Institute for Sustainable Energy & CREATE program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities symposium

Thank you to everyone that attended our Institute for Sustainable Energy & NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities research symposium on Friday, November 21st.

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50 posters were presented, displaying the impressive breadth of energy research at the University of Toronto.   We would also like to thank Prof. Amy Bilton and all of the students in the CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities that gave oral presentations.

Members of the ISE Advisory Board and Steering Committee were on hand to view the posters, and we are pleased to announce three $1000 awards to the top-reviewed posters.


Congratulations to,

Jocelyn Zuliani (sup. Prof. Charles Q. Jia) for Helping to Green the Canadian Oil Sands: from Oil Sands By-Product to Green Energy Storage

Jin Chang (sup. Prof. Francis Dawson & Prof. Keryn Lian) for Ab initio Characterization of a Graphene/Copper Capacitor Device

Eman Hammad (sup. Prof. Deepa Kundur) for Off-Grid Cooperative Microgrid Networks with High Renewable Penetration


Thursday, Nov. 6, Lunch & Learn with Russell Engelman of Suncor

Russell Engelman of Suncor welcomes students to a Lunch and Learn on Suncor’s New Technologies and Opportunities. He is the Director New Technologies, In Situ Resources. The seminar will take place on Nov. 6 in the Mechanical Engineering Building, room MC252.

Please RSVP here to confirm attendance.

Those interested in similar opportunities with the University of Toronto’s chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers are encouraged to contact Pushan Lele, the U of T chapter president.

3rd NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities Symposium & ISE Poster Session



Friday, November 21, 2014
1 p.m. – 4:00 research symposium

University of Toronto – St. George Campus 
Galbraith Building, room GB202
35 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario

The NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities invites you to join us for our 3rd annual research symposium on Friday November 21st from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.


1:00 – 2:00 – Lunch and Poster Session, held jointly with the University of Toronto’s Institute for Sustainable Energy

2:00 – 4:00 – Presentations by select Faculty and Trainees.

The NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities (DGRC) provides research and training opportunities for students at the University of Toronto and Queen’s to develop clean energy technologies for distributed generation systems that work in the remote settings of Canada. Through partnerships with community, institutional, and industry stakeholders, the program aims to provide trainees with a diverse research and training program that is internationally unique, launching them into successful careers in the energy sector.

 RSVP Invited industry RSVP here   RSVP ISE/DGRC Students & Faculty RSVP here

Invited industry members are welcome to extend this invitation to any interested parties within their organization. Please contact, DGRC Associate Director, Professor Aimy Bazylak (, 416-946-5031) or program coordinator Kristian Galberg (, 416-978-2821) with any questions.