March 5th, 2024

Congratulations to MASc student Takiah Ebbs-Picken for successfully defending his thesis titled "Design Optimization of Battery Thermal Management System Cold Plates: A Deep Learning Surrogate-Model-Based Approach". He will be joining Lucid in Newark, California this February.

January 22nd, 2024

Congratulations to Eric Emmenegger (Best Poster, Electronics & Computer Systems), Robert Firsov (Best Poster, Environment & Materials), John Larsen, Yu Xuan (Amy) Huang, Yongzhen (Terry) Xiong, Satya Sathwik Juttada, and Kai Hashimoto for their recent participation in Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) 2023!

August 16th, 2023

Congratulations to Josh and the team for receiving the Outstanding Poster Award at the 2023 IEEE ITherm Conference for the presentation of the paper titled "Implementation of a Topologically Optimized Heat Sink for Non-Uniform Heat Fluxes in an Electric-Vehicle Fast-Charger".

June 28th, 2023

Congratulations to MASc student Shahzeb Mirza for successfully defending his thesis titled "Phase Change Heat Sinks under Periodic Heating: Analysis and Experimental Verification".

June 27th, 2023

Congratulations to ATOMS Lab alumna, Professor Daniela Galatro (Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering) for being awarded a 2023 Faculty Fellowship from the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society to develop, in collaboration with ATOMS Lab, the project: Caring for the Thunderbird Nest: Syncretizing Engineering and Indigenous approaches using machine learning tools to unravel effects of environmental contaminants of concern on a cancer cluster centered in Fort William First Nation.

June 3rd, 2023
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May 25th, 2023

Congratulations to Amador and Alessia for completing the Toronto Marathon.

May 7th, 2023

Welcome to summer interns Robert Firsov and Eric Emmenegger from the University of Toronto Formula Racing (UTFR) team.

May 1st, 2023

Robert Firsov was awarded the 2023 Dean’s Undergraduate Student Summer Research Pivot Fellowship for his internship at ATOMS Lab. Robert will work on experimental-numerical battery cell characterization activities to advance UTFR’s battery pack technology and ATOMS Lab’s research program on battery thermal management systems.

Eric Emmenegger was awarded the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award for his internship at ATOMS Lab. Eric will investigate the thermal performance and develop digital twin technologies for the battery pack of UTFR’s Formula SAE electric race car, leveraging ATOMS Lab's hierarchical computational models of battery systems and state-of-the-art battery testing facilities.

Congratulations to MASc student Alessia Di Nardo for being awarded the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship.

April 2nd, 2023
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Congratulations to PhD Candidate Akhil Nair for his publication in the Journal of Applied Physics, titled “Dopant-enhanced Sodium and Potassium-ion Adsorption and Diffusion in Two-dimensional Titanium Disulfide,” which was featured by Scilight from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

February 10th, 2023

Congratulations to PhD student Farshad Tajeddini for being awarded the William Dunbar Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering.

January 15th, 2023

Congratulations to MASc student Takiah Ebbs-Picken for starting an internship at ANSYS on electric motor modelling.

January 9th, 2023

Takiah Ebbs-Picken has joined ANSYS as a software development and testing intern for the Winter 2023 term. He is working with the ANSYS electronics business unit, helping them develop and test new software features for the electric motor and electromagnetic simulation 3D geometry editor products

 

ATOMS Lab launched a research collaboration with Flex | N | Gate on thermal-electrochemical modelling and characterization of novel lithium-ion cell architectures for electric vehicle batteries.

January 3rd, 2023

ATOMS Lab is partnering with Flex | N | Gate and its Flex‐Ion Battery Innovation Centre in Windsor, Ontario, to jointly develop computational thermal-electrochemical battery models and experimental characterization methodologies to support the design and manufacturing of Flex | N | Gate’s LIB cells. We are developing a high-fidelity computational and experimental framework combining physics- and data-based battery modelling methodologies to enable superior battery performance, enhanced safety, and extended lifetime in all climate.

Congratulations to Damir Ferhatovic for successfully defending his MASc thesis titled "Numerical Modeling, Optimization and Simulation of Phase-Change Material Thermal Management Systems for Electric Vehicles."

December 16th, 2022

Damir is currently working as a Mechanical Engineer at Ettractive in Windsor, Ontario. Ettractive is a hardware/software integration company that supplies the skills needed to design, build and test electric and autonomous vehicles.

 

Congratulations to Negin Shahbazian for successfully defending her Ph.D thesis titled " The Role of Geometric and Mechanical Properties in Bird-Beak Configuration Formation in Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair".

September 7th, 2022
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Negin will work as a postdoc with Dr. Osami Honjo at the Hospital for Sick Kids in collaboration with Prof Amon and Prof Behdinan.

 

Congratulations to Ali Khodadadi for successfully defending his MASc thesis titled "Multilayer C3N/Blue Phosphorene Heterostructures as Effective Anode Materials for Potassium-ion Batteries".

September 1st, 2022
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Congratulations to Omri Tayyara for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis titled "Multi-Scale Thermal Design and Optimization of high-Power Converters for Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers".

August 25th, 2022
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Omri will join eCAMION Incorporated as a Senior Thermal Engineer.

Congratulations to student researcher Yasin Omar for being awarded the Best Poster and Top Researcher on Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) 2022.

August 17th, 2022

The University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) is an annual student conference that promotes collaboration and networking with industry professionals and fellow students.

At UnERD 2022, Yasin was awarded ‘”Best poster-Bioengineering”, “Best Poster-Overall,” and ” Top Researcher.”  

Congratulations to MASc candidates Shahzeb Mirza and Takiah Ebbs-Picken for being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology.

August 8th, 2022

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII‐GSST) program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. This merit-based award is funded by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector.

Shahzeb and Takiah were awarded the QEII-GSST for the 2022-2023 year for their work in thermal management strategies for electric vehicles (EVs). Shahzeb’s work is focused on EV power electronics and Takiah’s work is focused on EV batteries and their modelling.

Congratulations to MASc candidate Shahzeb Mirza for being awarded the “Climate Positive Energy Graduate Scholarship”.

June 18th, 2022

The Climate Positive Energy (CPE) Initiative is the University of Toronto’s centre for interdisciplinary clean energy research. CPE aims to support research developing social, scientific, technical, economic and policy solutions that support Canada and the world in achieving an equitable energy transition toward net zero 2050 goals. A specific focus of CPE is on expanding renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, and reducing energy demands.

Shahzeb was awarded the CPE graduate scholarship for the 2022-2023 year for his work in transient thermal management strategies for electric vehicle power electronic systems. He will be participating, via a research presentation, in a future CPE workshop and joins a cross-disciplinary network of CPE researchers dedicated to re-envisioning and transforming our energy systems and achieving carbon negative emissions.

Congratulations to Professor Cristina Amon for being appointed as "University Professor", highest and most distinguished academic rank at University of Toronto.

June 3rd, 2022

Congratulations to Camilo Escobar for successfully defending his MASc thesis, titled " Reduced Order Numerical Modelling of Electric Commuter Vehicle Battery Thermal Management Systems". He will join Apple in California .

May 24th, 2022
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PhD Candidate Omri Tayyara awarded the Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research for second consecutive academic year.

April 8th, 2022
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Through a generous donation from Hatch Ltd., the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is pleased to award these scholarships to students registered in either a Master of Applied Science (MASc) program or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the Faculty.

These awards are intended to fund research and training of world-class researchers and engineers in the fields of recovery and utilization of energy derived sustainably from the sun and other sources; specifically in the areas of power generation from photovoltaic solar cells, wind turbines and hydraulic turbines, systems for the efficient utilization of thermal and electrical energy derived sustainably and energy storage by batteries, pumped hydro, molten salts, compressed air, and other means.

Omri’s work focuses on developing the numerical framework for concurrently designed and topologically optimized thermal management solutions for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

PhD Candidate Omri Tayyara awarded best presentation award at the applied power electronics conference (APEC 2022) in Houston, Texas.

April 6th, 2022
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Omri’s work entitled, “Miniature Liquid Cold-Plate Enabled by Metal Spraying: A Thermal Management Solution for a Modular 1 kW Bi-directional GaN-based dc-ac Converter”, was presented at the applied power electronics conference (APEC), the premier power electronics conference in the world. 

This work is a multi-disciplinary research initiative across electrical and mechanical engineering departments at the University of Toronto that targets innovation within the global electrification movement.

Master's student Damir Ferhatovic awarded NSERC-Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Ron D. Venter Award.

April 4th, 2022

The NSERC-CGS award is a merit-based scholarship awarded to students in natural sciences and engineering research who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. This is the most prestigious master’s award in Canada. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC. 

The Ron D. Venter award is given to MIE graduate students who are engaged in research in the areas of hydrogen and low-carbon energy systems.

December 1st, 2021
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Congratulations to PhD candidate, Omri Tayyara for being awarded the InterPACK 2021 Nasser Grayeli Best Poster Award for the poster entitled, "Thermal characterization approach for in situ estimation of thermophysical properties of an inductor-transformer assembly within an offboard electric vehicle faster charger".

November 1st, 2021

Congratulations to Kevin Pyo for his completion of his MASc thesis titled, "Multi-scale Cell-to-Vehicle Thermo-Electrical Modelling, Simulation and Testing of Electric Vehicles: A Case Study for Battery Pack Temperature Estimation Models". Kevin will join Acculon Energy, Columbus, OH.

September 20th, 2021
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Congratulations to Leslie Louvelle for her completion of her PhD titled, "Computational Tools for Patient-Specific Surgical Planning of Tetralogy of Fallot Repair".

August 30th, 2021
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Congratulations to Davis McCarthy for successfully defending his MASc thesis titled, "Investigation of the Relationship Between Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Hemodynamics and Arterial Wall Properties".

July 27th, 2021
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Congratulations to Daniela Galatro for successfully defending her PhD titled, "Predicting Lithium-ion Battery Aging in Electric Vehicles and Second-Life Stationary Applications", wishing her all the best in her academic career at UofT ChemE .

July 20th, 2021
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Congratulations to Professor Cristina Amon for receiving the 2021 Richard Chu IEEE ITherm Award for Excellence in Thermal and Thermo-Mechanical Management of Electronics. At the acceptance ceremony, she delivered the keynote "Thermal Management of Lithium-Ion Batteries For Electric Vehicles: A Multiscale Cell-To-Vehicle Hierarchical Perspective".

June 4th, 2021
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May 11th, 2021
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The pioneering research project: “Numerical Modeling of Fluids Migration in a Sanitary Landfill, by Combining Geophysical and Gas Emission Data” was funded by an Engage grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Aquifers are the only supplies of drinking water in most Ontario communities. Conventional methods to monitor leachate contaminant migration into groundwater and methane generation in landfills provide limited information. We developed an alternative methodology to fully characterize groundwater contamination sources that uses subsoil 3D electrical conductivity images and quantifies the complex synergy between methane surficial emissions and leachate accumulations at depth. This low-cost, time-effective, and non-invasive methodology provides reliable tools for choosing prevention, mitigation, and remediation strategies.

May 10th, 2021
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This award was given for choice of subject, content, and presentation. Negin’s work titled “Identification of Factors Predictive of Bird-Beak Configuration in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Using Computational Models” focuses on developing finite element simulations of thoracic endovascular aortic repair to predict and assess a commonly occurring complication of this procedure and define a risk stratification framework. 

PhD Candidate Omri Tayyara awarded the Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research.

March 15th 2021
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Through a generous donation from Hatch Ltd., the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is pleased to award these scholarships to students registered in either a Master of Applied Science (MASc) program or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the Faculty.

These awards are intended to fund research and training of world-class researchers and engineers in the fields of recovery and utilization of energy derived sustainably from the sun and other sources; specifically in the areas of power generation from photovoltaic solar cells, wind turbines and hydraulic turbines, systems for the efficient utilization of thermal and electrical energy derived sustainably and energy storage by batteries, pumped hydro, molten salts, compressed air, and other means.

Omri’s work focuses on developing the numerical framework for concurrently designed and topologically optimized thermal management solutions for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

Professor Cristina Amon lauded as a trailblazing woman in engineering.

December 6, 2020
Professor Cristina Amon lauded as a trailblazing woman in engineering

As Canada mourns the École Polytechnique’s victims, CBC News reflected on the trailblazing women in engineering, highlighting Professor Cristina Amon as one of the six women who have successfully completed their terms as Canadian deans of engineering, acting as role models and mentors, and leading to a remarkable updraft in opportunities for young women.

These women are our engineering superheroes. They rose from the challenge of being the first woman in the room and the only one at the table for much of their early careers, to being major players in building the technology and the innovations that drive our country today, to their work as transformative leaders in engineering education.

This story was originally published by CBC News on December 06, 2020, by Mary Wells and Suzanne Kresta.

Professor Cristina Amon appointed to the Order of Canada.

November 27, 2020
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Professor Cristina Amon (MIE), ATOMS Lab director, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering and Dean Emerita of U of T Engineering, has been named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours.

A distinguished scholar in mechanical engineering, devoted educator, innovative academic leader and university administrator, Amon served as Dean of U of T Engineering from 2006 to 2019. During that time, she established the Faculty as a world leader in multidisciplinary engineering research and education while making incredible strides in advancing gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

Under Amon’s leadership, the international profile of U of T Engineering and Canadian engineering programs in general rose tremendously; the Faculty is now acknowledged as one of the world’s top public engineering schools in all international rankings. This is in large part due to her unwavering commitment to creating innovative educational programming, establishing structures to ensure student success, fostering multidisciplinary research and strong partnerships with industry, and promoting Canadian engineering internationally.

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering News Site on November 27, 2020 by Carolyn Farrell

Professor Cristina Amon honoured with the 2020 Engineering Alumni Network Award.

November 6, 2020

Professor Cristina Amon, ATOMS Lab director, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering and Dean Emerita of U of T Engineering, was recognized on November 5 at the 2020 Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards.

The evening awards ceremony, held virtually this year, celebrated alumni and students for their accomplishments and their contributions to the Skule™ community

“The Faculty has just been amazing in its resilience, and tonight’s winners really embody that spirit,” said Dean Christopher Yip. “You illustrate the role that engineers can play in meeting the world’s most daunting challenges.”

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering News Site on November 6, 2020 by Engineering Strategic Communications

PhD Candidate Daniela Galatro has joined U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream.

November 2, 2020
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Professor Daniela Galatro, MIE PhD candidate and ATOMS Lab researcher, has joined U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Beginning in 2021, Professor Galatro will be teaching courses on heat and mass transfer and data-based modelling for prediction and control.

Galatro joins the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry from the U of T’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE), where she is completing the final year of her PhD Galatro’s PhD research investigates lithium-ion battery aging in electric vehicles and second-life stationary applications under the supervision of Dean Emerita Cristina Amon.

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry on November 2, 2020 by Amanda Hacio

Professor Cristina Amon honoured with the 2020 ASME InterPACK Achievement Award.

October 28, 2020
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Professor Cristina Amon was awarded the 2020 ASME InterPACK Achievement Award for her significant contributions and demonstrated international recognition in the field of electronic and photonic packaging.

The award was presented at the InterPACK2020 Conference on October 28, 2020. As part of her acceptance speech, Professor Amon gave a presentation on Thermal Management of Electric Vehicles with an Overview of Engineering Challenges

ATOMS Lab launched a collaboration with the Laboratory for Strategic Materials on next-generation aluminum batteries.

September 1, 2020
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This multidisciplinary collaboration with Professor Gisele Azimi’s Laboratory for Strategic Materials is developing an innovative modelling-experimental framework for material discovery combining thermo-electrochemical hierarchical modelling of batteries with state-of-the-art material synthesis processes and characterization techniques.

The modelling component of this multidisciplinary project builds on ATOMS Lab’s extensive expertise on multiscale hierarchical methodologies, covering relevant physical domains, time and length scales for metal-ion batteries. We apply a hierarchical computational approach that leverages state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to integrate simulations from atomistic models of the nanostructured electrodes with Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) into reduced-order thermo-electrochemical models of the macroscale battery architecture.

We apply this framework to investigate cathode materials candidates for next-generation aluminum batteries. We focus on hybrid heterostructures that favour the battery intercalation process, with superior electrochemical, cycling and thermal stability.

This research project is supported by the Dean’s Strategic Fund and the University of Toronto Electrification Hub.

Professor Cristina Amon participated as a panellist at the MIT InnoTherm Colloquium on Thermal Management of Electric Vehicles.

August 19, 2020

MIT InnoTherm colloquium series aims to stimulate and highlight innovations and advances in theory, materials, devices, and systems for efficient thermal energy conversion, storage, transport and utilization.

Professor Cristina Amon participated in the Colloquium No. 10, a panel discussion on thermal management of electric vehicles: new engineering challenges. The other panellists at this webinar were: Jürgen Köhler (University of Braunschweig, Germany), Stefan Elbel (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jürgen Wertenbach (Retired Senior Engineer Emeritus, Daimler, Germany), and Aydin Nabovati (Tesla).

ATOMS Lab launched a collaboration with CACT and UTEV Research Centre on thermal management strategies for GaN-based DC–AC Power Inverters.

August 3, 2020
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This multidisciplinary collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies  (CACT) and U of T Electric Vehicle (UTEV) Research Centre focuses on designing, prototyping, and testing GaN-based power inverter systems for bidirectional on-board EV chargers, enabled by innovative thermal management approaches, including metal spraydeposition of heat sinks.

We are addressing the concurrent thermal and electrical design constraints of the proposed inverter architecture using multiphysics simulations and experimental tests, and providing heuristics for the electro-thermal co-design of these novel power inverter systems.

This research project is supported by the Dean’s Strategic Fund and the University of Toronto Electrification Hub.

Professor Cristina Amon receives Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award.

June 11, 2020
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Professor Cristina Amon, ATOMS Lab director, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering, and Dean Emerita of U of T Engineering, has received the 2020 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award. This is Engineers Canada’s most prestigious honour, recognizing outstanding engineering achievements and leadership in the Canadian engineering community.

A distinguished scholar in mechanical engineering, devoted educator and innovative academic leader, Cristina Amon served as Dean of U of T Engineering from 2006 to 2019. During that time, she established the U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering as a world leader in multidisciplinary engineering research and education while making incredible strides in advancing gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

Under Amon’s leadership, the international profile of U of T Engineering and Canadian engineering programs rose tremendously; the Faculty is now acknowledged as one of the world’s top public engineering schools in all international rankings. This is in large part due to her unwavering commitment to creating innovative educational programming, establishing structures to ensure student success, fostering multidisciplinary research and strong partnerships with industry, and promoting Canadian engineering internationally.

Amon’s research pioneered the development of Computational Fluid Dynamics for formulating and solving thermal design challenges subject to multidisciplinary competing constraints. She has made ground-breaking contributions to concurrent thermal designs, innovation in electronics cooling, optimization algorithms for renewable energy, design of biomedical devices and, most recently, transient thermal management of electrical vehicle batteries and fast chargers.

Cristina Amon has served the engineering profession with distinction and dedication. She was the founding Chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council and the Chair of the Research Committee for the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science, and has served in numerous leadership and committee roles both in Canada and abroad.

Amon has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Royal Academy of Spain, Royal Society of Canada, and National Academy of Engineering, and is a fellow of all the professional and technical societies in her field. She has received the highest honours for Canadian engineers, including the Ontario Professional Engineers Gold Medal and the Engineering Institute of Canada Sir John Kennedy Medal.

“Cristina Amon has advanced engineering education and the engineering profession nationwide through her visionary leadership. She is indeed an inspiring role model,” says U of T Engineering Dean Chris Yip. “On behalf of the Faculty, my warmest congratulations to her on this prestigious and well-deserved honour.”

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering News Site on June 11, 2020 by Carolyn Farrell

Tij Gupta explains his research in One Minute Thesis video.

November 11, 2019

As part of the Fall Convocation celebration, Tij was featured in a U of T Engineering video where he explained his research in less than one minute.

Tij Gupta (Mech 1T4 + PEY, MASc 1T9) received his Master of Applied Science diploma last week at the University of Toronto Fall 2019 Convocation ceremony. Tij previously graduated from MIE’s Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program in 2015. During his graduate studies, Tij conducted research into creating more efficient batteries for electric vehicles as a member of ATOMS Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Cristina Amon.

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering News Site on November 11, 2019, by Pam Walls.

PhD student Omri Tayyara wins Best Paper & Student Poster at American Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference.

October 22, 2019
PhD student Omri Tayyara wins Best Paper & Student Poster

MIE PhD student Omri Tayyara earned both the Best Paper and Best Student Poster awards at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers InterPACK Conference in Anaheim, California which took place October 7 to 9, 2019. His supervisor, Professor and Dean Emerita Cristina Amon, attended the conference and award ceremony where Tayyara took home the two prizes.

The work Tayyara presented was titled “Effects of Cooling Architecture and PCB Layout Co-design on the Concurrent Thermal and Electrical Performance of an On-board Electric Vehicle Charger.” The research is a collaboration between ATOMS Lab and UTEV Research Centre, headed by Professor Olivier Trescases.

A journal version of this work titled “Electro-thermal Co-design Methodology of an On-board Electric Vehicle Charger” was published in the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging.

Tayyara’s research addresses the thermal and electrical design constraints in a high-density, on-board, bi-directional charger for electric vehicles. The main goal of this work is to investigate the interplay between the cooling architecture and the printed circuit board (PCB) layout, and the corresponding impact on the heat dissipation and parasitic inductance. This work compares the performance of three prototypes of this multifunctional charger using simulations and experimental tests. Through his research, Tayyara aims to set the precedence for multidisciplinary co-design methodologies of current and future power electronic systems.

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering News Site on October 22, 2019 by Pam Walls.

PhD student Daniela Galatro wins the Best Poster in Energy and Environmental Engineering at the 10th Annual MIE Research Symposium.

June 25, 2019
Daniela Galatro wins the Best Poster in Energy and Environmental Engineering

MIE PhD student Daniela Galatro earned the Best Poster Award in the category of Energy and Environmental Engineering at the 10th Annual MIE Research Symposium, which took place at U of T on June 25, 2019. 

The work that Galatro presented was titled “Experimental design challenges in data-driven degradation models of lithium-ion batteries.” This work was a collaboration between ATOMS Lab and UTEV Research Centre.

MASc student Tij Gupta wins the Overall Best Poster Award at IEEE ITherm Conference.

June 1, 2018
Tij Gupta wins the Overall Best Poster Award

MIE MASc student Tij Gupta earned the Overall Best Poster Award at the IEEE ITherm 2018 Conference, which took place in San Diego, California, from May 29 to June 1, 2018.

The work that Gupta presented was titled “Thermal Management Strategies for a High-Frequency, Bi-Directional, On-Board Electric Vehicle Charger.” The work was a collaboration between ATOMS Lab and UTEV Research Centre.

ATOMS Lab researchers developing next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles.

December 14, 2017
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Researchers from ATOMS Laboratory and UTEV Research Centre are working collaboratively to design the automotive battery of the future.

The four-year multidisciplinary research project is bringing together Professor Cristina Amon (MIE), Professor Olivier Trescases (ECE), and Havelaar Canada.

The collaboration will address several key hurdles that currently limit the widespread manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs). Namely, the high cost and limited performance of today’s conservatively designed lithium battery packs, which ultimately dictate the EV driving range and longevity.

The team aims to design a next-generation battery pack that is lower in cost, is more reliable, safer and lasts longer. A vital part in accomplishing this is by improving the thermal management of batteries. That is where ATOMS Lab expertise comes in.

The operating temperature of a lithium battery cell strongly influences its performance and lifespan. High temperatures improve performance but degrade the battery, while low temperatures increase the internal resistance of the battery and lower its capacity.

This story was originally published on the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering News Site on December 14, 2017, by Liz Do.