Esteve Hassan

Esteve Hassan

Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab - IDEAWORKS
Mohawk College

Chair title

Industrial Applied Research Chair in Interoperability Sensor Systems for IIoT Applications

Chair program

Industrial Research Chair for Colleges


Chairholder since 2019


The number of IoT- connected devices used world-wide is predicted to reach 20 billion by 2023 (Ericsson Mobility Report), and new use cases for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices are positioned to transform Canada’s manufacturing, aerospace, medical, automotive, agriculture and logistics sectors.

IoT enabled smart machines, which use sensors for control and automation, can capture and analyze data in real time and assist industry in making faster and more accurate business decisions. IoT enables non-invasive patient monitoring devices which can allow patients to age at home, decrease the length of hospital stays and increase quality of life. In agriculture, IoT supported data collection and analysis can reduce input costs through precision fertilizer and pesticide application, increasing profitability while reducing environmental impact.

The Mohawk College Industrial Applied Research Chair in Interoperability Sensor Systems for IIoT Applications will contribute to the development of sustainable IIoT technologies, from platform development to deployment in fields such as transportation and automotive, energy and smart cities, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and wearable devices.

Dr. Esteve Hassan, PhD, PEng, has 10 years of applied research experience in the design, development, and implementation of wireless sensor devices and smart embedded real-time systems. Dr. Hassan will design and develop new miniaturized low-power, multi-sensor devices with actuation and energy harvesting features. They are anticipated to include Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, LoRAWAN wireless connectivity and conventional wired technologies.

Working with industrial partners such as Stelco, CareGo and IBM, Dr. Hassan’s research will focus on creating self-tuned low-power, versatile IoT devices for a large range of manufacturing, healthcare, and wearable applications and a wide spectrum of real-time processing capabilities. His significant areas of research include:

  • the development of energy harvesting solutions to extend battery lifetimes,
  • deploying IIoT sensor applications to support the management of large inventory,
  • IIoT integration into connected trucks to ensure road safety, and,
  • the creation of configurable industrial sensor platforms that can perform on a wide variety of wireless systems without hardware changes.

Dr. Hassan will leverage key research facilities at Mohawk, including:

  • Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab: a physical space to develop and connect IIoT hardware and software and to test and validate IIoT prototypes and their potential benefits.
  • The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation, Canada’s largest institutional Net-Zero Building. The heating, cooling, and electrical systems have sensors that operate as a living lab for research projects.
  • Cybersecurity Lab: a secure lab to assess and manage cybersecurity risks.

As part of IDEAWORKS, Mohawk College’s Applied Research Department, Dr. Hassan will also partner with Mohawk College’s Energy and Power Innovation Centre (EPIC), its Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), and its mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC).


  • Stelco Inc.
  • CareGo
  • Truck Sail Inc.
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Xilinx
  • Merq
  • Gap Wireless
  • Keysight Technologies Canada
  • QuaeNet Inc.
  • Brigade Electronics Canada
  • IoT Foundry
  • MTechHub

Contact information

Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab - IDEAWORKS
Mohawk College



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