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RDC Investing More Than $865,000 In Ocean Industries Student Research

In October 2012, RDC announced details of its fourth Ocean Industries Student Research Awards competition. The deadline for applications is February 7, 2013. Guidelines, additional information and applications can be found online at www.rdc.org.

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is a provincial Crown corporation responsible for improving Newfoundland and Labrador's R&D performance. RDC works with R&D stakeholders including business, academia and government agencies and departments. In Budget 2012: People and Prosperity - Responsible Investments for a Secure Future, RDC was allocated $19 million to make strategic research and development related investments in people, research opportunities and infrastructure. For more information about RDC, go to www.rdc.org.

BACKGROUNDER 2012 Recipients of RDC's Ocean Industries Student Research Awards

Offshore Petroleum Engineering
  • Nathan Brazil, Master of Engineering Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Oil dispersant system for fixed wing aerial platform
  • Kshama Sundar Roy, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Integrity of offshore pipelines: Finite element analysis using an advanced soil constitutive model and physical modeling using geotechnical centrifuge
  • Ali Dawood, Master of Engineering Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Failure analysis of subsea pipeline in harsh environment

Ocean Engineering
  • Mohammed Raju Hossain, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Autonomous landing model of "Quadrotor" UAVs on a dynamically moving platform
  • Bernard Ryan, Master of Engineering Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science High frequency surface wave radar applied to ocean remote sensing
  • Gholamreza Shomalnasab, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Versatile nanometer - Technology-based fish tags for smart fish telemetry
  • Michael Royle, Bachelor of Engineering Student, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Investigation of sea-echo properties of frequency modulated continuous wave radar
  • Robert Gash, Bachelor of Engineering Student, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Development and implementation of software products and hardware for the assessment of risk for ocean vessel passenger discomfort and injury
  • Jiaqi An, Master of Engineering Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Development of the algorithms for extracting sea surface current and wave information by X-band marine navigation radar
  • David Bradbury-Squires, Master of Science Candidate, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Fatigue and learning in simulated ocean environments
  • Yi Zhang, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Advancing MIMO-OFDM underwater acoustic communications using compressed sensing and coding
  • Ahmed Abouhussien, Master of Engineering Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Durability and corrosion resistance of high performance concrete in offshore structures
  • Mingxi Zhou, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science The design and development of an autonomous iceberg draft measurement and profiling system

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Science
  • Kathleen Woolridge, Master of Science Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Polysiloxane materials synthesis for marine antifouling and anticorrosion coatings
  • Truong Nguyen, PhD Candidate, Environmental Science, Faculty of Science Development of seabed friendly bottom trawls
  • Xi Xue, Master of Science in Aquaculture Candidate, Faculty of Science Microarray-based global gene expression analyses of skeletal muscle and liver tissues from Atlantic cod and Atlantic salmon fed diets containing camelina by-products
  • Daria Gallardi, Master of Science in Aquaculture Candidate, Marine Institute An investigation of the lipid and fatty acid composition of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis with reference to palatability and taste during conditions of extended holding
  • Khoshrooz Kazemi, Master of Engineering Candidate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Biosurfactant production from fish waste in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Andrew Murphy, Master of Science Candidate, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Turbot potting: Regaining small vessel (35' fleet) access to the turbot fishery while conserving the snow crab resource

Geoscience
  • Marina Joury, Bachelor of Science Student, Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Science Influence of native sea cucumber Cucumaria frandosa on sediment mineralogy and texture
  • Lucia (Lucy) Newton, Master of Science Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science Chemical and physical characteristics of Western Newfoundland source rocks - Are there hydrocarbons out there?

SOURCE Research & Development Corporation

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