Presenter Profile: Dr. Lukas Swan
An assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University, Dr. Swan is a professional engineer involved with both R&D and commercial aspects of a broad array of renewable and alternative energy technologies. His passion is sustainable and efficient energy generation, storage, and conversion mechanisms, with the intent of displacing conventional fossil fuel use. Drawing on his experience as a commercial wind developer and several years consulting for manufacturers of battery electric vehicles, he has set his research objectives on developing energy storage technologies and management methods to allow for the increased integration of renewable energy with the electricity grid. He received his BSc at California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo and both his MSc and PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Is storage the missing link to making renewable energy a competitive energy option?