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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Marc Rosen


Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ACE 3022

905.721.8668 ext. 5726
905.721.3370 (fax)

Office hours:
Monday 11:00 - 12:00

Research topics

  • Polygeneration (cogeneration, trigeneration, etc.)
  • District energy
  • Efficiency improvement
  • Electricity generation
  • Energy
  • Environmental impact assessment and reduction
  • Exergy analysis
  • Geothermal energy
  • Heat transfer
  • Hydrogen energy and fuel cells
  • Integrated energy systems
  • Modelling and simulation of energy systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable energy and sustainability
  • Wind energy
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Thermodynamics


  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Toronto, Canada, 1987
  • MASc (Mechanical Engineering), University of Toronto, Canada, 1983
  • BASc (Engineering Science, Nuclear and Thermal Power Generation Option), University of Toronto, Canada, 1981


  • Dynamics of vibrations
  • Energy and the environment
  • Engineering graphics and design
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • HVAC and refrigeration systems design and analysis
  • Industrial processes
  • Introduction to engineering
  • Ethics, law and professionalism for engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Pollution prevention
  • Pollution prevention and sustainable engineering
  • Sustainable and alternative energy technologies
  • Thermal environmental engineering
  • Thermal power generation
  • Thermal systems design
  • Thermodynamics

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Books, book contributions:

    • Rosen, M.A. and Farsi, A. Battery Technology: From Fundamentals to Thermal Behavior and Management. Academic Press/Elsevier, New York (expected 2023).
    • Demirel, Y. and Rosen, M.A. Sustainable Engineering: Process Intensification, Energy Analysis, and Artificial Intelligence. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis (expected 2023).
    • Alvarez-Risco, A., Rosen, M.A. and Del-Aguila-Arcentales, S. (Eds.). Circular Economy: Transdisciplinary Approach for Business. Springer (expected 2022).
    • Rosen, M.A. and Farsi, A. 2022. Sustainable Energy Technologies for Seawater Desalination. Academic Press/Elsevier, New York.
    • Dincer, I. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Thermal Energy Storage: Systems and Applications, 3d ed. Wiley, London.
    • Dincer, I. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Exergy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, 3d ed. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
    • Alvarez-Risco, A., Rosen, M.A., Del-Aguila-Arcentales, S. and Marinova, D. (Eds.). 2020. Building Sustainable Cities: Social, Economic and Environmental Factors. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland.
    • Dincer, I., Rosen, M.A. and Ahmadi, P. 2017. Optimization of Energy Systems. Wiley, London.
    • Rosen, M.A. and Koohi-Fayegh, S. 2017. Geothermal Energy: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Using the Ground. Wiley, London.
    • Rosen, M.A. and Koohi-Fayegh, S. 2016. Cogeneration and District Energy Systems: Modelling, Analysis and Optimization. Institution of Engineering and Technology, London.
    • Rosen, M.A. (Ed.). 2015. Renewable Energy. Routledge/Taylor and Francis (part of series: Critical Concepts in Natural Resources).
    • Rosen, M.A. (Ed.). 2015. Energy Storage. Routledge/Taylor and Francis (part of series: Critical Concepts in Natural Resources).
    • Dincer, I. and Rosen, M.A. 2015. Exergy Analysis of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning: Methods and Applications. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
    • Rosen, M.A. 2012. Environment, Ecology and Exergy: Enhanced Approaches to Environmental and Ecological Management. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY (invited).
    • M.A. Rosen, Economics and Exergy: An Enhanced Approach to Energy Economics, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2011.

    Journal publications:

    • Li, S., Djilali, N., Rosen, M.A., Crawford, C., and Sui, P.-C. 2022. Transition of Heavy-Duty Trucks from Diesel to Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Opportunities, Challenges and Recommendations. International Journal of Energy Research 46(9):11718-11729.
    • Ahmadi, P., Fakhari, I., and Rosen, M.A. 2022. A Comprehensive Approach for Tri-Objective Optimization of a Novel Advanced Energy System with Gas Turbine Prime Mover, Ejector Cooling System and Multi-Effect Desalination. Energy 254(Part C):124352.
    • Mahmoudi, S.M.S., Akbari A.D., and Rosen, M.A. 2022. A Novel Combination of Absorption Heat Transformer and Refrigeration for Cogenerating Cooling and Distilled Water: Thermoeconomic Optimization. Renewable Energy 194:978-996.
    • Califano, M., Sorrentino, M., Rosen, M.A. and Pianese, C. 2022. Optimal Heat and Power Management of a Reversible Solid Oxide Cell Based Microgrid for Effective Technoeconomic Hydrogen Consumption and Storage. Applied Energy 319:119268.
    • Farsi, A. and Rosen, M.A. 2022. Comparison of Thermodynamic Performances in Three Geothermal Power Plants Using Flash Steam. ASME Open Journal of Engineering 1: 011016.
    • Farsi, A. and Rosen, M.A. 2022. Assessment of a Geothermal Combined System with an Organic Rankine Cycle and Multi-effect Distillation Desalination. Earth Systems and Environment 6(1):15-27.
    • Sliwa, T., Lesniak, P., Sapinska-Sliwa, A., and Rosen, M.A. 2022. Effective Thermal Conductivity and Borehole Thermal Resistance in Selected Borehole Heat Exchangers for the Same Geology. Energies 15(3):1152.
    • Farsi, A. and Rosen, M.A. 2022. Multi-Objective Optimization of a Geothermal Steam Turbine Combined with Reverse Osmosis and Multi-Effect Desalination for Sustainable Freshwater Production. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 144(5):052102.
    • Rosen, M.A. 2022. Exergy Consumption and Entropy Generation Rates of Earth: An Assessment for the Planet and its Primary Systems. Energy, Ecology and Environment 7(1): 1-13.
    • Kool, E., Cuomo, M.A., Reddy, B.V. and Rosen, M.A. 2022. Economic and Environmental Analyses of Multi-Generation Renewable Energy System for Dairy Farms. European Journal of Sustainable Development Research 6(1):em0174.
    • Farsi, A. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Exergoeconomic Analysis of a Geothermal Steam Turbine Combined with Multi-Effect Desalination and Reverse Osmosis. e-Prime: Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy 1:100022.
    • Shamoushaki, M., Aliehyaei, M. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Energy, Exergy, Exergoeconomic and Exergoenvironmental Impact Analyses and Optimization of Various Geothermal Power Cycle Configurations. Entropy 23(11):1483.
    • Alvarez-Risco, A., Estrada-Merino, A., Rosen, M.A., Vargas-Herrera, A., and Del-Aguila-Arcentales, S. 2021. Factors for Implementation of Circular Economy in Firms in COVID-19 Pandemic Times: The Case of Peru. Environments 8(9):95.
    • Rosen, M.A. 2021. Energy Sustainability with a Focus on Environmental Perspectives. Earth Systems and Environment 5(2):217–230.
    • Dinesha, P., Kumar, S. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Effect of Particle Size of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on the Combustion Behavior and Exhaust Emissions of a Diesel Engine Powered by Biodiesel/Diesel Blend. Biofuel Research Journal 8(2):1374-1383.
    • Mehr, A.S., Lanzini, A., Santarelli, M. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Polygeneration Systems Based on High Temperature Fuel Cell (MCFC and SOFC) Technology: System Design, Fuel Types, Modeling and Analysis Approaches. Energy 228:120613.
    • Koohi-Fayegh, S. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Modeling of Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers. International Journal of Green Energy 18(7):755-774.
    • Vitale, F., Rispoli, N., Sorrentino, M., Rosen, M.A., Pianese, C. 2021. On the Use of Dynamic Programming for Optimal Energy Management of Grid-Connected Reversible Solid Oxide Cell-Based Renewable Microgrids. Energy 225:120304.
    • Alavy, M., Peiris, M., Wang, J. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Assessment of a Novel Phase Change Material-Based Thermal Caisson for Geothermal Heating and Cooling. Energy Conversion and Management 234:113928.
    • Cuomo, M.A., Kool, E.D., Reddy, B.V. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Energy Modelling and Analysis of a Multi-Generation Renewable Energy System for Dairy Farm Applications. Biofuels 12(3):273-283.
    • Habibollahzade, A., Ahmadi, P. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Biomass Gasification Using Various Gasification Agents: Optimum Feedstock Selection, Detailed Numerical Analyses and Tri-Objective Grey Wolf Optimization. Journal of Cleaner Production 284:124718.
    • Rosen, M.A. 2021. Exergy Analysis as a Tool for Addressing Climate Change. European Journal of Sustainable Development Research 5(2):em0148.
    • Al-Zareer, M., Dincer, I. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Performance Improvement Study of an Integrated Photovoltaic System for Offshore Power Production. International Journal of Energy Research 45:772-785.
    • Rosen, M.A. 2021. Nuclear Energy: Non-Electric Applications. European Journal of Sustainable Development Research 5(1):em0147.
    • Motaghian, S., Rayegan, S., Pasdarshahri, H., Ahmadi, P. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Comprehensive Performance Assessment of a Solid Desiccant Wheel using an Artificial Neural Network Approach. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 165:120657.
    • Bolt, A., Chea, B., Dincer, I., Agelin-Chaab, M. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. Design of a Multigenerational System with Absorption Cooling for a Residential Community: A Case Study. ASME J. Energy Resour. Technol. 143(6):062102.
    • Anderson, A. Rezaie, B. and Rosen, M.A. 2021. An Innovative Approach to Enhance Sustainability of a District Cooling System by Adjusting Cold Thermal Storage and Chiller Operation. Energy 214:118949.
    • Lescisin, M., Jianu, O.A., Pope, K. and Rosen, M.A. 2020. Investigating Azeotropic Separation of Hydrochloric Acid for Optimizing the Copper-Chlorine Thermochemical Cycle. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 45(49):26080-26089.
    • Rezaie, B. and Rosen, M.A. 2020. The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: A Framework for Sustainable Development Modeling. Energy Equipment and Systems 8(2):179-201.