Opportunities

PhD opportunities available through the National Research Council, Graphite Innovation & Technologies and the Ocean Frontier Institute

National Research Council

Starting in 2021

Assessing the role of nature-based infrastructure in mitigating coastal erosion
Dr. Carissa Brown: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Geography

Estimating the size of micro-plastics floating underwater using image processing of the photo-acoustic data received by a phased-array
Dr. Jean-Francois Bousquet: Dalhousie University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Risk and cost mitigation through determination of tidal turbine loading under real turbulent tidal flow conditions
Dr. Dominic Groulx: Dalhousie University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Investigation and development of green processes to valorize shellfish residues for applications in aquaculture feed and biomaterials
Dr. Kelly Hawboldt: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Process Engineering

Characterization and applications of biogenic nanomaterials from salmon aquaculture processing waste
Dr. Francesca Kerton: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Chemistry

Understanding social license for nature-based coastal adaptation: a longitudinal culturomic approach
Dr. Kate Sherren: Dalhousie University, School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Autonomous Fleet Ice Management via Reinforcement Learning
Dr. Andrew Vardy: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Computer Science & ECE (Joint)

A machine learning method to support shipping operations in ice: applications to tactical voyage routing and strategic regulatory assessment
Dr. Brian Veitch: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Starting in 2021

Life cycle assessment of Smart Marine Coatings (Engineering)
Marciel Gaier, Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Study of the fundamental elements of biofouling growth of engineered surfaces (Biology or Chemistry)
Marciel Gaier, Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Ocean Frontier Institute Phase 2 Large Research Projects

Starting in 2021

Ocean Frontier Institute

Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures (2 positions available)
Dr. Melanie Zurba, Dalhousie University Dr. Amanda Bates, Memorial University Dr. Jörn Schmid, Dalhousie University

Northwest Atlantic Biological Carbon Pump (6 positions available)
Dr. Stephanie Kienast, Dalhousie University Dr. Markus Kienast, Dalhousie University Dr. Erin Bertrand, Dalhousie University Dr. Doug Wallace, Dalhousie University Dr. Julie LaRoche, Dalhousie University Dr. Vincent Sieben, Dalhousie University