News

2022


June

Nearly $8 million invested to accelerate diverse research discoveries

Memorial researchers have secured nearly $8 million in competitive funding for research projects ranging from childhood amnesia to ocean biodiversity to renewable energy systems.

A tribute: 'Exceptional' engineer Dr. Jim Sharp remembered for scholarship, optimism and heart

 Dr. James Jack (Jim or JJ) Sharp, professor emeritus, passed away peacefully and with grace in his beloved Scotland on June 6, 2022 in the presence of his eldest son, Glenn.

Engineering associate deans and alumna inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s associate dean (research), associate dean (graduate studies) and an alumna are the newest fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Engineering alumnus earns prestigious position at world-renowned organization

Dr. Kshama Roy’s (M.Eng.’12, PhD’17) professional career is taking off.

Spring engineering graduate heading to law school

Erin Maher collected a bachelor’s degree in ocean and naval architectural engineering at spring 2022 convocation.

Engineering spring graduate wants to help save the Earth

Spring graduate Dr. Xudong Ye’s positive attitude is taking him places!

May

Student teams to pitch to potential sponsors at Student Design Hub Showcase

Memorial University’s Student Design Hub will host a student pitch/fundraiser event on Wednesday, May 18.

April

Dr. Greg F. Naterer finishes in dean of Engineering and Applied Science role

Dr. Greg Naterer has served as dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial since 2012.

On May 1, Dr. Naterer will join the University of Prince Edward Island as vice-president, academic and research. We reflect on Dr. Naterer’s time at Memorial and celebrate him as a strategic, forward-thinking and thoughtful leader who has shown strength, grace and insight.

Arctic champion: Engineer announced as research chair in marine and coastal environmental engineering

Memorial University’s research capacity in areas relevant to the Arctic is expanding.

Bold and innovative: Interdisciplinary teams awarded nearly $500,000 for high-risk, high-reward research

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of knowledge into exciting new areas thanks to a federal investment of almost $500,000.

March

Public Lecture: Engineering as a caring profession

Join the faculty for a free virtual public lecture on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. (NDT) as Prof. Darlene Spracklin-Reid talks about how engineering students are learning that engineering is a caring profession through community-based work terms.

Mel Woodward Cup invests $40,000 in student entrepreneurs

Student-led companies focused on medical and automotive technologies were the big winners at the 2022 Mel Woodward Cup on March 23.

Dr. Octavia Dobre appointed interim dean of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Octavia Dobre has been appointed interim dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, effective May 2, 2022 until April 28, 2023, or until a permanent dean is recruited, whichever occurs first.

A tribute: Remembering ‘eternal optimist’ Dr. Tahir Husain

Whether you met him in the hallways at Memorial University, in his office, in the laboratory or in the classroom, Dr. Tahir Husain always welcomed you with a smile and a cheerful greeting.

The next Verafin? Program seeking experts and real-world business challenges

A new program at Memorial University is seeking industry professionals across North America to help develop Newfoundland and Labrador’s next high-growth startup.

February

New graduate programs will address critical shortages in IT sector

Three new course-based, master’s programs offered at Memorial University will help meet growing demand across technology sectors in the province.

Public lecture to talk about how the exciting field of mechatronics will impact future society

A new mechatronics engineering undergraduate program in Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will provide students an opportunity to meet the demands of the growing tech sector in careers such as advanced manufacturing systems, robotics, autonomous driving, remotely operated underwater and aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence, among others.

Software, AI and data focused master's programs set to begin September 2022

Memorial University is pleased to announce three new course-based masters programs have received Senate and Board of Regents approval and will welcome their first students for September 2022.

January

Memorial researchers among world’s most cited academics

Memorial researchers continue to make a global impact - something that is being noted in the top tiers of academia.

2020


June

Co-directors appointed to SafetyNet

A pair of new leaders is at the helm of a specialized research centre based at Memorial.