Dennis Michaelson


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Dennis Michaelson is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, and his maternal family are from the Métis community of Lily Plain/St. Catherines and the Mistawasis Nêhiyawak in Saskatchewan. He grew up in Vancouver, BC, where he attended SFU for his BASc degree.  He received the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Western University in 2017 and then worked as a Post-doctoral Associate and Research Engineer at Western. Dennis’ work investigates sustainable energy systems, with a focus on low-carbon electrification to move away from fossil fuels. Prior to his Ph.D. he worked in industry for 9 years. Dennis also has a passion for Indigenous engineering education. He serves on the Canadian Indigenous Advisory Council of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and plans to bring this culturally-informed mentorship and community building experience to Western Engineering as a faculty member.