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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:
Wednesday - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.