Sustainable energy engineering student wins the 2022 FAS Three Minute Thesis competition

March 29, 2022

By James Conn

Three graduate students from the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) made submissions to this year’s FAS heat for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT brought together graduate students across FAS vying for the chance to win and advance to the SFU 3MT Final. Winners from the SFU 3MT Final would then advance and represent SFU at the Western Regional and National Competitions.

This year, each student’s video submission was made available for public viewing where everyone could vote for the People’s Choice Winner. Faculty from FAS were invited to be a part of the judging panel where they reviewed and scored each 3MT presentation to identify the first-place winner and runner up.

The three FAS 3MT participants included SEE PhD student, Navid Balazadeh Meresht’s whose presentation was titled “Natural Gas HPDI Engine Modeling for Long-hauling Commercial Trucks,” PhD student and Reza Farzam’s whose presentation was titled “Hydrogen-Diesel Dual-Fuel Engines; Modelling and Analysis.” Finally, sustainable energy engineering MASc student Oz Oren was announced as the first-place winner due to his engaging presentation that clearly outlined his research in a concise way. His presentation was titled “Developing a High Efficiency Wood Burning Stove.” Oren will represent FAS at the SFU Final.