Dr. Stephen Harrison, P. Eng.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L3N6
Rm. 406b, McLaughlin Hall

Tel.: (613) 533-2588
FAX: (613) 533-6489
E-mail: harrison@me.queensu.ca

Biography

Dr. Harrison has many years of experience in the development and evaluation of solar energy equipment. Author of numerous technical papers and patents, he is the Director of the Solar Calorimetry Laboratory at Queen's University in Kingston, ON. The laboratory supports the efforts of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, and undertakes applied research for industry and government partners. His past experience includes 8 years as a research officer at the National Research Council of Canada, where he was involved in the development of both national and international standards for solar heating equipment. In 1999, he co-founded Enerworks Inc., (www.EnerWorks.com) a leading manufacturer of solar thermal products in North America, and in 2005, he became the Theme Leader for Solar Heating and Cooling within the Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network (www.solarbuildings.ca). The Network includes the participation of researchers at 11 universities across Canada. As a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, he presents courses in renewable energy, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Dr. Harrison has also been the Faculty Advisor for the Queen's University Solar Vehicle Team since 1988 (now Queen's Solar Design Team) and is currently the Queen's Faculty Advisor for Team Ontario's entry to the USDOE Solar Decathlon Competition.

Undergraduate Teaching

MECH 346 Heat Transfer (MECH 346 Webpage)
MECH 430 Thermal Systems Design (MECH 430 Webpage)

Graduate Course

ME 834 Fundamentals of Solar Energy Conversion