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User:P.A.Leslie

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P.A. Leslie
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Queen's University Mechanical Engineering and Economics Student[edit]

B.Sc Mechanical Engineering (2010)
B.A. Economics (2011)

Courses[edit]

  • Mech 425 Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • Mech 435 Internal Combustion Engines
  • Mech 480 Introduction to Aerospace engineering
  • Mech 441 Fluids 3
  • Mech 461 Mechanical Engineering Thesis
  • Econ 212 Micro-economic Theory

Current Projects[edit]

Queen's Solar Design Team[edit]

I have been a member of this team since the transition to a solar building team from a solar vehicle team. The QSDT has been building world-class solar vehicles since 1988. While our vehicles brought us to the forefront of innovation, our home will push us even further as we challenge the limits of green building and innovation. Our goal is to compete on the world stage in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. I look forward to our acceptance into this competition and working with the team to develop a brand new home meanwhile learning about project management and building design/construction.

Check out our website for further information.

Mechanical Engineering Thesis[edit]

I am currently working with Dr. Pearce to develop the basis for a iPhone application that will allow home owners to perform their own home energy audit.

Areas of Experience[edit]

I have completed a mechanical engineering design/research project in the area of integrated solar photovoltaic and thermal panels.

I have built a simple rainwater catchment and distribution system.

I have several summers experience in the natural gas production industry. There I learned about; field operating, environmental effects, health and safety awareness, CO2 sequestration and injection, borehole drilling, well design and well completion technology.

I worked for a underfloor heating company and have a good understanding of that technology.

I have a large interest in both cook and humanitarian aid which lead me to start re-working Third World Recipes for First World Countries in order to help underprivileged families eat healthy meals.