Energy Systems

The Energy Systems group at SFU Mechatronic Systems Engineering combines analytical, computational and experimental research on a range of problems. These can involve sustainable energy systems, microelectronics cooling, transport phenomena in fuel cells and microfluidics and power conversion for renewable power.

Research Topics

  • Control & monitoring for solar energy conversion
  • Distributed generation & smart grid
  • Energy harvesting from mechanical vibrations
  • Fuel cell technology, microfluidic & nanofluidic energy conversion devices
  • Lighting control for building energy efficiency
  • Microelectronics cooling
  • Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM)
  • Power electronics
  • Renewable power (solar, wind, ocean)
  • Regenerative dampers and energy harvesting
  • Smart utility management systems
  • Technology for electric vehicles