About Us

The Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student Society (MSESS) is established to serve and represent the interests of its members to the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE), throughout Simon Fraser University, and beyond to industry and other engineering societies. If your declared major is in MSE, or you're taking any engineering course in Surrey, then you are automatically a member of the MSESS.

The MSESS, run entirely by students, promotes school spirit and fosters community building by providing opportunities for you to interact with fellow students, faculty, staff and industry. Social events take place throughout the year, and the Student Society also organizes career fairs and sends members to conferences including the Western Engineering Competition and the Canadian Engineering Competition.


Brindan Ramalingam

My name is Brindan Ramalingam. I am a fourth-year student at SFU majoring in Mechatronic Systems Engineering. Over the course of the past four years, I have met a bunch of amazing peers, professionals and mentors and came to love one of the (supposedly) toughest majors offered by SFU. I am no stranger to procrastinating on the numerous second year lab reports or the amazing hands on third year projects.

I have been elected as the President for the Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student Society for the year 2018-2019. Over this time, I will be counselling and overseeing the student society’s activities. A lot of students think that the student society does not really do much. While it is true that we cannot bump up your grades, we can talk to the Professors, Co-op and course advisors regarding any concerns or constructive comments you may have. You can email me at bramalin@sfu.ca or at president@msess.ca. We will be releasing office hours shortly for you to chat in person and maybe play smash bros.

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Co-VP Events

Frank Chen

My name is Frank Chen, and I am the Co-VP of Events. I am in my 2nd year at SFU in Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

Encouraging engagement and communication and networking among students, alumni, professors and industry personnel would definitely make the student culture more rich and create a stronger MSE network. As your VP Events, I would like to implement many events for this type of engagement, and increase student interactions outside of the classrooms. With this being said, my position is to best provide the opportunities and events desired most by the student body, and there is no better way to make that happen then to always having feedback and consensus. Therefore, I encourage everyone to come out to events to be held to interact with one another, and definitely feel free to reach out if you have any suggestions at events@msess.ca.

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VP External

James Liu

My name is James Liu. I am a 3rd Year MSE student, member of Team Guardian and SFU Rocketry, and I like working on mechanical projects. As your VP External for the period 2018-2019, I will be overseeing the interactions with external student bodies and societies, as well as conference delegations, operations, logistics and travel itineraries. In short, other than the president, I will act as the face of the student society externally!

To give some context, our student society maintains relationships with other Canadian student societies through hosting and attending inter-societal events, competitions, and meetings through each school’s VP External and President. Our student society is also part of a larger student society called the Western Engineering Student Society's Team (WESST). Through WESST, events like the Western Engineering Competition (WEC) are possible.

Within SFU, I will also be working with the departmental student unions within the Faculty of Applied Science FAS, composed of ESSS, SSSS, CSSS, and of course the MSESS. I will also be responsible for helping with the planning for the long-held tradition, the Iron Ring Ceremony, and the SFU Engineering Competition as well. I will be working closely with the MSESS VP Finance, VP Events, and the ESSS VP External for the above.

Throughout the year, if you have any interest in being part of future conference delegations or any questions regarding the iron ring ceremony or SFU Engineering Competition, please do not be afraid to contact me at external@msess.ca.

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Muhammad Abid

My name is Muhammad Abid, I am a second year Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) Student. As the Co-VP Events of MSESS, my responsibilty is to organize fun, interactive, and useful events that are vital in building the engineering culture at SFU. I like to organize collaborative events with other student societies, because it gives MSE students a chance to meet people from other disciplines. So far, I have been able to host events with Software Systems, Engineering Science, Computer Science, and Surrey Campus Committe. As well as, we've hosted several workshops to help students build their technical skills. I hope to keep hosting more events and workshops throughout the rest of the year.

I encourage everyone to come out to events to be held, interact with one another, and definitely do feel free to reach out if you have any suggestions at events@msess.ca.

Stay blessed.

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VP Internal

Neeraj Bansal

I'm Neeraj, a 3rd year MSE student. This is my first time working in MSESS to help this young major grow and to provide students the opportunity to grow. Never hesitate to contact me if you have some concerns on how things are working. My job in the MSESS is limited to executives and making proper documentation and records of everything

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My name is Obren Zugic and I live to communicate. Socrates once said communication is the echo of the eclipse that was once a drought to the fields. I am so honoured to be able to be a part of the MSESS.

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VP Finance

Shreyas Kakulavarapu

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We are always actively looking how to serve the desires of the MSE student body across all academic, professional and social platforms