Hatch/University of Toronto Energy Researchers Forum

Faculty and students from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, together with senior personnel from Hatch, participated in the first Hatch-U of T Energy Researchers Forum, at the Hatch Corporate Office in Mississauga, Ontario on Monday, November 12th. The half-day event was an opportunity for University of Toronto researchers to make presentations to senior executives at… Read more »

Friday, October 19th at 2:10 in MC102: MIE Seminar Series presents Professor Zoubeida Ounaies from Penn State University on “Nano-Enabled Functional Polymers for Actuation and Energy Storage”

Fundamentally, electroactive polymers or EAPs are characterized by mechanisms such as piezoelectricity, electrostatic actuation and electrostriction. In this presentation, Professor Zoubeida Ounaies will focus on the use of nanoscale fillers as a strategy to push EAPs to the next level in terms of performance and opportunities. For more information, please see: http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/seminars/

Carbon Management Canada Industry Forum

Centre for Sustainable Energy Director David Sinton will be among the speakers at the CMC Industry Forum in Calgary, on October 17th and 18th. Dr. Sinton will be presenting on the topic “Microfluidic reservoir fluid analysis and pore-scale visualization for enhanced oil recovery and carbon management.” In Canada, both our energy resources and carbon storage… Read more »

CSE Researcher, Professor Murray Thomson, interviewed by the Toronto Sun, CBC, about biofuel use in aviation

Professor Murray Thomson of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering was interviewed by the CBC and the Toronto Sun about efforts by Canadian airliners to increase biofuel usage and reduce carbon emissions on domestic and international flights. Professor Thomson, a member of Alfa-Bird (Alternative Fuels and Biofuels for Aircraft Development) directs the Combustion Research Laboratory at… Read more »

Friday, September 14th at 2:10: MIE Seminar Series presents outstanding researcher with energy-related work in nanoscale engineering

Professor Pulickel M. Ajayan from Rice University will speak as part of the MIE seminar series on his work in nanoscale engineering. The talk will focus on opportunities and challenges in the engineering of nanomaterials for various applications. Carbon nanostructures, including carbon nanotubes and graphene, will be used as examples to demonstrate the perspective in… Read more »

The ECE Entrepreneurship Series presents “From Canada to China: Building a Trans-National Solar Energy Company”

Speaker: Dr. Shawn Qu Date: Friday, September 14, 5-6 p.m. Location: SF1105 Abstract: Canadian Solar was founded in Canada in 2001. It was successfully listed on NASDAQ Exchange (Symbol: CSIQ) in November 2006. To date, Canadian Solar has successfully established eight wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiaries in China that manufacture ingot, wafer, solar cells and solar modules…. Read more »

Tuesday, July 31st at 12:00pm, Doctor Aydin Nabovati, “Computational Modelling and Optimization of Energy Systems”

Doctor Aydin Nabovati of the Department of Mechanical & Industriral Engineering and the NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote When: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, 12:00pm Where: MC310 Abstract: In this talk, we will provide an overview of our research activities in the area of modelling and optimization of energy systems. The first part… Read more »