ePower Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research
ePower Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research



Marzia Zaman

Dr. Marzia Zaman
Senior System Engineer

Dr. Marzia Zaman received her MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada in 1993 and 1996, respectively. She started her career at Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada in 1996 where she joined the software engineering analysis lab (SEAL) and later joined the Optera Packet Core project at Nortel as software developer. In addition, she has many years of industry experience as a researcher and software designer in Accelight Networks, Excelocity, Sanstream Technology and Cistel Technology. Since 2009, she has been working closely with the Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research at Queen's University, Canada and one of its industry collaborators, Cistel Technology, on multiple power engineering projects. Her research interests include renewable energy, analog and digital control techniques for power converters, wireless communication, embedded systems, machine learning and software engineering.


Na LeiHaibo Zhang
Senior Engineer, Hardware Design

Mr. Zhang has an extensive engineering background in power electronics, including power conversion devices. He joined ePOWER in 2017. Mr. Zhang previously worked as a New Product Design VP (Engineering) with Sparq from 2009-2017. He supported the engineering group and led product manufacturing. Mr. Zhang held senior engineering and R&D roles with Cistel, Chippower and CHiL Semiconductor. He holds an M.A.Sc. degree in Power Electronics from Concordia University, a BSE of Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the co-inventor of nine patents relating to power inverters.


Na Lei

Fereshteh Poloei
Research Assistant

Fereshteh received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in control engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran and her MASc in power electronics from Queen’s University in 2016. In 2011, after completing her M.Sc., she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Rozbeh Institute of Higher Education and Islamic Azad University, Iran where she worked as a lecturer. She was also an instructor with the Education Committee of the Alumni association of the Sharif University of Technology, Iran. In addition, she worked as an Electrical R&D engineer at Rose Andisheh Hooshmand Eng. Co., Iran. Since April 2017, she has been with the Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research at Queen's University, Canada. Her research interests include optimization of energy storage in EVs, HEVs, smart grids, renewable energy, large-scale renewable power integration into power grids and sustainability.