About Dr. Neil Bose, Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research)Effective Nov. 1, 2017, Dr. Neil Bose assumed the role of Vice-President (Research).

His appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on Aug. 9.

Specific priorities for the Vice-President (Research) include:

  • supporting research across all academic disciplines ranging from fundamental to applied research;
  • building partnerships and identifying collaborative opportunities with other universities, research organizations and industry in Canada and elsewhere;
  • working within the university's strategic direction to develop and maintain top quality research infrastructure, space, equipment, etc to assist in attracting and retaining the brightest researchers from the national and international markets;
  • attracting more research funds to Memorial University and other research organizations in the province;
  • overseeing the implementation Memorial University's Strategic Research Intensity Plan and Research Strategy Framework documents;
  • enhancing the dissemination, application and commercialization of research results generated at Memorial; and
  • identifying and celebrating research success and excellence.


Prior to his appointment as Vice-President (Research), Dr. Bose served as principal of the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the national institute for maritime education, training, research and consultancy at the University of Tasmania. Dr. Bose was also a professor of maritime hydrodynamics at the AMC. From 2009 to 2011 he was director of the AMC’s National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics. He joined the college in May 2007 as the manager of the Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre.

Before his move to Tasmania, Dr. Bose was a long-standing and respected member of Memorial University’s research community. He came to Memorial in May 1987 as an assistant professor in the naval architectural engineering program. In his time at Memorial, Dr. Bose served as director of the Ocean Engineering Research Centre, chair of ocean and naval architectural engineering program and, in 2003, was named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Offshore and Underwater Vehicles Design in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

He received the President’s Award for Outstanding Research in 1992.

On Oct. 8, 2017, Dr. Bose received an honorary degree from the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, the oldest technical educational institution, in Bulgaria.

Dr. Bose obtained his B.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1978 and his PhD, also from Glasgow, in 1982.



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