Canada Ocean Lecture Series Dr. Sue Molloy

Accomplished business leader, academic and Memorial alumna Dr. Sue Molloy, M.Eng.’01, PhD’07 – the president of Nova Scotia-based Glas Ocean Electric – delivered the  Canada Ocean Lecture Series on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Please note: this page is an archive of this session.


Please note, this is a virtual session. All are welcome to attend!

  • Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Time: 7 p.m. Newfoundland Time
  • RSVP details: Please register here online.
  • Title of lecture: Sustainability and systemisation in the ocean sector

About Dr. Sue Molloy

Dr. Sue Molloy, M.Eng.’01, PhD’07 Dr. Sue Molloy, PhD, P.Eng., is president and CEO of Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) and adjunct professor at Dalhousie University.

She holds a PhD in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds undergraduate degrees from Concordia University and the University of Waterloo.

A Canadian immigrant from Ireland, Dr. Molloy has lived in five different Canadian cities and has made her home in Halifax, N.S.

Dr. Molloy is founder of GOE, an award-winning company that is seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle-to-grid opportunities. GOE has won multiple awards for building projects in the clean technology space. In 2021, the company received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering in Nova Scotia for converting a fishing boat to electric propulsion while measuring the emissions and underwater impacts of electrification.

Dr. Molloy specializes in sustainable ocean engineering research and education. Her academic research has included studies on tidal power and turbine/fish interactions. She is a former elected council member of Engineers Nova Scotia and former co-chair for Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant program.

Dr. Molloy is an active reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy, Canadian national funding programs, and many journals. She won the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) 1906 award in 2020 for her contributions to the development of international standards.

She is a chair and member of standards committees in the IEC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Dr. Molloy is currently the Canadian chair of ISO TC 8, Ships and Marine Technology, and is the international convenor for the IEC committee focused on river turbine performance.

Dr. Molloy has been an invited speaker, panelist and moderator on ocean engineering topics for many industry, academic and outreach events over the years. Throughout her work in industry and academia, Dr. Molloy enthusiastically supports women in engineering and energy fields.

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