Mehdi Mohammadi is currently a hardware engineer at Fortinet Technologies, Burnaby, BC, Canada. He is the former president of the ECE graduate student association (ECEGSA) of UBC. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2019, and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran, in 2014.
Mehdi's academic and industrial contributions to the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering brought him the Best Master of Science Thesis Award of Iran in Electrical Engineering. This award was granted by the IEEE Iran Section, in May 2015. Prior to this award, he received the Superior Master of Science Thesis Award of the Isfahan University of Technology in January 2015. Since January 2015, Mehdi is with the University of British Columbia (UBC) as a Ph.D. student. During his career at UBC he has received numerous scholarships and awards including Four Year Fellowship (FYF), and Graduate Student Initiative (GSI). He co-authored a book entitled "PIC Microcontrollers", published in 2011 by the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) press.
In addition to academic and industrial activities, Mehdi has done several leadership and volunteering activities. From April 2017 to April 2018 he was the president of the ECEGSA at the ECE department of UBC. As the president of the ECEGSA, he facilitated and run numerous orientation, mentorship, and social events, and workshop/information sessions for the benefit of the graduate students of the ECE department of UBC. From March 2016 to September 2017 he was the leader of the hiking group, called Hike'12, in Vancouver.
President of the ECEGSA of UBC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 2017 - April 2018
Hike leader at Hike'12
Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 2016 - September 2017
Mehdi's research interests include advanced control/modulation techniques for power electronic converters, energy harvesting, soft-switching techniques, digital signal processors (DSPs) and microcontrollers, and design of analog and digital electronic circuits.