Our Team

Prof. João Pedro F. Trovão (SM’17) received the M.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 2004 and 2013, respectively. From 2000 to 2014, he was a Teaching Assistant and an Assistant Professor with the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra–Coimbra Institute of Engineering (IPC–ISEC), Portugal. Since 2014, he has been a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, where he holds the Canadian Research Chair position in Efficient Electric Vehicles with Hybridized Energy Storage Systems. He is an author/coauthor of over 95 journal and conference papers. His research interests cover the areas of electric vehicles, hybridized energy storage systems, energy management and rotating electrical machines. Dr. Trovão was the General Chair of the 2018 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, US. He was the Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Belfort, France, the General Co-Chair and the Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the 2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, as well as the Award Committee Member for the 2015 (Montreal, Canada) and 2016 (Hangzhou, China) IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conferences. He was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue of IET Electrical Systems In Transportation On Energy Storage And Electric Power Sub-Systems For Advanced Vehicles. He was a Guest Editor for the Special Issues of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology on Electric Powertrains For Future Vehicles and on Advanced Vehicle Power Propulsion Systems. He is a founding member and the director of the electric-Transport, Energy Storage and Conversion (e-TESC) Lab of the University of Sherbrooke. He is a Senior Editor for the Automotive Electronics topic of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.

Prof. Minh Cao Ta (SM’04) received the red diploma (First Class Honors) degree in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology in Pilsen (now the University of West Bohemia), Pilsen, Czech Republic, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada, in 1998.,He spent six years working in Japan (1998–2004) at Kyushu University, University of Tokyo, and at NSK Steering Systems Ltd. Co. He became an Associate Professor with the Department of Industrial Automation, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam, in 2009. He has been the Founder and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, HUST, since 2009. He has been appointed for several visiting professorship positions at NTUST; Taiwan (2010); University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia (2012); University Lille 1, France (2015, 2016); and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (2017). He has authored or co-authored 14 Japanese patents, 39 international peer-reviewed journal/conference papers, and 21 national peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. His research interests include advanced control of electric motor drives, control of electric vehicles, and power electronics converters for renewable energy/smart grid applications.

Dr. Minh was the recipient of the Second Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Industrial Drives Committee in 2000; the 2012 Patent Business Contribution Reward from NSK Ltd. Co., Japan; and the 2017 Nagamori Award. He served as an IEEE Vietnam Section Chair during 2008–2011. He is currently the General Secretary of the Vietnam Automation Association.

Prof. Maude Josée Blondin

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Prof. Maude Blondin is an assistant professor at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières,  where she obtained the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Her doctoral research was on computational intelligence methods and soft computing techniques applied to control engineering. Her expertise in optimization applied to control tuning was recognized at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology – a flagship conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society- where she won a student award for one of her papers.  After her Ph.D., Dr. Blondin did postdoctoral research in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at the University of Florida. She expanded her research interests to multiobjective optimization applied to multiagent control strategies. Her current research is driven by developing distributed multiobjective optimization algorithms based on exploring the Pareto Front, soft computing methods, and swarm intelligence for multiagent systems. These algorithms apply to many applications ranging from energy management to military uses.

Prof. Ahmed Khoumsi

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Prof. Ahmed Khoumsi received the Engineer degree in Aeronautics and Automation in 1984, from the engineer school SUP’AERO (Toulouse, France). From 1984 to 1988, he conducted research activities in Robotics and Automation, in LAAS, a CNRS research center in Toulouse. For results obtained in these research activities, he received in 1988 the Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Automation from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. From 1989 to 1992, he was an Assistant Professor in Robotics and Computer Engineering at the engineer school ENSEM (Casablanca, Morocco). From 1993 to 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Communication Protocols group of the University of Montreal. From 1996 to June 2000 he was Assistant Professor, from June 2000 to June 2006 he was Associate Professor, and since June 2006 he is Full Professor, all in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. His present research activities include: supervisory control, diagnosis and prognosis of discrete event systems; design and analysis of access control policies in communication systems; attack detection and prevention in cyber-physical systems; using machine learning to solve problems in electrical engineering and computer science.

Prof. Ruben Gonzalez-Rubio is an associated professor at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. He has a Docteur-ingénieur degree from  École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST),
Paris, France
(1981) and a Docteur ès Sciences (Doctorat d’État) from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris (1987).

He worked at Bull Research Center, where he develops a processor to filter data from a disc, a chip containing the processor and a multiprocessor machine for IA and databases.

At  the Université de Sherbrooke, he developed an application for build  courses and exams timetables, a web application, to manage scrum projects, an eclipse plug-in to extract metrics from a Java project, an application to draw EMR (Energetic Macroscopic Representation) diagrams. His current research is in software quality. IEEE Life member.


Post-Doctoral fellows

Bảo-Huy Nguyễn (S’19) received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2010 and 2015, respectively and his Ph.D from University of Lille, France and University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, within a France-Québec collaboration program.

Since 2013, he has been a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology Innovation, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research interests include control engineering, power electronics, machine drives, graphical formalism, and their applications for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Mohsen Kandidayeni (S’18) was born in Tehran (Iran) in 1989. His educational journey has spanned through different paths. He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, and then did a master’s degree in Mechatronics at Arak University (Iran) in 2014. He joined the Hydrogen Research Institute of University of Quebec, Trois-Rivières (UQTR), QC, Canada, in 2016 and received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from this university in 2020. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in electric-Transport, Energy Storage and Conversion Lab (e-TESC) at University of Sherbrooke and a research assistant member in Hydrogen Research Institute of UQTR. He was a straight-A student during his Master and Ph.D. programs. Moreover, he has been the recipient of several awards/honors during his educational path, such as a doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec–Nature et technologies (FRQNT), a postdoctoral scholarship from FRQNT, an excellence student grant from UQTR, and the 3rd prize in Energy Research Challenge from the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. He has been actively involved in conducting research through authoring, coauthoring, and reviewing several papers in different prestigious scientific journals and also participating in various international conferences. His research interests include energy-related topics, such as hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell systems, energy management, Multiphysics systems, modeling, and control.

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PhD students

NGUYEN Thi Phuong Chi (S’19) received the B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Thainguyen University of Technology, Thainguyen, Vietnam, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. She is currently studying Ph.D. program at the e-TESC Laboratory at the University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include electric machines, control engineering and energy management for multi-speed multi-motor EV applications. 

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Pascal Messier (S’20) received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc.A degree in Electrical Engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2014 and 2019 respectively. He has 2 years’ work experience in the automotive industries as test engineer from 2015 to 2017. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. at the e-TESC lab in the Université de Sherbrooke. 

Thang Van Do (S’20) received his B.S. degree from Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, in 2017, in control and automation engineering, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Changwon National University, Changwon, South Korea, in 2019. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada. His research interests include power electronics, renewable energy and electric vehicles.

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Marouane Adnane

Félix-Antoine LeBel (S’19) received his received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Centre des Technologies Avancées-BRP-UdeS and e-TESC Lab. of University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, within a partnership program. Rich of a hybrid background, he strives at bridging the gap between electrical and mechanical engineering. At the moment, his main research topic is the modelling and design of multi-cell lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

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Mande Daouda received his B.S. degree from University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 2007, in faculty of exact and applied sciences, the M.S. degree in faculty of exact and applied sciences from University of Ouagadougou in 2010, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of National Chung Hsing, Taichung, Taiwan, in 2013, and is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada. His research interests include power converters, machine drives, control engineering, power electronics and their applications for electric and hybrid vehicles. 

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Álvaro Omar Macías Fernández received the B.S. degree in mechatronics engineering from Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2015 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada, in 2018. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada. From 2015 to 2016, he worked as Research and Development in the CINVESTAV Guadalajara, Mexico. His current research interest includes the development of energy management strategies for fuel cell systems, passive and active system configuration, and fuel cell modeling.

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Jônatas Augusto Manzolli received his B.S. degree from the University of Campinas, Campinas, Brasil, in 2017, in Electrical Engineering, the M.S. degree in Energy for Sustainability from the University of Coimbra (MIT/Portugal), Coimbra, Portugal, in 2020. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Energy Sources from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal since 2020. His research interests include Electric Mobility, Operational Research, Optimization, Machine Learning, and Public Transportation Systems.

Nuno Faria


Master Students

Hugo Daniel received his B.S. degree from Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada, in 2020, in electrical engineering, presently at the M.S. degree at Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada, in  electrical engineering. His research interests include marine electrical systems, hybrid systems and multi-objective resolution.

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Joseph Emampay