Driving the Next Generation

of Electrified & Autonomous Vehicles

Welcome to the website of Professor Ali Emadi’s research group—Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Laureate Program at McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)—at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, one of the world’s leading academic research programs in transportation electrification and smart mobility focused on pioneering sustainable energy-efficient solutions from advanced electric motors, power electronics, energy management systems, and controls to electrified powertrains, electric vehicles, and autonomous systems.

Research Thrust Areas Include:



Equipment & Dynamometers

Team Profiles

Our diverse research group consists of more than 250 graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, and engineers.

Senior Principal Research Engineer
Phillip Kollmeyer (IEEE S’04-M’16) received the B.S.(2006), M.S.(2011), and Ph.D.(2015) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus in the area of electric machines, power electronics, controls, and energy storage.
Senior Principal Research Engineer
Alan was born in Ijuí, located in northwestern Rio Grande do Sul state, south Brazil. His passion on electricity began during his childhood and during his high-school he joined an Electro-technical vocational institute to make sure about his choice.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Romina Rodriguez received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. During graduate school she interned at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore in the Combustion Research Facility.
Ph.D. Student
As a child, Maryam Alizadeh entertained herself by making new things with her toys. When she was about 6 years old, she made a small triangular car with a shoe box, which was different from the regular cars that she saw every day.