L. S. Mayboudi holds a Ph.D. from Queen’s University (Canada) in Mechanical Engineering with thermofluids specialization (laser transmission welding of thermoplastics).  During her B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies, she focused on the application of thermofluids in bioengineering and meteorology by investigating and modelling heat transfer in the human eyeball and thermodynamics of the Skew-T chart.  Her research areas include heat transfer modelling and validation, thermal management and design optimization, thermal imaging, and flow optimization.  She also has industrial experience in operations research, process improvement (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt), and mechanical test management.  Dr. Mayboudi has published books, journal articles, and conference papers, and has several years of experience in education, aerospace, and rail transportation industries with projects resulting in improved capabilities (efficiency and effectiveness).