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Queen's University Mechanical Engineering Student
Candidate for Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University 2010
I am currently enrolled in:
- Mech425 - Engineering for Sustainable Development
- Mech439 - Turbomachinery
- Mech461 - Research Project
- GPHY101 - Human Geography
- APSC221 - Engineering Economics
The Queen's Solar Design Team is a multidisciplinary, student run team, that aims to advance the use of solar technologies through education and innovation. The team has a twenty year history in solar vehicle design but has recently transitioned to focus on low energy solar building design. The short term goal is to compete in the Solar Decathlon. I have helped to transition the team, and worked extensively on the 2011 Solar Decathlon proposal (described below).
Solar Decathlon 2011
Queen's and Carleton University have collaborated to submit a proposal to the 2011 Solar Decathlon. This design competition challenges students to design and build a net-surplus energy solar powered home. I have been involved in the proposal preparation and submittal and continue to work with the team to develop the conceptual design.
For my fourth year design project I developed a conceptual design for a small scale, solar driven, liquid desiccant air conditioning system. I am continuing to work further on the project by prototyping and testing a similar system as a research project in MECH 461.
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Engineering Design
- Low Energy Housing
- Energy Efficiency
- Human Geography
- Integrated Design