Transportation: Trains, Planes and Automobiles

This lecture will give an overview of the various modes of transportation and assess them for their value in balancing energy needs with the goal of reducing climate disruption.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Product variations: 
10:00 AM
End time: 
12:00 PM
Bayshore Community Centre
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About the lecturer 

Dr. Peter Frise

Professor of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the University of Windsor.  He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s  and Carleton and has worked in the petroleum industry in West Africa, Canada and the United States.

Dr. Frise’s industrial career includes working as a Schlumberger oil well wireless data logging engineer in Nigeria, an R & D engineer in hydraulics and as a design group leader in processing.

Academics include: Carleton University, Loyola  Marymount University (Los Angeles) , Windsor University where he held the Chrysler Canada /NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Mechanical Design and founded Canada’s first University program in Automotive engineering in 1998.

2000-2016 Dr. Frise founded and led AUTO21, Canada’s National Automotive Research Program and largest research network.

As a volunteer he has served on numerous boards including the Project Review and Industrial Advisory Committees; Board of National Research Council of Canada (2006-2010); Defense Advisory Board of Canada (2007 – present).

In addition he has been involved in the Yves Landry Foundation, Canadian Automotive Partnership Council, Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering and of Engineers Canada.

Currently he is consultant to a number of firms in Automotive and manufacturing sector and advisor  on R & D, technical issues and business development strategies.  He restores old cars and motorcycles and lives in Windsor, ON.