RDC announces $1 million to students in ocean industries research

Oct 31st, 2014

By Krista Davidson

Dr. Kachanoski, Glenn Janes with participants of RDC's Ocean Industries Student Research Awards
RDC announces $1 million to students in ocean industries research

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University, hosted an announcement recognizing a $1-million investment in the ocean industries, including offshore petroleum, aquaculture and fisheries on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Sixteen Memorial students were recognized as part of the Research & Development Corporation’s Ocean Industries Student Research Awards.

Dr. Kachanoski was joined by Glenn Janes, chief executive officer, Research & Development Corporation, and Hon. Darin King, minister, Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and minister responsible for the Research & Development Corporation.

“This awards program marks a significant honour, not just for student researchers who will receive this award to further their research, but also for Memorial University," said Dr. Kachanoski.

"I would like to thank RDC and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for their support and commitment to this program, and their role in fostering growth and success in the next generation of leaders in the oceans industries.”

See below for a list of Memorial recipients 2014 Ocean Industries Student Research Awards:

  • Luis Valencia, MSc (Geology)
    Implications of the digenetic history for predicting enhance oil recovery methods performance for the Ben Nevis Formation, Hebron Field, Jeanne d’Arc Basin, Offshore Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Hilary Rockwood, MSc (Biology)
    Southern Newfoundland waters under changing ocean conditions: diets and spatial distributions of emerging and re-emerging gadoids within NAFO division 3Ps.
  • Nicole Bishop, MSc (HKR)
    The effects of motion environments on operator vigilance and decision-making abilities.
  • Ahmed Abouhussien PhD (Civil Engineering)
    Development of a corrosion monitoring system for reinforced concrete offshore infrastructure.
  • Brent WayPhD (Biology)
    Moving from a qualitative to a quantitative paradigm for offshore risk based decision making.
  • Brynn Devine, PhD (Biology)
    Impact of changing ocean conditions on deep water fisheries distributions.
  • Seyed Javad Hashemi, PhD (Oil and Gas Engineering)
    Dynamic operational risk management of offshore facilities in harsh environments.
  • Elahe Shekari, PhD (Oil and Gas Engineering)
    Risk-based fitness-for-services assessment of offshore assets attacked by corrosion under insulation.
  • Hossein Khorshidian, PhD (Oil and Gas Engineering)
    Gas assisted gravity drainage under reservoir condition and complex porous media morphology.
  • Siva Prasad, PhD (Electrical Engineering)
    Retrieval of sea ice parameters from fusion of remote sensing data and high resolution model.
  • Trung Nguyen PhD (Engineering)
    Advanced control system design of quadrotor aerial vehicle from geometric viewpoint.
  • Jennifer Murphy, PhD (Chemistry)
    Adding value to waste from the mussel aquaculture industry using clean technologies.
  • Hossam Al-alaily, PhD (Civil Engineering)
    Service life prediction of concrete gravity base structures in severe marine environment.
  • Catherine Woodford, BSc (Physics & Math) Honours
    Signal enhancement in sensors for oil in produced water.
  • Colin Ash, BSc (Earth Science & Physics) Honours
    Comparison of seismic time-lapse imaging methods for monitoring reservoir change using a 2D model of the Hibernia Oil Field.
  • Stephen Pearcey, BSc (Earth Science) Honours
    Provenance of Cape Spear member conglomerates in the Ediacaran Cuckold formation, Flatrock area, eastern Newfoundland.




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