The CIRC Team

The Leadership

Dr. Suvojit Ghosh
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Responsible for developing CIRC’s pioneering model for university-industry collaboration, Dr. Suvojit Ghosh has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the McMaster President’s Award, the university’s highest honour. An accomplished researcher, entrepreneur and fundraiser, Dr. Ghosh brings both vision and hands-on management to his leadership role……….

Prof. Douglas Down
Academic Director & Professor, Computing and Software

Douglas Down is a Professor in the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University and currently serves as the Acting Academic Director of CIRC. He holds B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining McMaster, he held a faculty position at the Georgia Institute of Technology…..

Dr. Ghada Badawy 
Principal Research Engineer

Responsible for leading multiple projects with CIRC, Dr. Ghada Badawy brings internationally-recognized expertise in some of today’s most interesting and dynamic areas of technology advancement, as well as experience in leading industry roles. Before joining CIRC she worked at BlackBerry as an advanced networks connectivity researcher, leading numerous research projects……..

Dr. Souvik Pal 
Principal Research Engineer

Responsible for leading multiple projects with CIRC, Dr. Souvik Pal brings a unique mix of research experience from the worlds of academia and industry.

In the academic world, he has made outstanding contributions in the area of developing nanomaterials with novel thermal properties for enhanced cooling of electronic chips, novel computationally efficient algorithms…..

The Talent

Professor Ishwar K Puri
Mechanical Engineering
Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Tim Davidson
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Fengjun Yan 
Mechanical Engineering

Professor Mehdi Narimani 
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Rong Zheng
Computing & Software

Dr. Ahmed S. Abdelrahman
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Awny El-Mohandes

Dr. Masoud Kheradmandi Control Systems

Dr. Navid Mehrjoo
Thermal Management

Dr. Peiying Jennifer Tsai
Computational Methods

Sahar Asgari
Computational Modeling

Zahra Esmaielnezhad
Control Systems

Fernando M. Garcia

Rohit Gupta
Optical Diagnostics, IoT

Mehdi Jafarizadeh

Kai Jiang
Thermal Management

Xingzhi Liu

Seyedmorteza Mirhoseininejad
Workload Distribution

Hossein Moazamigoodarzi
Thermal Management

Maryam Motamedi

Shirin Mozaffari
Control Systems

Swarnali Mukhopadhyay
Green Technologies

Negin Piran
Power Systems

Kamal Zarei
Power Systems

Faiq Ahmed
Web Applications

Neeraj Ahluwalia
Front-End Development

Sayon Bhattacharjee
Machine Learning

Faiq Bokhari
Back-End Developement

Jonathan Casella


Akram Eldamaty
Front-End Development

Umar Khan
Back-End Development

Emelyn Kupinski
Software Development

Jacob Shattuck
Software Development


Aya Aboughanem

Jean Lucas Ferreira

Chenhe Li

Jun Li

​Suchitra Nayak

Hatim Rehman

Shizhu Shi

Kathryn Thorn