Previously Funded Projects


  • Kelly Hawboldt - Sustainable management of waste plastic fish feed bags
  • Laura O'Brien - Fast Fashion, Excessive Damage: Managing the Ecological Consequences of Textile Waste in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Deepika Dave - A Biorefinery Approach for Sustainable Utilization of Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry’s Waste Resources
  • Jacquelyn Saturno - Investigating the role of fishing gear in the generation of microplastic waste and ingestion by Atlantic cod in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Minglun Gong - Vision-based Pay-as-you-Throw System


  • Tahir Husain - Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Management
  • Deepika Dave - Salmon Processing Waste: A Prospective Source for Nutraceuticals
  • Joinal Abedin - Applying Biochar to Reduce Leachate Toxicity and Greenhouse Gas Production in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Adrian Unc - Quantitative and qualitative organic waste inventory for integrated re-use


  • Hesam Hassan Nejad - Solid waste spent catalyst recover from North Atlantic Refinery’s petrochemical plant in Come by Chance, NL 
  • Deepika Dave - The potential of fish processing wastes for biodiesel production
  • Andrew Vardy- Sorting recyclable materials by a robotic swarm
  • Merline Fonkwe - Documenting spatial and temporal variations of subsurfacecontaminants by tree-ring characterization in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador: Implications for the design of effective waste management strategies
  • Hassan Hesam Nejad - Solid-Liquid Separation of Waste Petroleum Drilling Mud in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Madonna Bishop - MUN (St. John's Campus) Composting Pilot Project
  • Andrew Vardy - Mitigating Spatial Interference in a Scalable Robotic Recycling System
  • Tahir Husain - Composting of Municipal Sludge - Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility


  • Shafiq Alam - Recycling of electronic waste
  • Helen Zhang - Utilization of substrates from fish waste in NL for biosurfactant production
  • Tahir Husain - Use of blue-green algae to improve chemical quality of municipal solid waste compost



The Harris Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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

Tel: (709) 864-8000