Chairs & Awards

Researchers at FEAS have won many prestigious provincial, federal, and international awards. This grants and awards include but not limited to: Canada Foundation Innovation (CFI) awards, Infrastructure Operating Funds (IOF), NSERC discovery, NSERC Engage, NSERC Collaborative Research Development, Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Innovation Fund, Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency, Research and Development Corporation, and Canada Research Chair program. FEAS has secured support for 6 industrial research chair awards and several internal awards offered at Memorial University. 

Canada Research Chair (CRC)

Dr. Faisal Khan

Title: Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering 

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 

Dr. Jonathan Anderson
Title: Non-Expert security for embedded systems

BCTRD

Dr. Eric Gill 
Title: Enhanced Radar Ocean Surface Applications (E-ROSA2)

CFSI

Dr. Leonard Lye/Dr. Amgad Hussein
Title: Continuing Exploration of the process and factors affecting non-pressure treatment of lumber

Dr. Kelly Hawboldt
Title: Biofuels from pyrolysis oil for use in a fuel cell

Dr. Amagad Hussein
Title: Jointed NL black spruce timber members in engineered wood products

Dr. Yan Zhang 
Title: Organosolv Pretreatment of Woody Biomass Using Unrefined Glycerol

CIRA — Community Investment Program

Dr. Mohamed Hossam
Title: Machine-to-machine Communications via Private WiFi Access Points for Facilitating Internet-of-Things

PRNL

Dr. Xili Duan
Title: Liquid Repellent Surfaces to lmprove Asset Intesritv and Safetv in Harsh Environments

RDC Ignite

Dr. Hodjat Shiri
Title: Influence of seabed interaction on fatigue performance of subsea risers

Dr. Lorenzo Moro
Title: Design solutions to mitigate noise and vibration levels on fishing vessels

Dr. Sarah Power
Title: Predicting task proficiency based on physiological indicators in an emergency response training simulator for the offshore petroleum industry

Dr. Bruce Quinton
Title: RDC Ignite Advanced Arctic Structural Engineering Laboratory

Dr. David Molyneux
Title: Optimizing Design and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels for Harsh Environments

Dr. Xili Duan
Title: Thermal insulation and friction reduction in subsea flow systems

Dr. Xiaodong Liang
Title: 
Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into Power Grid- Probabilistic Planning and Power Quality

Mitacs Accelerate

Dr. Bipul Hawlader
Title: Numerical modeling of interaction between soil and seabed infrastructure during submarine landslides

Mitacs Cluster

Dr. Lorenzo Moro and Dr. Bruce Colbourne
Title:
Improving Fishing Safety in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Steve Butt
Title: Investigation of Rock Penetration and Fragmentation Problems

NL Centre for Applied Health Research

Dr. Mohamed Shehata
Title: The use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system to improve hand hygiene compliance: a pilot project 

INPART

Dr. Lesley James
Title: Field Development in Remote and Harsh Environments - Innovative student-based 

NSERC Connect Level 1

Dr. James Yang
Title: Discussion of EPS Vibrations and Dynamics 

NSERC Connect Level 2

Dr. Wei Qiu

Title: National Network for Innovative Shipbuilding Research and Training

NSERC – Discovery Grant

Dr. Oscar De Silva

Title: Multi Model State Estimator Design for Micro Aerial Vehicle Navigation Systems

Dr. Weimin Huang

Title: Further Investigation of Ocean Remote Sensing Using High-frequency and Microwave Radars

Dr. Sohrab Zendehboudi

Title: Laboratory and Theoretical Determination of Asphaltene Precipitation/Deposition/Inhibition in Canadian Oil Reservoirs

Dr. Yahui Zhang

Title: Relationship between Chemical Structure and Adsorption Preference to Metal Ions of Chelating Resins and Their Applications in Removal of Iron from Copper Leach Solutions

Dr. Yan Zhang

Title: Development of advanced adsorptive separation technology for environmental and biopharmaceutical applications

Dr. George Mann

Title: Coordination and Control of Ground-Aerial Robotic Systems

Dr. Ali Nasiri

Title: Welding Solutions Advancement of High-Strength Pipeline Steels

Dr. Ashutosh Dhar

Title: Performance assessment of buried pipelines considering soil-structure interaction

Dr. Assem Hassan

Title: Structural Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures with Advanced Concrete Mixtures

Dr. Hossain Kamal

Title: Sustainable Road Pavements for Harsh Canadian Climates

Dr. Baiyu (Helen) Zhang

Title: Biosurfactants as Agents of Marine Oil Spill Response in the North: Production, Mechanism, Effectiveness and Impact

Dr. Cheng Li

Title: Toward Future Internet-of-Underwater-Things (IoUT) through Intelligent Underwater Communications and Networking

Dr. Siu O'Young

Title: Risk/Performance Trade-offs for Unmanned Aircraft Operations

Dr. John Quaicoe

Title: Development of MHz frequency power converters for resonant capacitive coupling wireless power transmission

Dr. Mohammad Al Janaideh

Title: Precision Motion Stages for Enhancing the Performance of Lithography in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Dr. Donald Rideout

Title: Dynamic Simulation of Drilling Vibrations for Design of Drill Strings and Downhole Tools

Dr. Brian Veitch

Title: Experimental Investigation of Propeller Wake Wash

Dr. Bruce Quinton

Title: Task- and emotion-aware passive brain-computer interface for mental workload

Dr. Sarah Power

Title: Task- and emotion-aware passive brain-computer interface for mental workload

Dr. Yuri Muzychka

Title: Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Micro and Mini Scale Devices

Dr. Lorenzo Moro

Title: Development of a design procedure for the prediction of structure-borne noise generated by the reciprocating machines installed on board ships

Dr. Xiaodong Liang

Title: Advanced Dynamic Load Modeling for Modern Smart Grids

Dr. Stephen Czarnuch

Title: Human motion tracking-by-detection using point cloud data from multiple depth sensors

Dr. Lesley James

Title: The Role of Nanoparticles in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Dr. Stephen Butt

Title: Investigation of drilling penetration mechanisms and early kick detection to improve drilling performance, efficiency and safety

Dr. Bipul Hawlader

Title: Effects of Ground Movement on Oil and Gas Pipelines and Piles

Dr. Salim Ahmed
Title: Framework and models for an even – based early warning system design

Dr. Jonathan Anderson
Title: Tools and trade-offs for security adaption

Dr. Xili Duan
Title: Heat transfer and phase change materials for thermal energy storage and thermal management applications

Dr. Howard Heys
Title: Hardware design of a symmetric-key cryptographic algorithms resistant to side-channel cryptanalysis

Dr. Tahir Husain
Title: Low cost water filtration technology for Small communities

Dr. Syed Imtiaz
Title: A fault detection and diagnosis too for chemical process based on hybrid-dynamic Bayesian belief network

Dr. Sam Nakhla
Title: Composite structures for offshore and harsh environment applications

Dr. Kevin Pope
Title: Multiphase transport in solid-liquid solid-gas flows with subsea applications

Dr. Mohamed Shehata
Title: Vision algorithms for emerging applications

Dr. Rocky Taylor
Title: Mechanics of iceberg and sea ice failure in offshore engineering applications

Dr. James Yang
Title: Dynamics and fatigue analysis of planetary gear trains under random loading

NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grant

Dr. Ashutosh Dhar
Title: Municipal water main infrastructure integrity management techniques

Dr. Geoff Rideout
Title: Modal impact testing for non-destructive evaluation of wood pole transmission lines

Dr. Ian Jordaan
Title: Thermodynamics and mechanics of ice compressive failure

Dr. Greg Naterer
Title: Solar light-powered generation of hydrogen gas from water with supramolecular complexes as photo catalysts

Dr. Shawn Kenny / Dr. Bipul Hawlader
Title: Effects of ice gouging on buried pipelines 

NSERC – Engage

NSERC IRC

Dr. Brian Veitch

Title: NSERC/Husky Energy Industrial Research Chair in Safety at Sea

Public Engagement Accelerator Fund

Kevin Pope
Title: Bubble Greenhouse Collaboration for Community Development and Food Security

RBC Harris Centre Water Research

Dr. Tahir Husain

Title: Low-Cost adsorbent for arsenc removal from rural water supply systems in Newfoundland and Labrador

RDC - Collaborative R&D Program

Dr. Xili Duan
Title: Liquid Repellent Surfaces to Improve Asset Integrity and Safety in Harsh Marine Environments

Dr. Faisal Khan
Title: Modeling of corrosion under insulation (CUI) in offshore petroleum application in harsh environments

Dr. Amy Hsiao/Dr. John Shirokoff/Dr. Sam Nakhla
Title: Characterization and optimization

Dr. Wei Qiu
Title: NSERC Create offshore technology graduate program 

RDC - Leverage R&D Program

Dr. Lihong Zhang
Title: Micro-Nano technology Infrastructure for Advanced Microelectronics Research  

RDC ArcticTech R&D Program

Dr. Bipul Hawlader
Title: Permafrost thaw and frost heave effects on artic pipelines

RDC Ignite

Dr. Kevin Pope
Title: Wind turbines for remote communities in harsh environments

RDC - CRD

RDC – OISRA

Dr. Ray Gosine
Title: Advanced control system design of quad rotor aerial vehicle for geometric viewpoint

Dr. Amgad Husein
Title:
Developmet of a Corrosion monitoring system for reinforced concrete offshore ingrastructure

Dr. Faisal Khan
Title: Moving from a qualitative to a quantitative paradigm for offshore risk based decision making

Dr. Faisal Khan
Title: Risk-based fitness-for-service assessment of offshore assets attacked by corrosion under insulation

RDC SensorTECH

Dr. Cheng LI

Title: Underwater acoustic sensor networks for enbironment, seismic, and subsea assets monitorning 

Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund 

Dr. Aziz Rahman

Title: Autonomous Sensorless Control of Electric Submersible Pumps

Dr. Leonard Lye

Title: Use of plastics for production of concrete products in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Syed Imtiaz

Title: Development of advanced lead detection technology for harsh subsea conditions

Dr. James Yang
Title:  Modelling of stochastic dynamics and reliability for transmissions in a wind turbine

Dr. Sam Nakhla
Title: Seed Bridge and Multidisciplinary Hybrid Composites Risers as Enabling Technology beyond Specific Strength

Dr. Heather Peng
Title: Nonlinear Multiple-body Wave Interactions in Close Proximity

Dr. Octavia Dobre
Title: Telex Ngatched Seed Bridge and Multidisciplinary Physical Layer Security for the Next Generation (5G) Wireless
Networks 

Dr. Xiaodong Liang
Title: Innovative Downhole Monitoring Tool Design for Electrical Submersible Pump Systems in Oil Field Facilities

Dr. Stephen Butt
Title: Drilling technology laboratory

Dr. Amgad Hussein
Title: Stuctural integrity of marine and offshore concrete structures

Dr. Cynthia Coles
Title: Characterization and treatment of groundwater containing arsenic from Moreton’s Harbour, Newfoundland

Dr. Yan Zhang
Title: Development of novel biosorbent and biosorption process for heavy metal removal from mining effluents

Dr. Xili Duan
Title: Multiphase flow friction reduction in subsea pipelines

Dr. Lihong Zhang
Title: Smart pipeline integrity monitoring with wireless sensor network technology

Dr. Salim Ahmed
Title: Design and implementation of wavelet controller to dynamic positioning systems 

Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.

Dr. Claude Daley
Title: Practical Ice operations design and assessment tool – GEM projects

Suncor Energy

Dr. John Shirokoff/Dr. Sam Nakhla
Title: H2S SMART Lab: Facilities & Research on H2S standards and materials 

Terra Nova Young Innovators

Dr. Bing Chen
Title: Microbial waste-to-energy (MW2e) cells with metal – organic frameworks coated silicon nanoelectrode arrays

ABS, Houston Texas

Dr. Greg Naterer
Title: Harsh Environment Technology Centre

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