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Marc Rosen


Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

With over 70 research grants and contracts and 900 technical publications, including numerous books, 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.

  • PhD - Mechanical Engineering University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1987
  • MASc - Mechanical Engineering University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1983
  • BASc - Engineering Science (Nuclear and Thermal Power Generation Option) University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1981
  • I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Exergy, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, 2d ed., Elsevier, London, 2012;
  • M.A. Rosen, Environment, Ecology and Exergy: Enhanced Approaches to Environmental and Ecological Management, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2012;
  • R. Banerjee, Y. Cong, D. Gielen, G. Jannuzzi, F. Maréchal, A.T. McKane, M.A. Rosen et al., End-Use Efficiency: Industry. Chapter 8 in Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 513-573, 2012;
  • M.A. Rosen, Ed., Energy Storage, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2012;
  • I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Thermal Energy Storage: Systems and Applications, 2d ed., Wiley, London, 2011;
  • M.A. Rosen, Economics and Exergy: An Enhanced Approach to Energy Economics, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2011;
  • I. Dincer, M.A. Rosen, and C. Zamfirescu, Economic and Environmental Comparison of Conventional and Alternative Vehicle Options. Chapter 1 of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Elsevier, New York, pp. 1-17, 2010;
  • M.A. Rosen, Design for Energy Efficiency and Selection. Chapter 11 of Greener Manufacturing and Operations: From Design to Delivery and Back, ed. J. Sarkis, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, U.K., pp. 161-177, 2001; and
  • M.A. Rosen and D.A. Horazak, Energy and Exergy Analyses of PFBC Power Plants. Chapter 11 of Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion, ed. M. Alvarez Cuenca and E.J. Anthony, Chapman and Hall, London, England, pp. 419-448, 1995.
  • K. Hacatoglu, M.A. Rosen and I. Dincer. Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen and Other Selected Fuels. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37(13):9933-9940, 2012;
  • S. Koohi-Fayegh and M.A. Rosen. Examination of Thermal Interaction of Multiple Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers. Applied Energy 97:962-969, 2012;
  • A. Ozbilen, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production via Thermochemical Water Splitting Using Multi-Step Cu-Cl Cycles. J. Cleaner Production 33:202-216, 2012;
  • O. Jianu, M.A. Rosen and G. Naterer. Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances. Sustainability 4(6):1104-1117, 2012;
  • A. Haji Abedin and M.A. Rosen. Closed and Open Thermochemical Energy Storage: Energy- and Exergy-Based Comparisons. Energy 41(1):83-92, 2012;
  • M.A. Rosen, G.F. Naterer, C.C. Chukwu, R. Sadhankar and S. Suppiah. Nuclear-based Hydrogen Production with a Thermochemical Copper-Chlorine Cycle and Supercritical Water Reactor: Equipment Scale-up and Process Simulation. Int. J. Energy Research 36(4):456-465, 2012;
  • S. Mehmood, B.V. Reddy and M.A. Rosen. Energy Analysis of a Biomass Co-firing Based Pulverized Coal Power Generation System. Sustainability 4(4):462-490, 2012;
  • M. Hosseini, I. Dincer, G.F. Naterer and M.A. Rosen. Thermodynamic Analysis of Filling Compressed Gaseous Hydrogen Storage Tanks. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37(6):5063-5071, 2012;
  • B. Rezaie and M.A. Rosen. District Heating and Cooling: Review of Technology and Potential Enhancements. Applied Energy 93:2-10, 2012;
  • E.T. Turgut and M.A. Rosen. Relationship between Fuel Consumption and Altitude for Commercial Aircraft during Descent: Preliminary Assessment with a Genetic Algorithm. Aerospace Science and Technology 17(1):65-73, 2012;
  • L.I. Lubis, M. Kanoglu, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen. Thermodynamic Analysis of a Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump System. Geothermics 40(3):233-238, 2011;
  • M.A. Rosen and R. Kumar. Performance of a Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Air Heater: Effect of Vertical Fins on a Double Pass System. Int. J. Energy and Environmental Engineering 2(4):1-12, 2011;
  • P. Ahmadi, M.A. Rosen and I. Dincer. Greenhouse Gas Emission and Exergo-environmental Analyses of a Trigeneration Energy System. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 5(6):1540-1549, 2011;
  • S. Ghandehariun, M.A. Rosen, G.F. Naterer and Z. Wang. Comparison of Molten Salt Heat Recovery Options in the Cu-Cl Cycle of Hydrogen Production. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 3(6):11328-11337, 2011;
  • N.V. Gnanapragasam, B.V. Reddy and M.A. Rosen. Sustainability of an Energy Conversion System in Canada Involving Large-Scale Integrated Hydrogen Production Using Solid Fuels. International Journal of Energy and Environment 2(1):1-38, 2011;
  • M.A. Rosen and Yongan Ao, Using Exergy to Assess Air Pollution Levels from a Smokestack. Int. J. Exergy 5(4), 375-399, 2008;
  • K. Bakan, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Exergoeconomic Analysis of Glycol Cold Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Int. J. Energy Research 32(3), 215-225, 2008;
  • M.A. Rosen and R. Tang, Improving Steam Power Plant Efficiency through Exergy Analysis: Effects of Altering Excess Combustion Air and Stack-Gas Temperature. Int. J. Exergy 5(1), 31-51, 2008;
  • M. Kanoglu, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Exergetic Performance Analysis of Various Cogeneration Systems for Buildings. ASHRAE Transactions, 113(Part 2), 105-112, 2007;
  • M. Kanoglu, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Exergy Analysis of Psychrometric Processes for HVAC&R Applications. ASHRAE Transactions, 113(Part 2), 172-180, 2007;
  • M. Granovskii, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction by Use of Wind and Solar Energies for Hydrogen and Electricity Production: Economic Factors. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 32(8), 927-931, 2007;
  • A.D. Sahin, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Thermodynamic Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 91, 153-159, 2007;
  • M. Granovskii, I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen, Economic and Environmental Comparison of Conventional, Hybrid, Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. J. Power Sources 159, 1186-1193, 2006;
  • M.A. Rosen and D.S. Scott, Entropy Production and Exergy Destruction-Part I: Hierarchy of Earth's Major Constituencies. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 28(12), 1307-1313, 2003;
  • M.A. Rosen, Exergy and Government Policy: Is There a Link? Exergy, An Int. J. 2(4), 224-226, 2002; and
  • Daniel, J.J. and M.A. Rosen, Exergetic Environmental Assessment of Life Cycle Emissions for Various Automobiles and Fuels. Exergy, An Int. J. 2(4), 283-294, 2002.
  • President's Award, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2012 (for exceptional service to CSME and to mechanical engineering in Canada);
  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Senior Engineers, 2012;
  • Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, inducted 2010;
  • Research Excellence Award (Senior Category), Ontario Tech University, 2010;
  • Andrew H. Wilson History Award, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2010 (for contributions to the history of engineering);
  • Best paper award, 6th WSEAS Int. Conf. on Engineering Education, 2009;
  • C.N. Downing Award, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (for distinguished service to CSME over many years), 2008;
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2007;
  • Julian C. Smith Medal, Engineering Institute of Canada (for achievement in the development of Canada), 2007;
  • Robert W. Angus Medal, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (for outstanding contributions to the management and practice of mechanical engineering), 2007;
  • Certificate of Recognition, City of Oshawa, 2007;
  • 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 2006;
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004;
  • Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2003;
  • Fellow, International Energy Foundation, 2002;
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Ryerson Polytechnic University, 1999;
  • Award of Excellence in Research and Technology Development, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, 1997;
  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 1996;
  • Ontario University Research Papers Award, Environment Committee, Ontario Natural Gas Association, 1994; and
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage, Finland, 1994.

Engineering Institute of Canada

International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering


Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

  • Thermodynamics (MECE 2320U)
    Introductory concepts and definitions; energy, work and heat; the nature of thermodynamics; the First Law of Thermodynamics; the Second Law of Thermodynamics; control mass and control volume analyses; properties and behaviour of pure substances; ideal gases and mixtures; equation of state for a perfect gas; irreversible and reversible processes; the Carnot cycle; entropy; Clausius inequality; entropy change in open and closed systems; isentropic processes; introduction to exergy; power and refrigeration cycles.
  • Fluid mechanics (MECE 2860U)
    Fundamentals of fluid mechanics, including: properties of fluids and their units; fluid static. Kinematics of fluids, conservation of mass and the continuity equation. Dynamics of fluids; Euler equation; Bernoulli equation. The energy equation; energy grade lines. Flow of viscous fluids; laminar and turbulent flows; flow in pipes and fittings; the Moody diagram. Flows around immersed bodies; lift and drag on bodies. Boundary layers; flow separation. Flow measurement techniques.
  • Engineering graphics and design (ENGR 3200U)
    Engineering drawing techniques, dimensions and geometric tolerances, standard viewpoints and section planes, orthographic projections, use of 3-D solid modelling and CAD software (and possibly other design and graphics software); a case-based introduction to engineering design; use of graphics and illustrations in engineering design; design projects by individuals and groups; basics of project management, such as organizing, planning, scheduling and controlling; application of such computer tools as spreadsheets, project management software, computer-aided drafting and design tools.
  • Heat Transfer (MECE 3930U)
    Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation. Solutions to steady-state and transient conduction problems. Heat conduction across contact surfaces and cylindrical walls. Heat generation in conduction. Solutions to convection problems for laminar and for turbulent flows. Forced and natural convection. Boiling and condensing heat transfer. Two phase flow in a channel. Critical heat flux. Heat exchangers, and heat exchanger effectiveness and operational characteristics.
  • Sustainable and Alternative Energy Technologies (MECE 4430U)
    Descriptions of systems and design issues and parameters, including performance, operating characteristics, reliability. Small-scale hydraulic energy. Tidal and wave energy. Solar energy systems, including photovoltaics and thermal systems. Wind energy systems. Biomass energy. District energy. Hydrogen energy systems, including production, storage, transport and utilization technologies. Fuel cells: fundamentals such as fuel cell thermodynamics, electrode kinetics; and types, including proton exchange membrane and solid oxide fuel cells. Energy storage, including thermal, compressed air and battery storage. Geothermal energy systems. Magnetohydrodynamics, thermoetrics, thermionics. Future directions.
  • Thermal Environmental Engineering (MECE 4450U)
    Heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Psychrometrics and psychrometric processes. Sensible heating and cooling, cooling and dehumidification, mixing and humidification. Ventilation and room air distribution. Human comfort. Indoor air quality. Refrigeration and refrigeration systems. Design of air conditioning and heating systems. Equipment selection. Duct and fan design. Pump and piping design. Energy management in buildings.
  • Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Engineering (ENGR 5014G)
    Industry-environment interactions; pollution prevention; sustainability and sustainable development; sustainable engineering; industrial ecology; environmental impacts and concerns; material and energy budgets, life-cycle assessment, reduction of industrial process wastes (solid, liquid, gaseous); design for environment; design for energy use and efficiency; energy sustainability; industrial applications.
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Systems Design and Analysis (ENGR 5161G)
    Basic concepts. Elements of heat transfer for buildings. Thermodynamic processes in buildings. Energy use and environmental impact. Human thermal comfort and indoor air quality. Fluid mechanics in building systems. Solar radiation. Heating and cooling loads. Annual energy consumption. Heat transfer equipment. Cooling equipment. Thermal energy storage. Software use and tests.