He will be developing an innovative new approach to determining the input torque from the rider.
Dr. Lukas G. Swan
Dr. Lukas Swan is an engineer involved with both R&D and commercial aspects
of a broad array of renewable and alternative energy technologies. His
passion is sustainable and efficient energy generation, storage, and
conversion mechanisms, with the intent of displacing conventional fossil
fuel use. His efforts are three pronged: generation/storage, transportation,
and buildings. Lukas is actively developing wind energy generation sites in
Nova Scotia (800 kW) to provide clean electrical energy. The energy
generated by these projects may be used to charge electric vehicles, such as
the models he frequently drives, and to power innovative building energy
systems, such as those presently being examined by Lukas using a model
developed as part of his PhD. Lukas received his bachelors in mechanical
engineering at California Polytechnic and both his masters and doctorate
from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He is presently an Assistant
Professor at Dalhousie University where he lectures and conducts research.