Civil Engineering Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Director, Research & Development (Acting)
National Research Council of Canada
The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC-NL) has awarded $100,000 as part of the IgniteR&D program to support Dr. Martin Richard's new research program. This financial support will be used to develop ensemble machine learning techniques to forecast iceberg season severity off the East Coast of Newfounland.
This program will financially support, over two years, two Master's student (M.Eng.) from Memorial University, who will also have the opportunity to be involved with C-CORE and its world-leading researchers.
The paper "Modeling frazil ice growth in the St. Lawrence River", by Martin Richard, Brian Morse and Steven F. Daly, published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (10.1139/cjce-2014-0082) has been awarded the 2016 Thomas C. Keefer Medal.
The Keefer Medal, established in 1942, is presented annually by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) for the best civil engineering paper in hydrotechnical, transportation or environmental engineering.
The medal was presented during the Honours & Awards Banquet on June 3rd, 2016, as part of CSCE's annual conference in London, Ontario (Canada).