Dr. Bahrami, P.Eng. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Program Director of NSERC CREATE Hybrid Thermal Electric Microgrids (HyTEM), and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems at SFU. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers (FCAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME). Bahrami championed interdisciplinary, collaborative research in multitudes of sustainable clean energy systems, including: harvesting and transforming low-grade heat for sustainable air conditioning, thermal energy storage, atmospheric water harvesting, heat pump systems and dehumidification for applications in automotive, agri-food, sustainable city, and thermal hybrid microgrids. He has a strong track record in successful collaboration with national and international research institutes and industry. He formed 2 start-ups; won national and international research and innovation awards; published 8 patents and 300+ publications; and supervised 160+ highly qualified personnel, including 7 professors.
Dr. Yogesh Jaluria is Board of Governors Professor and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. His research work is in the field of thermal science and engineering, covering areas like convection, fires, materials processing, thermal management of electronics, energy, and environment. He is the author/co-author of 10 books and editor/coeditor of 15 conference proceedings, 13 books, and 13 special issues of archival journals. He has contributed over 500 technical articles, including over 225 in archival journals and 22 book chapters. He has received several awards and honors for his work, such as the prestigious 2020 Holley Medal from ASME for his work on optical fiber drawing, the 2007 Kern Award from AIChE, the 2003 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award from ASME, and the 2002 Max Jakob Memorial Award, the highest international recognition in heat transfer, from ASME and the AIChE. He has served as Department Chairman and as Dean of Engineering. He was the Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer and Computational Mechanics. He is an Honorary Member of ASME, a Fellow of AAAS, ASTFE and APS, and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He served as the founding President of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) from 2014 to 2019.
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