Dr. Dominic Groulx also supervises and performs research in the area of tidal power engineering, mainly
when it comes to computational fluid dynamic studies of flow over turbines or other underwater system,
as well as energy storage/grid issues. The research team in tidal engineering is composed of a hard
working and dedicated group of young researchers, both at the undergraduate level and at the graduate
level (MASc and PhD); from various background: mechanical, ocean engineering, as well as physics.
The alumni who have previously worked on tidal engineering projects, of which we are extremely proud
and thankful for their work and expertise, are now sought after engineers and researchers, all over the
world, in the areas of tidal/renewable energy or in general research positions, both private and in
Dr. Groulx also collaborates with researchers from all over the world, some of those associates, are also
Dominic Groulx, PhD, BSc, P.Eng, ing.
Dr. Dominic Groulx is an associate professor in Mechanical
Engineering; where he lectures, conducts research, supervises
graduate and undergraduate research students. On trop of
managing the Lab of Applied Multiphase Thermal Engineering,
he also is involved in Tidal Engineering research with local
and international research partners.
Aidan Bharath, BSc
Aidan is performing the numerical study
looking at turbulent flow and eddies around an
hydrophone as part of an ENGAGE grant with
Sean Campbell, BEng
Sean is doing research related to the
monitoring of undersea cable in collaboration
with Fundy FORCE.
Nicholas Osbourne, BEng
Nick is doing research on numericaly
characterizing turbulence around a 3-bladed
horizontal turbine and in the wake behind the
turbine as it relates to tidal turbine arrays.
This work is supported by a one year grant
Sebastian Manchester, MASc, BEng
Sebastian, as part of his MASc, performed a
numerical modeling of tidal/wind energy
generation around the Petit and Grand Passage in
order to determine energy storage needs in the
area as part of an ENGAGE grant with Fundy
Strangford Loch, Nothern Ireland
People in Tidal
Irene Penesis, PhD
Australia Maritime College