Frequently Asked Questions

What types of research projects are engineering students engaged in?

A quick scan of our researcher profiles illustrates the breadth of expertise across diverse research areas in Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering and Process Engineering. Many of our research projects reflect our unique location: engineering design for harsh ocean environments; offshore energy; environmental engineering and sustainability; maritime safety; sustainable energy and infrastructure; wireless communication and more. To learn more, visit research projects under each specific department.

How can I learn more about a specific researcher or faculty member at Memorial?

Visit our researcher profiles.

What is the Ocean Engineering Research Centre?

The Ocean Engineering Research Centre’s (OERC) objectives are to:

  • advance ocean engineering research and technology development;
  • promote interaction among researchers and ocean engineering technology stakeholders and the research community;
  • foster an innovative, wealth-creating research climate, technology transfer, entrepreneurship and commercialization of research; and
  • take an active role in shaping policies in the ocean engineering, offshore engineering and the marine technology sectors.

OERC facilities include a towing tank, deep tank, process safety and risk engineering lab, advanced marine hydrodynamics lab, Autonomous Ocean Systems lab, marine coating lab, small-vessel simulator, cold room, and small-scale wind tunnel.

What research laboratories and facilities does Memorial offer to students during their engineering studies?

Our research centres and laboratories are innovation hubs that foster curiosity, where future entrepreneurs learn the connection between research development and industrial application. We are also excited about our new core sciences infrastructure project, which will promote an interdisciplinary approach among different types of science research. Visit research centres and laboratories for specific information on these facilities.



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