A novel consumer’s behaviour analysis platform to enhance customer engagement

Business to Consumer (B2C) market is facing rising complexities in customer acquisition, retention, and engagement, particularly in dealing with younger generations. One of the primary causes of this problem is the significant changes in consumers' behavior and their developing habits that differ from those of the older generations. This project develops an AI-driven behavior recognition platform that recognizes the decisions that are driven by the subconscious mind.

Considerations for an exercise training program for women living with obesity-related infertility: a community-based feasibility study

Increased physical activity has been shown to be beneficial for people who experience infertility and obesity. However, limited research exists on exercise programs that help women improve their ability to conceive. Using the principles of exercise science, our research team will develop an exercise program for women experiencing infertility and obesity. Due to COVID-19, there has been a suspension in fertility services, highlighting the need for non-invasive treatment options that can be prescribed virtually.
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Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is partnering with Grieg Seafood Newfoundland to provide 9 internships to students from the Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture graduating class of 2021. The proposed project seeks to provide HQPs to assist Grieg in optimizing the novel equipment and systems that will be installed in their land-based hatchery as well as their marine sea cage sites.

Thermodynamic Modeling and Optimization of Pressurized Liquefied Natural Gas in the Presence of Solvent

The current research project aims to assess the PLNG storage condition for obtaining higher methane density. The liquified natural gas/methane is supposed to be shipped into the PLNG terminals. The PLNG market demands high methane density with a trace ethane. To make this happen, the solvent (e.g., C5, C6, and C7) are added to the natural gas for C2+ absorption purpose. Finding optimal pressure, temperature, and solvent composition avoid energy and money loss over the PLNG process.

Strengthening Process Efficiencies in a Changing Industry

This study aims to improve process efficiencies while supporting the development of products that best respond to market trends in the context of a post COVID-19 globalized market. From a process engineering perspective, the proposed activities seek to improve mill competitiveness through waste management to both reduce load on water treatment systems and obtain value added products from wastewaters, and investigate recovery of lignin, hemicellulose, and cellulose recovery from mill residues for further product development in biomaterials.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) Research Hub: Synthesizing the last decade of Canadian research on specific learning disorders

The objective of this project is to develop a user-friendly, online database of Canadian research that directly relates to Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), and provide research report synthesizing the contents of the research hub to date. This project will benefit Canadians, as it will provide stakeholders involved with SLD easy access to information.

Watershed Modelling for Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Under Climate Change in Pouch Cove, NL

Climate change will continue to increase vulnerability and risk to the impacts of extreme events and the complexity of processes that determine the potential for increased flood flows makes it difficult to properly design storm water infrastructure (such as storm sewers and culverts). The Town of Pouch Cove was able to conduct a risk and opportunity assessment directed at identifying climate vulnerabilities, and generating solutions/action items aimed at mitigating these risks and vulnerabilities.

Developing a Smart Tool for Enhanced Oil Recovery Screening Based on Artificial Intelligence

Oil production constitutes a significant portion of the world’s demand for sources of energy and raw materials for production of numerous daily-needed items. However, most of the currently producing oilfields are in their production decline phases with much of their oil left unproduced due to technical barriers. Sustained production of these underground resources depends on methods such as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), which involves injection of specific material or energy in oil reservoirs to enhance oil displacement towards producing wells.

Reconfigurable Legged Robot for Structural Inspection with Confined Spaces

This project is motivated by the demands for automation of industrial structure inspection. An autonomous re-configurable robot system is proposed to facilitate the inspection of structures with confined spaces, like airframes or ship hulls. The robot will be able to realize various types of legged locomotion by means of configuration changes. The general objective of this project is to develop a legged robot system that is fully autonomous and adaptable to the structures under operation.

Beyond processing waste of sea cucumber: cosmeceutical potential of North Atlantic sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa)

Orange-footed sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa) is the most common sea cucumber found in the North Atlantic Ocean. This species is mainly fished for its edible body wall and other remaining body parts are discarded as processing waste. However, all the body parts are rich in protein and production of protein hydrolysates is identified as an efficient method to upgrade the by-products. The protein hydrolysates and peptides so produced exhibit excellent functional and biological properties. These properties show great potential for utilizing as functional ingredients in the cosmetic industry.