Graphene-copper coatings for enhancing dropwise condensation

During this project, with the cooperation of Concordia University which has extensive knowledge in surface coatings and NanoXplore which produces Graphene, the intern will try to apply the graphene coatings on copper substrate in order to improve heat exchange in various applications. Graphene is a type of carbon material with outstanding properties. This novel material has many potential applications that can be beneficial to various industries who seek to improve the surface properties using scalable coatings.

Role of larval mortality in dynamics of forest tent caterpillar outbreaks

Forest tent caterpillars causes serious damage to hardwood forests across Canada, and outbreaks are currently on the rise in several provinces.
Recent research by our team and others suggests that while parasites and disease play a key role in ending outbreaks, predators attacking young caterpillars could be important in preventing the start of outbreaks.
This project measures predation on young caterpillars in outbreaking and non-outbreaking forests and identifies the predators responsible.

Ice accretion formation, its location and severity detection

As one of the most cost-competitive forms of renewable energy, the wind has remarkable potential for fulfilling the increasing demand for global energy in an environmentally responsible way. Wind turbines in cold climate are becoming one of the most popular trends for wind energy developments. Because of highly variable operational conditions, wind turbines demand a high degree of maintenance to provide a safe, cost-effective and reliable power output with acceptable equipment life.

Process quality control in electropolishing

Passive Action (PA) has established know-how and technology to finish metal parts for a wide range of applications (e.g. storage racks for the pharmaceutical industry). They use an electropolishing to achieve this finish of metal parts. This technology has shown its economic advantages over other conventional techniques for surface smoothening and deburring (remove sharp edges).

Break down Monolithic Enterprise Applications to Micro-services

Microservices architectures is a new system architecture for building the next generation software system, where multiple single functional microservices can be distributed on different hosts and can communicate with light weighted network protocols. The advantages of such a system architecture are functioning decoupling, independent deployment for easy trouble shooting and easy maintenance. We have foreseen the current monolithic system will migrate to microservices architecture.

Investigating Learning Cultures and Practices that Foster Experiential, Collaborative and Self-Directed Learning

The fundamental purpose of this research is to identify and understand ways in which workplaces can become “schools”, and facilitate meaningful learning for their employees. The intern will describe the main characteristics of an organizational learning culture that fosters experiential, self-directed and collaborative learning, document organizational practices that support such a learning culture and collect stories from organizations who have successfully developed such a culture.

Assessing the risk of abrupt climate changes resulting from cumulative emissions and their effect on the occurrence of extreme events - Year two

The rate of the current climate change strongly modifies the frequency, the duration and the intensity of extreme events, such as droughts, heat waves or extreme precipitation. Strong rates of greenhouse gases emissions can cause a destabilization of a component of the climate system (e.g. the sudden melt of the Arctic sea ice). Such a phenomenon is called an abrupt change. The aim of this internship is to create a catalogue of changes in the characteristics of climate events (mainly climate and weather extremes) due to an abrupt change.

Topology validation, Error detection, and Correction of rooftops 3D models from LiDAR point clouds and Photogrammetry

The last few years have seen a tremendous increase of the collection and use of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data for 3D modeling of cities, forest surveys and autonomous driving. In the context of 3D cities, buildings are reconstructed separately, sometimes with the help of aerial images. The accuracy assessment of these 3D models is not straightforward. However, end-point users need to know how reliable the models are for using them for tasks such as roofing quotes and solar installations design.

Defining the effects of pineal compounds in longevity and cystogenesis using a Drosophila melanogaster model

Promoting healthy ageing and prolonging life span has become a global priority to improve quality of life and reduce caring costs for age-related diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Pineal gland extract was shown to increase longevity in many organisms and protect against age-related degeneration. We will systematically analyze the life-extension properties of components of the pineal gland using the short-lived fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Core Values & Core Work: Recognizing the Person in the Employee

An organization's greatest strength are employees who live their values, who feel valued, and whose ideas are valuable to the continued success of their workplace. On an individual level, the alignment of personal values with the work undertaken is essential to achieve personal and professional potential as well as job satisfaction and general well-being.
In the current study we assess engineering employee?s core values and how they are realized in their work environment by applying a multi-method approach.

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