from the University of Victoria in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he specialized in the manufacturing of sensor fabrication using advanced materials and polymers. Jason joined the TEAM to research PEM electrolyzers.

Pranay Shrestha

PhD Student
Email: pranay.shrestha@mail.utoronto.ca

Pranay-ShresthaPranay Shrestha graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of (Mechanical) Engineering (hon.) in May 2015. As an undergraduate co-op student he worked at the Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Division, where he furthered his interest in PEM fuel cells and clean energy.

Hisan Shafaque

MASc Student
Email: hisan.shafaque@mail.utoronto.ca

Hisan graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with a B.A.Sc in Engineering Science specializing in Energy Systems Engineering. During his undergrad, he explored various battery characterization techniques for lithium ion batteries. He is currently working on the development of the carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolyzer focusing on novel techniques to reduce mass transport losses.

Postdoctoral Alumni

Ali Kalantarian (2012)

Hanif Montazeri (2014)

Jon S. Ellis (2014)

Ronnie Yip (2014)

Mostafa Sharqawy (2015) (Former Research Associate)

James Hinebaugh (2016)

Stéphane Chevalier (2016)

Rupak Banerjee (2017)

David Ouellette (2018)

Benzhong (Robin) Zhao (2018)

Graduate Alumni

Zachary Fishman, M.A.Sc. (2010)

Meaghan Miller, M.A.Sc. (2010)

Jingwen Wang, M.A.Sc. (2011)

Jessica Yablecki, M.A.Sc. (2012)

Dillon Fuerth, M.A.Sc. (2012)

Pradyumna Challa, M.A.Sc. (2012)

Katie Pelletier, M.Eng. (2013)

Marina Freire-Gormaly, M.A.Sc. (2013)

Steven Botelho, M.A.Sc. (2014)

Roshanak Banan, Ph.D. (2015)

James Hinebaugh, Ph.D. (2015)

Ali Ebrahimi, Ph.D. (2015)

Mohammadreza Fazeli, M.A.Sc. (2015)

Patrick Antonacci, M.A.Sc. (2015)

Nan Ge, M.A.Sc. (2015)

Michael G. George, M.A.Sc. (2016)

Nico Bevilacqua, M.A.Sc. (2017) University of Ulm

Daniel Muirhead, M.A.Sc. (2017)

Jongmin Lee, Ph.D. (2017)

Faraz Arbabi, Ph.D. (2017)

Pranay Shrestha, M.A.Sc. (2017)

Hang Liu, Ph.D. (2018)

Andrew Wong, M.A.Sc. (2018)

Undergraduate Alumni

Farid Akhoundov, 2nd Yr Engineering Science

Craig Mascarenhas, 4th Yr Mechanical Engineering.

Hilary Leung, B.Sc. (2011)

Andrew Rofaiel, B.Sc. (2011)

Jane Chui, B.Sc. (2010)

Christian Sauerbeck, M.Sc. (2010)

Taha Sutarwala, B.Sc. (2009)

Jackie Lunger (2014)