Lukas G Swan
Lukas Swan, PhD, PEng
Dr. Lukas G. Swan obtained his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering (2004) at California Polytechnic State University and both his M.A.Sc. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) in mechanical engineering at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. His research interests are sustainable and efficient electricity generation, storage, and conversion mechanisms, with the intention of displacing conventional fossil fuel use. Past efforts include 10 years of electric vehicle R&D as a consultant to the automotive sector, development of commercial wind energy generation projects in Nova Scotia (800 kW), and detailed building energy modeling of the Canadian residential sector. He is presently an Assistant Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Dalhousie University. In that capacity he focuses his experimental and analytical research on advanced energy storage to reduce and alter building energy consumption so as to permit increased integration of renewable energy technologies at the macro and micro scale. Objectives of this research include the development of management methodologies and innovative implementation techniques to maximize energy storage efficiency and utilization. Dr. Swan instructs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as supervising graduate students and a laboratory. He often gives invited lectures on the topic of energy for buildings and vehicles to lower level and elective courses. He sits of the board of the non-profit Canadian Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, as well as boards of corporations and charities. He is the chair of the upcoming eSim 2012 conference, the member of several conference scientific committees, and publishes in and reviews for several journals.
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