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Ayon Shahed I am a recent 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.

Prior to university I attended schooling in both Canada and Bangladesh. I would like to eventually 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 labour initiatives, use of technology for empowerment and appropriate design.

My personal blog: Snipers Shedding Camo

Highlighted University Courses

Areas of Interest

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

  • Energy Infrastructure
  • 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
  • International Development
  • Labour Issues

Material on Appropredia

        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.

Other Highlighted Work

  • 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

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