People

Director

Professor Aimy Bazylak

Email: abazylak@mie.utoronto.ca
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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, in 2015 she was named a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and in 2019 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kieran Fahy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: kfahy@mie.utoronto.ca

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

Taylr Cawte

MASc Student
Email: t.cawte@mail.utoronto.ca

Taylr graduated from University of Guelph in 2019 with a B.Eng. and B.Sc. As an undergraduate student, his research was centered on the development of a novel photocatalytic pollution removal device designed for use in gas stream industrial effluents. With the TEAM lab, Taylr is exploring the applications of Machine Learning in the modelling and development of fuel cells.

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.

Raymond Guan

MASc Student
Email: rguan@mie.utoronto.ca

Raymond Guan

Raymond graduated from the University of Alberta in 2019 with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Option). During his undergraduate studies, he investigated the strain response of periodontal ligaments, nozzle throat erosion in hybrid rockets, and the mechanical forces induced by dental aligners. With the TEAM lab, Raymond is exploring the use of electrospinning in fuel cells.

Pascal Junseob Kim

MASc Student
Email: pascalk@mie.utoronto.ca

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.

 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
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Pranay 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.

Brandon Tracy

MASc Student
Email: btracy@mie.utoronto.ca

Brandon graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2019 with a major in Mechanical Engineering, concentrating in Energy and Power and a minor in Physics. His undergraduate research focused on simulating and building 2D flow domains to verify existing porous media transport models for the United States Geological Survey. His graduate research focuses on improving carbon dioxide electrolysis cell performance.

Postdoctoral Alumni

Ali Kalantarian (2012)

Hanif Montazeri (2014)

Jon S. Ellis (2014)

Ronnie Yip (2014)

Prof. Mostafa Sharqawy (University of Guelph) (2015) (Former Research Associate)

James Hinebaugh (2016)

Prof. Stéphane Chevalier (Arts et Métiers) (2016)

Rupak Banerjee (2017)

David Ouellette (2018)

Prof. Benzhong (Robin) Zhao (McMaster University) (2018)

ChungHyuk Lee (2020)

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)

Prof. Marina Freire-Gormaly (York University), 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)

Nan Ge, Ph.D. (2019)

ChungHyuk Lee, Ph.D. (2019)

Eric Chadwick, M.A.Sc. (2019)

Manojkumar Balakrishnan, M.A.Sc. (2019)