“There aren’t that many people studying fat-derived stem cells and these scaffolds that we’ve developed are something completely new.”

– Dr. Lauren Flynn, on her soft-tissue replacement discovery

A cheaper, greener way to hot water

Solar hot water heating technology | Solar energy and heat transfer

 Research at Queen’s by a mechanical engineer with a passion for solar energy has not only led to a solar hot water system now in use across North America, but has also helped inform national and international test standards for solar heating and cooling. Dr. Stephen Harrison and his Solar Calorimetry Lab at Queen’s are today renowned for their world-leading work into developing a more reliable, efficient, cost-effective system for solar thermal hot water heating. Protected and licensed by PARTEQ to startup company EnerWorks (recently sold to Proterra Solar) and with more than 1,000 installations, Dr. Harrison’s technology continues to lead the solar revolution. More broadly, the basic and applied research work being done by his lab continues to drive technology innovation in solar energy and heat transfer for industry, governments and institutions around the world.