Majid Bahrami

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Dr. Majid Bahrami, P.Eng., FASME, FCAE Professor and Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science Simon Fraser University

Dr. Majid Bahrami is a Professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University.[1] He is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems.[2] Dr. Bahrami specializes in design and developing sustainable energy and water systems and has made ground-breaking contributions in the areas of sustainable heating and cooling systems, thermal energy storage, capturing and repurposing low-grade waste heat, sorption composites and technology, dehumidification and ventilation systems, natural graphite heat exchangers, and harvesting atmospheric water for drinking.[3]

Dr. Bahrami earned a BSc with Honours (1992) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and a Master’s degree (1995) from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He earned a PhD (2004) at the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering. He has published eight patents and 150 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, attracted significant funding ($50+ M), while supervising more than 170 engineering students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a nominee to the Royal Society of Canada [MB1] in the Division of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Academy III, Science.

Dr. Bahrami has developed an innovative Hybrid Atmospheric Water Generation system. The system has the potential to provide clean water to people living in the planet’s most arid regions at five times the rate of existing technologies, using only waste heat, solar, geothermal, and exhaust heat. This invention garnered Dr. Bahrami two Canada Clean50 Awards in R&D in 2016 and 2017[4] and the UAE’s MBR International Water Award in R&D in 2017.

Dr. Bahrami has also developed a passive cooling technology for telecom systems that can achieve a 15% reduction in energy use. This can significantly reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. His innovative sorption heat transformer uses waste heat, eliminates the use of harmful refrigerants and has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating and cooling in buildings and industry by 20%. This will reduce emissions from single family homes by up to two tons a year. His recent developments in Mobile Thermal Energy Storage systems promise to capture low-grade waste heat from industrial sources such as cement plants, data centres and refineries and use it to heat and cool residential and commercial buildings in District Energy Networks, which reduces fossil fuel consumption.[5]

Dr. Bahrami has founded two private companies to commercialize his research, Watergenics Inc.[6] and Matergenics Engineering.[7]

He maintains international research partnerships in France, Japan, the UK, Italy, Denmark, China and Germany and supports the work of doctoral and post-doctoral scholars in India, Pakistan, Iran, and Bangladesh, with a Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Advanced Scholars grant from Universities Canada.[8]


  1. "Majid Bahrami - Mechatronic Systems Engineering - Simon Fraser University". Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  2. Government of Canada, Industry Canada (2012-11-29). "Canada Research Chairs". Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  3. "SFU engineers extract drinking water from air". vancouversun. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  4. "Majid Bahrami". Clean50. 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  6. "Watergenics". Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  8. "SFU Receives Award to Develop Next Generation of Global Leaders in Clean Technology". T-Net British Columbia. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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