Sara Shahmohammadi P.Eng., M.Eng.

CEO (founder) & CTO

Sara Shahmohammadi is the founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Hybrixcel. Sara has full responsibility for executing strategic direction and the on-going operations of Hybrixcel Corporation. In addition to her position as CEO, she assumed additional responsibility for the area of technology design, research & development and testing. She has about 20 years of technical experience in the oil & gas, mining, energy industries including engineering design, project management, construction and operations with consulting firms in Canada and internationally. She’s also founding director of Geothermal Energy Research Breakthrough (GERB), a non-for-profit organization for geothermal innovation and integrated energy systems technologies since January 2019. In all her efforts, she seeks to bring technology innovation with unmet needs in the market and invest in technology that can accelerate business growth and take steps to maximize positive impacts which make the world slightly better.

Sara holds a Master’s degree from the Civil and Mineral Engineering of University of Toronto. (email sara.shahmohammadi@hybrixcel.comLinkedn Profile

Pooneh Maghoul P.Eng., Ph.D.

Independent Director, Research & Development; Southwestern Ontario Geothermal Development Project


Pooneh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests focus on Renewable Energy (Energy Geo-Structures), SoilStructure Interaction, Energy Efficiency of Basements, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Ground Vibration and Induced Seismicity Associated with Enhanced Geothermal Systems.

She received her M.Sc. in Soil and Rock Mechanics (2007) and her Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering (2010) at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (Paris Institute of Technology) in France. She received postdoctoral fellowships from NSERC-Hydro-Quebec Industrial Research Chair at Laval University (2010-2012) in Canada.

Dr. Maghoul is a registered professional engineer (P. Eng.) in the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. (email pooneh.maghoul@hybrixcel.comLinkedn Profile

Ali Sadeghi, Ph.D.

Material Scientist  

Dr. Ali Sadeghi joined the Hybrixcel as the Lead Research and Development in 2020.

Ali is an assertive team player, with diverse interests, excellent interpersonal skills, experience working within dynamic environments and has developed an in-depth understanding of regulatory processes from both a market and permitting perspective. Ali holds a BSc, MSc and Ph.D in Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. Some of Ali’s achievements:

  • Published more than 25 high impact international scientific papers
  • 5 patents & intellectual properties in the field of advanced bioengineering and materials science
  • Member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation
  • 12th Rank in Biomaterial among 65000 competitors in National University Entrance Exam (MSc Entrance), June 2010