Carey J. Simonson

     Carey J. Simonson  B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Biography

    Professor Simonson became an Assistant Professor in 2001, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, received tenure in 2005 and was promoted to Professor in 2007. In 2007/2008 he was a Visiting Professor (sabbatical leave) at the Mass and Heat Transfer Process Laboratory, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. Prior to becoming a faculty member at the U of S, he spent 4 years at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) as a research scientist, post doctoral fellow and senior research scientist. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Building Physics and a corresponding member on ASHRAE TC 5.5 "Air-to-Air Energy Recovery". Teaching Interests Professor Simonson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in heat transfer, mass transfer and HVAC. Research Interests Professor Simonson's research area is heat and moisture in (1) air-to-air energy exchangers,(2) HVAC systems, and (3) hygroscopic building materials. He maintains an NSERC funded research program that includes collaboration with national and international researchers and local industry (e.g., Venmar CES and IEA ECBCS Annex 41). His research results are widely published in peer-reviewed journals (over 80 papers) and conferences (over 60 papers). This research is important because people in developed countries spend up to 90% of their time in buildings and building account for 30% to 40% of national energy consumption in these countries.

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Akbari, S., Hemingson, H.B., Beriault, D., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2012). Application of neural networks to predict the steady state performance of a run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, 1628-1641.
    • Rasouli, M., Akbari, S., Hemingson, H.B., Besant, R.W. and Simonson, C.J. (2011). Application of a run-around membrane energy exchanger in an office building HVAC system, ASHRAE Transactions, 117(2), 686-703.
    • Hemingson, H.B., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Steady-state performance of a run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) for a range of outdoor air conditions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54, 1814-1824.
    • Roels, S., Talukdar, P., James, C. and Simonson, C.J. (2010). Reliability of material data measurements for hygroscopic buffering, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 5355-5363.
    • James, C., Simonson, C.J., Talukdar, P. and Roels, S. (2010). Numerical and experimental data set for benchmarking hygroscopic buffering models, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 3638-3654.
    • Rasouli, M., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Applicability and optimum control strategy of energy recovery ventilators in different climatic conditions, Energy and Buildings, 42, 1376-1385.
    • Fauchoux, M., Bansal, M., Talukdar, P., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2010). Testing and modeling of a novel ceiling panel for maintaining space relative humidity by moisture transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 3961-3968.
    • Afshin, M., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Crystallization limits of LiCl-water and MgCl2-water salt solutions as operating liquid desiccant in the RAMEE system, ASHRAE Transactions, 116(2), 494-506.
    • Mahmud, K., Mahmood, G.I., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Performance testing of a counter-cross-flow run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for HVAC applications, Energy and Buildings, 42, 1139-1147.
    • Talukdar, P., Torvi, D.A., Simonson, C.J. and Sawcyn, C.M.J. (2010). Coupled CFD and Radiation Simulation of Air Gaps in Bench Top Protective Fabric Tests, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 526-539.
    • Seyed Ahmadi, M., Erb, B., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2009). Transient behavior of run-around heat and moisture exchanger system, Part I: Model formulation and verification, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, 6000-6011.
    • Seyed Ahmadi, M., Erb, B., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2009). Transient behavior of run-around heat and moisture exchanger system, Part II: Sensitivity studies for a range of initial conditions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, 6012-6020.
    • Vali, A., Simonson, C.J., Besant, R.W. and Mahmood, G. (2009). Numerical model and effectiveness correlations for a run-around heat recovery system with combined counter and cross-flow exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, 5827-5840.
    • Fauchoux, M.T., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2009). The Effect of Energy Recovery on Indoor Relative Humidity, Energy Consumption and Economics of a School, ASHRAE Transactions, 115(2), 519-530.
    • Erb, B., Seyed Ahmadi, M., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2009). Experimental measurements of a run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) with comparison to numerical modeling, ASHRAE Transactions, 115(2), 689-705.
    • Roels, S., James, C., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2009). Reliability of transient heat and moisture modeling for hygroscopic buffering, ASHRAE Transactions, 115(2), 111-125.
    • Li, M., Simonson, C.J., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2009). Run-around energy recovery system for air-to-air applications using cross-flow exchangers coupled with a porous solid desiccant - Part I: Model development and verification, HVAC&R Research, 15(3), 537-560.
    • Li, M., Simonson, C.J., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2009). Run-around energy recovery system for air-to-air applications using cross-flow exchangers coupled with a porous solid desiccant - Part II: Results and performance sensitivity, HVAC&R Research, 15(3), 561-584.
    • Iskra, C.R., James, C., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2009). Convective mass transfer coefficients for gypsum and wood paneling, Journal of ASTM International, 6(4), (Paper JAI102036), 1-18.
    • Fauchoux, M.T., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2009). Tests of a Novel Ceiling Panel for Maintaining Space Relative Humidity by Moisture Transfer From an Aqueous Salt Solution, Journal of the ASTM International, 6(4), (Paper JAI102034), 1-10.
    • Talukdar, P., Iskra, C.R. and Simonson, C.J. (2008). Combined heat and mass transfer for laminar flow of moist air in a 3D rectangular duct: CFD simulation and validation with experimental data, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51(11-12), 3091-3102. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2007.08.034
    • Talukdar, P., Issendorff, F.V., Trimis, D. and Simonson, C.J. (2008). Conduction-radiation interaction in 3-D irregular enclosures using the finite volume method, Heat and Mass Transfer, 44, 695-704. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00231-007-0303-2
    • Larson, M.D., Besant, R.W. and Simonson, C.J. (2008). The effect of membrane deflections on flow rate in cross flow air-to-air exchangers, HVAC&R Research, 14(2), 275-288.
    • Talukdar, P., Osanyintola, O.F., Olutimayin, S.O., Simonson, C.J. and Olutimayin, S.O. (2007). An experimental data set for benchmarking 1-D, transient heat and moisture transfer models of hygroscopic building materials, Part II: Experimental, numerical and analytical data, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, 4915-4926. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2007.03.025
    • Talukdar, P., Olutimayin, S.O., Osanyintola, O.F. and Simonson, C.J. (2007). An experimental data set for benchmarking 1-D, transient heat and moisture transfer models of hygroscopic building materials, Part I: Experimental facility and material property data, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, 4527-4539. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2007.03.026
    • Larson, M.D., Simonson, C.J., Besant, R.W. and Gibson, P.W. (2007). The elastic and moisture transfer properties of polyethylene and polypropylene membranes for use in liquid-to-air energy exchangers, Journal of Membrane Science, 302, 136-149. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2007.06.050
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2007). The effect of energy recovery on perceived air quality, energy consumption and economics of an office building, ASHRAE Transactions, 113(2), 437-449.
    • Wang, Y.H., Simonson, C.J., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2007). Transient humidity measurements: Part I - Sensor calibration and characteristics, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 56(3), 1074-1079. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2007.894881
    • Wang, Y.H., Simonson, C.J., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2007). Transient humidity measurements: Part II - Determination of the characteristics of an interactive device, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 56(3), 1080-1086. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2007.894882
    • Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2007). Effect of axial radiation on heat transfer in a thermally and hydrodynamically developing flow between parallel plates, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 52, 911-934. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10407780701348307
    • Iskra, C.R. and Simonson, C.J. (2006). Convective mass transfer coefficient for a hydrodynamically developed airflow in a short rectangular duct, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, 2376-2393. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2006.10.026
    • Abe, O.O., Wang, Y.H., Simonson, C., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2006). Transient temperature measurements and characteristics for temperature sensors and energy wheels, ASHRAE Transactions, 112(2), 76-88.
    • Abe, O.O., Besant, R.W., Simonson, C. and Shang, W. (2006). Relationship between energy wheel speed and effectiveness and its transient response, Part I: Mathematical development of the characteristic time constants and their relationship with effectiveness, ASHRAE Transactions, 112(2), 89-102.
    • Abe, O.O., Besant, R.W., Simonson, C. and Shang, W. (2006). Relationship between energy wheel speed and effectiveness and its transient response, Part II: Comparison between mathematical model predictions and experimental measurements and uncertainty analysis, ASHRAE Transactions, 112(2), 103-115.
    • Osanyintola, O.F. and Simonson, C. (2006). Moisture buffering capacity of hygroscopic building materials: Experimental facilities and energy impact, Energy and Buildings, 38, 1270-1282. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2006.03.026
    • Osanyintola, O.F., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C. (2006). Effect of initial conditions, boundary conditions and thickness on the moisture buffering capacity of spruce plywood, Energy and Buildings, 38, 1283-1292. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2006.03.024
    • Fan, H., Simonson, C., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2006). Performance of a run-around system for HVAC heat and moisture transfer applications using cross-flow plate exchangers coupled with aqueous lithium bromide, HVAC&R Research, 12(2), 313-336.
    • Izadifar, M., Baik, O. and Simonson, C. (2006). Modeling of the packed bed drying of paddy rice using the local volume averaging (LVA) approach, Food Research International, 39, 712-720. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2006.01.009
    • Wang, Y.H., Besant, R.W., Simonson, C. and Shang, W. (2005). Application of humidity sensors and an interactive device, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 115, 93-101. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2005.08.038
    • Abe, O.O., Simonson, C., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2005). Effectiveness of energy wheels from transient measurements: Part II - Results and verification, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 49, 63-77. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2005.08.009
    • Abe, O.O., Simonson, C., Besant, R.W. and Shang, W. (2005). Effectiveness of energy wheels from transient measurements: Part I - Prediction of effectiveness and uncertainty, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 49, 52-62. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2005.08.002
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Eldeeb, R., Fauchoux, M. and Simonson, C.J. (2012). TRNSYS modeling of a novel ceiling panel designed to maintain space humidity in an office building, Proceedings of eSim 2012: The Canadian Conference on Building Simulation, Halifax, NS, May 1-4, 176-188.
    • Hemingson, H.B., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Effects of non-uniform channels on the performance of a run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE), 12th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms (ROOMVENT 2011), Trondheim, Norway, June 19-22, (8 pages).
    • LePoudre, P., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Channel flow with sinusoidal screen insert, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, April 28-29, (6 pages).
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J., Torvi, D.A. and Talukdar, P. (2011). CFD modelling with buoyancy effects for a heat and moisture transfer ceiling panel, Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011), Honolulu, Hawaii, March 13-17, Paper No. AJTEC2011-44121, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2010). Flow Visualization of Airflow Through a Rectangular Duct With Combined Heat and Mass Transfer, 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington, DC, August 8-13, Paper No. IHTC14-22881.
    • Patel, H.N., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Contaminant transfer between the supply and exhaust air streams of run-around membrane energy exchanger, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, Syracuse, New York, USA, August 15-18, Paper No. 7-36, (8 pages).
    • Paakkonen, T.M., Riihimaki, M., Puhakka, E., Muurinen, E., Simonson, C.J. and Keiski, R.L. (2009). Crystallization fouling of CaCO3 - Effect of bulk precipitation on mass deposition on the heat transfer surface, Proceedings of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning-2009, Schladming, Austria, June 14-19, (8 pages).
    • Riihimaki, M., Ojaniemi, U., Pattikangas, T.J.H., Paakkonen, T.M., Manninen, M., Puhakka, E., Muurinen, E., Simonson, C.J. and Keiski, R.L. (2009). Fouling in high solid content slurry - Effect of nucleating air and background electrolyte, Proceedings of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning-2009, Schladming, Austria, June 14-19, (8 pages).
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2008). Investigation of a Novel Ceiling Panel for Heat and Moisture Control in Buildings, 8th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (C. Rode, editor), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16-18, 1269-1276.
    • Paakkonen, T.M., Riihimaki, M., Ylonen, R., Muurinen, E., Simonson, C.J. and Keiski, R.L. (2007). Evaluation of heat transfer boundary conditions for CFD modeling of a 3D plate heat exchanger geometry, Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - VII, Tomar, Portugal, July 1 - 6, 336-343.
    • Ojanen, T., Ahonen, J. and Simonson, C.J. (2006). Moisture performance characteristics of OSB and spruce plywood exterior sheathing products, Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering, 3rd International Building Physics Conference, Montreal, Quebec, August 27-31, 97-105.
    • Osanyintola, F.O., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2006). Transient moisture transfer between spruce plywood and humid air, Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering, 3rd International Building Physics Conference, Montreal, Quebec, August 27-31, 11-18.
    • Besant, R.W. and Simonson, C. (2005). Cost effective duct design for HVAC ventilation, 8th REHVA World Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 9-12, (6 pages) (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Paakkonen, T.M., Riihimaki, M., Muurinen, E., Simonson, C.J. and Keiski, R.L. (2009). Decline in energy efficiency of heat exchangers due to crystallization fouling, Energy research at the University of Oulu. Proceedings of the EnePro conference, Oulu, Finland, June 3, 110-113.
    • Simonson, C.J., Fauchoux, M., Torvi, D.A. and Ojanen, T. (2008). Cost Effective and Energy Efficient Control of Indoor Humidity in Buildings with Hygroscopic Materials in the Building Envelope and HVAC Systems, 6th International Engineering Conference, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, March 20-23, (10 pages).
    • Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2008). Numerical simulation of mixed convective heat and mass transfer for laminar flow in a 3-D square duct, 19th National & 8th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Hyderabad, India, January 3-5, (7 pages).
    • Iskra, C.R., James, C.M. and Simonson, C.J. (2007). Experimental determination of the convective mass transfer coefficient for gypsum paneling, 8th International Energy Agency, Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (IEA ECBCS) Annex 41 meeting, Porto, Portugal, October 22-24, Paper No. A41-T4-C-07-6, (23 pages).
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2007). Simulation of Hygroscopic Materials in the HVAC system of an Office Building, 8th International Energy Agency, Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (IEA ECBCS) Annex 41 meeting, Porto, Portugal, October 22-24, Paper No. A41-T4-C-07-4, (10 pages).
    • Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C. (2006). Transient heat and moisture transfer within gypsum, 5th IEA Annex 41 meeting, Kyoto, Japan, April 3-5, Paper No. A41-T2-C-06-4, (9 pages).
    • Iskra, C.R. and Simonson, C. (2006). Effect of air humidity on the convective mass transfer coefficient in a rectangular duct, 5th IEA Annex 41 meeting, Kyoto, Japan, April 3-5, Paper No. A41-T3-C-06-3, (22 pages).
    • Osanyintola, F.O., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C. (2005). Transient heat and moisture transfer within spruce plywood, 4th IEA Annex 41 meeting, Trondheim, Norway, October 26-28, Paper No. A41-T2-C-05-4, (14 pages).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Roels, S., James, C., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2009). Reliability of transient heat and moisture modeling for hygroscopic buffering, 2009 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 20-24.
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2009). Comfort, energy consumption and economics of a school with energy recovery, 2009 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 20-24, (poster).
    • Erb, B., Seyed Ahmadi, M., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2009). Experimental measurements of a RAMEE with comparison to a numerical model, 2009 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 20-24, (poster).
    • Paakkonen, T.M., Muurinen, E., Simonson, C.J. and Keiski, R.L. (2008). Crystallization fouling of CaCO3 - experimental and CFD studies, Annual seminar of the Graduate School for Energy Science and Technology (EST), Espoo, Finland, November 11, (poster).
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Simonson, C.J. (Invited) (2010). Air-to-air energy exchange for smart solar buildings, Solar Buildings Research Network (SBRN) and Industry and Stakeholders Workshop, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, August 25.
    • Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (Invited) (2008). Application of Hygroscopic Materials in HVAC Systems, Proceedings of the IEA (International Energy Agency) ECBCS Annex 41 Closing Seminar (C. Rode, editor), Lyngby, Denmark, June 19, 129-140.
    • James, C.M., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (Invited) (2008). IEA/ECBCS Annex 41 subtask 2 common exercise on transient heat and moisture transfer in a bed of gypsum boards, Proceedings of the IEA (International Energy Agency) ECBCS Annex 41 Closing Seminar (C. Rode, editor), Lyngby, Denmark, June 19, 69-80.
    Published Book Chapter
    • Simonson, C.J. (2008). Applications in office buildings, Chapter 3.1.8, IEA/ECBCS Annex 41 Subtask 4: Applications - Indoor environment, energy, durability, Edited by A. Holm, International Energy Agency, ECBCS, Acco, Leuven, Belgium, 114-117.
    • James, C.M., Talukdar, P. and Simonson, C.J. (2008). Transient heat and moisture transfer in a bed of gypsum boards, Chapter 2.3, IEA/ECBCS Annex 41 Subtask 2: Experimental analysis of moisture buffering, Edited by S. Roels, Energy Agency, ECBCS, Acco, Leuven, Belgium, 71-124.
    • Iskra, C.R., James, C.M. and Simonson, C.J. (2008). Experimental determination of the convective mass transfer coefficients for gypsum and wood paneling, Appendix A, Datasets of whole-building HAM and indoor conditions for single room and two-room experimental setups (CD), Edited by P. Fazio, International Energy Agency, ECBCS, Acco, Leuven, Belgium, 55-107.
    • Simonson, C.J. (2007). Heat and energy wheels, Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Volume II, Edited by Barney Capehart, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 794-800.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Characterization and enhancement of prototype temperature and humidity sensors for HVAC applications, NSERC, Engage.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, Venmar, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Heat and moisture exchangers for energy-efficient buildings, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, NSERC Smart Net-zero Energy Buildings strategic Research Network (SNEBRN), NSERC, Strategic Networks.
    • Principal Investigator, Research, development and testing of a RAMEE (run-around, membrane energy exchanger), NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Research, development and testing of a RAMEE (run-around, membrane energy exchanger), Venmar, Industry Contract.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Design, testing and optimization of a new energy exchanger, MITACS, Accelerate Internship.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, Venmar, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Moisture transfer in hygroscopic materials and energy exchangers for buildings, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Testing NovelAire's enthalpy wheels during cold/frosting conditions, NovelAire, Industry Contract.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, Venmar, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Measuring the moisture performance of hygroscopic building materials and envelopes, CFI, Infrastructure Operating Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Moisture transfer in hygroscopic materials and energy exchangers for buildings, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Whole building heat, air and moisture transfer, Concordia University, Institutional Grant.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, Venmar, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Measuring the moisture performance of hygroscopic building materials and envelopes, CFI, Infrastructure Operating Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Moisture transfer in hygroscopic materials and energy exchangers for buildings, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Competitive manufacturing and value-added products and processes, NSERC, Strategic Network Grant (LOI only, Full Proposal submitted July 2009).

    2007-2008

    • Co-Principal Investigator, Whole building heat, air and moisture transfer, NSERC, Special Research Opportunity.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) system for buildings, Venmar, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Measuring the moisture performance of hygroscopic building materials and envelopes, CFI, Infrastructure Operating Fund.
    • Principal Investigator, Moisture transfer in hygroscopic materials and energy exchangers for buildings, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • AB E840.3 - Building Science
    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME 491.3 - Thermal Systems Design
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 875.3 - Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning
    • ME 880.3 - Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media

    2010-2011

    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME 491.3 - Thermal Systems Design
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 875.3 - Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning

    2009-2010

    • INTD 898.3 - The Influence of attributes of new technologies on their rate of adoption
    • ME 229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME 491.3 - Thermal Systems Design
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 875.3 - Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
    • ME 880.3 - Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media

    2008-2009

    • ME 229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME 328.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME 491.3 - Thermal Systems Design
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 875.3 - Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
    • ME 880.3 - Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Frosting in energy wheels
    • Heat and moisture transfer in air-to-air energy exchangers
    • Heat and moisture transfer in hygroscopic building materials
    • Heat exchanger fouling

    2010-2011

    • Frosting in energy wheels
    • Heat and moisture transfer in air-to-air energy exchangers
    • Heat and moisture transfer in hygroscopic building materials
    • Heat exchanger fouling

    2009-2010

    • Heat and moisture transfer in air-to-air energy exchangers
    • Heat and moisture transfer in hygroscopic building materials
    • Heat exchanger fouling

    2008-2009

    • Heat and moisture transfer in air-to-air energy exchangers
    • Heat and moisture transfer in hygroscopic building materials
    • Heat exchanger fouling

    2007-2008

    • Heat and moisture transfer in air-to-air energy exchangers
    • Heat and moisture transfer in hygroscopic building materials
    • Heat exchanger fouling