Prof. Marc A. Rosen, Ontario Tech University, Canada (Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering)
Research Interests: Energy, thermodynamics, sustainability, exergy, environment
Dr. Rosen has served as the founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Ontario Tech University, the President of the Engineering Institute of Canada and of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He has acted in many professional capacities, including Editor-in-Chief of various journals and a Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation.
With over 70 research grants and contracts and 900 technical publications, including numerous books, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in sustainable energy, sustainability, and environmental impact. Much of his research has been carried out for industry.In his research, Dr. Marc A. Rosen has applied advanced thermodynamic techniques such as exergy analysis and other methods based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics to understand, assess, improve and optimize energy and other engineering systems. He has examined air thermal energy storage, including phase change systems, with various heat transfer configurations, and applied heat transfer and fluids engineering in his work. Recently. he has investigated and developed thermal performance management systems for batteries and battery packs, for applications in vehicles as well as fixed facilities.
Dr. Rosen has received numerous awards and honours, including an Award of Excellence in Research and Technology Development from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Engineering Institute of Canada’s Smith Medal for achievement in the development of Canada, and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering’s Angus Medal for outstanding contributions to the management and practice of mechanical engineering. He received a distinguished scholar award from Ryerson University and a Mid-Career Award from University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Energy Foundation.
Title: Energy sustainability: A stepping stone to sustainable development
Sustainable development is a critically important goal for human and societal activity. Energy sustainability is of great importance to any plans for overall sustainable development. This is particularly important given the pervasiveness of energy use, its importance in economic development and living standards, and the significant impacts that energy processes and systems have on the environment.
Many factors that need to be considered and appropriately addressed in moving towards energy sustainability are examined in this talk. These include appropriate selection of energy resources bearing in mind sustainability criteria, facilitation of the use of sustainable energy resources, enhancement of the efficiency of energy-related processes, and a holistic adoption of environmental stewardship in energy activities.
In addition, other key sustainability measures are addressed, such as economics, equity, land use, lifestyle, sociopolitical factors and population. Conclusions are provided related both on options for energy sustainability and on means to achieve sustainable development.