Tom has eleven years of experience with HVAC and fenestration (windows). His recent research concerns the thermal processes in vacuum glazing, which is used in highly insulating windows. He was a representative from the University of Sydney vacuum glazing group on the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Program, Task 18. He has also spent six years working on and advising solar-electric vehicle projects.
For the past six years, Tom has taught HVAC at the University of Toronto to graduate or continuing education students.
Tom has received ten university teaching awards. He ensures that concepts are thoroughly explained not only with theory but also with practical common sense and real-life examples so students truly understand them.
Tom also writes technology features about solar cars and aerospace for major newspapers in Australia, Asia and Canada (links at www.energy-innovations.ca/Articles.htm ). He is passionate about explaining complex science and engineering topics in plain language and describing the practical benefits of technology.