Research Focus: “Power Device Reliability”, ”Power Electronics Thermal Management“, “Inverter Design”
Industry Focus: Aerospace Electrification; Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft; Automotive Electrification

Linke Zhou received his B.S. in mechanical engineering and automation from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, in 2020. He was employed at BYD in China, as a mechanical engineer from 2020 to 2021. In 2021, he joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) as a master’s student, and started studying for his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. His research interests include power electronics reliability, thermal management, and high-power converter design. 

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In 2016, Linke entered Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, majoring in mechanical engineering and automation. It was there that he earned the honour of receiving the Excellent Undergraduate Student award in June of 2020. During his bachelor’s studies, Linke discovered his passion for engineering and vehicle design. As a result, he joined the XJTU Formula-SAE racecar team. From a junior member to a team leader, Linke participated in the Formula-SAE China competition three times in Wuhan, China, from 2017 to 2019. His impactful experience in FSAE, which included design, simulation, manufacturing, testing, teamwork, and cooperation with the industry, gave him not only a better understanding of how to be a qualified engineer in the future, but also more insight into the future innovation of the automotive industry. His working experience as a mechanical engineer at BYD also helped him deeply realize that electrification is necessary and unstoppable. 

Linke is currently working at the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC) under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. He transitioned to a Ph.D. student in September of 2022 in order to continue his contribution to the automotive electrification field. At McMaster, he is working on thermal management techniques, reliability characterizing, and the testing for power electronics for electrified transportation. 

Besides his academics, Linke has a great interest in skiing, basketball, and other sports. 

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