For Williamson, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the talk represented an opportunity to discuss the timely topic of electric vehicles in terms of global energy concerns. "Shortage of petroleum is considered as one of the most critical worldwide issues today. At the same time, car owners spend more money at the gas station than ever before. The most practical solution to the oil crisis problems lies in commercially available electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles" says Williamson, who was happy to share his views with an engaged audience of potential future electrical engineers at Marianopolis.
This marks the fourth year that Concordia and Marianopolis have teamed up for a special lecture series showcasing the work of the university's professors. More lectures are planned for the fall.