Andrew Rowe completed his undergraduate work in mechanical engineering at Royal Military College in 1992 and went on to serve in the Canadian Navy as a Marine Systems Engineering Officer. He has a MASc in fuel cell modeling and a PhD in magnetic cycles. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria in 2002 where he teaches and performs research in the areas of energy conversion, thermal design, and energy systems. Dr. Rowe is an editor for Cryogenics, a member of the advisory board for the International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration, a registered Professional Engineer in the province of British Columbia, and a member of ASHRAE. In 2017, he became IESVic's Executive Director.