Fuel Cell Technology - A Pathway to Clean Energy
Dr. Ned Djilali
University of Victoria
The availability of energy is crucial to our economic prosperity
and quality of life. Yet this comes at the cost of emissions
that threaten our health and environment. Is there a way out
of this dilemma? For many the answer lies in hydrogen fuel
cells, electrochemical devices that produce power and 'emit'
pure water instead of pollutants and greenhouse gases.
In this talk, Dr. Ned Djilali will present an overview of
fuel cells and related hydrogen technologies, fields in which
Canada boasts world leadership. Fuel cells will soon power
cars, electric bicycles, hospital operating rooms, and cellular
phones. This is just the beginning of a cleaner energy future
in which our energy supply will be liberated from a dominant
source, and hydrogen will become the primary energy currency.
Ned Djilali is Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering
at the University of Victoria. He is internationally recognized
for his expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and
is currently President of the CFD Society of Canada. His research
interests span turbulence, membrane separation processes and
fuel cell technology. From 1998 to 2000, he led the highly
successful Next Generation Fuel Cell Technology (NGFT) program
at UVic's Institute for Integrated Energy Systems.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
--the Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Daniel Hays
--the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken
--Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
DATE: Thursday, March 14, 2002 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am