Discovery Grant Renewed
April 15, 2014
Dr. Groulx's application for his Discovery Grant Renewal was successful with a 5-year award running until 2019.
NEWS - 2014
Visit at the Australia Maritime College with Dr. Irene Penesis
April 7, 2014
Dr. Groulx is spending 4 weeks down in Tasmania (Australia) visiting and working with colleagues at the Australia Maritime College.
Completion of an IRAP Project with McCharles Consulting Ltd.
March 31, 2014
Dominic, Benjamin and Laura just completed work and submitted the final report on a IRAP sponsored project with McCharles
Consulting Ltd from Cape Breton, NS. The project had a large component on heat pumps working in cold climate.
Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN)
March 18, 2014
Dr. Groulx is now a member of the FERN Engineering Subcommitee.
Successful Thesis Defence of Sebastian Manchester
April 1, 2014
It is not an April's fool, Sebastian successfully defended his MASc thesis today. Sebastian's work focused on electricity storage in
relation to renewable energy; work done with LightSail Canada and Fundy Tidal Inc. Congratulations Seb!
Successful Thesis Defence of Trevor Jamieson
March 25, 2014
Trevor successfully defended his MASc thesis today; the research was performed in collaboration with the Michelin Bridgwater
Plant. Congratulations Trevor!
New LAMTE Researchers
May 5, 2014
Today, Luke Haliburton and Florent Herbinger are joining the LAMTE as summer undergraduate interns. We are really excited to
have them on board! Jonas Skaluum who started as an intern at the LAMTE in January will continue with us for the summer too.
New Researcher in Tidal/Fluid
May 5, 2014
Today, Aidan Bharath is joining the Tidal lab as a summer research assistant after his graduation from Acadia University with a
Physics degree. We are really excited to have him working with us!
LAMTE's Participation at the Nova Scotia R&D Energy Conference
May 21, 2014
Louis, Moe and Nick (tidal engineering) all presented posters at this year edition
of the NS R&D Energy Conference held at the Halifax Conference Center. Each
poster gathered plenty of attention from visitors.
Louis and Dominic are presenting at the EUROTHERM Thermal Storage Seminar in Lleida, Spain
May 28-30, 2014
Louis and Dominic are participating and presenting two papers at the EUROTHERM Seminar 99 on Thermal Energy Storage in
Lleida (Spain). The conference papers are "Thermodynamic Evaluation of Supercooled Seasonal Heat Storage at the Drake Landing
Solar Community" and "PCM-based Thermal Storage System Research at Dalhousie University: A Review"
Moe is presenting his research work at the CSME Forum 2014 in Toronto
June 3, 2014
Moe is participating and presenting his paper at the CSME International Congress 2014 in Toronto (Canada). The conference paper
is titled "Experimental Study of a Latent Heat Storage Unit with a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger".
Dr. Alain Joseph is presenting results from our research collaboration at the International Conference on
Clean Energy 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey
June 8-12, 2014
Alain, research scientist at NSCC - Waterfront Campus and an associate to LAMTE, is participating and presenting our
collaborative paper at the International Conference on Clean Energy (ICCE) 2014 in Istanbul (Turkey). The conference paper is
titled "Real-Time Testing of Phase Change Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Storage".
Dominic was an invited researcher at the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
July 7-16, 2014
Dominic spent two week in Nice working in collaboration with Dr. Pascal Henry Biwole, a LAMTE associate, at l'Université de Nice
Sophia Antipolis. They were performing simulations on COMSOL Multiphysics related to temperature control of PV panel using
PCM as well as preparing manuscript for paper submission to the International Journal of Thermal Sciences.
Dominic is presenting at AWTEC 2014 in Tokyo
July 30, 2014
Dominic is presenting some preliminary research results from Nicholas Osbourne's work as a MASc student, in collaboration with
Dr. Irene Penesis from AMC, at the 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference in Tokyo; the paper title is "Three Dimensional
Simulations of a Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine - Comparison with Experimental Results".
Dominic is presenting LAMTE's work at the 15th IHTC in Kyoto
August 11-15, 2014
Dominic is presenting two research papers at the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference in Kyoto; from the work of Louis
titled "Two-Region Fin Model Adjacent Temperature Profile Interactions" and from a research collaboration with Dr. Biwole from
Nice: "Solar PV Passive Temperature Control using Phase Change Materials".
An ENGAGE project with Internat Energy Solution is now completed
September 19, 2014
Florent and Dominic, along with Dr. White and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kahwaji, are meeting with Livio Nichilo of Internat Energy
Solution to presnet the results of the 6 month project looking at incorporating PCM in office space of historical buildings in Toronto
to mitigage the large temperature flutuations observed in them.
Dominic is presenting LAMTE's work on tablet temperature control to Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon
September 10, 2014
Dominic presented the work done so far on a 3-year Intel contract on fanless temperature control of electronics using PCMs at
Intel's research day in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Completion of an ENGAGE Project with PoleCo Ltd.
August 29, 2014
Jonas, Trevor and Dominic just completed work and submitted the final report on an ENGAGE project with PoleCo Ltd. The project
dealt with thermal studies and modeling of lead-acid batteries for off-grid applications.
New LAMTE Researchers
September 4, 2014
Today, Ali C. Kheirabadi, Tousif Ahmed and Behnam Dastvareh are joining the LAMTE as MASc students. We are really excited to
have them on board!
LAMTE's work is presented at the COMSOL Conference in Boston, Massachusetts
October 8-10, 2014
Dominic, Ali and Florent presented 4 papers at this year COMSOL Conference in Boston.
Completion of an ENGAGE Project with Ocean Sonics
November 15, 2014
Aidan, Sean and Dominic just completed work and submitted the final report on an ENGAGE project with OceanSonics. The project
was on turbulent induced noise around an hydrophone using small-scale LES CFD.
A NSERC Engage grant awarded for Tidal research with Open Hydro Canada
December 3, 2014
Dominic was awarded a $25,000 Engage grant for a CFD study of the flow over and around Open Hydro's subsea structure. Nick
will get this project going in January using one of the newer 16 core/128 GB of RAM computer at the LAMTE.
Innovacorp funding awarded to a LAMTE Invention
November 27, 2014
Louis, Dominic and Mary Anne where successful in securing $15,000 in Early Stage Commercialization Funding from Innovacorp
from Louis' invention in thermal storage. A market study will soon be undertaken!