Generation: The University of Toronto Energy Fair

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bahen Lobby  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The University of Toronto Energy Fair is a student-organized one-day fair that aims to create a platform for discussions around energy between students, industry players, academia members and policy makers. Come meet exhibitors and network in the trade-show portion, or attend one of our many workshops!

9:00am Keynote Speech: ISE Director, Prof. David Sinton, Fluidics for Energy: From Photosynthesis to Reservoir Engineering, Bahen 1220

Exhibitor Trade-Show – 10:00 to 4:30 pm


Sustainable Energy and the TTC
Join us for a discussion of the TTC’s sustainable initiatives with TTC’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Engineering.
BA 1210 11:00 am

Scaling Energy from Lab to Industry
What are the challenges in scaling up new technologies in energy? Our panel includes entrepreneurs, members of the academia and supporting organizations for start-ups describing their experiences.
BA 1230  1:00 pm

Canada’s Energy Evolution
What will the future bring for Canada? Industry experts from each major energy source weigh in on Canada’s energy future.
BA 2159  2:00 pm​

Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge

Congratulations to U of T alumni Atindra Ganeshen, Saman Alvi, Shaheer Aziz, and Arjune Selvarajan for Wattson their Gold Award and People’s Choice Award winning entry to the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge.  Launched in partnership with MaRS Discovery District, the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge offered $50,000 to support the best new apps developed to use electricity data collected by smart meters. The new apps will empower consumers to make informed decisions about their energy consumption and to help consumers make decisions that will save them money.

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Ontario’s Green Button Initiative
The province’s world-leading investment in smart meters has helped to build a powerful and reliable smart grid. Using the smart grid, the Green Button Initiative will empower consumers by providing easier access to their own electricity data and allowing them to securely share their data with mobile and web-based apps. Apps can help Ontario households and businesses better understand and manage their electricity use, so they can make informed decisions and take action.

Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013/2014 Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research.  These $10,000 awards are provided through a generous donation from Hatch Ltd.   The Institute for Sustainable Energy administers the scholarship on behalf of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.  Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Faraz Arbabi PhD MIE sup. Aimy Bazylak
Sherry Esfahani PhD MSE sup. Mansoor Barati
Han Gao PhD MSE sup. Keryn Lian
Fan Lin PhD Chem-Eng sup. Cathy (Ya-Huei) Chin
Arthur Montazeri PhD ECE sup. Nazir Kherani
Mike Ranjram MASc ECE sup. Peter Lehn
Kasun Samarasekera MASc ECE sup. Reza Iravani
Samiha Tahseen MASc Civil-Eng sup. Bryan Karney
Haoran Wu MASc MSE sup. Keryn Lian
Johnny (Chen) Huai MASc MSE sup. Geoffrey Ozin, Doug Perovic
Pirathayini Srikantha PhD ECE sup. Deepa Kundur

In addition to new recipients, the following students received a renewal of their award.

Firouz  Badrkhnai Ajaei PhD ECE
Matthew Genovese MASc MSE
Jim Y.J.  Kuo PhD MIE
Jocelyn Zuliani MASc Chem-Eng
Eric Sheung-Chi Fan PhD MIE
Fahimeh Kazempour PhD ECE
Shahab Poshtkouhi PhD ECE

The awards are intended to fund research and training of world-class researchers and engineers in the fields of recovery and utilization of energy derived sustainably from the sun and other sources; specifically in the areas of power generation from photovoltaic solar cells, wind turbines and hydraulic turbines, systems for the efficient utilization of thermal and electrical energy derived sustainably and energy storage by batteries, pumped hydro, molten salts, compressed air, and other means.

[PLEASE NOTE] We will be changing the timeline for the 2014/2015 competition in order to announce the award prior to the start of the academic year.  Please look for application information in late May, 2014.