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Dr. James Cotton

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The Department of Engineering Physics is holding Seminar Series, where we have invited various speakers from alumni, current students, or external industry.

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Dr. James Cotton, Professor at McMaster University.

An Energy Solution: Integrated Community Energy and Harvesting Systems.

Abstract:

The world is facing tremendous challenges related to energy, sustainability, equity and climate change.  Community Energy Partnerships and energy harvesting represent a low-carbon energy pathway for communities to develop sustainable and climate-friendly energy source both in Canada, and around the world.  By placing the energy and harvesting systems locally each community can adapt the systems to best suit their needs and by hosting locally, maximize the benefits in terms of job creation and economic impact.  This talk will provide the basis for community energy systems and energy harvesting and discuss its role in the energy future. 

Biography:

Dr. James Cotton is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University and Co-Director of the McMaster Institute for Energy Studies. His research focuses on developing, modeling and experimentally validating technologies to advance energy harvesting, thermal storage and integrated community energy and harvesting systems.