People

Director

Professor Aimy Bazylak

Email: aimy (dot) bazylak (at) utoronto (dot) ca
Google Scholar: Aimy Bazylak

Prof. Aimy Bazylak is the Canada Research Chair in Thermofluids for Clean Energy and Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the U of T. In 2011, she was awarded the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and she received the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2012. From 2015-2018, she served as the Director of the U of T Institute for Sustainable Energy. In 2015 she was named an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (Germany), and in 2019 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2020, she was named a Helmholtz International Fellow (Germany), was awarded the U of T McLean Award, and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ahmed Hasan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: ahasan (at) mie (dot) utoronto (dot) ca
Google Scholar: Ahmed Hasan

Ahmed graduated from Ontario Tech University in 2016 with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering (Energy option). In 2017, Ahmed obtained his MASc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ontario Tech University, where he modelled and developed insulation materials. In 2020, he received his PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from Ontario Tech University, specializing in renewable ammonia and methanol production systems. He joined the TEAM lab as part of the Medicine by Design (UHN) collaboration to advance the lung’s recellularization process.

Graduate Students

Taylr Cawte

MASc Student
Email: t (dot) cawte (at) mail (dot) utoronto (dot) 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.

Eric Chadwick

PhD Student
Email: chadwick (at) mie (dot) utoronto (dot) ca

Eric graduated from the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario) in 2017 with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering (Sustainable Energy option). Eric worked with his capstone team on developing an automated system of thermal batteries that capture and release waste heat energy using a phase change material and conductive porous media. Eric graduated from the TEAM lab at University of Toronto in 2019 with an MASc in Mechanical Engineering where he developed image processing methods for studying the morphological impact of lung regeneration on pulmonary vasculature. Eric is now pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in partnership if Duale-Hoschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany. Eric’s PhD will focus on using laser deposition metal 3D printing to produce optimized PEM fuel cell components.

Jason Chan

MASc Student
Email: jchan (at) mie (dot) utoronto (dot) ca
Jason Chan Picture

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 (at) mie (dot) utoronto (dot) 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.

Josh Paciocco

MASc Student
Email: joshua (dot) paciocco (at) mail (dot) utoronto (dot) ca

Josh graduated from the University of Toronto in 2020 from the Division of Engineering Science, specializing in Energy Systems Engineering. His undergraduate studies involved group software design, machine learning applications, and fluid mechanics. He joined the TEAM advance lung decellularization and recellularization in regenerative medicine.

Tess Seip

MASc Student
Email: tess (dot) seip (at) mail (dot) utoronto (dot) ca

Tess graduated from McGill University in 2020 with a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering. Her undergraduate capstone project focused on the development of an emission-free process for the production of green ammonia and hydrogen, fueling her interest in sustainable energy and power to gas technologies. Within the TEAM lab, she is focused on developing numerical models for PEM water electrolyzer materials.

Pranay Shrestha

PhD Student
Email: pranay (dot) shrestha (at) mail (dot) utoronto (dot) ca
Google Scholar: Pranay Shrestha
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.

Brandon Tracy

MASc Student
Email: btracy (at) mie (dot) utoronto (dot) 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 simulating the catalyst layer microstructure and transport phenomena.

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)
Kieran Fahy (2020)
Jason Keonhag Lee (2021)

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)
Jason Keonhag Lee, Ph.D. (2020)
Pascal Kim, M.A.Sc. (2020)
Kevin Krause, M.A.Sc. (2020)
Hisan Shafaque, M.A.Sc. (2020)