Wayne Groszko is a consultant, researcher, teacher, and speaker in energy sustainability with 13 years of experience. He has completed work for the Province of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Power, the Community Energy Co-operative of New Brunswick, and the Ecology Action Centre. Wayne also works as an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University and completed a study on the solar energy industry in Atlantic Canada for Solar Nova Scotia. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University.
Cole Gregory, an NSCC Alumni of the Electronics Engineering Technology program, works as a Research Associate in the Applied Energy Research Lab. Cole works on a multitude of projects spanning from battery storage systems to environmental chamber designs.
Cole initially worked on electronic systems when he started, but quickly expanded to mechanical CAD and manufacturing parts using additive methods like stereolithography and fused deposition manufacturing. You can find him working in the lab on projects of all sorts - designing parts and assembling systems.
His interests are making Spotify playlists to play for everyone, anything 3D printing related and competitive online gaming. Cole enjoys working in the lab and exploring his interests while with Applied Research.
After completing a Bachelor of Science with a major in Computing Science at Saint Mary's University, Ben moved onto the Electronic Engineering Technology program at NSCC where he graduated with honors. While studying at NSCC, Ben worked part time in the AERLab where he designed a remote-controlled, self-balancing robot and created a client-server based system.
Ben now works full time with AER on Internet of Things (IoT) development and is applying a data acquisition device that he built to measure water temperature stratification in domestic hot water heaters. He's also administering an online user account for viewing data from the Halifax Solar City Program.
Greg, a recent graduate from the NSCC Electronic Engineering Technology program, works as a Research Assistant in the Applied Energy Research Lab at the Ivany Campus. He works on many different projects including energy monitors, energy storage, solar testing and Internet of things development. On the software side, he has helped write drivers for integrated circuits and troubleshoot code for a lifetime solar cell testing user interface. On the hardware side, he solders, tests and troubleshoots electronic circuits.
Some of Greg’s interests outside of work are researching and developing custom smart devices and expanding his house plant collection. In the Lab, Greg looks forward to advancing his knowledge in the energy and electronic industries.
Jacob's focus in the AERLab is on micro and smart grid technologies. He started his career in the oil and gas sector and moved onto energy efficiency and sustainability. With experience in advanced building standards and practices – such as Passive Haus and LEED, he is responsible for testing the functionality and performance of the lab’s containerized and home-model microgrids.
A graduate of NSCC's ESET program, Jacob recently won first place for his senior project in the Technology Report Contest hosted by The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board in Ottawa. His report was on the integration of lithium-ion battery storage and re-timing of solar energy for a home-heating application.