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Strategic additions to the MacAUTO team widens McMaster expertise in cars

McMaster continues to attract leading auto researchers and technologists as it expands its expertise in developing the cars of tomorrow. The University's growing team in automotive research now includes two widely- respected powertrain engineers and an expert from the electric vehicle industry.
Strategic additions to the MacAUTO team widens McMaster expertise in cars

Dr. Ali Emadi, (second from left) Director of MacAUTO has expanded his team to now include two widely-respected powertrain engineers and an expert from the electric vehicle industry.

"With these strategic additions to our team, we're bolstering McMaster's expertise and strengthening our research capabilities," said Ali Emadi, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain and the director of the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO).

The new additions include Berker Bilgin, chief electrical engineer on Emadi's team. Bilgin earned his PhD in electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and his undergraduate and master's degrees at Istanbul Technical University. The new chief mechanical engineer is Phil Woodley, who holds a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University and has more than eleven years of experience in powertrain, undercarriage and chassis design. Stephen Bieda, who has more than twenty years of experience in the electric vehicle industry, has also joined the team as director of communications and marketing. Bieda has worked with Silicon Valley-based Zero Motorcycles as the director of sales and marketing for Canada.

The McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) will encompass a 80,000 square-foot area and be built directly across from the Atrium, the headquarters of McMaster Innovation Park. A major focus of the new auto resource centre will be the work of Emadi and his team. Emadi is an internationally renowned leader in advanced powertrain technology who was recruited from the US.

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