Research Team

  • Dr. Cynthia Cruickshank

    Principal Researcher
    Principal Researcher and Director of the Solar Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Chris Baldwin

    Ph.D. Candidate (2014 - Present)
    Solar Assisted Heat Pumps
  • Brock Conley

    Ph.D. Candidate (2017 - Present)
    Vacuum Insulation Panels
  • Chris Campbell

    M.A.Sc. Candidate (2018-Present)
  • Calene Treichel

    M.A.Sc. Candidate (2018 - Present)
    Solar Thermal Assisted Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • Tyler Ulmer

    M.A.Sc. Candidate (2017-Present)
    LCCA of Vacuum Insulation Panels Considering Climate Change Adjusted Weather
  • Jordan McNally

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (2016 - Present)
    Determining Feasibility of Adsorption Cooling for Residential Applications in Canada
  • Dylan Bardy

    M.A.Sc. Candidate (2016 - 2018)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Handen Tezel (University of Ottawa) Adsorption thermochemical energy storage
  • Nina Dmytrenko

    M.A.Sc. Candidate (2016 - 2018)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ian Beausoleil-Morrison Performance of air-source heat pumps
  • Alex Hayes

    M.A.Sc. (2016 - 2018)
    Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)
  • Michael Brown

    M.A.Sc. (2012 - 2018)
    Part-time student. Integration of Variable Generation into Autonomous-grid Arctic Communities
  • Patrick Smith

    M.A.Sc. (2015 - 2017)
    Heat-pump water heater
  • Sarah Wert

    M.A.Sc. (2015 - 2018)
    Air to phase change material
  • Travis Moore

    M.A.Sc. (2015 - 2017)
  • Kevin Khalaf

    M.A.Sc. (2015 - 2017)
    Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • David Ouellette

    Ph.D (2010 - 2015)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Edgar Matida Multiphase Modelling and Experimental Testing of a Flowing Electrolyte – Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
  • Paula Claudino

    M.A.Sc. (2012 - 2015)
    Energy and Thermal Requirements of an Off-Grid Geodesic Dome Greenhouse and Aquaponics System in Ottawa
  • Jenny Chu

    M.A.Sc. (2012 - 2014)
    Evaluation of a Dual Tank Indirect Solar Assisted Heat Pump System
  • Brent Huchuk

    M.A.Sc. (2012 - 2014)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Liam O’Brien         Model-Based Predictive Shading Control
  • Jayson Bursill

    M.A.Sc. (2013 – 2015)
    Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • Daniel Bowie

    M.A.Sc. (2014 - 2016)
    Solar Absorption Chillers
  • Eric Duivesteyn

    M.A.Sc. (2011 - 2013)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Edgar Matida Hydrodynamic Modelling and Experimental Studies of a Flowing Electrolyte – Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
  • Adam Wills

    M.A.Sc. (2011 - 2013)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ian Beausoleil-Morrison Design and Co-Simulation of a Seasonal Solar Thermal System for a Canadian Single Family Detached House
  • Ryan Dickinson

    M.A.Sc. (2010 - 2012)
    Analysis and Development of Draw Strategies for a Multi-Tank Thermal Storage System for Solar Heating Applications
  • Yashar Kablou

    M.A.Sc. (2010 - 2012)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Edgar Matida Hydrodynamic Modelling and Experimental Analysis of Flowing Electrolyte – Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stacks
  • Nasim Sabet-Sharghi

    M.A.Sc. (2009 - 2011)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Edgar Matida Experimental Analysis of a Single Cell Flowing Electrolyte-direct Methanol Fuel Cell
  • Courtney Edwards

    M.A.Sc. (2009 - 2011)
    Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ian Beausoleil-Morrison Performance Assessment of Solar Absorption Cooling for Ontario Housing