Dr Susan Krumdieck, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, is a leading proponent of the emerging field of Transition Engineering, and Co-Founder of the Global Association of Transition Engineering (GATE). Over her career, Krumdieck has researched every type of renewable energy technology and sustainable energy system. As she explains through her extensive publications and public appearances, as well as her recent book, Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future, this transition is not grounded in miracle technologies that maintain current levels of production and consumption, but in accepting the urgent need to leave remaining fossil fuels in the ground and restructure engineered systems to cope with the inevitable reduction in energy. Through the field of Transition Engineering, Krumdieck highlights the engineering profession’s crucial role in charting society’s rapid transition to a low-carbon future and has developed the professional methodology to support engineers to fulfill this role.
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