Research at Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is undergoing tremendous growth. The province's thriving industries in offshore oil, oceans, information and communication technologies, energy and mining sectors, among others, is creating a high demand for more engineers. Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science plans to meet this demand bu adding approximately 50 new faculty members by 2020, more than 300 graduate students and up to 500 additional undergraduates.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is involved in a wide range of exciting fundamental and applied research. Our research programs reflect the needs of our unique location where industries such as oil and gas, and information technology are rapidly growing. Engineering research funding totaled close to $6 million this year, doubling since last year. There is strong support for this research from industry and from various funding initiatives, NSERC, ACOA/AIF, CRC and CFI. There are currently six externally funded research chairs in the Faculty and several more are under development. There are many opportunities for students, both undergraduate and graduate, to become involved in ongoing research in the Faculty of Engineering, and our research activities are supported by post-doctoral fellows, research engineers, and work-term students.
Ocean engineering research has historically been an area of strength in the Faculty, and more recently we have strengthened our research in oil and gas engineering, environmental engineering, digital systems research, energy systems research, autonomous vehicles, instrumentation and control, thermo-fluids, structural engineering and process engineering.
While our Faculty is very active in journal publications, patents and international conference publications, recently we have provided particular support to our graduate students who have launched start-up companies in order to commercialize the results of their research activities. In addition, our research and development expertise and unique research facilities are available to the external community through our Industrial Outreach program.
Dr. Yuri Muzychka, Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X5
P: (709) 864-8944
Email: y.s.muzychka at mun.ca