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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
2015 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT
Message from the Dean
THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
AND APPLIED SCIENCE (FEAS)
has a long, proud tradition and reputation of excellence
in engineering education and research. Our faculty
conducts leading edge research that provides
exceptional training opportunities for graduate
students and researchers. While this research aims to
generate new knowledge and new understanding, its
application also creates economic and social wealth for
the province and country. The innovative application of
the research leads to the creation of new technologies
and products. It involves partnerships that combine the
efforts of researchers, graduate students, industry
partners and entrepreneurs. It is also creating the next
generation of innovators and leaders in our society. The
research is driven by new knowledge and passionate
researchers. This report presents highlights of this
innovative FEAS research in 2015.
W
elcome to our second issue of the Annual Research
Report of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
at Memorial University.
Our research programs are finding innovative solutions to global
problems, educating future leaders, and turning discoveries into
new technologies and products. Our faculty members are
internationally renowned and award-winning professors in their
respective fields of research.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science continues to
experience significant growth. There are numerous contributions
to the province which are directly attributable to the expansion
of engineering. Key industries of energy, ocean technology,
software and others in the province, are creating a need for more engineers and
specialized capacity for engineering R&D. Mega-projects require significant engineering
support, such as the Hebron offshore oil project, Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project,
Vale refinery, Hibernia extensions, enhanced oil recovery, Bay du Nord developments,
among others. Our research activities are leading to innovative solutions in areas of
strategic importance to industry and the province.
Students have a unique opportunity to study and learn from outstanding professors
using world-class facilities. Our researchers are advancing the frontiers of knowledge
to make the world a better place.
Our faculty provides the highest quality of education, a vibrant educational environment
and innovative programs. These provide our graduates with the skills to succeed and
become leaders of tomorrow. We offer accredited undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
programs in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, ocean and naval architectural
(unique in Canada) and process engineering. The faculty’s undergraduate co-operative
programs were among the first in Canada. Further course- based graduate programs
are offered in oil and gas, computer engineering and environmental systems. In total,
these programs are offered to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students.
It’s a great time of opportunity for graduate students to pursue engineering research
at Memorial University. Many of the research projects are multi-disciplinary, providing
students with valuable teamwork experience. Several faculty members hold
prestigious research chair appointments. These include the Husky Energy Chair in Oil
and Gas Research, Chevron Chair in Petroleum Engineering, Vale Research Chair in
Process Risk and Safety Engineering and Wood Group Chair in Arctic and Harsh
Environment Engineering. I welcome you to visit us and our website at
www.mun.ca/engineering/research for further information.
Greg F. Naterer, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FEIC, FASME
Dean and Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
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Message from the Associate Dean of Research
DEPARTMENTS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
T
he Engineering Research Office provides support to over
75 members of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied
Science (FEAS). In 2014/2015, 70 per cent of Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery
Grant applications processed through our office were funded
– a testament to the excellent research of our professors and
services provided by our office.
In 2015, Engineering Research Office staff made conscious
efforts to pursue a greater variety of multi-disciplinary research
funding, to increase collaboration within the university, as well
as nationally and internationally, and to promote the NSERC
Engage and Mitacs research funding programs. An example of
one of our most recent collaborations is the creation of two
joint faculty positions with the Faculty of Medicine after launching a new biomedical
engineering initiative with medicine. Our faculty is active in a wide range of fundamental
and applied research in strategic areas such as Arctic and northern regions; environment,
energy and natural resources; information and communications technology; and oceans
technology. Partnerships between engineering and business have resulted in establishing
a new Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE). Our faculty is also collaborating
on Arctic research with universities and research centres in Norway, Germany and
Russia. In 2015, Statoil supported two newly-appointed research chairs in reservoir
engineering and reservoir analysis.
ELECTRICAL AND
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The faculty has world-class laboratories and research facilities in ocean engineering,
environmental engineering, digital systems, energy systems, autonomous vehicles,
instrumentation and control, thermo-fluids, structural engineering and process
engineering, among others. Research is currently supported by over 600 graduate
students across all disciplines.
Our faculty is very active in journal publications, patents and international conference
publications. We provide support to our graduate students who have launched start-up
companies in order to commercialize the results of their research activities. Research
activities are also supported by post-doctoral fellows, research engineers, and co-op
work-term students. Our research and development expertise and research facilities
are also available to the external community through the faculty's Office of Industrial
Outreach. In 2015, a four-week professional development program was offered through
this office to the Saudi Electricity Company, which later awarded funds recognizing
Memorial’s past research excellence in the areas of waste management and filtration
technology development.
Please visit our website at www.mun.ca/engineering/research for the most recent
news and activities and information about our programs and research. I also
personally welcome you to our campus to visit our laboratories and capabilities, and
to meet our professors, researchers and students.
OCEAN AND NAVAL
ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
PROCESS ENGINEERING
Tahir Husain, PhD, P. Eng.
Associate Dean of Research and Professor
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Faculty and Staff
ADMINISTRATION
Dean
Naterer, G. F.
B.Math., MASc., PhD Waterloo,
FCSME, FASME, FEIC, P.Eng.;
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean
(Undergraduate Studies)
Fisher, A.D.
B.Sc. Queen’s, M.Eng. McMaster,
FEC, P.Eng.; Associate Professor,
Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
Lye, L.M.
B.Sc.(Hons.) Bolton Inst., PhD Manitoba,
FCSCE, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.; Recipient of
the President’s Award for Distinguished
Teaching, 2003-2004; Winner of the
President's Award for Exceptional
Community Service, 2014; Professor,
Civil Engineering
Associate Dean (Research)
Husain, T.
B.Sc.Eng. (Hons.) Aligarh, M.Eng. AIT
Bangkok., PhD British Columbia, P.Eng.;
Professor, Civil Engineering
Director, Ocean Engineering
Research Centre
Qiu, W.
B.Eng., MASc. Dalian University of
Technology, PhD Dalhousie, P.Eng.,
FSNAME, FRINA, Professor, Ocean and
Naval Architectural Engineering
Director, Office of Industrial Outreach
Bruneau, S.E.
B.Eng., M.E.Sc. Western Ontario, PhD
Memorial, P.Eng.; Associate Professor,
Civil Engineering
Director, First Year Engineering
Rideout, D.G.
B.Eng. Memorial, M.Sc.(Eng.) Queen’s,
PhD Michigan, P.Eng.; Winner of the
President's Award for Outstanding
Teaching, 2014
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Senior Administration Officer
Elliott, B.
B.Comm. Memorial
Associate Professors (cont'd)
Snelgrove, K.R.
B.Eng. Memorial, MASc., PhD Waterloo,
P.Eng.
DEPARTMENT OF
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Zhang, B.
B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc. Jilin University,
PhD Regina
Department Head
Hussein, A.
B.Sc.(Eng.) Ain Shams University, M.Eng.,
PhD Memorial, P.Eng.; Associate Professor
Professors
Husain, T.
B.Sc.Eng. (Hons.) Aligarh, M.Eng. AIT
Bangkok., PhD British Columbia, P.Eng.;
Professor, Civil Engineering
Assistant Professors
Dhar, A.S.
B.Sc. Eng.(Hons.), M.Sc. Eng. BUET, PhD
Western Ontario, P.Eng.
Adjunct Professors
Derradji-Aouat, A.
MASc., PhD University of Ottawa;
(NRC-OCRE)
Lye, L.M.
B.Sc.(Hons.) Bolton Inst., PhD Manitoba,
FCSCE, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.; Recipient of
the President’s Award for Distinguished
Teaching, 2003-2004; Winner of the
President's Award for Exceptional
Community Service, 2014; Professor,
Civil Engineering
Kenny, S. P.
B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial,
PhD Dalhousie, P.Eng.
Associate Professors
Adluri, S.M.R.
B.Tech., JNT Univ., M.Tech. I.I.T. Kanpur,
MASc., PhD Windsor
Lee, K.
B.Sc., Dalhousie, M.Sc., PhD Toronto;
(COOGER)
Bruneau, S.E.
B.Eng., M.E.Sc. Western Ontario, PhD
Memorial, P.Eng.; Associate Professor,
Civil Engineering
Chen, B.
B.Eng. Jilin, M.Sc. Peking, PhD Regina, P.Eng.
Coles, C.A.
B.Eng., M.Eng., PhD McGill, P.Eng.
Hassan, A.A.A.
B.Sc., M.Sc. Ain Shams University,
MASc., PhD Ryerson University, P.Eng.
Hawlader, B.P.
B.Sc.(Eng) BUET, M.Eng. AIT,
PhD Yokohama National, P.Eng.
Khan, A.
B.Sc. AMU, M.Sc. KFUPM,
PhD Memorial, P.Eng.;
(Dept. Environment and Conservation)
Marzouk, H.
B.Sc. Cairo, M.Sc., PhD Saskatchewan,
FCSCE, P.Eng.; (Ryerson University)
Paulin, M.
B.Eng, M.Eng, PhD Memorial;
(INTECSEA)
Cross Appointments
Phillips, R.
B.Sc.(Hons.) Bristol, M.Phil.,
PhD Cambridge, P.Eng.,
Cross appointment with C-Core
Professors Emeriti
Jordaan, I.J.
B.Sc.(Eng.), M.Sc.(Eng.) Witwatersrand,
PhD London, FRSC, FCAE, P.Eng.; University
Research Professor, Awarded 1997
Professors Emeriti (cont'd)
Sharp, J.J.
B.Sc., A.R.C.S.T., M.Sc. Glasgow, PhD
Strathclyde, FICE, FCSCE, FEIC, P.Eng.,
C.Eng.
DEPARTMENT OF
ELECTRICAL AND
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Department Head
Peters, D.K.
B.Eng. Memorial, M.Eng., PhD McMaster,
FEC, P.Eng., Associate Professor
Professors
Ahmed, M.H.
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ain-Shams,
PhD Carleton, P.Eng.
Gill, E.W.
B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Eng., PhD Memorial,
P.Eng.; Recipient of the President’s
Award for Distinguished Teaching,
2013-2014
Gosine, R.G.
B.Eng. Memorial, PhD Cambridge, FEC,
P.Eng.; Recipient of the President’s Award
for Outstanding Research, 1997-1998,
Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, 1998;
J.I. Clark Chair; Associate Vice-President
(Research), Collaborations and Partnerships
Heys, H.M.
B.E.Sc. Western Ontario,
PhD Queen’s, P.Eng.
Iqbal, M.T.
B.Sc. UET Lahore, M.Sc., QAU Islamabad,
PhD Imperial College, London, P.Eng.
Jeyasurya, B.
B.Tech. I.I.T. Madras, M.Tech. I.I.T.
Bombay, PhD New Brunswick, P.Eng.
Li, C.
B.Eng.(Hons.), M.Eng. Harbin Institute of
Technology, PhD Memorial, P.Eng.
Professors (cont'd)
Moloney, C.R.
B.Sc.(Hons.) Memorial, MASc.,
PhD Waterloo
O’Young, S.D.
B.Eng. Saskatchewan, MASc., PhD
Waterloo, P.Eng.
Quaicoe, J.E.
B.Sc. (Eng.) Ghana, MASc., PhD Toronto,
FEC, P.Eng.; Recipient of the President’s
Award for Distinguished Teaching,
2001-2002
Rahman, M.A.
B.Sc.(Eng.) Bangladesh, MASc. Toronto,
PhD Carleton, LFIEEE, FIET, LFIE, FEIC,
FCAE, C.Eng., P.Eng.; University Research
Professor, Awarded 1993
Venkatesan, R.
B.E.(Hons.) Madurai, M.Sc.E., PhD New
Brunswick, P.Eng.
Associate Professors
Dobre, O.A.
D.Eng., PhD Politechnica University
of Bucharest, P.Eng.; Winner of the
President's Award for Outstanding
Research, 2015
Associate Professors (cont’d)
Vardy, A.
B.Eng. Memorial, M.Sc. Sussex,
PhD Carleton; Joint appointment
with Department of Computer Science
Zhang, L.
B.E., M.Sc.(Eng.) HUST Wuhan,
PhD O-V-G Magdeburg
Assistant Professors
Anderson, J.
B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, PhD Cantab
Czarnuch, S.M.
B.Eng. & Mgmt., MASc.McMaster, PhD
Toronto, P.Eng.
Joint appointment with Faculty of Medicine
Liang, X.
B.Eng, M.Eng, Shenyang Polytechnic
University, M.Sc, University of Saskatchewan,
PhD, University of Alberta, P.Eng.
Power, S.
B. Eng. Memorial, MASc., PhD Toronto
Joint appointment with Faculty of Medicine
Shehata, M.S.
B.Sc., M.Sc. Zagazig University,
PhD Calgary, P.Eng.
George, G.H.
B.Sc. Southampton, PhD Wales (U.C.
Cardiff), Cert.Ed., (CNAA), FRAS
Lecturer
House, A.W.H.
B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng
Huang, W.
B.S., M.S., PhD Wuhan University,
M.Eng. Memorial
Cross Appointments
Alawneh, S.
B. Eng. Jordan, M. Eng., PhD Memorial,
E.I.T; Cross appointment (C-CORE)
Masek, V.
Dipl. Ing. University of West Bohemia,
M.Sc., PhD University of ElectroCommunications, Tokyo
Norvell, T.S.
B.Sc.(Hons.) Dalhousie, M.Sc.,
PhD Toronto, P.Eng.
Chen, Q.
B.Sc. Shanghai Jiao Tong University China,
M.Sc., PhD Shanghai Institute of Optics and
Fine Mechanics, China (CRC Photonics);
Cross appointment (Physics and Physical
Oceanography)
McGuire, P.
P., B.Sc. PhD Toronto, P. Eng;
Cross appointment (C-CORE)
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Faculty and Staff
Cross Appointments (cont'd)
Ngatched, T.
PhD KwaZulu-Natal, MS. Eng Natal, M.Sc.,
B.Sc Yaounde; Cross appointment
(Grenfell Campus)
Salehi, B.
M.Sc, K. N. Toosi., BSc. Tehran, PhD
New Brunswick; Cross-appointment (C-CORE)
Smith, A.
B.Eng. Memorial, M.Eng. Memorial, M.D.
Memorial; Cross Appointment, Faculty
of Medicine
Professor Emeriti
Peters, G.R.
B.Sc. Memorial, B.A.Sc. Toronto,
PhD, Aberdeen, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.
Honorary Research Professor
Bruce-Lockhart
M.P., S.B., S.M., M.I.T., P.Eng.;
Recipient of the President’s Award for
Distinguished Teaching, 2006-2007
DEPARTMENT OF
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department Head
Muzychka, Y.S.
B.Eng. Memorial, MASc., PhD Waterloo,
P.Eng.; Petro-Canada Young Innovator
Award 2004
Professors
Hinchey, M.J.
B.A.Sc., MASc., PhD Toronto, P.Eng.
Mann, G.K.I.
B.Sc. University of Moratuwa, M.Sc.
Loughborough University of Technology,
PhD Memorial, P.Eng.
Associate Professors
Fisher, A.D.
B.Sc. Queen’s, M.Eng. McMaster,
FEC, P.Eng.
Hookey, N.A.
B.Eng. Memorial, M.Eng.,
PhD McGill, P.Eng.
Munaswamy, K.
B.E., S.V. Univ. Tirupathy, M.Tech.,
PhD, IIT Madras, P.Eng.
Rideout, D.G.
B.Eng. Memorial, M.Sc.(Eng.) Queen’s,
PhD Michigan, P.Eng.; Winner of the
President's Award for Outstanding
Teaching, 2014
Rolland, L.
B.Eng., MASc. Montreal Polytechnique,
PhD Universite Henri Poincare., P.Eng.
Assistant Professors
Duan, X.
B.Eng., M.Sc. University of Petroleum,
PhD University of Manitoba, P.Eng.
Nakhla, S.
PhD, M.S. Georgia Institute of
Technology, M.Sc.,B.Sc. Cairo University
Pope, K.
B.Eng., MASc., PhD UOIT
Rosales, J.
BA, MA Memorial University,
PhD University of Toronto
Taylor, R.S.
B.Eng, M. Eng, PhD Memorial; Centre for
Arctic Resource Development (CARD)
Chair in Ice Mechanics
Naterer, G. F.
B.Math., MASc., PhD Waterloo,
FCSME, FASME, FEIC, P.Eng.
Yang, J.
B.Sc. Tangshan Institute of Science and
Technology, M.Sc. Southern Institute of
Metallurgy, PhD Tianjin University, P.Eng.
Sharan, A.M.
B.Tech., I.I.T. Bombay, M.S. Wash. State,
PhD Concordia, P.Eng.
Lecturer
Goossens, D.
B.Sc. MIS Universiteit Hasselt, MBA Memorial
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Cross Appointments
Kocabiyik, S.
B.Sc., M.Sc. Middle East Tech.,
PhD Western Ontario; Petro-Canada
Young Innovators Award, 2000; Cross
appointment with the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics
Talimi, V.
B. Eng. K.N. Toosi University of Technology,
M.Sc. Mazandraran, PhD Memorial,
Cross appointment with C-Core
Honorary Research Professors
Molgaard, J.
B.Sc. Belfast, PhD Leeds, P.Eng.
DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN
AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURAL
ENGINEERING
Department Head
Qiu, W.
B.Eng., MASc. Dalian University of
Technology, PhD Dalhousie, P.Eng.,
FSNAME, FRINA, Professor, Ocean and
Naval Architectural Engineering
Professors
Colbourne, B.
B.Eng. Memorial, S.M. MIT, PhD
Memorial, P.Eng.
Daley, C.G.
B.E.Sc. Western Ontario, M.S.E.
Princeton, Dr. Tech. Helsinki, FEC,
FSNAME, P.Eng.
Veitch, B.J.
B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, Dr.Tech., Lic.
Tech. Helsinki, P.Eng.; Recipient of the
President’s Award for Outstanding
Research, 2004-2005; Husky Energy
Chair in Oil and Gas Research
Associate Professors
Bachmayer, R.
Dipl.Ing. Techical University Karlsruhe,
M.Sc., PhD Johns Hopkins; Canada
Research Chair in Ocean Technology,
Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, 2009
Associate Professors (cont'd)
Molyneux, D.
B.Sc. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, M.Sc.
University of British Columbia, PhD
Memorial, P.Eng.
DEPARTMENT OF
PROCESS ENGINEERING
Walker, D.
B.Eng., PhD Memorial, P.Eng.
Department Head
Khan, F.I.
B.Sc.(Eng.) AMU, M.E. IIT Roorkee, PhD
Pondicherry, P.Eng.; Professor; Recipient
of the President’s Award for Outstanding
Research, 2013-2014; Winner of the
President's Award for Distinguished
Research Supervision, 2014; Vale Chair in
Process Safety and Risk Engineering
Assistant Professors
Quinton, B.
B.Eng., M.Eng., PhD Memorial
Professors
Butt, S.D.
B.Eng., M.Sc. Memorial, PhD Queens, P.Eng
Moro, L.
B.Eng., M.Eng. and PhD University
of Trieste
Hawboldt, K.A.
B.Sc. Saskatchewan, M.Sc.,
PhD Calgary, P.Eng.
Adjunct Professors
Akinturk, A.
B.Sc.(Eng.) Istanbul Technical University,
MASc. University of Newcastle Upon
Tyne, PhD University of British Columbia
Johansen, T.E.
B.A.Sc., M.Sc., PhD University of Oslo;
Canada Research Chair in Petroleum
Reservoir Engineering and Characterization
Peng, H.
B.Eng., MASc. Dalian University of
Technology, PhD Dalhousie, P.Eng.
Bose, N.
B.Sc., PhD Glasgow, FSNAME,
C.Eng., P.Eng.
Liu, P.
B.Eng. Wuhan Jiao Tong, M.Eng.,
PhD Memorial; (NRC-OCRE)
Associate Professors
Alam, S.
B.Sc.(Eng.) BUET, M.Sc., PhD Saga, P.Eng.
Assistant Professors
Ahmed, S.
B.Sc., M.Sc. BUET, PhD Alberta
Imtiaz, S.
B.Sc, M.Sc. BUET, M.Sc. Calgary,
PhD Alberta, P.Eng.
James, L.A.
B.A.Sc.(Eng.) University of New
Brunswick, MASc., PhD Waterloo, E.I.T.
Rahman, M.
B.Sc.Eng.(Hons.) BUET, M.Sc. Dalhousie,
PhD Alberta, P.Eng.
Zhang, Y.
B.Eng., M.Eng. Tianjin, PhD National
University of Singapore, P.Eng.
Adjunct Professors
Abdi, M.
B.Sc. , M.Sc. Tehran Polytechnic,
PhD UBC (Husky)
Lavoie, J.M.
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD Laval
Shirokoff, J.W.
B.Sc.(Eng.), PhD Queen’s, P.Eng.
Wang, J.
M.Sc. Pusan National University, PhD
Memorial; (NRC-OCRE)
Williams, C.
B.A.Sc.(Hons.), MASc., PhD British
Columbia; (NRC-OCRE)
Professors Emeriti
Haddara, M.R.
B.Sc. Ain-Shams, M.S.,
PhD Berkeley, C.Eng., P.Eng.
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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
AND APPLIED SCIENCE AWARDS
A. HUSSEIN
Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, 2015
I. JORDAAN
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2015
L. LYE
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2015
C. DALEY
Fellow of the Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2015
W. QIU
Fellow of the Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2015
Y. MUZYCHKA
Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015
G. JIN
Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, 2015
A. RAHMAN
Fellow of Royal Society of Canada, 2015
G. F. NATERER
Robert W. Angus Medal, 2015
Canada Society for Mechanical Engineering, 2015
A. HASSAN
Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, 2015
B. JEYASURYA
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, 2015
F. KHAN
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, 2015
O. DOBRE
President's Award for Outstanding Research, 2015
Faculty Research News
Converting waste into valuable commodities: Saudi Electric Company funds
US $400,000.00 to study with Memorial's civil engineering researchers
E
very year millions of tons of waste, generated
as a result of burning coal and heavy fuel oil for
energy, end up dumped in landfills or waste
containment facilities. If not disposed of properly, this
waste becomes an environmental hazard. A team of
Memorial University researchers funded by Saudi
Electric Company is coming up with novel solutions
to convert waste so it will be diverted from landfills.
In August 2015, Saudi Electric Company (SEC)
sponsored 13 of their employees with engineering/
From left are: Jingjing Ling and Jiabin Liu
science backgrounds to attend a four-week Advanced
Environmental Protection Training Program organized
“OFA has about 70–85 per cent carbon,” explained Dr. Husain.
by the Office of Industrial Outreach of Memorial’s Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Science. Since the SEC currently
“Since 2009 our research team has been conducting research
generates about 60 Gigawatts of power to meet its energy
on OFA management and carbon from the Corner Brook Pulp
demands and the growth rate is more than six per cent per year,
and Paper Mill in western Newfoundland. The mill uses a
company officials are concerned about the disposal of oil fly ash
mixture of Bunker C fuel, waste oil fuel and hog fuel, and
(OFA) generated due to the burning of crude and heavy fuel oil.
generates thousands of metric tons of ash annually. Our research
team is also working on the feasibility of ash management from
OFA is one by-product generated in power plants due to burning
pulp industries with the potential to develop an excellent adsorbent.”
heavy fuel oil and crude oil. OFA is collected from flue gas
using particulate control technology such as cyclones or
The preliminary findings show that the extracted carbon, once
electrostatic precipitators. Many countries in the world use
properly activated, is an excellent affordable adsorbent to remove
heavy fuel oil and crude oil for energy production. Due to its
organic impurities from wastewater streams. It also has a high
low density and fine particles, OFA has the potential to disperse
affinity to remove total organic carbon (TOC), which is a precursor
into the air during handling and transportation. These particles
causing formation of disinfection by products (DBPS) in rural
can travel a long distance before settling on land, water or
drinking water supply systems. High levels of DBPs are harmful
vegetation. The dispersion of OFA may contaminate soil, water
to human health and are evident in small communities, where
and air. Inhalation of OFA may pose potential health impacts,
surface water is chlorinated and used as drinking water. “Our
including lung irritation and cardio-vascular diseases.
research team is in the process of developing low-cost adsorbent
to remove DBPs and their precursors from raw water using
“During their stay at Memorial, the SEC team was educated
about our past research involvement on the disposal of fly ash,” extracted carbon from waste materials,” he adds.
said Dr. Tahir Husain, associate dean (research) of Memorial’s
These adsorbents have been tested in the laboratory using water
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “This led to SEC
from the Newfoundland and Labrador towns of Torbay and
funding a research project to find cost effective and
Pouch Cove. With funding from the Harris Centre Outreach
environmentally sound methods of managing OFA in the sum
Research Fund, research has now extended to other towns and
of approximately US $400,000.00.”
communities such as Sunnyside, Salvage and New-Wes-Valley.
The specific project objectives are:
This type of collaboration will not only bring national and
international recognition to Memorial researchers, but will also
1.Characterization of OFA and development
help protect the environment by converting waste into valuable
of activated carbon (AC)
products also resulting in significant savings in disposal cost. The
2. Application of AC to wastewater treatment and
extracted carbon from these wastes has potential to become future
flue gas desulfurization
affordable adsorbents to clean air, treat water and wastewater.
3. Recovery of nickel and vanadium from OFA
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Faculty Research News
30 seconds of research
First annual video competition for graduate students
G
raduate students Zhi Li and Shuyan Chen took home $500
for their winning 30 second entry in the Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Science's 2015 Research Video
Competition sponsored by the Engineering Research Office
and the Office of Graduate Studies.
The winning video, entitled Autonomous Surface Vehicle that
allows a Better Strategy to Explore Our Ocean was supervised by
Drs. Ralf Bachmayer and Andrew Vardy in ocean and naval
architectural engineering. The video showcased Li’s PhD research
involving advanced survival strategies for autonomous surface
vehicles to enable their safe and persistent ocean exploration
missions in harsh ocean environments.
Clean hands mean healthy patients
“This project provides us with the ability to monitor
compliance with the four moments of hand hygiene
24 hours a day, seven days a week,” says Amy
Howard, Regional Director, Infection Prevention
and Control Program, Eastern Health.
large ship structures, the ship weights will be reduced, which
means (a) decrease of fuel consumption…(and a) more
environmentally- friendly (model).”
Other contestants were Al Amin (Modelling and Development
of a Managed Pressure Drilling Setup), Igor Gribanov
(Numerical Modeling of Ice), and Mohamed Walid and Mehrez
Said (Relative Localization and Tracking Control in Multi-Robot
Systems Using Optimization).
Each video included a brief overview of the research and
described why the research is relevant and beneficial to society
and/or the economy.
From top left are: Dr. Mohamed Shehata, Mike Hartmann, Mohamed Abdel Paky, Dr. Reza
Shahidi, Ahmed Soliman; from bottom left are: Kelly Smith, Dr. Natalie Bridger, Amy Howard,
Donna Ronayne; Missing: Steven Lockyear, Ron Johnson, Mary Ann Head
O
ur mothers weren’t lying when they told us if we didn’t wash
our hands, we could get sick. In Canada, hospitalacquired infections affect more than 200,000, and kill 8,000–
12,000, patients each year. Hand hygiene is internationally
regarded as the most important preventive strategy for
hospital-acquired infections.
From left are: Peng Yu, Plinio Ferreira Pinto, Dr. Greg Naterer, Zhi Li, Shuyan Chen and Suvra Chakraborty. Missing: Abdul Aziz.
Second place ($300) went to Team LightCube’s Abdul Aziz and
Subra Chakraborty for their video that combined aspects of
process and mechanical engineering. The video, entitled Thermal
Analysis of Offshore Buried Pipelines, explored Chakraborty’s
master’s research topic and was shot in C-CORE laboratory under
the supervision of Dr. Vandad Talimi. Other supervisors included
Drs. Salim Ahmed, Faisal Khan and Yuri Muzychka.
Third place ($200) was awarded to Peng Yu and Plinio Ferreira
Pinto for their video Composites Material for Large Ships.
Supervised by mechanical engineering professors Drs. Sam
Nakhla and Geoff Rideout, the video illustrated the benefits of
applying composite materials to large ships resulting in lower
maintenance costs and lower structure weights.
“One of the concerns now obstructing the development of
composite ship structures is the manufacturing cost,” said Yu
and Ferreira Pinto. “When the composites are widely used in
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Awards were presented by Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, at the
faculty's Fall Scholarship Presentations on November 25, 2015.
The reasoning behind the 30-second research video competition
was to create a data bank of research videos and to promote and
celebrate the innovative research activities by graduate students
in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Judges were
Jackey Locke, FEAS Communications Officer; Dr. Leonard Lye,
Professor; and two grad students, Kshama Roy and Weiyun Lin.
To view all videos, please visit
www.mun.ca/engineering/research/about/30seconds.php
With the increased focus on quality and safe care, many health
authorities have made hand hygiene compliance a priority.
Eastern Health currently uses the gold standard for hand
hygiene compliance auditing. This involves direct observation,
which is a time- and resource-consuming method and can be
potentially biased.
“Whereas our current method, through direct
observation, is only a snapshot moment in time
that is biased by the Hawthorne effect. Our hope
is that staff will find this system acceptable and
that their real time knowledge of the rates and
ongoing education on the four moments of hand
hygiene will improve the rate of compliance and
decrease the rate of infection on the study unit.”
While the results of the survey are still being compiled and
more work needs to be done, the team is very excited about
what they’ve learned so far.
“Although many studies suggest that hand hygiene compliance
will significantly increase, this project uses innovative technology
at a much lower cost and hence can be deployed Canada wide
to provide a safer environment in our hospitals,” said Dr. Mohamed
Shehata, professor of electrical and computer engineering.
The team includes:
From Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Various electronic hand hygiene monitoring solutions are currently
on the market. However, to date, these commercial electronic
hand hygiene monitoring solutions have been cost prohibitive.
A team of researchers at Memorial University are currently
collaborating with Eastern Health on a project that uses imagery
and a wireless hand hygiene monitoring system to improve
compliance. The innovative electronic technology costs
substantially less than existing commercial processes. The pilot
project includes testing this technology for a period of six
months in the Health Sciences Centre on a real patient ward.
Healthcare workers interacting with patients are automatically
and anonymously monitored and recorded using real-time
imagery and wireless technology attached to employee badges
and hand washing stations. Data is automatically transmitted
via a wireless network to a data server where it is compiled and
displayed on large monitors to show compliance rates.
• Dr. Mohamed Shehata PhD P.Eng. (Principle Investigator)
• Dr. Mohamed Hossam Ahmed PhD P.Eng.
• Ahmed Solima
• Dr. Reza Shahidi
From Eastern Health
•
•
•
•
•
Dr. Natalie Bridger MD, FRCPC, DTM&H (Principle Investigator)
Ms. Amy Howard BN RN MN (Regional Director)
Ms. Donna Ronayne BN RN
Mr. Mike Hartmann BA MPH
Ms. Brenda Earles BN RN
• Mr. Ron Johnson BTech MER (CTO, Eastern Health)
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Faculty Research News
Biomass: waste or functional material?
Mechanical engineers knit bones together
E
ach year in Atlantic Canada vast amounts of forestry
residues and fishery wastes are produced. These biomass
wastes contain high-value proteins and polysaccharides, which
have marketable applications. Dr. Yan Zhang in Memorial’s
Department of Process Engineering is leading a research group
to develop novel technologies to convert the natural polysaccharides extracted from forestry and fishery wastes into
value-added functional materials and biofuels.
Thanks to investments from Suncor Energy, Bombardier and the
Research & Development Corporation (RDC); solid mechanics
and materials laboratories allow research in composites
manufacturing, materials corrosion and reservoir souring
laboratories. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada (NSERC) also provided funding towards
composites research in offshore applications, oil and gas and
bioengineering research.
Dr. Zhang’s team is involved with two research projects funded
by NSERC, Centre for Forest Science and Innovation (CFSI) and
Memorial University. The first project is focused on developing
polysaccharide-based mesoporous biosorbents for the
recovery of precious metals.
Not only does this research funding support the education and
training of students, but the economic and scientific impacts of
these projects benefit both the provincial and federal
governments by increasing safety in offshore and oil and gas
operations, lowering infrastructure investment cost and the cost
of maintenance in ocean applications and oil and gas activities.
“Our studies have established effective methods to prepare
polysaccharide-based hydrogels with high uptake capacity and
extremely good selectivity for precious metal ions from
aqueous solutions,” said Dr. Zhang. “However, slow mass
transfer of metal ions within the pores of the biosorbents
deters their practical application in industry.”
“Our most recent research has focused on utilizing freezedrying and immobilization technologies to prepare structurallydefined mesoporous adsorbents for precious metal recovery,”
she added. “The long-term objective of this research is to
From left are: Mr. Xiangpeng Gao, Dr. Yan Zhang and Mr. Jalil Shadbahr
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Dr. Yan Zhang
promote the practical applications of polysaccharide-based
functional materials to the areas of wastewater treatment and
bioseparations.”
Dr. Zhang’s second project aims to explore the process
enhancement technologies for bioethanol production from
woody biomass.
Biochemical conversion of woody biomass to ethanol through
simultaneous hydrolysis and fermentation at high solid loadings
still has several technical bottlenecks, such as inefficient mixing,
high power consumption and high concentrations
of inhibitory compounds. Practical strategies,
including tuning the feeding strategies of
substrate and improving the mixing and mass
transfer in the highly viscous two-phase flow, are
being explored to maximize the final ethanol
concentration and yield. Through systematic
experimental investigations, this research work is
expected to generate environmental friendly,
cost-effective and technically feasible solutions for
cellulosic bioethanol production which will deliver
a significant impact on the revitalization of forest
industries in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Anna Gosine, undergraduate student (term 4), funded by NSERC-USRA
(Undergraduate Student Research Award).
A
mechanical engineering team of senior students and an
NSERC undergraduate student are investigating new methods
of technology-assisted reconstructive surgery. By utilizing medical
CAD tools and rapid prototyping techniques, these researchers
are aiding in surgery planning for patients with craniofacial
bone cancer.
Dr. Sam Nakhla and term 8 students, Nathan Hutchens (team lead),
Gary Whelan, Geoff O’Brien, Adam Reardon and Saad Jahangir;
and NSERC undergraduate student Anna Gosine are working in
collaboration with surgeons from Eastern Health and St. Clare's
Mercy Hospital to come up with novel ways to hold bones together.
And that’s not all they’re up to.
Moreover, these projects provide a perfect opportunity of
multidisciplinary research with the faculties of medicine and
science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
More major initiatives in the Solid Mechanics and Materials group:
Dr. Nakhla and a team of graduate and undergraduate students
are directing solid mechanics research on ship superstructure and
hybrid composite oil risers.
Graduate students Aninda Mondal and Peng Yu are investigating
analytical and manufacturing models for weight and strength
optimization of ship superstructures.
Graduate student Ahmed Elruby is extending finite element
analysis capabilities to enable accurate prediction of remaining
life of offshore hybrid composite structures.
Drs. John Shirokoff and Sam Nakhla and another
team of graduate and undergraduate students have
set out to solve some of the particular challenges
posed by the harsh environment in Newfoundland­—
problems like the corrosion of aircraft structures and
reservoir souring.
Graduate students, Ladan Khaksar and Yasmeen
Shoker, are both conducting experiments involving
corrosion testing and material characterization,
mechanical testing and analytical simulations. Ms.
Khaksar is conducting corrosion research on reservoir
souring to predict asset integrity and potential failure
of offshore structures while Ms. Shoker performs
similar testing for aircraft structures.
The term-8 team from left are: Gary Whelan, Geoff O’Brien, Nathan Hutchens (team lead),
Adam Reardon and Saad Jahangir. 3D printing of the skull and jaw powered by the
Mimics® Innovation Suite, Materialise, Leuven, Belgium.
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Faculty Research News
The SeaWEED – converting waves into energy
T
he Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural
Engineering (ONAE) is helping Grey Island Energy (GIE)
Inc. convert waves into energy.
The SeaWEED, a multi-body floating wave energy converter
(WEC) developed by GIE, may be best described as a hybrid
between a line attenuator and series point absorber. This new
technology intends to develop a wave energy device with higher
efficiency and greater survivability than existing devices such
as those developed by Pelamis and Ocean Power Technology (OPT).
The device consists of three hinged floating sections connected
by trusses or rods and universal joints. Its semi-submerged floats
inherently face into the direction of waves. The wave-induced
motions of the floats are converted into electricity through two
hydraulic Power Take-Off (PTO) systems, which are located in
the end of each producing module. It is GIE's goal to make the
device ready for commercial deployment.
Drs. Heather Peng and Wei Qiu of the ONAE hydrodynamics
group have been working with GIE to help reach their goal.
Research is being done to improve the design of the SeaWEED
so as to reach maximum PTO efficiency and to evaluate the
performance of the device in extreme sea conditions. The hydrodynamic optimization of the SeaWEED in specified wave
conditions has been studied numerically. Optimization was
focused on the PTO damping and the geometrical parameters
in terms of the draft and the length of the truss between hinged
bodies. An optimal combination of length, draft and PTO damping
was recommended for an intended operation location. Physical
model tests of the SeaWEED in various scales are being carried
out in the towing tank of the Ocean Engineering Research Centre
(OERC) to validate the numerical predictions and to improve
the design.
Memorial’s civil engineers help
remediate contaminated sites
in the north
S
oil contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) has
long been a big concern of the public, government and
industry. In the north, due to the harsh environmental conditions,
characterization and remediation of PHC contaminated sites have
become challenging tasks facing researchers and engineers.
Dr. Helen Zhang and her civil engineering team at Memorial
are taking on the challenges through integration of genomics
and remediation engineering. Their work has resulted in the
development of new tools to monitor and manage contaminated
sites. For example, to aid in the remediation of abandoned
mineral exploration sites in Labrador, Dr. Zhang and her team
have integrated the in-situ microcosm bacterial trap (BACTRAP)
with Direct-Push (DP), leading to an innovative DP-BACTRAP
method for site characterization.
RESEARCH
OUTSIDE
THE BOX?
Memorial University’s Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Science
Research Lunch & Learn Series began
in 2012 to allow students, faculty and
staff to learn about current research
projects. Invitations are sent out
campus wide.
2015 welcomed six presenters speaking
on topics from computer security to
biomedical engineering. The 2015
Lunch & Learn Series opened on June 5
with a presentation on computer
security by Dr. Jonathan Anderson.
JUN
Dr. Helen Zhang
“Previously, the in-situ monitoring of microbial activities relied
heavily on the placement of monitoring wells.“ said Dr. Zhang.
“This is very time consuming, expensive, and brings extra
challenges of working in the north. With the application of
DP-BACTRAP, no monitoring wells will be required for site
microbial characterization.“
Another example is the integration of whole genome shuffle
technology with site bioremediation. The genomic tool can greatly
aid the generation of hyper-producing inocula for fermentation
and increase the productivity of biosurfactants. The developed
biosurfactant enhanced bioremediation method has demonstrated
its high effectiveness in treating PHC contaminated sites in
harsh environments.
From left are: Dr. Wei Qiu, Claire Chen, Wei Meng, Min Zhang, Craig Thompson, Kyle Stanley, Sarah White and Dr. Heather Peng
Annual Research Report | page 16
With the support of The Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canada Foundation
for Innovation (CFI) and Genome Atlantic, Dr. Zhang and her team
are equipping Canadians with more alternatives to preserve a
clean, safe and sustainable environment in the north.
05
JUL
16
SEP
16
COMPUTER SECURITY
Dr. Jonathan Anderson
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY
AND CROSS-COMMUNITY
EXCURSIONS
Dr. John Molgaard
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Dr. Stephen Czarnuch
OCT
MAKING A STUDY PLAN
AND EFFECTIVE STUDY
TECHNIQUES
Dr. Leonard M. Lye
OCT
MAKING AN IMPACT WITH
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Dr. Janna Rosales
02
27
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&
Computer Security?
COMPUTER SECURITY
Dr. Jonathan Anderson, assistant
professor (electrical and computer
engineering), studies the security
of operating systems and other
critical software components.
He holds a B.Eng. and M.Eng.
from Memorial University and a
PhD in computer science from the
University of Cambridge.
the engineering degree program, teaching a wide variety of
courses and topics.
On September 16, 2015, Dr. Czarnuch’s Lunch & Learn Session
discussed the fact that biomedical engineering has emerged as
a significant area of research and industrial growth internationally.
Some of his studies on ice friction, as well as the corrosion of
In his talk, Dr. Czarnuch touched on general areas of research
metals in sea
water,
contributed
greatly
to
the
field
of
ocean
that have
become the foundation of biomedical engineering in
Can your computer be trusted? Should you be worried about engineering. In Dr. Molgaard’s Lunch & Learn session on July
Canada and worldwide, his own research on intelligent assistive
internet‐facing critical infrastructure? Why are security researchers 16, 2015, he focused on aspects of biomedical engineering.
technologies designed to support persons with neurological
so paranoid? In this Lunch & Learn session, Jonathan Anderson will In his final years
as a full-time faculty member at Memorial he
and cognitive disabilities, other biomedical engineering research
was asked by
orthopedic
surgeons
to
collaborate
in
their
research.
at Memorial, of and the future of biomedical engineering in
discuss threats to a computer security as well as the mindsets This included studies in a joint Biomedical Engineering Centre
Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
researchers and practitioners who work to make our systems safer. on bone repair procedures and motion analysis on children with
movement Dr. deficits.
The new Motion
Lab atthe the Janeway
Children’s
LIVES
ARE
IMPROVING DUE TO MEMORIAL’S FACULTY OF
Anderson Studies security of operating systems and other Hospital had its beginnings in the engineering building.
ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE.
&
note-taking and changing mind-set for better grades and
general academic performance.
Making a study plan
and
effective
study
MAKING
AN IMPACT WITH
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
techniques
(learning
how to learn)?
MEMORIAL’S FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED
SCIENCE PROFESSORS CARE ABOUT HOW STUDENTS LEARN.
Dr. Janna Rosales, visiting assistant professor, complementary
studies, holds the inaugural Chair for
On June 5, 2015, Dr. Anderson’s Lunch & Learn session
Teaching and Learning in the
critical software components as an assistant professor in Memorial’s discussed threats to computer security as well as the mindsets
Faculty of Engineering. She
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a Research
on
movement
deficits
in
children
led
to
a
role
in
a
of researchers and practitioners who work
to
make
our
systems
studies various dimensions of
Dr. Jonathan Anderson This talk is about learning how to learn effectively. The techniques learned will be
six-year major
interdisciplinary
ergonomics
project
on
repetitive
safer.
student engagement as it relates to
MAKING A STUDY PLAN
B.Eng. and M.Eng. from Memorial University and a PhD in Computer useful for both students and teachers. Two proven effective techniques that promote
strain injuries in workers in chicken and fish processing plants.
diversity and retention in
AND EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES
Science from the University of Cambridge. long-term retention of knowledge
will be introduced. The first technique would be on
Assistant Professor Using motion analysis by filming fish plant workers at their stations,
Here are some of the questions answered
in Dr. Anderson’s
engineering, as well as the
how
to
do
a
study
plan
throughout
the semester,
and the second technique would be
(Electrical and Computer Engineering) Dr. Molgaard and the team of researchers, including a specialist
presentation:
formation of professional
identity.
Dr. Leonard Lye is a registered
Faculty of Engineering and Applied how to
when studying.
The techniques introduced are based on
in ergonomics from Montreal, guided the workers in coming up
She teaches
ethics,
professional on
engineer
andstudy
holdseffectively
a
Science extensive recent
by cognitive
the speaker’s
personal communication
experience and
with solutions, some as simple as lowering the belt on which
andon
professionalism
as partresearch
of the
• Can your computer be trusted?
PhD in civil engineering.
He has
scientists
and educational
psychologists.
techniques that are
pans come along the processing line and ensuring knife edges
complementary
studiesPopular
programstudying
in engineering.
been with Memorial
University
ineffective
such
as highlighting and rereading will also be discussed as well as useful tips
were kept consistently sharp to avoid the extra effort needed
• Should you be worried about internet-facing
since 1988. He
has served
as the
forofnote-taking
and changing
mind-set for
andin general
academic
to work with dull blades. “Workers had been bringing pain killers
Student engagement
arebetter
populargrades
buzzwords
the university,
critical infrastructure?
discipline chair
civil engineering
performance.
to work in their lunch boxes,” said Dr. Molgaard, explaining
but what do they really mean for teaching, and why does it
for three terms
and is currently the
that some were skeptical about simple solutions, until they (light lunch provided)
matter?
• Why are security researchers so paranoid?
associate dean (Graduate Studies)
could go home without pain in their shoulders and they realized
in the FacultyDr.
of Engineering
and
Leonard M. Lye is a registered professional engineer and holds a PhD in civil
the importance of ergonomic work stations.
Onwith
October
27, 2015,
Dr. Rosales’s
Learn
Applied Science. He is a fellow of Engineers
Canada and
VALID QUESTIONS AND VALID ANSWERS ARE ALWAYS
engineering.
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University
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Canadian
Academy
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Lye
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won
the
WELCOMED AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY’S FACULTY OF
discipline
chair
of
civil
engineering
for
three
terms
and
he
is
currently
the
associate
dean
Leonard M. Lye, P.Eng.,
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MEMORIAL’S ENGINEERING
student
engagement
in
engineering,
Dr.
Rosales
illustrated
that
PEGNL’s and President’s awards for distinguished
teaching,
and
ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE.
(graduate
studies)
in
the
Faculty
of
Engineering
and
Applied
Science.
He
is
a
Fellow
FCSCE, FEC, FCAE Professor of
RESEARCHERS MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
active learning
can help
student
retention
and success,
for community service. Aside from his research
interests in
Canadian
Academy of
of Engineers
Canada, Fellow
of CSCE,
and with
Fellow
of the
Civil Engineering Associate
while also resulting in a more rewarding experience for
statistical hydrology, environmental statistics, and design of
Engineering. Dr. Lye has won the PEGNL’s and President’s awards for distinguished
Dean
(Graduate
Studies),
instructors. Dr. Rosales’s takeaway message included providing
experiments, he has great interests in engineering education,
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY AND
teaching, and for community service. Aside from his research interests in statistical
Faculty
of
Engineering
and
professors more ideas, tools, and motivation to try out student
particularly
in
pedagogy.
CROSS-COMMUNITY EXCURSIONS
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
environmental
statistics,
and designand
of experiments, he has great interests in
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has
emergedhydrology,
as a significant
area
of research
Applied Science,
MUN.
engagement
strategies for themselves.
engineering
education,
particularly
in
pedagogy.
industrial
growth2, internationally.
this
session,
Dr. Czarnuch will discuss the
On October
2015, Dr. Lye (FCAE, In
PhD,
P.Eng.
FCSCE, FEC)
Dr. John Molgaard, PhD, P.Eng.
Dr. Stephen Czarnuch, PhD, assistant
MEMORIAL’S
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED
associate
dean
(graduate
studies)
gave
a
Lunch
&
Learn
session
currently works as an honorary
professor, Department of Electrical
general areas of research that have become the foundation
of biomedical
SCIENCE PROFESSORS WANT TO ENGAGE STUDENTS.
on Learning How to Learn. Learning how to learn effectively is
research professor in the Drilling
and Computer Engineering, studies
engineering
in Canada and worldwide, his own research on intelligent assistive
useful to both students and teachers. Two proven effective
Technology Laboratory.
computer vision-based, humantechnologies
designed
tolong-term
supportretention
persons
with neurological and cognitive
techniques
that promote
of knowledge
motion tracking and automated
were
discussed.
The
first
was
how
to
do
a
study
plan
planning as a biomedical engineer;
Dr. Molgaard’s research has varied
disabilities, other biomedical engineering research at Memorial, and the future
throughout the semester, and the second technique was how
engaging engineering, computer
throughout his career. When he
of biomedical
engineering in Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied
to study effectively. Teachers in attendance were excited to
science, medicine, gerontology
first started out in the nylon fibre
Science.
pass on the techniques presented to their students. The
and rehabilitation science through
industry, he focused on the rheology
techniques studies
introducedcomputer
were based onvision-based,
the Dr. Lye’s personal
his research. He joined Memorial as an assistant professor, jointly
of molten nylon and surface properties of fibres and textile
Dr. Czarnuch
human-motion tracking and
experience as well as extensive recent research by cognitive
machinery components. This required resolving technical issues appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer
automated
planning as biomedical engineer, engaging engineering, computer
scientists and educational psychologists. Dr. Lye explained why
Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
in friction, wear and lubrication of machines. After completing
science,hemedicine,
gerontology
and rehabilitation
science through his research.
believes popular
studying techniques
such as highlighting
and the Discipline of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of
his PhD, which focused on the division of frictional heat between
and
rereading
are
ineffective.
He
also
discussed
useful
tips
rubbing surfaces, he continued his research studies at McMaster Medicine. He holds a B.Eng. & Mgmt. and MASc. from
He joined Memorial as an assistant professor, for
jointly appointed to the
McMaster University and a PhD in biomedical engineering from
University specializing in the thermal conductivity of iron
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of
the University of Toronto.
oxides. He then joined Memorial University and helped launch
Friday, June 5 AT 1:00 PM
.
Biomedical
Engineering?
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Czarnuch,
PhD, Assistant Professor
Annual Research Report | page 18
Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Science/
Discipline of Emergency Medicine,
Engineering and Applied Science and the Discipline of Emergency Medicine in
the Faculty of Medicine. He holds a B.Eng. & Mgmt. and MASc. From McMaster
University and a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto.
Annual Research Report | page 19
GRADUATE
PROGRAMS
Graduate Students
FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS
BY GENDER 2004–2015
PhD AND M.ENG. PROGRAMS
(THESIS-BASED)
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering
Process Engineering
Oil and Gas Engineering
MASC PROGRAMS (COURSE-BASED)
• Computer Engineering
• Environmental Systems Engineering
and Management
• Oil and Gas Engineering
600
Year
Number of Graduate Students
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
GROWTH IN GRADUATE STUDENTS
2004–2015
2015
2014
2013
2012
500
400
300
200
100
2011
0
2004
GRADUATE DIPLOMA (COURSEBASED)
2010
• Safety and Risk Engineering
2009
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2013
2014
2015
Year
GROWTH IN FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME
GRADUATE STUDENTS 2004–2015
2008
600
Number of Graduate Students
2007
2006
2005
2004
0
100
200
300
400
Number of Graduate Students
Male Female
500
500
400
300
200
100
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Year
Full Time Annual Research Report | page 20
Part Time
Annual Research Report | page 21
Research Funding & Staff
Annual Research Funding – Millions of Dollars
(Moving 3-year Average)
TOTAL EXTERNAL RESEARCH SUPPORT
2003–2014
RESEARCH
STRATEGY
FRAMEWORK
FACULTY AND STAFF
2004–2015
$18
MEMORIAL'S
STRATEGIC RESEARCH THEMES
IN THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
AND APPLIED SCIENCE
Year
$16
$14
2015
$12
$10
•
•
•
•
2014
$8
Arctic and Northern Regions
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Information and Communications Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2013
$6
$4
2012
$2
$0
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Fiscal Year
2011
2010
2009
TOTAL EXTERNAL RESEARCH SUPPORT BY CONTRACT TYPE
2003–2014
Annual Research Funding – Millions of Dollars
(Moving 3-year Average)
2008
$9
$8
2007
$7
2006
$6
$5
2005
$4
$3
2004
$2
$1
0
20
40
60
80
100
$0
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Number of Faculty and Staff
Fiscal Year
Operating Grants Annual Research Report | page 22
Operating Contracts Other Grants
Annual Research Report | page 23
Selected Publications
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
BY DISCIPLINE
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
Agent-aided weathering simulation and operational
optimization for offshore oil spill response decision making
P. Li, B. Chen, Z.L. Li, L. Jing, T. Husain
Journal of Environmental Informatics. (2015) (in press).
Assessing the Effects of Land-use, Climate Change,
and Extreme Events on Physical Habitat of Rivers
J. Daraio
International Society for River Science 4th Biennial Symposium
on River Connectivity. (2015).
Continuous flow system for arsenate uptake by
horticultural peat impregnated with Fe
O.M. Rageh, C.A. Coles
GeoRegina 2014, the 67th Canadian Geotechnical
Conference. (2014).
Corrosion Effects on the Strength of Steel Pipes using FEA
B.C. Mondal, A.S. Dhar
34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic
Engineering. (2015).
Development of oil spill bio-dispersants using Rhodococcus
Erythropolis mutants
Q.H. Cai, B.Y. Zhang, B. Chen, T. Cao
Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. (2015) (in press).
Annual Research Report | page 24
Effect of expanded slate aggregate on fresh properties
and shear behaviour of lightweight SCC beams
A. Abouhussien, A. Hassan, A. Hussein
Concrete Research. 9 (2015) 433‐442.
Finite element modeling of partially embedded pipelines
in clay seabed using Coupled Eulerian–Lagrangian method
S. Dutta, B. Hawlader, R. Phillips
Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 52 (2015) 58-72. (Editor’s
Choice Award).
Improved Sensitivity Analysis in Civil Engineering Design
Using Statistical Design of Experiment (DOE)
L. Lye, A. Hussein, R. Dey
Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference.
(2015).
Low Cost Adsorbent to Reduce Disinfection By‐products
from Drinking Water in Small Communities
T. Husain
International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability,
and Environment. (2014).
Modeling the sorption of Ni2+ and Co2+ on saprist
peat using the response surface methodology
E.S. Asapo, C.A. Coles, L.M. Lye
Journal of Waste Management. (2015) 10 pages.
Novel Elasto-Viscoplastic Model of High Density
Polyethylene Material
M.S.A. Siddique, A.S. Dhar
Geosynthetics International. 22 (2015) 173 – 182.
Numerical analysis of large diameter monopiles in dense
sand supporting offshore wind turbines
S.S. Ahmed, B. Hawlader
ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics. (2015) (accepted).
Optimizing the durability and service life of selfconsolidating concrete containing metakaolin using
statistical analysis
A.A. Abouhussien, A.A.A. Hassan
Construction and Building Materials. 76 (2015) 297–306.
Photocatalytic degradation of naphthalene in offshore produced
water: comparison of immobilized and suspended TiO2
B. Liu, B. Chen, Lee, K., Zhang, B.Y., Y.C. Ma, L. Jing
Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. (2015) (in press).
Study of chemical characteristics of particulate
matter concentrations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
B. Alharbi, M.M. Shareef, T. Husain
Atmospheric Pollution Research. 6 (2015) 88-98.
Understanding Resilience: Implications for Water
Resources Design
J. Daraio
AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference. (2015).
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Clean Application Compartmentalization with SOAAP
K. Gudka, R.N.M. Watson, J. Anderson, D. Chisnall, B. Davis,
B. Laurie, L. Marinos, P.G. Neumann, A. Richardson
Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and
Communications Security. (2015).
A Gradient-based Multiple-Path Routing Protocol for Low
Duty-Cycled Wireless Sensor Networks
J. Hao , Z. Yao, K. Huang, B. Zhang, C. Li
Accepted by Wireless Communications and Mobile
Computing. (2015) (in press).
Control System Development and Test for the Operation of
a Micro Grid System—PART I
R. Ahshan, M.T. Iqbal, G.K.I. Mann, J.E. Quaicoe
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy. 5 (2014) 291-301.
An Active-Clamping Resonant Flyback DC/DC Converter
with Improved Output Power Transfer
A. Tahavorgar, J.E. Quaicoe
IECON 2015 Conference. (2015).
Cooperative AF relaying with beamforming and limited
feedback in cognitive radio networks
A. Afana, T. Ngnatched, O.A. Dobre
IEEE Communications Letters. 19 (2015) 491-494.
An Algorithm for Surface Current Retrieval from X-band
Marine Radar Images
C. Shen , W. Huang , E.W. Gill, R. Carrasco , J. Horstmann
Remote Sensing. 7 (2015) 7753-7767.
Cooperative Routing in Wireless Networks: A
Comprehensive Survey
F. Mansourkiaie, M.H. Ahmed
IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. 17 (2015) 604 – 626.
An Efficient Dynamic Layered Routing Protocol for Wireless
Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks
L. Shi, Z. Yao, B. Zhang, C. Li, J. Ma
International Journal of Communications Systems. (2015) (in press).
Cyclonic Capacitive Sensor for Multiphase Composition
Measurement
J. Ortiz, V. Masek
Sensors & Transducers Journal. 191 (2015) 1-11.
Annual Research Report | page 25
Selected Publications
Development and evaluation of a hand tracker using depth
images captured from an overhead perspective
S. Czarnuch , A. Mihailidis
Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. (2015) (in press).
Electrical Submersible Pump System Grounding –
Current Practice and Future Trend
X. Liang, J. He, L. Du
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. (in press).
Energy Efficiency - Spectral Efficiency Trade-off: A
Multiobjective Optimization Approach
O. Amin, E. Bedeer, M.H. Ahmed, O. Dobre
IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology. (accepted), 2015.
Feasibility of a semi-automated approach to grading point
of care ultrasound image generation skills
Z. Chen, M. Shehata, A. Smith
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Image
and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ’15), November
2015.
Fold Angle of Winding Arrangement in Single Drive
Bearingless Motor with Radial Gap
H. Sugimoto, S. Tanaka, A. A. Chiba, M.A. Rahman
IAS transactions of IEE Japan. 4 (2015) 395-401.
Joint timing and frequency synchronization based on
weighted CAZAC sequences for reduced-guard-interval
CO-OFDM systems
S. O. Omomukuyo, D. Chang, J. Zhu, O.A. Dobre, R.
Venkatesan, T. Ngatched, C. Rumbolt
Optics Express. 23 (2015) 5877-5888.
Lead by Design: Pedagogical approaches to foster reflective
practice and career-long sustainable professional development
C. Moloney, J. Rosales, C. Badenhorst, J. Roberts
Proceedings of EESD15 - 7th Conference on Engineering
Education for Sustainable Development. (2015).
Machiavellian Agents: Player Modelling to Deceive
and be Deceived
S. Watson, A. Vardy, W. Banzhaf, T. Wareham
International Conference on Computer Games. (2015).
Modeling and V/F Control of a Hysteresis Interior
Permanent Magnet Motor
S.F. Rabbi, M. Halloran, T. LeDrew, A. Matchem, M.A. Rahman
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. (2015) (in press).
Annual Research Report | page 26
Moving Object Tracking from Moving Platforms using
Lagrange Multiplier
A. Eltantawy, M. Shehata
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image
Processing (ICIP 2015), Quebec City, Canada, September 2015
Dynamic Analysis of a Deployable Oil Dispersant System for
UAV Technology Applications
N. Brazil, G. Rideout, S. Nakhla, S. Kenny
International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering. 3
(2015) 21-31.
Moving toward a user-centred design: Assistive technology
for older adults with dementia
Czarnuch , R. Ricciardelli, B. Ye, A. Mihailidis
Alzheimer Society Research Program. (2015) 23.
Elastodynamic and Finite Element Vibration Analysis
of a Drillstring with a Downhole Vibration Generator Tool
and a Shock Sub
A. Ghasemloonia, G. Rideout, S. Butt, A. Hajnayeb
Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 229 (3015) 1361–1384.
New Analytic Model of Coupling and Substrate
Capacitance in Nanometer Technologies
G. Shomalnasab, L. Zhang
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems.
23 (2015) 1268-1280.
Hazard Analysis and Safety Assurance for the Integration of
Nuclear Reactors and Thermochemical Hydrogen Plants
Z. Wang, E. Secnik, G.F. Naterer
Process Safety and Environmental Protection. (2015) (in press).
Signal identification for emerging intelligent radios:
Classical problems and new challenges
O.A. Dobre
Invited — IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine.
18 (2015) 11-18.
Heat transfer in liquid-liquid Taylor flow in a mini-scale tube
with constant wall temperature
W.M. Adrugi, Y.S. Muzychka, K. Pope
ASME 2015, 13th International Conference on Nanochannels,
Microchannels, and Mini-scale tubes. (2015).
Space Harmonics of Synchronous Machines Calculated by
Finite Element Method
X. Liang, S.O. Faried, A.M. El-Serafi
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. (in press).
Laminar Heat Transfer Coefficients in Micro and Mini-Scale
Ducts and Channels
Y.S. Muzychka, M. Ghobadi
Heat Transfer Engineering. (2015) (in press).
Structural Optimization of Z-Axis Tuning-Fork MEMS
Gyroscopes for Enhancing Reliability and Resolution
L. Zhang, V. Masek, N. Sanatdoost
International Journal of Microelectronic Engineering. 21 (2015)
1187-1201.
Validation of a Computerized Technique for Automatically
Tracking and Measuring the Inferior Vena Cava in
Ultrasound Imagery
S. Bellows, M. Shehata, J. Smith, P. McGuire, A. Smith
Biosystems Engineering Journal, Vol. 138, pp. 4–10, October
2015.
UT-MARO: Unscented Transformation and Matrix Rank
Optimization for Moving Objects Detection in Aerial
imagery
A. Eltantawy, M. Shehata
Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Visual
Computing (ISVC'15), LA, USA, December 2015
When copycats lose
G. George
Mathematical Gazette. 99 (2015) 230-236.
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING
An Intuitive and Efficient Approach to Integrated Modelling
and Control of Three-Dimensional Vibration in Long Shaft
G. Rideout, A. Ghasemloonia, F. Arvani, S. Butt
International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 10
(2015) 163-178.
An Optimization Post-Processing Module for Complex
Tool-Tip Milling Operations
L. Baron, L. Rolland
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
(2015) (accepted).
An Ultrasonic and Vision-Based Relative Positioning Sensor
for Multirobot Localization
O. De Silva, G.K.I. Mann, R.G. Gosine
Sensors Journal, IEEE. 15 (2015) 1716-1726.
Lead by Design: Pedagogical Approaches to Foster Reflective
Practice and Career-long Sustainable Professional Development
J. Rosales
7th International Conference on Engineering Education for
Sustainable Development (EESD15). (2015).
Model predictive control of nonholonomic mobile robots
without stabilizing constraints and costs
K. Worthmann, M.W. Mehrez, M. Zanon, G.K.I. Mann, R.G.
Gosine, M. Diehl
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. (2015) (in press).
Numerical Modeling of Submodule Heat Transfer with
Phase Change Material for Thermal Management of Electric
Vehicle Battery Packs
N. Javani, I. Dincer, G.F. Naterer
ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering
Applications. 7 (2015) 1–10.
Distributed Leader-Assistive Localization Method for a
Heterogeneous Multirobotic System
T.R. Wanasinghe, G.K.I. Mann, R.G. Gosine
Automation Science and Engineering. 12 (2015) 795-809.
Annual Research Report | page 27
Selected Publications
Numerical predictions of multiphase flow and ondeck icing
on marine vessels
D. Saha, K. Pope, Y.S. Muzychka
Arctic Oil & Gas - North America 2015, IBC Energy’s 6th Annual
Conference. (2015).
Optimal Method of Transportation of Passengers From
Closely Spaced Starting Points But Widely Separated
Destination Points
A.M. Sharan, M. Verma
Rai Journal of Technology, Research and Innovation. 2 (2015) 1–7.
Parametric instability induced by traveling magnetic load
within permanent magnet motors
Z. Zhao , S. Wang , J. Yang , W. Chen
Nonlinear Dynamics. 80 (2015) 827–843.
Prediction of Rain in Bihar, India, Based on
Historical Rain Data
A.M. Sharan
Environment and Pollution. 12 (2015) 59-64.
Probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis of spalling
during edge indentation in ice
R.S. Taylor, I.J. Jordaan
Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 134 (2015) 242-266.
Random Dynamics of a Nonlinear Spur
Gear Pair in Probabilistic Domain
Y. Wen , J. Yang , S. Wang
Journal of Sound and Vibration. 333 (2014) 5030-5041.
Structural response comparison using different
approaches to account for ice loading
B. Erceg, R. Taylor, S. Ehlers
Proceedings of the 23nd International Conference on Port and
Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions. (June 2015).
The Forward Kinematics of the 6-6 Parallel Manipulator
Using an Evolutionary Algorithm based on Generalized
Generation Gap with Parent-Centric Crossover
L. Rolland, R. Chandra
Robotica. (in press).
The Mindful Engineer: Contemplative Education as a
Strategy for Sustainable Lifelong Professional Development
J. Rosales
7th International Conference on Engineering Education for
Sustainable Development (EESD15). (2015).
Thermal Resistance in a Rectangular Flux Channel with
Non-Uniform Heat Convection in the Sink Plane
M. Razavi, Y.S. Muzychka, S. Kocabyik
ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. (2015) (in press).
DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN AND NAVAL
ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
A Large Double-Pendulum Device to Study Load, Pressure
Distribution and Structure Damage During Ice Impact Tests
In The Lab
R. Gagnon, C. Daley, B. Colbourne
23nd POAC Conference. (2015).
A Method of Above-water Iceberg 3D Modelling Using
Surface Imaging.
Wang, Y., De Young, B., Bachmayer, R.
In proceedings of: The Twenty-fifth International Offshore and
Polar Engineering Conference, 21-26 June, Kona, Hawaii, USA.
(2015).
Achieving competence in offshore emergency egress using
virtual environment training
J. Smith, B. Veitch, S. MacKinnon
Proceedings, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
(2015) 1–8.
Assessing evacuation operation performance in harsh
environments
N. Norazahar, F. Khan, B. Veitch, S. MacKinnon
Proceedings, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
(2015) 1–6.
Comparison of Ice Load Development on Non-Planar
Surface
H. Kim, C. Daley, B. Colbourne
International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering.
25 (2015).
Experimental Investigation of Ice Mass Hydrodynamic
Interaction with Offshore Structure In Close Proximity
T.M. Sayeed, C. Colbourne, H. Peng, B. Colbourne, D. Spencer
34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic
Engineering. (2015).
Glider Operations at the Autonomous Ocean
Systems Laboratory.
Bachmayer, R.
Gliderschool 2015 Gran Canary, Las Palmas,
Gran Canary, Spain. (2015). (Invited).
Hyper-Real-Time Ice Simulation and Modeling Using GPGPU
S. Alawneh, S. Dragt, C. Daley, D. Peters, S. Bruneau
Transactions on Computers IEEE TC-2013-11-077a. (2015).
Ice Loads In Dry and Submerged Conditions
R. Sopper, C. Daley, C. Colbourne
ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore and Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Numerical Investigation of Ship-Ice Interaction in Ship
Manoeuvring Performance
Q. Zhou, H. Peng, Qiu, W.
Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology. (2015) (in press).
Predicting the wake behind a large AUV hydrofoil
T. Allston, J. Monroe, R. Lewis, D. Mouland, J. Xu, D. Walker
The Journal of Methods in Oceanography. 10 (2014) 166-177.
Probabilistic analysis of local ice loads on a lifeboat
measured in full-scale field trials
M.S. Rahman, R. Taylor, A. Kennedy, A. Simões Ré, B. Veitch
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. 137
(2015) 1-14.
Risk analysis of offshore transportation accidents in Arctic
waters
R. Abbassi, F. Khan, N. Khakzad, B. Veitch, S. Ehlers
International Journal of Maritime Engineering. (2015)
(accepted).
Solving 2-D Water Entry Problems with a CIP Method and a
Parallel Computing Algorithm
P. Wen, W. Qiu
Journal of Marine Systems and Ocean Technology. (2015)
(accepted).
Terrain Aided Navigation for an Underwater Glider
B. Claus, R. Bachmayer
Journal of Field Robotics. (2014) (in print).
The Development of Sea Ice Thickness Measurement Sensor
Li, S., Bachmayer, R., Cui, J.
In proceedings of: The Twenty-fifth International Offshore and
Polar Engineering Conference, 21-26 June, Kona, Hawaii, USA.
(2015).
Hydrodynamics and Optimization of a Vacuum Oil Skimmer
S.Y. Ni, W. Qiu, A. Zhang, D. Prior
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. 137
(2015).
Annual Research Report | page 28
Annual Research Report | page 29
Selected Publications
The Ice Ocean Sentinel System (IOSS): Working towards Ice
and Ocean Observation Technologies for Remote and Harsh
Environments.
Bachmayer, R. , De Young, B.
Oral presentation at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21-26
February, in New Orleans, LA, USA. (2016).
DEPARTMENT OF PROCESS ENGINEERING
A Model to Assess Dust Explosion Occurrence Probability
J. Hassan, F. Khan, P. Amyotte, R. Ferdous
Journal of Hazardous Materials. 268 (2014) 140-149.
A Modified Lokhart Mertinnili’s Void Fraction Correlation
for Three Phase Gas-Liquid-Solid Pipeline Flows
M.A. Rahman
International Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology. 9
(2015) 129-146.
An integrated horizontal- and vertical flow simulation with
application to wax precipitation
S. Trina, T.E. Johansen
SPE Journal. (2015).
Carbon Dioxide Compressibility Factor Determination
Using a Robust Intelligent Method
E. Mohagheghian, A. Bahadori, L.A. James
The Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 101 (2015) 140-149.
Comparison of biofuel quality of waste derived oils as a
function of oil extraction methods
I.A. Adeoti, K. Hawboldt
Fuel. 158 (2015).
Computerized Electrochemical Mechanical and
Microstructural Measurements of Materials in
Hydrometallurgical Solutions
M.H. Banna, J. Shirokoff
IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section. (2014) 1-3.
Design of Scenario-Based Early Warning System for Process
Operations
H. Wang, F. Khan, S. Ahmed
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 54 (2015) 8255-8265.
Development of Economic Consequence Methodology for
Process Risk Analysis
O. Zadakbar, F. Khan, S. Imtiaz
Risk Analysis. 35 (2015) 713-731.
Effect of production conditions on self-heating propensity
of torrefied sawmill residues
D.C. Cruz Ceballos, K. Hawboldt, R. Hellleur
Fuel. 160 (2015).
Effective Method to Determine Supersaturation of Tar Balls
Deposited along the Caspian Sea
J.S. Amin, S. Nikkhah, S. Zendehboudi, L.A. James
Energy & Fuels. 29 (2015) 2931-2939.
Experimental and mass transfer modelling of oil extraction
from salmon processing waste using SC-CO2
I.A. Adeoti, K. Hawboldt
Journal of Supercritical Fluids. (2015) (in press).
Experimental Design to Study Corrosion Under Insulation in
Harsh Marine Environments
S. Caines, F.I. Khan, J. Shirokoff, W. Qiu
Journal of Loss Prevention in Process Industries. 33 (2014) 1-13.
Identification of MIMO continuous-time models using
simultaneous step inputs
S. Ahmed, S.A. Imtiaz
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 54 (2015)
7251-7260.
Annual Research Report | page 30
Influence of Liquid and Vapourized Solvents on Explosibility
of Pharmaceutical Excipient Dusts
N. Hossain, P. Amyotte, M. Abuswer, A. Dastidar, F. Khan, R.
Eckhoff
Process Safety Progress. (2014).
The Development and Teaching of Corrosion Laboratories
in an Engineering Program
S. Caines, J. Shirokoff
Proceedings of the 5th Canadian Engineering Education
Association (CEEA) Conference. (2014).
Investigation of Enhancing Drill cuttings Cleaning and
Penetration Rate Using Cavitating Pressure Pulses
S. Babapour, S.D. Butt
Proc. 48th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium. (2014).
Two-Phase Riemann Problems with Constant
Pressure Boundaries
T.E. Johansen, L.A. James
Solution of Multi-Component, Journal of Engineering
Mathematics. (2015).
LNG Pool Fire Simulation For Domino Effect Analysis
M.M. Jujuly, M.A. Rahman, S. Ahmed, F.I. Khan
Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 143 (2015) 19-29.
Methods and Models in Process Safety and Risk
Management: Past, Present and Future
F. Khan, S. Rathnayaka, S. Ahmed
Process Safety and Environment Protection. 98 (2015) 116-147.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
BY THEMATIC AREA
OCEAN TECHNOLOGY
Modeling and Operation of an Interior Permanent Magnet
Motor Drive for Electric Submersible Pumps
M.A. Rahman, S.F. Rabbi, S.D. Butt
Oceans/IEEEE 2014 Conference. (2014).
A Self-Adaptive Wavelet-Based Algorithm for Wave
Measurement Using Nautical Radar
J. An , W. Huang , E.W. Gill
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 53 (2015).
Robust Control of Managed Pressure Drilling
N. Anirudh, S. Imtiaz, S. Butt
Oceans/IEEEE 2014 Conference. (2014).
A Survey of AUV and Robot Simulators for Multi-Vehicle
Operations
D. Cook, A. Vardy, R. Lewis
IEEE Conference on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. (2014).
Annual Research Report | page 31
Selected Publications
An Energy-Efficient Asynchronous Wake-Up Scheme for
Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks
R. Su, R. Venkatesan, C. Li
Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. (2015)
(accepted).
An Experimental Study on Two-Phase Flow at Different
Orientations
M.M. Awad, T.M. Brueckner, M.A. Rahman
SME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore
and Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Arctic R&D in Newfoundland
D. Oldford, M. Paulin, J. Cocker, C. Daley, S. Bruneau, B.
Quinton, J. Tijsen, T. King, J. Millan
Marine Technology SNAME Conference. (2014).
CIP-Based Numerical Solutions of 3D Slamming Problems
P. Wen, W. Qiu
OMAE2015 Conference. (2015).
Comparison of Algorithms for Wind Parameters Extraction
from X-band Shipborne Marine Radar Images
Y. Liu, W. Huang, E.W. Gill, D. Peters, R. Vicen-Bueno
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation
and Remote Sensing. 8 (2015) 896-906.
Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer CFD Model for Methane
Hydrate
E.T. Netro, M.A. Rahman, S. Imtiaz, F.S. deSousa, T. Pereira
ASME 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and
Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Deployable Oil Dispersant System for Fixed Wing Aircraft
N. Brazil, S. Nakhla, S. Kenny
OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE. (2014).
Design of Cost-Effective Reliable MEMS Gyroscopes for
Underwater/Under-Ice Applications
L. Zhang, V. Masek, N. Sanatdoost
OCEANS MTS / IEEE 2014 Conference. (2014).
Energy optimal depth control for long range underwater
vehicles with applications to a hybrid underwater glider.
Claus, B., Bachmayer R.
Autonomous Robots. Springer US; 2016: 1-14;
DOI 10.1007/s10514-016-9555-3. (2016).
Numerical and Experimental Study of Bulk Water Subsea
Separation
W. E, K. Pope, X. Duan
Arctic Oil and Gas North America. (2015).
Numerical and experimental study of bulk water subsea
separation
E. Weiwei, K. Pope, X. Duan
Arctic Oil & Gas - North America IBC Energy’s 6th Annual
Conference. (2015).
Evaluation, design and optimization for strength and
integrity of polar class propellers
P. Liu, N. Bose, B. Veitch
Cold Regions Science and Technology. 113 (2015) 31-39.
Measurements of Spatial and Temporal Variations in Ice
Impact Pressures
R. Sopper, R. Gagnon, C. Daley, B. Colbourne
23nd POAC Conference. (2015).
Modeling and Operation of an Interior Permanent Magent
Motor Drive for Electric Submersible Pumps
S.F. Rabbi, M.A. Rahman, S.D. Butt
MTS / IEEE Oceans 2014 Conference. (2014).
Preliminary Field Trials of Autonomous Path Following
P. King, B. Anstey, A. Vardy
IEEE Conference on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. (2014).
Probabilistic Analysis of Local Ice Loads on a Lifeboat
Measured in Full-scale Field Trials
S. Rahman, R.S. Taylor, A. Kennedy, A. Simões Ré , B. Veitch
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. 137 (2015).
Risk Based Evaluation of Subsea Pipeline Leak Detection
Technologies
S. Imtiaz, A. Hillier, F. Khan, P. Thodi
ASME 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and
Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Hyper-Real-Time Ice Simulation and Modeling Using GPGPU
S. Alawneh, S. Dragt, D. Peters, C. Daley, S. Bruneau
IEEE Transactions on Computers. (2015) (in press).
Laboratory examination of Ice Loads and Effects on Concrete
Surfaces from bi-axial collision and adhesion events
J.N.W. Tijsen, S. Bruneau, B. Colbourne
POAC 15 Conference. (15) (Awarded Best Graduate
Student Paper).
On the Development of a High Frequency Radar Cross
Section for Ionosphere-Ocean Propagation
J. Walsh , E.W. Gill , W. Huang , S. Chen
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 63 (2015)
2655-2664.
Revisiting the Feasibility Study of Composites for Cargo Ships
P. Yu, S. Nakhla
Canadian International Conference on Composites. (2015).
Hydrodynamic Study of Submerged Ice Collisions
S. Chander, A. Akinturk, B. Colbourne
ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore
and Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Marine icing of on-deck structures on marine vessels
K.R. Sultana, K. Pope, Y.S. Muzychka
Arctic Oil & Gas - North America 2015, IBC Energy’s 6th Annual
Conference. (2015).
Annual Research Report | page 32
Nonlinear Computation of Ship Motions in the Time Domain
Using 2D+t Theory
W. Meng, W. Qiu
OMAE2015 Conference. (2015).
Seakeeping Analysis for Ships and Offshore Structures by
Using Panel Free Methods
H. Peng
The Twenty-fourth International Offshore and Polar
Engineering Conference. (2014).
Numerical Simulation of a Dynamically Controlled Ship in
Level Ice
Q. Zhou, H. Peng
International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering. (2014).
Numerical Solutions of 2-D Water Entry Problems Based on
a CIP Method and a Parallel Computing Algorithm
P. Wen, W. Qiu
OMAE2015 Conference. (2015).
Numerical Solutions of 2-D Water Entry Problems Based on
a CIP Method and a Parallel Computing Algorithm
P. Wen, W. Qiu
OMAE2015 Conference. (2015).
On circularity / non-circularity in single-channel Synthetic
Aperture Radar radar imagery
K. El-Darymli, E.W. Gill, C. Moloney, P. McGuire, D. Power
Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans ’14. (2014).
Ship Structure Subjected to Extreme Ice Loading: Full Scale
Laboratory Experiments Used to Validate Numerical
Analysis
M. Manuel, C. Daley, B. Colbourne
POAC 15 Conference. (2015).
The Development of AUV Strategies for Multidisciplinary Use
K. MacPherson, D. Walker, R. Devillers, N. Kennedy, P. King,
R. Lewis, J. Monroe, A. Vardy
Proceedings of the MTS Oceans Conference. (2014).
Underwater Glider Terrain Relative Navigation for use in
Surface Denied Regions.
Claus, B., Bachmayer, R.
Poster Presentation at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21-26
February, in New Orleans, LA, USA. (2016).
Annual Research Report | page 33
Selected Publications
ENERGY
A Low Cost Method of Snow Detection on Solar Panels and
Sending Alerts
S. Meghdadi, M.T. Iqbal
Journal of Clean Energy Technologies. 3 (2015) 393-397.
A New Coupled Axial-Radial Productivity Model with
Application to High Order Numerical Well Modeling
J. Cao, L.A. James, T.E. Johansen
SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and
Exhibition. (2015).
A Novel Double-sided Linear Generator for Wave Energy
Conversion
M. Curcic, J.E. Quaicoe, R. Bachmayer
IEEE-Oceans 2015 Conference. (2015).
A Review of Drillstring Vibration Modeling and Suppression
Methods
A. Ghasemloonia, G. Rideout, S.D. Butt
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 131 (2015).
An Effective Approach to Reducing Arc Flash Hazards in
Power Systems
X. Liang, B. Bagen, D.W. Gao
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. (2015) (in press).
Analysis and Design of New Switching Lookup Table for
Virtual Flux Direct Power Control of Grid-Connected
Three-Phase PWM AC-DC Converter
M.A. A. M. Razali, M.A. Rahman, G. George, N.A. Rahim
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 51 (2015) 1189-1200.
Annual Research Report | page 34
Analytical Coupled Axial and Radial Productivity Model for
Steady-State Flow in Horizontal Wells
T.E. Johansen, L.A. James, J. Cao
International Journal of Petroleum Engineering. (2015) (in press).
Capacitive Cyclonic Sensor for Oil Spill Remediation
V. Masek, J. Ortiz
OCEANS MTS / IEEE 2014 Conference. (2014).
CFD analysis of hydrate formation in pipelines
I.O. Sule, A. Adedeji, C. Obeng, A. Okosun, M. Morshed, M.A.
Rahman, K. Hawboldt
Petroleum Science and Technology. 33 (2015).
Competitive adsorption of Ag (I) and Cu (II) by
tripolyphosphate crosslinked chitosan beads
C. Mao, S.A. Imtiaz, Y. Zhang
Journal of Applied Polymer Science. (2015).
Determination of adsorption isotherm parameters for minor
whey proteins by gradient elution preparative liquid
chromatography
N. Faraji, Y. Zhang, A.K. Ray
Journal of Chromatography A. 1412 (2015) 67-74.
Development and Analysis of an Integrated Photovoltaic
System for Hydrogen and Methanol Production
P. Esmaili, I. Dincer, G.F. Naterer
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 40 (2015) 11140-11153.
Dynamic State Estimation in Power Systems: Modeling, and
Challenges
H. Tebianian, B. Jeyasura
Electric Power Systems Research. 121 (2015) 109-114.
Impact of the Fermeuse Wind Farm on Newfoundland Grid
S. Meghdadi, M.T. Iqbal
Energy and power engineering. 7 (2015).
Similitude Study for a Composite Sandwich Panel
A. Mondal, S. Nakhla
Canadian International Conference on Composites. (2015).
Ion-imprinted chitosan gel beads for selective adsorption
of Ag+ from aqueous solutions
M. Zhang, R. Helleur, Y. Zhang
Carbohydrate Polymers. 130 (2015) 206-212.
Simplified Model for the Design of Composite Sandwich
Construction
A. Mondal, S. Nakhla
OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE. (2014).
Nanofluid Enhanced Oil Recovery – Mobility Ratio, Surface
Chemistry, or Both?
A. Khezrnejad, L.A. James, T.E. Johansen
29th Society of Core Analysts Symposium SCA 2015. (2015).
Thermal and flow properties of fish oil blends with bunker
fuel oil
I.A. Adeoti, K. Hawboldt, M.R. Santos
Fuel. 158 (2015).
Optimal Design Methods for Hybrid Renewable Energy
Systems
F. Bourennani, S. Rahnamayan, G.F. Naterer
International Journal of Green Energy. 12 (2015) 148-159.
Thermal insulation with latent energy storage for flow
assurance in subsea pipelines
M. Parsazadeh, X. Duan
ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore
and Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Power System Small-Signal Stability: Analysis and Use of
Wide-Area Monitoring Systems
D. Lin, R. Hadidi, B. Jeyasurya
CIGRE Canada Conference. (2014).
Power System Stability Monitoring using Synchronized
Phasor Measurements
S. Chakrabarti, B. Jeyasurya
Presentation at IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy
Conference. (2014).
Probabilistic Estimation of Hydrate Formation
D. Herath, F. Khan, S. Rathnayaka, M.A. Rahman
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 135 (2015) 32-38.
Probabilistic Planning and Risk Analysis for Renewable
Power Generation System
X. Liang, B. Bagen
Proceedings of CIGRE Canada Conference. (2015).
Process simulation and life cycle analysis of biodiesel
production
Z. Sajid, F. Khan, Y. Zhang
Renewable Energy. 85 (2016) 945-995.
Pyrolysis: A theoretical and experimental study on the
conversion of softwood sawmill residues to bio-oil
S. Papari, K. Hawboldt, R. Helleur
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 54 (2015).
Thermal simulation and energy consumption analysis of two
houses in St. John’s, Newfoundland
T.A. Jesha, M.T. Iqbal
6th BSME International Conference on Thermal Engineering.
(2014).
Two Phase Flow Measurements under Static and Dynamic
Conditions for Modelling the Top Kill Process
M. Ghobadi, Y.S. Muzychka
Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production. (2014).
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY
A novel faster-than-Nyquist PDM-16QAM scheme enabled
by Tomlinson-Harashima precoding
D. Chang, O. Omomukuyo, O.A. Dobre, R. Venkatesan, T.
Ngatched, C. Rumbolt
International Conference on Transparent Networks. (2015).
Affectively aligned cognitive assistance using Bayesian
affect control theory
L. Lin, S. Czarnuch, A. Malhotra, C. Yu, J. Hoey
8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing &
Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI) & 6th International Workconference on Ambient Assisted Living. (2014).
Annual Research Report | page 35
Selected Publications
An adaptive matching pursuit algorithm for sparse channel
estimation
Y. Zhang, R. Venkatesan, O.A. Dobre, C. Li
Proceedings of WCNC’15, IEEE Wireless Communications and
Networking Conference. (2015).
An Energy-Efficient Backpressure Routing and Scheduling
Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks
Z. Z. Jiao, B. Zhang, H. Zhang, C. Li
IEEE Global Communications Conference. (2015).
Applications and validation tests of ground-based coherent
radar for deformation and vibration measurements in
Canada’s Atlantic Region
A. Habokyan, P. McGuire, D. Power, T. Puestow, C. Moloney, G.
Luzi, G. Guccione
Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Canadian Conference on
Electrical and Computer Engineering. (2015) 638-642.
Blind identification of SM and Alamouti STBC-OFDM signals
Y. Eldemerdash, O.A. Dobre, B. Liao
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 14 972-982.
Characterization and statistical modeling of phase in
single-channel SAR imagery
K. El-Darymli, P. McGuire, E.W. Gill, D. Power, C. Moloney
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. 51
(2015) 2071-2092.
CHERI: A Hybrid Capability - System Architecture for
Scalable Software Compartmentalization
N.M.R. Watson, J. Woodruff, P.G. Neumann, S.W. Moore, J.
Anderson, D. Chisnall, B. Davis, K. Gudka, B. Laurie, S.J.
Murdoch, R. Norton, M. Roe, S. Son, M. Vadera
Proceedings of the 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and
Privacy. (2015).
Design and Implementation of SHA-3 Hash Function Keccak
on FPGA
H. Liao, Y. Tian, H.M. Heys
Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering
Conference. (2014).
Hardware Implementation of a High Speed SelfSynchronizing Cipher Mode
Y. Tian, H.M. Heys
Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and
Computer Engineering. (2015).
Annual Research Report | page 36
Lithography-Friendly Analog Layout Migration
X. Dong, L. Zhang
Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems.
(2015) 2137-2140.
Ocean Current Monitoring via Cross-Correlation Technique
and Node Synchronization
S. Attarsharghi, V. Masek
OCEANS MTS / IEEE 2014 conference. (2014).
Performance Analysis of Multiple Relays Cooperative
Systems with Signal Space Diversity
O. Amin, S. Ikki, R. Mesleh, M.H. Ahmed, O. Dobre
IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology. 64 (2015) 3414-3425.
Resource allocation in OFDM-based cognitive two-way
multiple-relay networks
M. Shaat, T. Ngatched, O.A. Dobre
IEEE Globecom. (2014).
Sparsely-Deployed Relay Node Assisted Routing Algorithm
for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
R. Tian, B. Zhang, C. Li, J. Ma
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. (in press).
Swarm of Simple Agents International Conference on
Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies
D. Cook, A. Vardy
Terrain Leveling by a (BICT), ACM Digital Library. (2014).
Unscrambling Nonlinear Dynamics in Synthetic Aperture
Radar Imagery
K. El-Darymli, P. McGuire, E.W. Gill, D. Power, C. Moloney
IEEE Access. 3 (2015) 177-194.
ENVIRONMENT AND
SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
A state-of-the-art review of fate and transport of oil spills
in sea ice
M. Afenyo, B. Veitch, F. Khan
Ocean Engineering, Special Arctic Issue. (2015).
Behavior of Corexit dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico after
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Q.H. Cai, B.Y. Zhang, B. Chen, P. Li
International Conference on Marine and Freshwater
Environments. (2014).
Development of Activated Carbon from Oil Fly Ash for
Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
T. Husain
Proc. Water Science and Technology Association, 11th WSTA
Gulf Conference Proceedings. (2014) 239-248.
Effects of Land Use and Climate Change on Stream
Temperature I: Daily Flow and Stream Temperature
Projections
J.A. Daraio, J.D. Bale
Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 50
(2014) 1177-1190.
Effects of Land Use and Climate Change on Stream
Temperature II: Threshold Exceedance Duration Projections
for Freshwater Mussels
J.A. Daraio, J.D. Bales
Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 50
(2014) 1177-1190.
Experimental Study on Corrosion Monitoring and
Assessment of Concrete Structures Using Acoustic Emission
A.A. Abouhussein, A.A.A. Hassan
International Conference on Advances in Structural and
Geotechnical Engineering. (2015).
Integrated framework in support of pipeline engineering
design for geohazards
S. Kenny, P. Debnath, K. Pike, B. Hawlader
68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 7th Canadian
Permafrost Conference. (2015).
Leaching of chromiun, copper and arsenic from CCAtreated utility poles
C.A. Coles, J.A. Arisi, M. Organ, G.I. Veinott
Applied and Environmental Soil Science. (2014).
Low cost adsorbent to reduce disinfection by-products
from drinking water in small communities
T. Husain, M. Ahmad
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on
Environmental Engineering and Computer Application. (2014)
99-104.
Modeling the sorption of Ni2+ and Co2+ on saprist peat
using the response surface methodology
E.S. Asapo, C.A. Coles, L.M. Lye
Journal of Waste Management. (2015).
Nonlinear Analysis of Axisymmetrically Wrinkled Pipes
Under Axial Loads and Internal Pressures
A.S. Dhar, A.H. Muntakim
34th International Conference Ocean, Offshore and Arctic
Engineering. (2015).
Production of biodispersants for oil spill remediation in
Harsh environment using glycerol from the conversion of
fish oil to biodiesel
B. Moshtagh, K. Hawboldt
Oceans Conference. (2014).
Screening of biosurfactant producers from petroleum
hydrocarbon contaminated sources in cold marine
environments in Atlantic Canada
Q.H. Cai, B.Y. Zhang, B. Chen, Z.W. Zhu, W.Y. Lin, T. Cao
Marine Pollution Bulletin. 86 (2014).
Screening of biosurfactant producing bacteria from
offshore oil and gas platforms in North Atlantic Canada
Q.H. Cai, B.Y. Zhang, B. Chen, X. Song, Z.W. Zhu
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 185 (2015) 284.
Service Life Prediction of Offshore Concrete Structures: A
Case Study on Hebron Project
M. Said, A. Hassan, A. Hussein
International Conference on Advances in Structural and
Geotechnical Engineering. (2015).
Three Dimensional Finite Element Analyses of Partially
Supported Water Mains
K.H. Liyanage, A.S. Dhar
68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference. (2015).
Vertical penetration of offshore pipelines: a comparative
study between finite element and finite volume methods
S. Dutta, B. Hawlader, R. Phillips
ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore
and Arctic Engineering. (2015).
Annual Research Report | page 37
INDUSTRY AND OTHER PARTNERS
A/F Protein Canada Inc.
Corporation
Fisher Scientific Ltd.
Lloyd's Register Educational Trust
Northern Radar Inc.
SuGen Research Inc.
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
Capital Ready Mix
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Lotek Wireless
Oceanic Consulting Corporation
Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.
Altera Corporation
Carleton University
Manitoba Hydro
Petro-Canada Exploration
Incorporated
Suncor Energy Inc.
AMEC Earth & Environmental Ltd
Cathexis Innovations Inc
Gov NL, Department of Business,
Tourism, Culture and Rural
Development
Maritime Geothermal Limited
Symphotic TII Corporation
Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada
American Bureau of Shipping
Anaconda Mining Inc.
C-CORE
Centre for Forest Science and
Innovation (CFSI)
Aramco Services Company
Gov NL, Department of Natural
Resources – Centre for Forest Science
and Innovation
Martec Ltd.
Memorial University
of Newfoundland
GRI Simulations
Chevron Canada Limited
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Hibernia Management
& Development Company Ltd
Chevron Energy Technology Company
High Speed Imaging Incorporated
ChevronTexaco Corporation
Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada
AV Cell Inc.
Avalon Microelectronics
Moscow Institute of Physics
and Technology (MIPT)
Multi Materials Stewardship Board
Barrick Gold Corporation
TAT Technologies Limited
Precarn Incorporated
Tecplot Incorporated
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Terra Nova Partners
Production Services Network Canada
Inc.
The Link Foundation
Think RF Corp
Professional Loss Control
Husky Energy
Concrete Products Limited
Ballicater Consulting Ltd.
Praxes Medical Group
Nalcor Energy
Cole-Parmer Canada Inc.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions AIT
TA Instruments
Mitacs
Chevron Canada Resources
Baader-Canpolar Inc.
Synopsys Inc.
Petroleum Research Newfoundland
and Labrador (PRNL)
National Research Council –
Institute for Aerospace Research
Universal Environmental Services Inc.
Provincial Aerospace Limited
Husky Oil Operations Limited
Cultural and Educational Bureau
of Egypt in Canada
University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
National Research Council of Canada
Imperial Oil Ltd.
Rambler Metals and Mining
Canada Limited
University of New Brunswick
Raytheon Company
UND: University of North Dakota
Research & Development Corporation
University of Sherbrooke
Rigaku/MSC Inc.
UTC Power Corporation
Rutter Inc.
Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador
Limited
Bell Mobility
Dasco Equipment Inc.
IMV Projects Atlantic
National Search and Rescue
Secretariat
Beothic Fish Processors Limited
Defence Research
and Development Canada
Incinerator Road
Environmental Committee
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada
Dell Canada
Inco Limited
ND Dobbin Group
D-TA Systems Inc.
InCoreTec Incorporated
Networks of Centres of Excellence
Eastern Health
Industry Canada Communications
Research Centre
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre
for Applied Health Research
Schlumberger
Instrumar Limited
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
Sexton Lumber
INTECSEA Canada
Ningbo Nongsheng Foods Co. Ltd. (NS
Food) – Ningbo University (NBU)
Silicon Graphics Inc.
Blue Line Innovations Inc.
BMT Fleet Technology
Boeing Company
Saudi Electric Company
Bombardier Inc.
Virtual Marine Technology Inc.
Environment Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
VWR International
Extreme Spill Technology
Canada Research Chairs
Waterford Energy Services Inc.
Exxon Mobil Canada Ltd.
Canadian Foundation for Climate and
Atmospheric Sciences
Itasca Consulting Canada, Inc.
ExxonMobil Upstream
Research Company
NorCan Pozzolan AS
Kiwi Choice Inc.
Canadian Institutes
of Health Research
Fauske & Associates Inc.
Kruger Inc.
Canadian Microelectronics
Fay Environmental Canada Inc.
Landmark Graphics Corporation
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SNC-Lavalin Incorporated
Workplace Health, Safety and
Compensation Commission
(WorkPlaceNL)
Stantec Inc
Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU) Norges Teknisk –
Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership
Statoil Canada Ltd.
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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X5
www.mun.ca/engineering
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The Engineering Research Office, with Adedoyin Odukoya and Vanessa Coish,
is gratefully acknowledged for its development of this report.
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