CSME Seminar Series on Heat Transfer and Energy Systems

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) aims at advancing the quality and scope of mechanical engineering in Canada. Heat Transfer and Energy Systems are important areas in mechanical engineering. Research, education, and industrial development in these areas play critical roles in solving urgent global challenges such as energy and water supply, and climate change. 

The CSME Seminar Series on Heat Transfer and Energy Systems aims to create a forum of scholarly exchange of research and development in these areas and to promote national and global collaboration in solving these challenges. The seminar topics will include but are not limited to fundamental thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, interfacial and phase change phenomena, fluid flow with and without chemical reactions, and various processes and technologies for energy conversion, storage, transport and utilization. 

The seminars will feature distinguished speakers from Canada and around the world who have made outstanding contributions in the research of heat transfer and energy systems. The seminars are open to all researchers and students in Canada who are interested in heat transfer and energy systems. The seminars are delivered online through live video conferences, with Q/A sessions for speaker-audience interactions and will be held approximately bi-monthly. 

Sponsored by CSME - The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Organizers: CSME Technical Committee on Heat Transfer, CSME Technical Committee on Advanced Energy Systems
Contact: Dr. Xili Duan (xduan@mun.ca), Dr. Sunny Li (sunny.li@ubc.ca

Scheduled Seminars:

  • Seminar Title: “Thermosyphons in Artificial Ground Freezing: Fundamental and Operational Analysis

Speaker: Dr. Agus Sasmito

Date and time: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1 pm (PDT); 4:00pm (EDT)

Registration link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/420890403527

  • Seminar Title: “Ultrawhite Paints for Sub-ambient Radiative Cooling: Materials, Physics, and Climate Crisis Mitigation

Speaker: Dr. Xiulin Ruan

Date and time: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10:00am (PST); 1:00pm (EST)

Registration link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/369396754637

  • Seminar Title: “Predicting Soot Formation from Combustion using Computational Fluid Dynamics and Machine Learning

Speaker: Dr. Seth Dworkin

Date and time: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 10:00am (PST); 1:00pm (EST)

Registration link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/302278141057 

  • Seminar Title: “Lithium-Ion Battery Modeling: When Physics Joins Hands with Machine Learning

Speaker: Dr. Huazhen Fang

Date and time: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 10:00am (PST); 1:00pm (EST)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/259706307557

  • Seminar Title: “Introduction to ARPA-E and the changing Energy Landscape

Speaker: Dr. Peter de Bock

Date and time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00am (PST); 1:00pm (EST)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/205087370847

  • Seminar Title: “Development of a pulsating fluidized bed reactor for biomass torrefaction: heat and mass transfer, reactor performance and impacts assessment

Speaker: Dr. Xiaotao (Tony) Bi

Date and time: October 8, 2021, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EDT)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/156839301573

  • Seminar Title: “Innovation at Interfaces: From Energy to Biomedical Applications

Speaker: Dr. Kripa K. Varanasi

Date and time: June 1st  2021, 3 pm to 4 pm (EDT)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/csme-heat-transfer-and-energy-systems-seminar-series-tickets-156841592425