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.

Communications & Research Coordinator
Jessica Petrunti received her B.A. degree in Communication Studies and Multimedia Design from McMaster University (2016) and post graduate certificate in Public Relations from Mohawk College (2017). In 2012, during her undergraduate studies, she began working at CERC@MARC aiding automotive engineering researchers in various research support and administrative tasks.
Senior Principal Research Engineer
Carlos earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), an MBA with a concentration in project management from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), his M.A.Sc. in civil and environmental engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Brazil, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from McMaster University, Canada. After completing his Ph.D., Carlos joined the McMaster Automotive Research Centre (MARC) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, until October 2021.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Since September 2017 Atriya has been with Dr. Ali Emadi’s research group at the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC), where he finished his Ph.D. in April 2021. Currently, he is employed at MARC as a Post-doctoral fellow and leading the "Electrified Powertrain" research thrust area in the McMaster-Stellantis collaboration.
Ph.D. Student
Maryam Alizadeh obtained her B.Sc. in mechanical engineering (with honours), from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran. She then joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC) in September 2016. She is currently pursuing her M.A.Sc. at McMaster University, under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi.