Kenny Corscadden started his career in industry, holding a number of executive positions in engineering companies in the United Kingdom and Canada, including managing director of a high technology engineering start-up company. He transitioned to academia and, over the last 10 years, has served in a number of academic and administrative leadership roles, including instructor and assistant professor at Acadia University as well as industry research chair in farm energy, department chair engineering and associate dean Research and Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University in the Faculty of Agriculture. Kenny is a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers Nova Scotia and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) in the U.K.
Kenny is an experienced multi-disciplinary researcher with a reputation for research achievement and excellence across a range of engineering, applied science and socio-economic projects. Since 2009 he has developed a farm energy conservation research program, secured $1.5 million from a range of funding sources, including NSERC Discovery, MITACS and CFI. He has supervised and trained over 30 HQP (post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and research assistants, coop undergraduate students and interns) and is currently involved with the supervision of three PhD students at Dalhousie University. His research program has a primary focus on renewable and green technology but extends to include multi-disciplinary collaboration in the areas of engineering, science, social science and policy and has resulted in more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles, including a white paper with Calgary University School of Public Policy.
Areas of expertise
- renewable energy
- energy efficiency
- control systems
- wind resource assessment
- sustainable use of agricultural materials
Select publications and presentations
- Co-liquefaction of spent coffee grounds and lignocelluslosic feedstocks (2017)
- Scale and sustainability: An exploratory study of sheep farming and addind value to wool in Atlantic Canada (2017)
- Improvement on oxidation and storage stability of biodiesel derived from an emerging feedstock camelina (2017)
- The TREEhouse: A hybrid model for experiential learning in environmental education (2017)
- Computer vision for bulk volume estimation of apple slices during drying (2016)
A complete listing of Kenny’s publications can be found on Google Scholar.