No one was really surprised when Elon Musk took the stage on the final day of the SpaceX hyperloop pod competition design weekend.
Working in harsh environments has many challenges. The first thing that comes to mind is the challenge of navigating through icy waters, but equally important are the challenges associated with ice build up on vessels. Ice buildup can quickly damage vessels and equipment and make them unstable. This, in turn, puts the lives of the people who work on such vessels in danger. The Marine Icing Research Group at Memorial, which consists of Dr. Yuri Muzychka and a team of faculty and graduate student researchers, is working to develop new technologies that will accurately predict and monitor marine icing conditions to help prevent ice buildup.