Ryan Rogers

Ryan Rogers

Master’s in Applied Science student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research: Ryan Rogers is taking on the grand challenge of climate change. His research focuses modelling sustainable energy systems such as geothermal energy and solar heating to create more sustainable building products. “We mix and match these systems and play them against each other to see which groupings work best and which ones are most efficient.”

Why his research matters: Our lab’s intent is to provide a toolkit for designers and engineers so that they can create accessible, sustainable communities for future generations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Calling Hamilton home: “I really like the character of Hamilton. I was born and raised in Toronto and I love it there but I love coming home to Hamilton. There are many different areas of the city that make it stand apart. From changing downtown core to the bustling McMaster campus and the extensive outdoor areas there’s something for everyone.”

Mentorship is a partnership: “The Mentorship that comes from McMaster professors is really genuine. When I first expressed interest in pursuing graduate studies, my professor instantly jumped right on board. He helped me get a summer position and gave me projects to work on independently. The McMaster mentorship experience is more like a partnership. That’s why I chose Mac to pursue my graduate studies. Professors are excited with your area of research and they want to be a part of what you’re doing. My professor truly cares about my research and he is just as passionate as I am about my work. We’re often learning from one another and because of that, I find it really exciting and satisfying. You support each other because at the end of the day your work is a bigger than just McMaster – it’s about a global academic contribution.”

“The McMaster mentorship experience is more like a partnership. That’s why I chose Mac to pursue my graduate studies. Professors are excited with your area of research and they want to be a part of what you’re doing.”

 

 

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