Narayan Kar

Narayan KarEngineering professor Narayan Kar is leading a research project to make better automotive electric drive systems. The research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, with in-kind contributions from Magna International and GaN Systems.

Electric vehicle expert partners with industry on $1.8 million research project

UWindsor engineering professor Narayan Kar is leading a research project to make better automotive electric drive systems.

UWindsor engineering professor Narayan KarUWindsor engineering professor Narayan Kar is a leading expert in electric vehicle motors, drives and other powertrain components. Dr. Kar has been awarded a National Research Chair, a position that comes with $200,000 in annual funding.

Engineering prof named Canada Research Chair in electrified vehicles

UWindsor engineering professor Narayan Kar has been awarded a National Research Chair, which comes with $200,000 in annual funding.

Researchers in UWindsor’s Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy work on a state-of-the-art EV electric motor test system.Researchers in UWindsor’s Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy work on a state-of-the-art EV electric motor test system that will be used to conduct next-gen electric vehicle research.

Investment by industry and NSERC to spur UWindsor research into electric vehicles

Funding for an industry-academia collaboration will drive innovation in electric vehicle technology.

Tina Suntres and Lana DrouillardUWindsor innovation administration co-ordinator Tina Suntres and Lana Drouillard, director of marketing and communications for the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation were among those representing the city during media previews of the North American International Auto Show.

Auto show exhibits put UWindsor on world stage

Researchers from the University of Windsor were among the exhibitors at the North American International Auto Show.

The 2018 Perspective Magazine features automotive research from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering.The 2018 Perspective Magazine features automotive research from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering.

Windsor automotive research featured in Perspective magazine

The University of Windsor’s research into automotive innovation was recently featured in a magazine that will be read across Canada.

The work of professors Daniel Green, Narayan Kar, Colin Novak, Kemal Tepe, and Ming Zheng is highlighted in Perspective, a magazine published by the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation and distributed through the Globe and Mail.

To read the article, visit the Perspective website.

University of Windsor engineering professor Kemal Tepe is pictured in the Wireless Communication and Information Processing Lab.University of Windsor engineering professor Kemal Tepe is pictured in the Wireless Communication and Information Processing Lab.

UWindsor researchers highlight automotive advances

Positioned in the middle of Narayan Kar’s lab sits an electric motor from the Ford Motor Company: a machine that had been scrutinized by researchers and engineers for countless hours.

Yet, the University of Windsor engineering professor has set out to take that motor and make it even better.

“Our work will never end and this will always be an open-ended problem,” said Dr. Kar. “There will always be an opportunity to make them lighter, compact and more efficient.”