Dr. Phillip J Kollmeyer

Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Battery modelling, state estimation, aging, thermal management, electric powertrain optimization
Industry Focus: Automotive Electrification; Energy Storage Systems

Phillip Kollmeyer (IEEE S’04-M’16) received his B.S. (2006), M.S. (2011), and Ph.D. (2015) in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As Senior Principal Research Engineer at McMaster University, he is leading the team of more than 40 researchers working on the Car of the Future Project, funded by Stellantis N.V. and Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Phil’s research is focused on his passion for advancing emissions-free transportation systems. This began with the building of a prototype Ford F-150 electric truck and a battery laboratory, to support his Ph.D. research at the University of Wisconsin. His research is currently focused in the battery area – with topics including state estimation, modelling, aging, ultra-fast charging, and thermal management. He also focuses on optimizing electric drivetrain efficiency via multi-speed gearboxes, wide bandgap power electronics, and power split control algorithms.

Phil has authored and coauthored more than 60 publications, supervised more than a dozen graduate students, and has created several highly-utilized open source battery datasets. He is the lead for both the battery laboratory and the high-speed powertrain, and vehicle chassis dynos, at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC). Since 2018, Phil has served on the senior organizing committee of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC), which has grown to have over 200 publications and 600 attendees annually.  He is also General Chair for ITEC 2023.

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