Hanie Rezaei volunteers with the Cinema Iranica Project at the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies. She is a passionate graduate student in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on developing innovative solutions for electric vehicle battery cooling in order to contribute to the sustainable future of transportation. Hanie earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran. Beyond her engineering pursuits, Hanie possesses a deep appreciation for various art forms, including cinema and poetry. Motivated by her passion for the arts and a desire to explore the cultural richness of her homeland, Hanie recently joined the Cinema Iranica project team. Hanie aims to contribute a fresh and unique perspective to the project, shedding light on the cultural and artistic significance of Iranian cinema. With her diverse background and interdisciplinary interests, Hanie is committed to bridging the gap between engineering and the humanities. She aspires to make meaningful contributions not only to her research but also to the broader understanding and appreciation of Iranian cinema, ultimately fostering a deeper connection between technology and the arts.
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations