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Colin K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Engineering, renewable energy, energy storage, energy policy, electricity markets, mechanical design, fabrication and design for manufacture

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Energy arbitrage, how to save money and the planet with batteries

This project would consist of building a device and writing software to charge a battery pack when electricity demand and price is low, and use the energy when demand and price is high. The software would scrape data from local energy suppliers and this system could contribute to the optimal usage of renewable energy resources, as well as saving the user money.

Mechanical plants, local CO2 capture and storage for improved quality of life

This project would consist of developing a device to pull CO2 from the air in an enclosed space, like a bedroom. It would explore the current CO2 capture technologies and implement a low cost option that could actually store the CO2 in some way

Coding skills


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