ISE Seminar – Urban smart grids pilots with a design-driven approach

Thursday, October 10, 10:10AM   Wallberg Bldg, room 342 Urban smart grids pilots with a design-driven approach Angèle Reinders Dept. of Design, Production and Management University of Twente and TU Delft, The Netherlands Abstract: What lessons can be learnt from analyzing current urban smart grid projects from a design perspective, in particular with regards to… Read more »

2012 Outstanding Energy Paper Awards – $500 prize

The Institute for Sustainable Energy invites all U of T graduate and postdoctoral researchers to submit any lead-author papers published in 2012 for consideration of the inaugural ISE Outstanding Energy Paper awards.  5 awards of $500 each will be awarded by a jury comprised of members of the ISE steering committee. Please submit a PDF… Read more »

Sept. 25 – The Power of Aboriginal-Renewable Energy Partnerships: Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Opportunities

The Power of Aboriginal-Renewable Energy Partnerships: Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Opportunities Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Venue: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, room 1180, 40 St. George Street, Toronto, Registration:          NO CHARGE FOR ATTENDANCE, REGISTER AT THE DOOR OR IN ADVANCE AT:                          … Read more »

Newly announced NSERC CREATE Program in Clean Combustion Engines

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… Read more »

ISE Director, David Sinton, the 2013 winner of the McLean award

ISE Director, Professor David Sinton is the 2013 winner of the McLean award. The $100,000 McLean award will help advance Sinton’s work in sustainable energy. The prestigious McLean Award honours emerging leaders in basic research in the fields of physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and statistics. The award is jointly funded by a… Read more »

Canadian focus issue of the journal Lab-on-a-Chip

Profs. David Sinton, Aaron Wheeler, and David Juncker present the Canadian focus issue of the journal Lab-on-a-Chip – the largest country-themed issue in the history of the journal. Three energy papers are featured including oil analysis (Dr. Farshid Mostowfi’s group at Schlumberger DBR), energy storage with a microfluidic battery (Prof. Erik Kjeang’s group at SFU),… Read more »

ISE at Hatch

On Wednesday, May 29th, Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Energy visited the Hatch corporate offices in Mississauga for a luncheon honouring this year’s recipients of the Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research. ISE would like to again thank Hatch for providing this generous scholarship to our students.  ISE researchers have also engaged in… Read more »

ISE Director David Sinton in Calgary and Vancouver

On June 4th and 5th, as part of a speaker series organized by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, ISE Director, Prof. David Sinton, delivered a talk to audiences in Calgary and Vancouver on his research in  small-scale fluid mechanics, and its application to Canadian energy operations and long-term carbon dioxide storage below the earth’s surface.

June 21st – ISE Seminar – Professor Mohamed Gamal El-Din

Abstract: The oil sands industry produces large volumes of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) as a result of bitumen extraction and upgrading processes. OSPW is the water contained in tailings impoundment structures in oil sands operations. There are concerns about the environmental impacts of the release of OSPW because of its toxicity. OSPW has been… Read more »

Carbon Management Canada awards 3 CSE researchers funds for new projects

Carbon Management Canada has announced $3.75 million to fund 8 new research projects. Congratulations are due to CSE researchers, Prof. Harry Ruda, Prof. Aimy Bazylak, and Prof. Murray Thomson. Professor Harry Ruda receives funding for his project “Development of single-molecule level multi-species nanowire-based sensors for carbon emissions”.  As lead investigator, the project based out of the… Read more »