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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

  • Cogeneration
  • District energy
  • Efficiency improvement
  • Electricity generation
  • Energy
  • Environmental impact assessment and reduction
  • Exergy analysis
  • Heat transfer
  • Hydrogen energy and fuel cells
  • Integrated energy systems
  • Modelling and simulation of energy systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable energy
  • 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;
  • Law and ethics in engineering practice;
  • Mechanics;
  • Pollution prevention;
  • Pollution prevention and sustainable engineering;
  • Sustainable and alternative energy technologies;
  • Thermal environmental engineering;
  • Thermal power generation;
  • Thermal systems design; and
  • Thermodynamics.

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Books, book contributions:

    • 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.

    Journal publications:

    • 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.