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Dr. Mohammad Saad Alam

Rochester Hills, MI

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Seeking a challenging position in industry where I can demonstrate outstanding skills, expertise and attributes to meet organizational as well as individual goals*.

Work Experience

Lead Systems Engineer

Magna E-Car
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Auburn Hills, MI
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June 2011 to Present

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE: 
• Magna E-Car, MI Jul 2011- current 
Lead Systems Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle 
- Deliver system features to vehicle programs from the development of requirements 
- Lead, track, and deliver requirements cascaded from customer and internally generated documents and deliver to 
internal and external suppliers, and internal test and validation engineering functions. 
- Utilizing a requirements management tool, determine new requirements and validation planning. 
- Lead functional teams in the development and delivery of control system features 
- Lead and mentor a team of engineers responsible for 
1. Delivering various requirement documents including but not limited to power on/off sequencing, charging, 
torque management and safety, HMI braking, fault management and limited operating strategies 
diagnostics, network definition and management. 
2. Definition of network topology and signal list definition. 
3. System fault definition and resultant vehicle level operating strategies. 
4. Completion of system FMEA. 
5. Support of feature calibration, vehicle builds, and prototype vehicle diagnosis. 
- Lead feature decomposition, requirements development, and validation planning. 
- Lead all issue tracking, resolution timing, and feature delivery. 
- With the design and release engineers, meet with suppliers to ensure that the cascade of requirements to the 
supply base is clear and that the suppliers understand their deliverables and dates. 
- With Supply Chain Management and the Business Manager, participate in the negotiation of incremental 
engineering costs with supply base in conjunction with customer and internal changes. 
- Working with Magna Intellectual property representatives, identify and secure Magna Intellectual Property for 
systems concepts that are novel and relevant to Magna's long term strategies. 
- Provide input and leadership to assure engineering disciplines (DFMEA, DVP&R) are complete. 
- Identify concerns and Initiate corrective actions (verification) relating to product, process, and quality systems. 
 
• Chrysler Group LLC, MI Dec'08- Aug'2010 
Product and Development Engineer 
- Design, modeling and development of high voltage energy management systems 
- Design and Develop Power sources and work closely with motor and drives group members 
- Development of system level control model for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles 
- System specification development and collaboration with suppliers for finalizing the required products 
- Coordinating with supplier companies for timely provision of the desired product 
- Developing Interface, DVP&R, test plan documents 
- Collaborating testing, data analysis and validation of test vehicles with different teams of hybrid research group 
- Team member for the validation of the overall hybrid vehicular systems before the launch of the vehicle 
- Played a key role in the collaborative hybrid vehicle development consortium of GM, Chrysler and BMW 
- Worked on hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle programs 
• Cummins Filtration Inc. Cookeville, TN May'08- Nov'08 
Module and Test Engineering Intern 
- Run the performance tests on the Module filters and analyzed the data obtained through data acquisition system. 
- Prepare technical reports and presentations. 
• Khan Machines, Aligarh, UP, India Jul '03- Jul'04 
Electrical Engineer 
- Monitor the performance of electric machines in the workshop 
- Manage the team of auto workers

Assistant Professor

Saginaw Valley State University
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University Center, MI
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August 2010 to June 2011

- Teaching courses on Power Electronics, drives and hybrid vehicular systems 
- Training students with simulation and Modeling software packages like MATLAB/Simulink, Lab View etc, 
- Modeling of alternative energy sources for residential and stand alone applications through MATLAB/Simulink

Lead Engineer, High voltage battery management systems for hybrid vehicles

Chrysler Group LLC
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2010 to 2010

2010.

Student Advisor, Capstone design

TTU, TN
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September 2008 to November 2008

Dynamic modeling, hardware design and development of proto type hybrid Photovoltaic

Tennessee Tech University, Illinois Institute of Technology
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August 2004 to November 2008

Aug'04-Nov'08 
- Dynamic modeling, hardware design and development of proto type hybrid Photovoltaic - Solar Energy System 
- Design of Experiment for the validation of the developed dynamic PV model using MATLAB/Simulink 
- Analyzed alternative energy based power generation applications for feasible constraints and market scenarios 
- Designed, developed and established the prototype hybrid fuel cell battery based distributed generation System 
- Prepared weekly and quarterly reports analyzing the system for the worst case scenarios 
- Responsible for technical demonstration of the experimental setup to visitors from ONR and various companies 
- Played a key role in the development of novel hybrid fuel cell-lithium ion battery operated vehicle 
- Coordinated and supervised the development, test drives and technical demonstrations of the vehicle 
- Investigate the application of fuzzy logic control for the control of dynamic systems using MATLAB/Simulink 
- Published and presented more than 35 publications and prepared proposals for funded research and secured grants 
 
• Packages: MATLAB/ Simulink AMESim, Lab View, MS Office, Logic works, Multisim etc. 
• Renewable Energy software: HOMER, Umberto, Utility Trac, Windenergy etc. 
• Energy, Environment and Economics Software: RET Screen, EnergyPro 
• Sustainable building analysis software: Energy-10, PV*SOL, REM/Design etc. 
• Hybrid -Electric vehicle software: PSAT, ADVISOR, INCA, CanAlyser etc. 
• Hardware in the Loop (HIL) based expertise (Opal RT and dSpace)

Graduate Student Advisor

IPRO, "Development of Sustainable House, " IIT Chicago
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March 2005 to May 2005

Graduate Student Advisor

IPRO, "Hybrid fuel cell people transporter, " IIT Chicago
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September 2004 to November 2004

Education

Ph. D.

TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY

January 2006 to May 2009

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY -
Chicago, IL

August 2004 to December 2005

Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

July 1999 to July 2003

Additional Information

CORE COMPETENCIES: 
• Project leadership and management 
• Dynamic team player with strong communication, organizational and leadership skills 
• Well versed and experienced in renewable energy technologies, smart grid and hybrid vehicles. 
• Product and development expertise of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles 
• High voltage battery management and system level energy storage management system 
• Simulation expertise in MATLAB/Simulink, LabView and working knowledge of AMESim Packages 
• Working Experience of Vehicle Diagnosis and Development tools 
• Technical writing capabilities include requirement documents, DFMEA, DVP&R and technical reports. 
• Knowledge of national and international requirements, standards and regulations 
• Familiar with design for six sigma and lean manufacturing techniques 
 
INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE: 
• Magna E-Car, MI Jul 2011- current 
Lead Systems Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle 
- Deliver system features to vehicle programs from the development of requirements 
- Lead, track, and deliver requirements cascaded from customer and internally generated documents and deliver to 
internal and external suppliers, and internal test and validation engineering functions. 
- Utilizing a requirements management tool, determine new requirements and validation planning. 
- Lead functional teams in the development and delivery of control system features 
- Lead and mentor a team of engineers responsible for 
1. Delivering various requirement documents including but not limited to power on/off sequencing, charging, 
torque management and safety, HMI braking, fault management and limited operating strategies 
diagnostics, network definition and management. 
2. Definition of network topology and signal list definition. 
3. System fault definition and resultant vehicle level operating strategies. 
4. Completion of system FMEA. 
5. Support of feature calibration, vehicle builds, and prototype vehicle diagnosis. 
- Lead feature decomposition, requirements development, and validation planning. 
- Lead all issue tracking, resolution timing, and feature delivery. 
- With the design and release engineers, meet with suppliers to ensure that the cascade of requirements to the 
supply base is clear and that the suppliers understand their deliverables and dates. 
- With Supply Chain Management and the Business Manager, participate in the negotiation of incremental 
engineering costs with supply base in conjunction with customer and internal changes. 
- Working with Magna Intellectual property representatives, identify and secure Magna Intellectual Property for 
systems concepts that are novel and relevant to Magna's long term strategies. 
- Provide input and leadership to assure engineering disciplines (DFMEA, DVP&R) are complete. 
- Identify concerns and Initiate corrective actions (verification) relating to product, process, and quality systems. 
 
• Chrysler Group LLC, MI Dec'08- Aug'2010 
Product and Development Engineer 
- Design, modeling and development of high voltage energy management systems 
- Design and Develop Power sources and work closely with motor and drives group members 
- Development of system level control model for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles 
- System specification development and collaboration with suppliers for finalizing the required products 
- Coordinating with supplier companies for timely provision of the desired product 
- Developing Interface, DVP&R, test plan documents 
- Collaborating testing, data analysis and validation of test vehicles with different teams of hybrid research group 
- Team member for the validation of the overall hybrid vehicular systems before the launch of the vehicle 
- Played a key role in the collaborative hybrid vehicle development consortium of GM, Chrysler and BMW 
- Worked on hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle programs 
• Cummins Filtration Inc. Cookeville, TN May'08- Nov'08 
Module and Test Engineering Intern 
- Run the performance tests on the Module filters and analyzed the data obtained through data acquisition system. 
- Prepare technical reports and presentations. 
• Khan Machines, Aligarh, UP, India Jul '03- Jul'04 
Electrical Engineer 
- Monitor the performance of electric machines in the workshop 
- Manage the team of auto workers