Bose, N., B.Sc., Ph.D. Glasgow, C.Eng., P.Eng.; Winner of the President's Award for Outstanding Research, 1992-93; Director

Bourne, S.B.; Secretary



Bajzak, D., B.Sc.F., M.F. British Columbia, Ph.D. Syracuse, P.Eng.

Bass, D.W., B.Sc. Hull, Cert.Ed. London, M.Phil. Birkbeck College, Ph.D. Warwick

Booton, M., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Toronto, P.Eng.

Bose, N., B.Sc., Ph.D. Glasgow, C.Eng., P.Eng.; Winner of the President's Award for Outstanding Research, 1992-93

Clark, J.I., B.Sc. Acadia, B.Eng. T.U.N.S., M.Sc. Alberta, Ph.D. T.U.N.S., P.Eng.; President and Chief Executive Officer, C-CORE

Haddara, M.R., B.Sc. Ain-Shams, M.S., Ph.D. California, C.Eng., P.Eng.; Chair, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering

Jordaan, I.J., B.Sc.(Eng.), M.Sc.(Eng.) Witwatersrand, Ph.D. London, C.Eng., P.Eng.

Marzouk, H., B.Sc. Cairo, M.Sc., Ph.D. Sask., P.Eng.

Molgaard, J., B.Sc. Belfast, Ph.D. Leeds, P.Eng.

Sabin, G.C.W., B.Sc., M.Sc. Simon Fraser, Ph.D. Windsor; Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies)

Sharp, J.J., B.Sc., A.R.C.S.T., M.Sc. Glasgow, Ph.D. Strathclyde, F.I.C.E., F.C.S.C.E., P. Eng., C.Eng.; Associate Dean of Engineering (Graduate Studies)

Sinha, B.P., B.Sc., M.Sc. Patna, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Waterloo, P.Eng.

Smith, W.G., B.Sc. New Brunswick, P.Eng.

Swamidas, A.S.J., B.E.(Hons.), M.Sc.(Eng.) Madras, Ph.D., I.I.T. Madras, P.Eng.

Associate Professors

Daley, C.G., B.E.Sc. Western Ontario, M.S.E. Princeton, Dr. Tech. Helsinki, P.Eng.

Friis, D.A., B.Sc. Newcastle, M.B.A. Toronto, Siv.Ing., P.Eng.; Faculty Computing Officer

Guigné, J.Y., B.Sc. Winnipeg, M.Ac. Wales, Ph.D. Bath (Part-time)

Hinchey, M.J., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Toronto, P.Eng.; Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Krein, H.L., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Waterloo, P.Eng.

Phillips, R., B.Sc.(Hons.) Bristol, M.Phil.(Eng.), Ph.D.(Eng.) Cambridge

Assistant Professors

Ching, C.Y., B.Sc.(Hons.) Peradeniya, Ph.D. Syracuse, N.Y.

Gosine, R., B.Eng. Memorial, Ph.D. Cambridge

Munaswamy, K., B.Eng., M.Tech., Ph.D. I.I.T. Madras

Adjunct Professors

Baddour, E., B.Sc.(Hons.)(Mech.Eng.), B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc. Alexandria, Ph.D. Reading; (NRC-Institute for Marine Dynamics)

Chari, T.R., B.Eng. Madras, M.Tech. Kharagpur, Ph.D. Memorial, P.Eng.

Colbourne, D.B., B.Eng. Memorial, S.M. M.I.T., Ph.D. Memorial, P.Eng. (NRC - Institute for Marine Dynamics)

Croasdale, K.R., B.Sc. London; P.Eng. (K.R. Croasdale & Associates Ltd.)

Datta, I., B.Tech. I.I.T. Kharagpur, Ph.D. Strathclyde; (NRC-Institute for Marine Dynamics)

Frederking, R.M.W., B.Eng. Alberta, M.Sc. London, Ph.D. Illinois, P.Eng.; (NRC-Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Ottawa)

Jones, S.J., B.Sc., Ph.D. Birmingham; (NRC-Institute for Marine Dynamics)

McKenna, R., B.Sc. Queen's, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Waterloo; (C-CORE)

Muggeridge, D.B., B.Sc. California, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Toronto, P.Eng.; University Research Professor, Awarded 1990

Timco, G.W., B.Sc. Brock, M.Sc., Ph.D. Western; (NRC-Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Ottawa)

Williams, C., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. U.B.C., P.Eng.; (NRC-Institute for Marine Dynamics)

Williams, F.M., B.A.Sc. British Columbia, M.Sc., Ph.D. Alberta, (NRC-Institute for Marine Dynamics)


Khan, R.H., B.Sc.(Hons.) Karachi, M.Sc., M.Phil. Southampton, Ph.D. Calgary, P.Eng.

Kosar, K.M., B.A.Sc. British Columbia, M.Sc., Ph.D. Alberta

Saoudy, S.A.S., B.Sc.(Eng.), B.Sc.(Phys.), M.Eng. Cairo, Ph.D. Manitoba

Project Engineers

Doucet, J.M., B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial

Stone, B., B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng.

Engineering Technologists

Gries, K., Engineering Laboratory Manager

Kuzcora, A., Wave/Tow Tank

Sparkes, D., Fluids Lab


The Ocean Engineering Research Centre was established in 1969 with the initial financial support of the National Research Council of Canada through a negotiated development grant. This Centre became a focus of the effort to establish Ocean Engineering as a new research and educational field in Canada. Today Memorial University is the only university in Canada that offers the B.Eng. degree in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean Engineering.

The Centre is involved in research, development and consulting with application to most aspects of ocean engineering, including the offshore and naval architecture industries. Scale model experiments, numerical modelling, software development and structural testing are some of the activities within the Centre. Areas of research include marine hydrodynamics and wave structure interaction; sea ice mechanics, iceberg and ice structure interaction; risk analysis in offshore systems; naval architectural aspects including vessel motions, propulsion and small craft problems; ocean monitoring, acoustics, geotechnology and instrumentation. In house facilities include a 58m towing/wave tank, structures laboratory, cold rooms as well as a variety of smaller equipment. Access is available, through a Memorandum of Understanding, to the international class facilities of the Institute for Marine Dynamics of the National Research Council of Canada.


The Centre is an integral part of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The active research and contract work of the faculty members within, and those cross-appointed to the Faculty, forms the basis of the programmes in the Centre.

The Centre has close ties with the Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE) in the form of joint appointments of faculty, and graduate students who are holders of C-CORE Fellowships. The Centre works with other marine research units of the University such as the Ocean Sciences Centre and the Newfoundland and Labrador Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology. Equally close relations are maintained with the Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD) of the National Research Council of Canada (on campus). Several ocean related departments of the provincial and federal governments have regular interaction with the Ocean Engineering Research Centre.

In 1995 the Centre took over the Secretariat of the Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources, ECOR. The Director of the OERC acts as the Executive Secretary of ECOR. ECOR's purpose is to provide an international focus and forum for engineering activities and interests in ocean technology and associated fields; and to further international engineering initiatives pertaining to the management and exploitation of oceanic resources. Membership in ECOR is in the form of one national committee per country, through a group recognised in that country as providing the national focus for professional engineering in marine affairs.

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