A versatile expert in applied sciences and electrical engineering, Farshad Barzegar, Ph.D., combines innovative leadership and strong teamwork. With over a decade’s experience in energy project management and a pursuit of PMP Certification, he excels in bridging research and industry. His contributions, including journal articles, a patent, and academic achievements, drive sustainable energy solutions and technology advancement.

The vision of our future lies in the hands of our youth. So please help our younger generation and raise them as leaders, not followers. Build trust in them and never despair of them.
Dr. F. Barzegar
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Computer Programs

Experimental Characterization Skills 

Other Skills

Work experience

Genoptic LED Inc.- July 2021 – Present – Calgary, Canada

  • Manufacturing supercapacitors and batteries (Device fabrication / Electrode optimization / Device testing)
  • Develop project plans, timelines, budgets, and project designs.
  • Design suitable energy storage (battery cells) for solar projects (innovative products).
  • Implement scalable device fabrication techniques, transitioning from R&D laboratory to industrial level.
  • Manage budgets and set goals and objectives to support the energy sector and energy alternatives.
  • Solve complex analytical challenges in projects and calculate production costs.
  • Created strong intellectual property (IP) and uptrained 1 patent
  • Conduct materials characterization and analysis on battery materials (NMC and Li-ion cathode materials).
  • Developing and optimizing production processes, designing custom equipment, and trained production personnel to ensure a smooth transition from laboratory scale to industrial scale.
  • Demonstrated expertise in scaling up production from a small laboratory setup to an industrial scale

University of Pretoria – Aug 2016 – Aug 2021 – Pretoria, South Africa

  • Prepared and delivered lectures to students and conducted laboratory sessions or discussion groups.
  • Acted as a research administrator and project manager in the field of clean energy.
  • Interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing data, check device reliability¬†
  • Testing battery and battery safety for varus application
  • Designed and developed a laboratory and research center focused on renewable power generation.
  • Directed research programs of graduate students and advised on research matters.
  • Provided professional consultative services to government, industry, and private individuals.

Supercapacitor Technologies (PTY) LTD – Aug 2017 – Oct 2019 – Pretoria, South Africa

  • Managed project definition, budgeting, and timeline management, and provided regular progress reports.
  • Offered technical analysis and established technical standards.
  • Developed and adapted technologies (knowledge of commercialization issues).
  • Implemented energy storage strategies, data handling, and quality analysis for clients
  • Conducted feasibility studies, risk management, planning, and production systems.
  • Define complex budgets and time plans for the projects
  • Achieved up to 60% cost savings in transformation expenses from laboratory scale to industrial by designing custom equipment.
  • Successfully implemented a supercapacitor-based energy system in mining equipment, resulting in reduced CO2 emissions, power fluctuations, noise, and vibration levels.
  • Led international business development, expanding into global markets
  • Acted as project management in the field of clean energy and renewable power generation.

Exxaro: Mining and Renewable Energy Company- July 2019 – Aug 2021 – Pretoria, South Africa

  • Led and managed the Exxaro energy efficiency chair at the University of Pretoria, managed budgets, and set goals and objectives to support the energy sector and energy alternatives.
  • Orchestrated and organized novel channels for acquiring low-carbon energy sources and GHG technologies.
  • Monitored research budgets and tracked funding opportunities for clean energy in energy infrastructure.
  • Led a high-impact project involving a multi-disciplinary team and assigned research projects to team members.

Technologies – Jan 2017 – Aug 2021 – Pretoria, South Africa

  • Provided expertise on energy storage technologies, trends, and market opportunities to clients.
  • Conducted market research to identify growth areas and advised clients on energy storage design.
  • Provided advisory service, consultative approach to projects and customer needs
  • Implemented energy storage strategies, data handling, quality analysis, and post-processing for clients, integrating with renewable energy systems and microgrids.
  • Offered technical support and technical analysis for energy storage projects, including testing and troubleshooting for product development.
  • Conducted feasibility studies, risk management, and ensured product quality.

My research topics

  • Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials (Activated Carbon, Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Graphene)
  • Nanomaterials for engineering nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterials for supercapacitor and batteries
  • Preparation and characterization of Polymer/graphene nanofibers synthesized by electrospinning
  • Study effect of conductive additives to gel electrolytes in energy storage application
  • Designee and fabrication of energy storage device such as coin cell supercapcitor and micro supercapacitors
  • Designee and fabrication of hybrid energy storage system (supercapacitor/battery)
  • 3D Simulation of supercapacitor
  • Thermal-electric model of cylindrical supercapacitor and Lithium battery cell
  • Influence of microwave irradiation exposure on electrodes material
  • Influence of electron irradiation exposure on full cell
  • Energy Management and Speed Controller for an Electric Vehicle Powered by a Hybrid Energy Storage System
  • Novel hybrid battery and supercapacitor energy storage system towards high performance and longevity