Helia Jamali graduated in July 2018 from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering. She joined McMaster Automotive Resource Center in September 2018. She is currently pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. Her research interests are control, design, and energy management for electric and hybrid electric vehicles applications.
Helia was always curious about apparatus around her and their mechanisms and how they operated since her childhood. She was interested in opening, fixing, and trying to improve different devices she found around. The more she learned about mechanical systems, the more she became motivated and keen on continuing her studies and works in mechanical engineering.
Having attended a NODET’s (National Organization for Developed and Exceptional Talents) high school and being interested in mathematics and solving challenging problems, she participated in National Mathematics Olympiad. Through studying and facing new challenges, she learned to manage her time in both high school and Olympiad courses and achieved successful results in both. Following high school education, due to her strengthened skills in studying, she achieved rank 25th in universities entrance exam among more than 250,000 participants.
Among a variety of choices for pursuing her B.Sc., Helia chose to study mechanical engineering due to her interests in the Sharif University of Technology, the best technical university in Iran. She worked on several curricular and industrial projects during her bachelor studies. Besides participating in courses, she attended two internships in prestigious engineering companies which helped improve her engineering skills and learned to communicate effectively in groups to share ideas and achieve adequate results.
Helia is currently studying M.Sc. in mechanical engineering in McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi at McMaster Automotive Resource Center. She also collaborates in an industry project with BorgWarner Co. in the field of power electronics. Her academic interests are mechanical design, control, optimization, and energy management in HEV applications.