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.

Director, Research & Development; Southwestern Ontario Geothermal Development Project


Dr. Pooneh Maghoul joined the Hybrixcel as the Director of research in 2018.

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