NEW YORK — Following two years of development, the Brake Academy is set to begin offering virtual courses on a variety of brake/braking-related topics.

Mohammad Vakilli, founder of the Brake Academy and with four decades of experience and expertise in friction material testing and formulation, brake system design, original equipment and aftermarket and vehicle tests, said the programs will encompass multiple aspects of the braking universe including: engineering, administrative, regulatory and conceptual.

“We have a set of topics geared to our core audience of technical professionals as well as advanced engineering students,” explained Vakilli. “Each course can also be tuned to the specific need of a given client as requested.”

Specific topics will include: Brake Systems and Design including electric vehicles; regen brake; original equipment brake validation; brake NVH simulations; brake system design for passenger cars and light trucks; tribology; brake emission; caliper fatigue; friction materials worldwide, and launch management.

The primary audience for the Brake Academy is organizations, but it will consider requests by individuals.

“Any organization interested in our services can contact us via [email protected],” explained Vakilli. “If you are a student interested in any related area or course offering, you can also contact us via the same email, as we are currently accumulating interests and offering courses based on demand.”

The instructors come from a varied background, many having authored papers or books in related technologies; all, according to Vakilli, are well known in the automotive industry. Their goal is to impart their expertise to a wider audience.

Brake Academy’s mission is to provide automotive engineers as well as students expert advice, strategic direction and leadership through courses, consultations, and other opportunities. We are a group of like-minded, highly accomplished, and well-known industry leaders who have come together to share our real-life experiences and joy of working in this field.

“Our group is laser-focused on ground mobility and our reach is global and not limited to certain regions.  Our courses are offered live and not pre-recorded, and we are flexible to provide online or in-person depending on group size. Most importantly, we provide a single source “one-stop-shop” for expertise and resources focused on brake technologies and related key interfaces.”