SEE Grad 2024

The School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) and the SEE Graduate Student Association are hosting the first SEE Graduate Student Research Conference on May 10, in the state-of-the-art research and teaching facility in Surrey, British Columbia.

The research and innovation at SEE are cutting-edge interdisciplinary fields such as innovative vehicle technologies and energy sources, carbon capture and sequestration, use of material science in sustainability, energy and atmospheric modelling, photovoltaic, smart power grids, hydrogen and fuel cells, nexus of water, energy, and food, and sustainable vehicle-track interaction.


  • Date: May 10, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sustainable Energy Engineering Building (SRYE)

Call for Abstracts

In partnership with the SEE Graduate Student Society, the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) is thrilled to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Research Conference (SEEGRAD 2024) to be hosted in our state-of-the-art facility. The primary aim is to unite the remarkable SEE research community for a day filled with enthusiasm, fostering the exchange of innovative ideas and research initiatives directed towards a sustainable future.

All SEE graduate students (MASc, PhD and Post-Doc) are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract for oral presentations or poster sessions.

Scientific Committee: Professor Colin Copeland (Chair), Professor Vahid Hosseini, Professor Vincenzo Pecunia

Organizing Chairs: Professors Mariana Resener and Mina Xu

Conference Date: May 10, 2024

Cash Prizes: Awarded to the top 3 presentations and top 3 posters by graduate students 



  • Submission Deadline: PDF files of posters and presentations are due by April 19, 2024 

Abstract submissions are now closed. Thank you to those who registered to participate.

Event Agenda

Time (PST) Event
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and informal networking
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker
9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Technical sessions
12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and networking
1:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Poster presentations and competition

Technical sessions

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closing remarks and award ceremony

Keynote Speaker


Melina Scholefield, P. Eng.
Executive Director
Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre

Melina is a progressive, collaborative and forward-thinking leader with over two and a half decades of experience as a civil-environmental engineer in both the public and private sector. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of the Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC), a non-profit charitable organization driving climate action in Metro Vancouver and BC's building, transportation, and renewable energy sectors. Melina is also an instructor at Simon Fraser University, specializing in green infrastructure and urban water management. Melina has a passion for community-building, sustainability and innovation and extensive experience leading integrated and inter-disciplinary portfolios related to climate mitigation and adaptation, green buildings, transportation, green infrastructure, and water resource management. She has received numerous accolades for her leadership and impact, including the Water Steward of the Year from the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Environmental Sustainability. In 2023, Melina was honored with the Royal Roads University Chancellor’s Award and Founders’ Award for her leadership and commitment in advancing sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion. Melina holds graduate certificates in Values-based Leadership and Change Management, along with a Master of Arts in Leadership specializing in Executive Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are sponsorship opportunities available for this event. Please contact to learn more.

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