Mahyar received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, and his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He has work experience in the fields of renewable energy and thermal engineering. Mahyar is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University under the supervision of Prof. Majid Bahrami. He is currently working on sorption process for thermal energy storage, heat transformation, and CO2 capture applications.