New Energy Dimensions for Better Sustainability

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 3:00 pm

Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished Seminar Series
Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230
Reception to follow at 4:00 pm

Ibrahim Dincer, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
All are invited and welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


Abstract: We are in a new era where we face crucial energetic, economic, environmental and sustainability issues and need to go beyond conventional energy options. Due to the multi-dimensional issues, there is a strong need for multi-dimensional solutions. This presentation will offer a unique approach in providing sustainable solutions and focus on newly-developed multi-purpose energy systems and applications, as well as their performance assessments through energy and exergy efficiencies. Also, novel system design, analysis, assessment and improvement options for better sustainable development will be discussed. Various parametric studies and projects will be presented to highlight the importance of new energy dimensions and mindset chance when it comes to more efficient, effective and environmentally-benign operation. Furthermore, there will be a general discussion about carbon-free society and its complications.

Bio: Ibrahim Dincer is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT. He is Vice President for Strategy in International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Vice-President for World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET). Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, more than thousand refereed journal and conference papers, and many technical reports. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered more than 300 keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada in 2004. He has made innovative contributions to the understanding and development of sustainable energy technologies and their implementation. He has actively been working in the areas of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and his group has developed various novel technologies/methods/etc.

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