The need for alternative energy and technologies with emphasis on renewable energy sources will be explained. The energy potential of these sources with their effects on CO2 emission reduction will be discussed. The path and challenges from existing energy technology status and sectors to the future ones will be discussed. Participants will learn about potential opportunities for engineering work and their contributions in the global energy sector.
Major subjects may include following:
Introduction to global energy status and statistics, including BC and Canada
Emissions to the atmosphere & CO2 balance
Constraints on the energy supply and demand
Environmental concerns and energy issues
Renewable energy sources and types
Renewable energy status, roles and promises
Scenarios for future energy technology portfolio
Who Should Attend
This seminar will be of interest to PEng, EIT, senior engineers and supervisors, managers, and executives.
Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Ph.D., P.Eng. – BCIT, School of Energy (Program Head-Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department)
Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian is a Faculty Member- Instructor and Program Head- at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Energy at BCIT with several years of teaching experience. In addition to teaching courses in the fields of thermodynamics, energy systems management and modeling he also does research on renewable energy systems and modeling. Dr. Tabatabaian is also the School Research Committee Chair and actively involved in the energy-initiative activities. He has published several papers in various scientific journals and conferences, and also holds several patents in the energy field. Dr. Tabatabaian’s recent focus is on wind and solar power which has resulted in registered and pending patents.
Mehrzad volunteered to help establishing a new division at APEGBC, the Division for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DEERE).
Mehrzad Tabatabaian got his BEng from Sharif University of Technology (1979) in Iran, graduated from McGill University (MEng 1986, PhD 1990) in Montreal, Canada. He has been an active academic, professor, and engineer in leading alternative energy, oil, and gas industries. Mehrzad has also a Leadership Certificate from the University of Alberta, the Green Building Technologies Certification, and holds an APEGBC P.Eng. license and is a member of ASME.