Martin Richard

B.Ing., M.Sc., PhD (Civil Engineering, Laval University), P.Eng. Martin Richard

  • Adjunct Professor
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  • Numerical Modelling
  • Data Science & Machine Learning
  • Ice Engineering
  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering
  • Water Resources & River Hydraulics
  • Risk Analysis / Probabilistic Methods
Research Interests
  • Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Environmental Forecasting
  • Ice and Water Resources Forecasting
  • Ensemble Forecasting
  • High-Performance Computing Using GPUs
  • Heat Exchanges Between Ice, Rivers, Oceans and the Atmosphere
  • River Ice Processes
Personal Profile

I have a bachelor's degree in engineering (B.Ing.), a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) and a Ph.D. in civil engineering (river ice and river hydraulics, Laval) from Laval University (Quebec City). During my graduate research, I studied river ice formation processes (frazil ice) and river ice dynamics. I relocated to St. John’s in early 2010 to work with C-CORE as a research engineer within the ice engineering group, where my research was focused on topics relevant to the offshore oil and gas industry such as ice forecasting, high-performance computing, computational fluid dynamics, modelling of ice loads, modelling of ice conditions at large spatial scales, characterization of environmental conditions, river ice, and, risk and probabilistic analyses. I have been involved in river/sea ice and Arctic research since 2006. I now work with the National Research Council of Canada within the Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering (OCRE). I have authored/co-authored numerous scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences as well as many research and technical reports. I am an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I am also a registered Professional Engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000