Anaissia is driven by the belief that it is urgent to develop alternative energy solutions to mitigate climate change. After obtaining her B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from UVic in August 2015, she joined IESVic to start her Master of Science in September 2015 under the co-supervision of Dr. Djilali and Dr. Crawford to work on the Transportation Futures for BC project funded by PICS. Her work focuses on developing models that predict the energy consumption of battery electric buses to assess the charging costs for real-life routes as well as estimating the battery lifespan according to its use. She hopes her model will support the large-scale integration of battery electric buses in Canada and around the world to reduce emissions and improve cities air quality.
Anaissia arrived at the University of Victoria from France in 2012 to pursue her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer, and has been involved with IESVic since 2013 when she completed her first coop. Her work was focused on green house gas emission reduction through the integration of wind power in a smart grid type of system and on the simulation of hydrogen fuel cell membrane's mechanical behaviour.