Keynote Speaker MR

Marc A. Rosen


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

  • President, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2008 to 2010;
  • Founding Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT, 2002 to 2008; 
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 2012-present;
  • Editor-in-Chief (founding), Sustainability, 2009-present; and
  • President, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2002 to 2004.

Presentation Title:

Exergy Methods for Energy Management and Sustainability


The use of exergy techniques is described as tools for addressing energy and environmental management so the benefits can be appreciated more fully and attained in practice. Exergy can be used to understand environmental impacts and climate change measures and to assess and improve energy systems. Exergy techniques also can help better understand the benefits of utilizing sustainable energy by providing more useful and meaningful information than energy methods provide. Exergy clearly identifies efficiency improvements and reductions in wastes and environmental impacts attributable to sustainable energy. Exergy techniques thereby allow rational statements of the potential for improvement of any system, based on the laws of thermodynamics. Exergy can also identify better than energy the environmental benefits and economics of energy technologies. Exergy techniques should be applied in addressing energy and environmental management, as a complementary tool to more conventional methods


Marc A. Rosen, Ph.D., is a Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Rosen has served as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada and of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He has acted in many professional capacities, including Editor-in-Chief of various journals and a Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 70 research grants and contracts and 900 technical publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in sustainable energy, sustainability, and environmental impact. Much of his research has been carried out for industry. Dr. Rosen has worked for such organizations as Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto, and Ryerson University in Toronto, where he served as Chair the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering. Dr. Rosen has received many awards and honours, and is a Fellow of numerous societies.

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