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Queen's University

1000 Islands Energy Research Forum (TIERF)

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: June 13-15, 2013     

The annual Thousand Island Energy Research Forum will be held on the campus of the Queen's University from Thursday Noon, June 13 through Saturday Noon, June 15, 2013. Please join us during this very pleasant time of year both in historic Kingston, Ontario and the beautiful campus of the University.
The schedule of events include invited speakers, panel sessions and tours of the Fuel Cell Research Centre, the solar PV farm used for snow studies and the world leading ePower laboratories. 


Meeting Highlights:

Thursday June 13

Thursday PM: Challenges in Cross-Border Energy Policy and Regulation - Lead by Dan Kolundzic, NanosResearch America with Ed Arlitt, Independent Electricity Systems Operator, Toronto; Monica Gattinger, co-editor of Borders and Bridges: Canada's Policy Relations in North America, Political Studies, U Ottawa and Michael Kelleher, Executive Director of Energy & Sustainability and Director of Renewable Energy Systems at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

Friday June 14

Friday AM: Energy and Local Sustainability - Lead by Warren Mabee, School of Policy Studies, Queen's with Ann Browne, Assoc. VP Facilities, Queen's; Stephen Bird, Political Science and Energy Policy, Institute for Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University and Adjunct Professor Queen's University; and Jose Etcheverry, Co-Chair, Sustainable Energy Initiative, Faculty of Environmental Science, York University 

Friday June 14th (8 AM - 5 PM)  and Saturday June 15th (8 AM to 12 PM)

Professor Praveen Jain, winner of Queen's University Research Excellence Award; he has established 2 companies from his work in academe and will describe his highly successful ePOWER laboratory.

Professor Jon Pharoah, Associate Director of the internationally acclaimed Fuel Cell Research Centre at Queen's, which was recently awarded substantial funding for Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence program for the Energy Storage and Recovery Ontario (ESARO) will describe the emerging area of Blue Energy.

Mr. Rob Andrews, a final year Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University will speak on his ground breaking work on solar photovoltaics and the effects of snow and coatings, which is of significant interest to our northern region.

Hugh Henderson, P.E., Principal, CHH Energy, Syracuse, NY will speak on An Automated System to Dispatch On-Site Generation Serving Multiple Facilities. He will also give a second talk on A Side by Side Laboratory Test Stand to Compare the Performance of Residential Domestic Water Heaters 

Professor Jeongmin Ahn, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University will speak on micro fuel cells and power generation from waste heat (To be confirmed)

Prof. Phil Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and Director Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University will speak on High Efficiency, Low Emissions Wood Pellet Boilers for Commercial Scale Applications

Separate sessions are planned on the following focus areas:  Energy Policy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Fuel Cells, Biomass, Emerging Renewable Energy Research

A session will be devoted to Novel Industrial Renewable Energy Applications and Activities.
Poster Session with brief presentations and posters from graduate students on current research.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000