Dr. Getu Hailu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). He has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at in Canada and at UAA including Thermal Systems Design, Turbomachinery, Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, HVAC Optimization, Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, and Dynamics. His research interests include (a) technologies for net-zero energy homes (such as building integrated photovoltaic thermal (BIPV/T) systems, performance evaluation of air source heat pumps in cold regions and thermal energy storage systems), (b) modeling of thermal processes in costal erosion processes, and (c) microfabrication through erosive wear process. He has supervised undergraduate and graduate projects and theses. Dr. Getu Hailu’s research and scholarship has been recognized through various awards including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.