Professor Murray Thomson of the Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is the PI of a newly announced NSERC CREATE program in Clean Combustion Engines. The program will include Faculty members and students from the University of British Columbia, University of Windsor, Ryerson, McGill, and the University of Toronto (Prof. Thomson, Professor Jim Wallace) with industrial partners including Rolls Royce, Ford, Westport Innovations and many others.
The program aims to address the significant contribution of fossil fuel combustion to global warming and urban air pollution by researching new clean combustion approaches. Engine manufacturers currently face ever stricter regulations requiring reduced emissions, better fuel efficiency and alternative fuel use. The program will train the next generation of combustion experts to design clean combustion engines that employ alternative fuels, and reduce pollutants within both the engine and exhaust systems.
The program has three main training features: (1) university based research to provide trainees with world-class technical capabilities related to clean combustion engines, (2) a Combustion Summer School which will include training in technical and professional skills and (3) an internship to provide trainees with professional experience in the industry.
Additional information will be posted at our NSERC CREATE Clean Combustion Engines page: