Niloufar Keshmiri

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: Application of GaN HEMTs in DC/DC Converters For Electrified Transportation
Industry Focus: Automotive Electrification, Aerospace Electrification, and Electric Mobility

Niloufar Keshmiri received the B.Eng. and Management degrees in electrical engineering and management from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in 2018, where she is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre. Her research interests include the application of GaN wide bandgap devices in power electronics for electrified transportation applications.

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Niloufar has always had an interest in engineering and its application in improving societies. From an early age, she was curious about how transportation mediums worked. With the transition to sustainable transportation as well as the implied business opportunities, Niloufar’s interest in learning about the electronics that enabled this transition led her to pursue the Electrical Engineering and Management degree at McMaster University.

During her time at McMaster University, Niloufar has held the role of Instructional Assistant Intern for the Engineering Profession and Practice course as well as the role of Teaching Assistant for multiple undergraduate courses. Through these positions Niloufar has developed a strong passion for teaching and impacting future generations.

She first joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre as a Research Assistant in 2017. She spent her time working on the application of Gallium Nitride (GaN) High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) in electrified transportation applications. Her role as a Research Assistant further sparked her interest in power electronics which led her to pursue higher education to further enhance her knowledge in this field.

Her work at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre involves researching the application of wide bandgap devices in power electronics for more electric aircraft and electric vehicle applications. She specializes in the design, control, and modeling of DC/DC converters using advanced power electronic systems.

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