Energy & Environment

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Canada and the world face grand challenges in meeting energy needs without causing severe impacts on the environment and human health. The issues apply to the air, water and land environments, but the interaction between energy issues and air issues are especially strong. Making progress here will require an improved understanding of current environmental impacts, technical innovation in the field of energy systems, and progressive but realistic policies. The faculty in the Energy and Environment research cluster carry out research in these areas, with particular attention to reducing the impacts from combustion and transportation systems, developing renewable energy, low-energy buildings, urban air pollution and associated policy issues.

 
 

FACULTY


Nima Atabaki

Heat and Mass Transfer

Research Interests: experimental and theoretical research in the field of heat and mass transfer, with applications to the conversion, storage, and use of energy resources.

Kendal Bushe

Turbulent Combustion

Research Interests: combustion, turbulence, numerical simulation, computational fluid dynamics, IC engines, thermal power generation.

Amanda Giang

Air Pollution

Research interests: air quality, emissions, sustainable energy systems, systems modelling, environmental policy analysis.

Patrick Kirchen

Combustion

Research Interests: thermochemical energy conversion, combustion, internal combustion engines, ion transport membranes

Walter Merida

Clean Energy Systems

Research Interests: sustainable energy systems, transportation, low carbon fuels, fuel cells and hydrogen

Steven Rogak

Particle Systems and Energy Conservation

Research Interests: Physical properties of nanoparticles, aerosol measurements, energy systems, combustion emissions and air quality.

Carl Ollivier-Gooch

Adam Rysanek

Energy and Environmental Systems in the Built Environment

Research Interests: Optimum design, construction, and control of high-performance building energy systems using data analytics and machine learning; simulation-based optimization of climate resilient building design; decision-making under uncertainty for low-carbon buildings and cities.

Naomi Zimmerman

Air Pollution

Research Interests: development and application of real-world-based tools to quickly and quantitatively assess the impact of our policy and technology decisions on air pollution and climate outcomes, and to use the knowledge gained to support better environmental policy planning.

 

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