Ayon Shahed

I am a graduate of the Masters of Engineering program at Queen's University with four years of experience in the field of solar energy. My studies focused on primarily on solar thermal systems, solar PV systems, policy development, data acquisition and instrumentation devices, energy modeling and sustainability in business practice. I have also acquired experience with feasibility studies analyzing both technical and financial viability of projects.

Currently I am working with Honeywell Building Solutions as an HVAC Designer, implementing building automation systems for that aim to drive energy savings and meet customer requirements.

Outside of my professional work, most of my time is dedicated to working with Engineers Without Borders (Canada). Currently I am working with the Toronto Professional Chapter as the VP of Marketing & Communications. Previous to this role, I co-lead Toronto's Run to End Poverty 2011.

Prior to university I attended schooling in both Canada and Bangladesh. I would like to work in the field of international development and utilize my skills to provide education, engineering and aid to underprivileged societies. I am specifically interested in capacity building, leadership development, labour initiatives and use of technology for empowerment.

My personal blog: Snipers Shedding Camo

Areas of Interest[edit | edit source]

My interests are quite broad but it helps to keep things new and provides a greater sense of perspective

  • International Development
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Capacity Building
  • Robotics
  • Urban and Rural Planning
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Cradle to Cradle Design
  • Education and Literacy
  • Writing and Poetry
  • Renewable Technologies (spec. solar energy)
  • Economics of Sustainable Development
  • Project Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Security Issues
  • Labour Issues

Material on Appropredia[edit | edit source]

        Overview of solar resource fundamentals and calculations.

        Parametric Analysis of Pot-in-Pot Refrigeration System.

         Published for the Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network 2009. Presentation and paper made available

         A brief overview of the various factors effecting the adaptation of CCS.

Highlighted University Courses[edit | edit source]

Other Highlighted Work[edit | edit source]

  • Development of a Wireless Monitoring System for On-Board Battery Levels for the Queen's University Solar Car Team 2008

         The system utilized National Instrument's LabView to wirelessly interface a DAQ and netbook on board the solar car to a notebook in the strategy vehicle.

  • Solar Conservation Strategy for Ontario

         Presentation for assessment in MPA 877 Energy Policy Course 2009.

Teaching Assistantships[edit | edit source]

I have been a teaching assistant at Queen's University for:

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