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Research Report 2010­2011

Dr. Ajay Dalai

Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships

57 Campus Drive, College of Engineering, University of

Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9

Phone: (306) 966‐4768/ 4771;

Fax: (306) 966‐5205;

Email: ajay.dalai@usask.ca


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………................................vii

PART I – COLLEGE RESEARCH THEMES

1. Bio-sciences, Bio-engineering, Bio-processing………………………………………..02

2. Environment, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development………………………….08

3. Energy: Production and Processing, Transport, Electrical Energy and Utilization..16

4. Information and Communication Technologies and Intelligent Systems……………22

5. Materials Science and Applications……………………………………………………..26

PART II – DIVISIONS AND DEPARTMENTS

1. Division of Biomedical Engineering……………………………………………........33

Summary of Research Activities………………………………………………………...34

I. Faculty and Staff……………………………………………………………………..35

II. Highly Qualified Personnel………………………………………………………….40

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………...41

IV. Degrees Awarded……………………………………………………………………41

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………..41

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………...41

2. Division of Environmental Engineering……………………………………………..42

Summary of Research Activities…………………………………………………………43

I. Faculty and Staff……………………………………………...................................45

II. Highly Qualified Personnel………………………………………………………….47

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………...47

IV. Degrees Awarded……………………………………………………………………47

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………..47

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………...47

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3. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering...…………………………..48

List of Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………...49

Summary of Research Activities…………………………………………………………50

I. Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………….53

II. Highly Qualified Personnel…………………………………………………………58

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………..58

IV. Degrees Awarded …………………………………………………………………...64

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………..65

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………..66

4. Department of Civil and Geological Engineering………………………………….67

List of Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………...68

Summary of Research Activities…………………………………………………………69

I. Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………….72

II. Highly Qualified Personnel…………………………………………………………75

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………..75

IV. Degrees Awarded …………………………………………………………………...81

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………..81

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………..82

5. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering……………………………..83

List of Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………...84

Summary of Research Activities…………………………………………………………85

I. Faculty and Staff………………………………………………………………….....87

II. Highly Qualified Personnel…………………………………………………………90

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………..90

IV. Degrees Awarded …………………………………………………………………...93

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………..95

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………..95

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6. Department of Mechanical Engineering……………………………………………..96

List of Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………...97

Summary of Research Activities…………………………………………………………98

I. Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………...100

II. Highly Qualified Personnel………………………………………………………..104

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………104

IV. Degrees Awarded ………………………………………………………………….108

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………109

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………109

7. Department of Physics and Engineering Physics………………………………110

List of Faculty and Staff………………………………………………………………….111

Summary of Research Activities………………………………………………………..112

I. Faculty and Staff…………………………………………………………………...119

II. Highly Qualified Personnel………………………………………………………..122

III. Grants, Contracts, and Gifts………………………………………………………138

IV. Degrees Awarded ………………………………………………………………….127

V. Publications…………………………………………………………………………127

VI. Honours and Awards………………………………………………………………128

PART III – DIVISION / DEPARTMENT LISTS OF GRADUATE STUDENTS, POST-

DOCTORAL FELLOWS & VISITING SCHOLARS

1. Division of Biomedical Engineering………………………………………………...130

2. Division of Environmental Engineering…………………………………………….134

3. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering..…………………………...135

4. Department of Civil & Geological Engineering……………………………………144

5. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering…………………………….153

6. Department of Mechanical Engineering……………………………………………161

7. Department of Physics and Engineering Physics…...……………………………171

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PART IV – DIVISION / DEPARTMENT LISTS OF PUBLICATIONS

1. Division of Biomedical Engineering………………………………………………...175

2. Division of Environmental Engineering…………………………………………….176

3. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering..…………………………...177

4. Department of Civil & Geological Engineering……………………………………199

5. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering…………………………….209

6. Department of Mechanical Engineering……………………………………………222

7. Department of Physics and Engineering Physics…...……………………………238

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Research in the College of Engineering continues to flourish, ensuring that we maintain

our position as one of the top ten engineering research colleges in Canada. This

Research Report is a detailed account of the faculty and other research personnel,

research funding, graduate students and research publications in the College of

Engineering. It has been an annual publication of the College for more than 20 years.

The College is actively engaged in research in its constituent departments of Chemical

and Biological, Civil and Geological, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical

Engineering. Engineering related research is also conducted in Engineering Physics

within the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. In addition, there are two

research divisions within the College involved in interdisciplinary research; the Divisions

of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

The College of Engineering remains committed to its traditional strong emphasis on

research performance and the training of graduate students and other research

personnel. Research continues to be impressive again this year according to all

indicators. In our constituent departments, there were close to 433 graduate students

enrolled during the report period of which 153 (35%) were PhD students. Females

made up nearly a quarter of our student body (28%). Seventy seven graduate students

were awarded their degrees. A total of 508 scientific articles were published and

presented. Faculty in Physics and Engineering Physics and their 58 graduate students

published and presented another 207 scientific articles in total. The Divisions of

Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering together accounted for 63 of

our graduate student population. Research funding to the constituent Departments was

$9.4 M which was augmented by an additional $3.2 M from the Physics and

Engineering Physics Department.

Collaborative research and the many synergies that it offers has always been a

cornerstone of research in the College of Engineering. This year was no exception. For

example, 127 of our graduate students were co-supervised. Some of the research

projects involved close collaborations with some 43 major industrial sponsors and

partners.

The Research Report consists of four main parts. Research Theme Areas which

represent our areas of research strength and focus are featured in Part I. Part II

includes information regarding faculty and staff, research activities, graduate students,

grants and contracts, degrees awarded, publications, and honours and awards in each

department or division. The details of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and

visiting scholars are presented in Part III, whereas Part IV contains a detailed list of all

publications by department and division.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Phani Adapa, Director, Research and

International Relations in the College of Engineering and many people who spent

considerable time and effort compiling the statistics and putting this document together.

This includes all of the College Research and Partnerships Committee members,

department and division secretaries.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our faculty about information in this

document or to discuss the possibility of pursuing new research projects. You can also

visit the College web site for additional information about us, http://www.engr.usask.ca/ .

Dr. Ajay Dalai, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Associate Dean Research and Partnerships

Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical

Processing

College of Engineering

University of Saskatchewan

57 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9 CANADA

Ph: 1 (306) 966-4771/4768

Fax: 1 (306) 966-5205

Email: ajay.dalai@usask.ca

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PART I COLLEGE RESEARCH THEMES

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING | RESEARCH REPORT

DECEMBER 2011


THEME 1 – BIO-SCIENCE, BIO-ENGINEERING AND BIO-PROCESSING

Overview and Relevance

The nature of the College of Engineering research involving ‘bio-domain’ has once

again proven to be versatile, dynamic and instrumental in enhancement of critical mass

involving multi-disciplines and diverse expertise. The members of this theme are very

active in attracting top quality graduate students/scholars from Worldwide and attracted

significant funding from several sources (provincial, federal, industry). There are addons

to the funding from the “Bio” cluster; Biosciences, Bio-engineering, Bio-processing,

Bio-resources, Biotechnology, Biosystems and Biomedical domain integrated with

several disciplines. As a result, this domain is rapidly evolving to have strong

implications for Canada’s bio-economy drive. The multidisciplinary engineering

research theme is working together in building strong collaboration among faculties in

the College as well as Provincial, Federal and International agencies. Bio-products

(food, feed, fiber and fuel) identified research initiatives have become pathways for

strategic directions in Canada’s strong role within primary bioresources such as

agriculture and forestry, value-addition to bioresources and processing coupled with

utilization of niche technology and engineering aspects. This theme includes a very

broad set of research topics that do overlap with some of the other research theme

areas. It is unique, however, in the involvement of living organisms. Current topics of

research under this theme are: value-added products, bio-processing, bio-fluids, nanotechnology

materials, tissue engineering, biodiversity of agriculture products,

sustainable agricultural production, food quality and safety, functional foods by

fermentation or enzymatic processes, biochemical processing, computational

techniques for analyzing the bio-mechanical behaviour of soft tissue, biomedical

engineering, FEM simulation of bony structures, applications to MEMS & Nano devices,

tribology, and bio-diesel and bio-ethanol for renewable energy sources. This list is not

exclusive. There is an absolute synergy and collaboration with topics that could be

included in theme areas such as energy, environment and materials and sustainable

systems.

Natural health products processing and functional food production, bio-fuels, nanotechnology,

and advanced health technologies have the potential of becoming as

important as the electronics industry to the global market. Food security, quality and

safety have become important issues eclipsing that of environmental and biosystems

concerns. Of special importance to engineering is that of biochemical and chemical

processing that not only serve to greatly increase the value of bioresources, but to

synthesize and extract new products and provide new, economically more efficient and

environmentally safer techniques/processes for waste handling and management, and

production of bio-products.

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The research topics of active interest within the Division of Biomedical Engineering

include: bioinformatics, biological control processes, biomechanics, diffraction

enhanced X-ray imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, image processing,

magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging.

Research within the College

Within the College of Engineering there are 16 faculty who are actively involved in this

theme. Total amount of funding received in this area during the reporting year is

$3.48 million of which $1.06 million was from NSERC.

The contribution from the members of this theme resulted in 19 refereed journal

publications, 9 refereed conference proceedings, 1 non-refereed conference

proceedings, 8 conference presentations, 1 keynote presentation, 3 invited lectures, 1

plenary lecture, and 1 published book chapter. The number of graduate students was

81 out of which 41% represented female students. The reporting year also attracted

about 20 summer students who worked in various research projects. International

students constituted about 84% of the graduate community within the College.

Faculty

Four faculty members from Chemical and Biological Engineering under the Biological

stream (Baik, Crowe, Meda, and Tabil) and one faculty from Mechanical Engineering

(Schoenau) are involved with bioprocessing and added-value of bioproducts. Topics of

research of the active faculty include: heat transfer during cooking, microencapsulation,

microwave measurement and processing, development of machine systems for

enhancement of product value, physical processing, post-harvest drying and

processing, animal welfare, biomaterials, machine-biological material interaction,

human- live-stock ergonomics, and utilization and processing of agricultural byproducts.

Some of current research projects in bioprocessing stream of Chemical and Biological

Engineering focus on thermal processing (drying), post-harvest storage, and adding

value to biological and agricultural materials. Current NSERC-supported projects in this

area include: a) physicochemical characterization of pulse grains and their products, in

support of improvements to processing, transportation and utilization of pulses and their

products in food, feed and industrial products; b) optimization of food cooking processes

for quality and energy consumption; and c) value-added processing of biological

materials using electrotechnologies. One of the projects involves the disinfestation of

Hessian fly using mechanical compression in timothy bales. Equipment to heat foods

using radio frequency is being installed in the bioprocessing laboratory (CFI funding) to

study heat penetration in biological materials and improve the extraction of bioactives.

Another on-going research project includes the development of novel drying and

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extraction systems for processing medicinal plants, spice crops, biomaterials and prairie

fruits. Other projects involve the densification of alfalfa and prairie-based feed

ingredients for the diversification of the alfalfa dehy-industry, investigations on the

densification of biomass as feedstock for bioenergy and biochemicals, flax mucilage

processing, frying of foods, microwave-assisted extraction of bioactives and microbial

de-contamination (E-coli in drinking water), microwave-assisted drying of meats and

vegetables and other food products, research on the utilization of agri-based fibers in

construction materials, development of binders and biopolymer from recycled plastics

and agri-based fibers, and many others. These projects are directed towards the

utilization of biological and agricultural materials for increased added value processes

and improvements of the products to be more competitive. An International

collaborative effort is being currently pursued with the faculty from the College of

Engineering and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India, Tamil Nadu

Agricultural University, India, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics and

Engineering Research (SAMEER), India, Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF),

India, and National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, India.

Additional, four faculty members from Chemical Engineering stream of the Department

of Chemical and Biological Engineering are working in the area of biochemical and

chemical processing of biomass, and biosorption (Dalai, Lin, Nemati and Niu). Their

research areas include: production of microbial cells and biochemicals such as

penicillium bilaiae and proteins, bioremediation of chemicals and mining industrial

wastes such as soils and waters contaminated with polyaromatic hydrocarbons and

sulfides, microbial oil recovery, greenhouse gas mitigation by microbial conversion of

carbon dioxide and volatile chemicals, fermentation and separation technologies such

as simultaneous cold starch hydrolysis and fermentation, biodiesel, and fuel alcohol

production using chemical catalysis and fermentation of biomass, and the association of

genomics and proteomics to explore global cellular bionetwork. Other research fields

include biogas production, yeast physiology, applied bioinformatics and projects related

to nickel plating rinse water treatment, biological hydrogen production, systems biology,

fuel alcohol and bioprocess development. The team under bio-energy and

environmentally friendly technologies research headed by the Canada Research Chair,

is spearheading collaborations within Canada and Internationally.

Eight faculty members (Chen, Dolovich, Fotouhi, Schoenau, Szyszkowski, Torvi, Zhang

and Yang) from Mechanical Engineering are involved in Bioengineering, and in

particular with: applications of MEMS to biotechnology; engineered tissue scaffolds;

biomechanics and non-destructive testing of soft tissues; computational mechanics,

time-dependent materials, optimization, and robotic control; precision fluid manipulation;

and bio-heat transfer.

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The Division of Biomedical Engineering involves faculty from Engineering who are

collaborating with colleagues from Arts and Science, Kinesiology, Medicine, and the

Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Eight faculty members from Engineering are

involved along with more than 15 faculty members from other colleges. The primary

areas of activity within the Division are imaging (image processing, functional MRI,

magnetic resonance imaging, synchrotron imaging, and ultrasound imaging),

bioinformatics, biological control processes, and biomechanics. Division members have

been particularly active in establishing the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy beam line

at the Canadian Light Source.

Collaborations

University: There is interaction and sharing of information and research ideas within the

Chemical and Biological Engineering, and across units within the College. Other

Departments on campus that are involved are: Applied Microbiology and Food Science,

Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Veterinary Medicine.

Provincial collaborations include: Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food, National Water

Research Institute, Philom Bios, Saskatchewan Chicken Industry, Communities of

Tomorrow (CT), CNH, Elcan Forage, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

(SHRF), Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Moose Jaw Asphalt Inc.,

SaskPower, etc.

National collaborations include: University of Guelph, Concordia University, University

of Manitoba, McGill University, University of Alberta, University of Regina, and

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and Canadian Poultry Research Council.

Faculty members within this theme are actively involved in collaborative research

projects at the Canadian Light Source (CLS), as new beam lines are being

commissioned. It is anticipated there will be enhanced interaction among staff scientists

and members of this theme in developing joint initiatives, attracting research funding/top

researchers, internationally.

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LIST OF FACULTY

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Baik, O. Bakhshi, N. [Prof. Emeritus] Crowe, T.

Dalai, A.K. Kushwaha, L. [Prof.

Emeritus]

Lin, Y.-H.

Meda, V.

Tabil, L

Nemati, M. Niu, C. (H.)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bolton, R.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chen, D. (X.B.) Dolovich, A. Fotouhi, R.

Hertz, B. [Prof. Emeritus] Schoenau, G.J. Szyszkowski, W.

Torvi, D. Zhang, C. (W.J.) Yang, Q.

Division of Biomedical Engineering

Gray, J. (Biol.) Adams, G. (Vet. Biomed.

Sci.)

Kendal, E. (Med. Imag.)

Binsted, G. (Kinesiology) Kusalik, A. (CS) Chapman, D. (Ana. And

Cell Biol.)

Pierson, R. (Obs. & Gyn.) Eramian, M. (CS) Sarty, G. (Psychol.)

Singh, J. (Vet. Biomed.

Sci.)

Yong-Hing, K. (Surgery)

HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Total number of students: 81

Number of female students: 33 (41%)

Number of Visa students: 68 (84%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 28

Number of M.Sc. students: 46

Number of M.Eng. students: 05

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 13

Number of Visiting Scholar : 21

Number of Summer Student : 20

Number of Research Engineer : 04

Number of Research Associate : 11

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PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 19

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 09

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings: 01

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 08

Keynote Conference Presentation: 01

Invited Lecture/Talk: 03

Plenary Lecture/Talk: 01

Published Book chapter: 01

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THEME 2 – ENVIRONMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUSTAINABLE

DEVELOPMENT

Overview and Relevance

This research theme is fairly broad in scope and overlaps to some extent with other

theme areas. However, it is characterized by a central focus on the impact of human

activity upon the environment, both the natural environment and the built environment

(infrastructure). The ‘Environment’ sub-theme deals primarily with the natural

environment, with research focused on the impact of agricultural, forestry, industrial or

municipal activity on the health of the natural environment and the development of

methods for monitoring, minimizing, and remediating these impacts. The ‘Infrastructure’

sub-theme focuses on the built environment, dealing primarily with the health of the

transportation and municipal systems on which society relies.

Environment

The Environment sub-theme involves faculty from the Departments of Chemical and

Biological Engineering, Civil and Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and

Physics and Engineering Physics as well as the Division of Environmental Engineering.

Research projects encompass studies on environmental monitoring of the atmosphere,

water, and land systems; methods of minimizing harmful emissions to the environment;

and reclamation and bioremediation of contaminated soil and water. While research

topics cut across themes and departments, the common focus is on ensuring that

human activity can be sustained by the natural environment. A particular strength of the

Engineering College is a large body of work targeting the environmental concerns of

industries vital to Saskatchewan’s and Western Canada’s economy, including those of

agriculture, forestry, mining and petroleum. Some examples of environmental research,

as categorized by the medium targeted - atmosphere, air, water, land, or byproducts -

are provided below.

Geo-space and Atmospheric Science

The Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS), which is a large research unit

[led by 8 professors] within the Department of Physics & Engineering Physics, is one of

the largest groups in Canada investigating terrestrial space and atmospheric

environments (‘Space Weather’ and ‘Climate Change’). The group bases its research

upon the development and operation of observational systems, with an emphasis upon

experimental design, tomography, radar-signal-processing and data analysis. Prof. St.-

Maurice, who holds a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in ‘Environmental Science,’ also

provides Campus leadership for the environmental science community on Climate

Change issues. Some examples of research projects in this group include the following:

SuperDARN and PolarDARN - G. Sofko is the P.I. for the Canadian component of a

growing international network of 11/7 HF radars in the northern/southern hemispheres.

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The SuperDARN research group, including colleagues J.-P St.-Maurice, S. Koustov,

G. Hussey and K. McWilliams, studies “space weather” phenomena through ionospheric

convection, field-aligned currents, auroral substorms and magnetospheric processes. A

new radar pair called PolarDARN has for its goal to probe the ‘polar-cap’ region. The

first of the pair has been producing high quality data from Rankin Inlet since May 2006.

The second of the pair will be built in Inuvik and is scheduled to come on-line by the end

of 2007.

Atmospheric environment and climate change issues - E. Llewellyn is the P.I. of the

Canadian Space Agency’s OSIRIS system on the Odin satellite, which is being used to

study the global distribution of ozone within the middle/lower atmosphere (0-100km),

and for studies of aerosols and sub-visual clouds. OSIRIS also measures water vapour

in the mesosphere. D. Degenstein is the OSIRIS Co-P.I. and as such is primarily

responsible for the production of the OSIRIS data products such as number density

profiles of ozone, nitrogen dioxide and stratospheric sulphate aerosols. All of these

data products provide useful insight into the aspects of climate change that involve

transport of air masses between the stratosphere and troposphere. The research of

A. Manson’s group utilizes the Institute’s advanced MF/VHF radar facilities at

Saskatoon, Ellesmere Island, Tromso, and Platteville, along with global networks of

radars, opticals and satellites (including OSIRIS), and combined with data-assimilated

general circulation models. These are used to characterize and investigate the dynamic

and chemical processes of the winter polar vortices e.g. ozone distributions and

changes. The research is part of the CAWSES (Coupling and Weather of the Sun-

Earth System) International Program and CANDAC-PEARL activities on Ellesmere

Island. (www.CANDAC.ca)

Air quality

Research in this area focuses upon agricultural or industrial emission monitoring,

control and reduction. H. Guo (Chemical and Biological Engineering) has been working

with the hog industry on odour and greenhouse gas emissions from intensive livestock

operations.

In addition, a number of researchers in Chemical and Biological Engineering are

investigating methods for biological and chemical removal of harmful emissions:

M. Nemati is involved in collaborative research with the Prairie Swine Centre on

biological control of H2S emissions from swine barns; H. Wang is focusing on catalytic

conversion of CO2 into syn-gas, a synthesis of fuels and chemicals; H. Wang is also

studying the thermochemical splitting of H2S emissions from the oil and gas industry

into usable components to reduce the use of natural gas and CO2 emissions; and

A. Dalai (Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical

Processing) is developing a method for mercury capture from coal power plant emission

stacks.

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Water

Research in this category is concerned with the distribution of water on the earth’s

surface, water supply systems with regard to both quantity and quality, and the

protection of the aquatic environment. Faculty members in Civil and Geological

Engineering are working on a great diversity of projects, including: evaluating the

hydrology of reconstructed watersheds (A. Elshorbagy), studying the effect of forest

harvesting upon stream flow quantity and quality (G. Putz), studying built structures in

waterways and their ability to allow for passage of fish (J. Kells), modifying sea lamprey

barriers to minimize drowning risk (K. Mazurek), characterizing pollutant load in runoff

from various urban land use types to the South Saskatchewan River in the City of

Saskatoon (J. Kells and G. Putz), reducing internal phosphorous loading in lakes

(J. Peng), characterizing residual solids from membrane filtration of water (G. Putz),

studying the influence of baffles and columns on retention time in chlorine contact

vessels (K. Mazurek and G. Putz), and investigating the dynamics of scour in erodible

material at hydraulic structures (J. Kells and K. Mazurek).

Within Chemical Engineering, C. Niu is developing biosorbents from waste biomaterials

for removal of nickel, sulphate, chloride and boron from industrial process rinse water so

that the rinse water may be recycled. In addition, M. Nemati is working on biotreatment

of acid mine drainage and biological treatment of sulphide-laden waters.

Current research within Chemical and Biological Engineering is focused upon intensive

livestock operations: the effect of manure land application upon snowmelt runoff water

quality (C. Maulé), runoff prediction and control from beef feedlots (C. Maulé and

T. Fonstad), and development of management practices to maximize the efficiency of

solar powered irrigation systems (T. Fonstad).

R. Burton (Mechanical Engineering), with funding from the Canadian Water Network,

have been working on the detection of leakage in pipelines using Kalman and Variable

Structure filtering techniques. The cooperation of SaskWater has permitted the use of

the line from the South Saskatchewan River to Melfort to simulate controlled leakages

and to make online measurements.

Land

Research in the land category is typified by monitoring, protection, treatment, and

reclamation of soils, land, and groundwater resources influenced by human activities

related to agriculture, urban development, and industry. Within the Chemical and

Biological Engineering, T. Fonstad is monitoring seepage and geochemistry changes

beneath earthen hog manure storages and from animal mortality pits with the goal of

improving control and regulation. M. Nemati has developed a novel method that

enhances bioremediation of petroleum contaminated waters, sludges, and soils. In

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addition, H. Wang is developing a leaching process to regenerate spent H2S solid

adsorbent in order to reduce both the amount of H2S sent to landfills as well as the

sulphur content of the waste adsorbent.

Faculty from Civil and Geological Engineering are pursuing numerous projects involving

municipal landfills and reclamation associated with the mining industry: I. Fleming (with

G. Putz) is investigating the treatment of landfill leachate via enhanced nitrogen

removal, COD stabilization and methane production; I. Fleming is also carrying out full

scale trials in Flin Flon to evaluate the performance of an innovative cover system for

mining waste using a new geosynthetic product developed at the U of S; L. Barbour

(with A. Elshorbagy) is pursuing a large multidisciplinary study on instrumented

reclaimed watersheds on mine waste at oilsands mines near Fort McMurray, a project

that also involves faculty from soil science, geology and geography.

Byproducts

This sub-theme is concerned with the management and conversion of ‘waste’ streams

of byproducts from agricultural, industrial, or municipal operations such that their value

is enhanced and their impact upon the environment is minimized. Although some of this

research may also be classified under the College Research Themes of Bio-Sciences or

Energy, its focus is on the reduction of harmful environmental effects.

Several faculty members within Chemical and Biological Engineering are working

towards emission reduction through alternative energy sources: A. Dalai is investigating

the production of biodiesel, and studying the gasification of biomass for the production

of hydrogen and/or electrical energy. T. Fonstad is working with PAMI on the codigestion

of animal waste and mortalities for gas and nutrient recovery as well as to

improve their value as fertilizer and soil amendments. T. Fonstad and A. Dalai are

investigating gasification of animal meat and bone meal from rendering to supply energy

to the rendering process and add value to the meal.

I. Fleming (Civil and Geological Engineering) is completing a province-wide study of

municipal solid waste composition with respect to the potential for waste-to-energy

projects. I. Fleming is also directing a full-scale demonstration project at the City of

Saskatoon Landfill for rapid landfill stabilization and enhanced landfill gas production.

Division of Environmental Engineering

The Division of Environmental Engineering provides students the opportunity to do

research in an interdisciplinary environment. This activity is not intended to compete

with teaching and research carried out in specific departments in the College of

Engineering. Rather, its purpose is to enhance the opportunities for both faculty and

students interested in pursuing teaching and research efforts beyond traditional

departmental boundaries. The Division of Environmental Engineering has developed

research liaisons with the Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and Environment, the

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Institute for Space and Atmospheric Studies, and the Toxicology Research Centre as

well as collaborative research with the National Water Research Institute, the

Saskatchewan Research Council, the City of Saskatoon and the Prairie Swine Centre

Inc.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure research focuses on the ‘built environment’ upon which healthy,

prosperous and safe communities are built. As the infrastructure ages, there is a

particular need for the renewal of road systems, bridges, water supply facilities, and

water treatment systems. Given Saskatchewan’s unique dependence on the highway

system, research that targets the management, renewal and maintenance of this

system has been a particular focus of the Transportation Group within this theme area.

One area of rapid growth in research has been the participation of a number of faculty in

the ISIS Canada Network of Centre of Excellence (Intelligent Sensing for Innovative

Structures), which has close working relationships with public sector agencies (e.g.,

Highways Departments, City Engineering Departments), private sector infrastructure

users (e.g., resource companies) as well as service industries in this sector. An

example of projects in this area is the work of several faculty members in Civil and

Geological Engineering (G. Sparks, B. Sparling, L. Wegner and M. Boulfiza) on Life

Cycle Engineering and Costing, being undertaken in collaboration with Saskatchewan

Highways and Transportation and Weyerhauser Inc. In addition, B. Sparling and

L. Wegner are investigating methods for monitoring the condition of bridges using

information about their vibration characteristics and M. Boulfiza is working on models to

predict the service life of reinforced concrete structures.

Transportation Centre

Traffic Safety Research - The Transportation Centre, which is part of the Department of

Civil and Geological Engineering and is led by C. Berthelot along with J. Chan, has a

research focus on highway traffic safety and safety standards. The safety research at

the centre is funded by Transport Canada and continues to play an important role in

traffic safety research at the national level.

Intelligent Transportation Systems – Research on ‘weigh in motion’ systems, begun by

A. Bergan in the early 1970’s has continued, leading to collaborations with a commercial

vendor of this technology, International Road Dynamics (IRD), by C. Berthelot. The

development of Smart Work Zones, which use IT to quantify and improve work zone

safety, has recently begun in collaboration with International Road Dynamics, North

Carolina Department of Transportation, the US Federal Highway Administration, and

Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation. The use of Intelligent Transportation

Systems has also led to the pilot implementation of integrated real time video tracking

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and weigh in motion installed for the first time in Saskatoon, which is being used to

better characterize traffic load spectra by the industry sector on typical urban roads.

Mechanistic Modeling of Pavements – C. Berthelot also leads an integrated series of

studies into the development of an engineering mechanics and material science

approach to the design of asphalt concrete pavements. Collaborators in this work

include University of Nebraska, Texas A & M University, Saskatchewan Highways and

Transportation, City of Regina, City of Saskatoon, and Husky Oil. This research has led

to the development of mechanistic materials characterization for evaluating traditional

and innovative road materials, as well as applying mechanistic based road structural

modelling to evaluate the impact of various truck configurations on different road

structures. Recent research has been expanded to the evaluation of cold in-place

recycling and full depth stabilization of in service road structures. Benefits of cold inplace

recycling of in service roads include reduced consumption of new source

aggregates, reduced construction energy requirements, and minimized user

interruptions due to improved construction efficiency and reduced weather exposure.

This research is developing mechanistic-climatic laboratory characterization of cold inplace

recycled road systems to develop improved engineering design and analysis

protocols.

Personnel

Thirty one faculty members were actively involved in research related to the

Environment, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development Theme in 2010-2011. In

addition, 151 highly qualified personnel were involved in this research, including 68

graduate students (15 of whom were Ph.D. students), 17 post-doctoral fellows, 16

research associates, 18 visiting scholars, 26 summer students and 6 research

engineers. The faculty working in this area is listed on the following page.

Funding

Not including funding received by faculty from outside of the College of Engineering (i.e.

faculty in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, and non-college faculty

affiliated with the Divisions of Biomedical and Environmental Engineering), this theme

area received $5.20 M to pursue research in 2010-2011, of which $1.01 M (19%) was

from NSERC.

Output

During 2010-2011, 35 refereed journal papers, 17 conference papers, and, 11 technical

reports were published, delivered 14 conference presentations, and 2 invited lectures,

and published 2 book chapters. A total of 12 graduate students completed degrees in

this theme area, including 1 Ph.D. and 10 M.Sc. students.

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LIST OF FACULTY

Division of Environmental Engineering

Gillies, J.A.[Prof. Emeritus] Lin, Y.-H. Bowden, M.A. (Coll. of Law)

Hendry, J. (Geol. Sciences) Hucq, A. (CSALE) Johnston, M. (CSALE)

Kulshreshtha, S.N. (Agric. Liber, K. (Toxicology Martz, L. (Geog.)

Econ.)

Schoenau, J.J. (Soil

Science)

Centre)

Baik, O.

Department of Chemical and Biological

Crowe, T. Dalai, A.K.

Evitts, R. Fonstad, T. Guo, H.

Lin, Y.-H. Maule, C. Meda, V.

Nemati, M.

Wang, H.

Niu, C. (H.) Phoenix, A.

Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Barbour, S.L. Berthelot, C. Boulfiza, M.

Elshorbagy, A. Fleming, I. Haug, M.

Kells, J. Mazurek, K. Milne, D.

Peng, J. Putz, G. Reeves, M.

Sharma, J. Sparling, B.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Wegner, L.

Bugg, J.

Sumner, D.

Burton, R. Hertz, B. [Prof. Emeritus]

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics

Degenstein, D. Hussey, G. Koustov, A.

Llewellyn, E. Manson, A. McWilliams, K.

Sofko, G. St.-Maurice, J.P.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Total number of students: 68

Number of female students: 26 (38%)

Number of Visa students: 22 (32%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 15

Number of M.Sc. students: 40

Number of M.Eng. students: 12

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 17

Number of Visiting Scholar : 18

Number of Summer Student : 26

Number of Research Engineer : 06

Number of Research Associate : 16

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PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 35

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 13

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings: 04

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 14

Invited Lecture/Talk: 02

Technical Report: 11

Published Book Chapter: 03

Published Book: 02

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Personnel

THEME 3 – ENERGY: PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING, TRANSPORT,

ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND UTILIZATION

In 2010-2011, energy research involved 25 faculty members in the College of

Engineering, 5 emeritus professors and 172 high quality personnel (93 graduate

students, of which 35 were Ph.D. students, 27 summer students, 13 postdoctoral

fellows, and 39 research engineers, research associates, and visiting scholars).

Funding

This past year, the energy group received $4.32 M, of which $1.12 M (26%) was from

NSERC, to pursue research in all four topics of the theme area, including: (1) energy

production (bio-energy from animal and agricultural wastes, clean coal technology,

alternative energy, solar, and wind); (2) energy processing (bio-ethanol, bio-diesel,

biomass conversion, bio-technology applications, and improved oil and gas processing);

(3) energy transport and distribution (multi-phase flow transport systems, oil and gas

transport, power grid and power reliability, and development of efficient transmission

and distribution systems); and (4) energy utilization and conservation (building science,

heat recovery systems, moisture control, and high-efficiency high voltage systems).

Results

During 2010-2011, the energy group contributed to progress in science and technology

by publishing 63 refereed journal papers, 19 conference papers, 20 technical reports,

and 1 book chapters; delivering 63 conference presentations, 1 keynote conference

presentation, and 13 invited lectures. In addition, 25 graduate students (5 Ph.D. and 19

M.Sc.) completed degrees in the energy theme area.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering: The research under Biological

stream of this department includes the development of methods for the storage and

densification of biomass for delivery to the biorefinery. The research projects in the past

year in the Department included: 1) densification and processing of biomass as

feedstock for bioenergy and biochemicals; 2) modeling the collection of material for an

agricultural-based industry; 3) milling feed-grade cereal grains and pulses to be used as

feedstock for ethanol fermentation; and 4) development of novel micro-wave assisted

drying and extraction systems for bioprocessing. Research focus has been to reduce

energy usage during drying, baking, and heat treatment for value-added processing of

agricultural materials into food or industrial products. Novel processing technologies

have been investigated to extract biological material, improve food safety, and reduce

energy consumption during processing. Organizations funding this research include:

AAFC, Alberta Livestock Industry Development Fund, Alberta Odor Control, AUCC,

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Canadian Hay Association, CIHR, Communities of Tomorrow, Department of National

Defense, Environment Canada, NSERC, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Development

Fund.

Under the Chemical Engineering stream of the Department of Chemical and Biological

Engineering, eight faculty members including Professor A.K. Dalai, Canada Research

Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing, are actively

working on various aspects of energy production, processing and energy transport. In

the past year, the research has included catalytic processing of natural gas and sewage

gas for the removal of hydrogen sulfide; hydroprocessing of heavy and light gas oils for

improving the process efficiency; conversion of glycerol, animal fat, bio-oil and crude

ethanol to hydrogen, synthesis gas and high Btu gas; production of diesel-like fuel from

lard, hydrodeoxygenation of canola oil to transportation fuel; sonochemical processing

of heavy oil; biochar conversion to activated carbon; production of diesel fuel additives

from various vegetable oils such as canola, yellow grease and jatropa oil via

transesterification process; catalytic reforming of greenhouse gases, oil/gas

transportation; nuclear waste disposal; bitumen slurry pipeline flow, the migration and

coalescence of bitumen froth waste droplets in a shear field, phase behavior analysis of

bitumen-containing systems, bio-ethanol fermentation, control of souring and biocorrosion

in oil reservoirs, biological removal of H2S, fuel cell simulation research, and

applications of carbon nanotubes for petroleum processing. Funding was received for

research in this theme from: Auto21 Network of Centre of Excellence, Canada

Research Chair Program, Environment Canada, Moose Jaw Asphalt Inc., National

Centre for Upgrading Technology, National Research Council, Natural Resources

Canada, NSERC, PCS Inc., Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission,

Saskatchewan Research Council, SaskPower, Syncrude Canada Ltd., and TSE

Research Fund

There are three professors (out of 18) from the Department of Civil and Geological

Engineering working on the energy theme in the areas of petroleum hydrogeology,

geomechanics and reclamation. Specific studies were on the leakage of stored

greenhouse gas from depleted oil reservoirs, borehole stability analyses for coal bed

methane wells and the long-term evolution of reclaimed watersheds over oil-sand mine

waste sites, with an aim to protect the soil, groundwater and surface water in order to

produce boreal forest following the end of mining. Funding for this research was

received from: Alberta Geological Survey, CEMA, City of Regina, Environment Canada,

NSERC, Petroleum Technology Research Centre, Saskatchewan Department of

Highways, Suncor Canada Ltd., Syncrude Canada Ltd., and Western Economic

Diversification Canada.

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, there are six faculty

members (out of 23 regular plus six Professors Emeriti) working closely with this theme

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especially in three areas: electrical machines and power magnetics; power systems

analysis, protection and control; and power system reliability evaluation. In the past

year, faculty have continued work on power system reliability evaluation, dynamic

performance of electrical machines, microcontroller and embedded systems,

microprocessor applications in control, renewable energy applications in power

systems, power system and power system analysis. The Department received funding

for this research from NSERC and Yukon Energy Corporation.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has eight faculty members (out of 19

regular plus six professors emeriti) working on fundamental thermal sciences, fluids,

and heat and mass transfer. In the past year, the faculty continued to focus on moisture

exchange in buildings, heat and moisture transfer in urea fertilizer, heating, cooling and

ventilating of buildings, coarse-particle slurry flows, and tribology of biodiesel fueled

engines. The faculty has received funding from Milligan Biotech, NSERC, PCS Inc.,

Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Syncrude Canada Ltd., and Venmar.

The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics has four professors (Bradley,

Hirose, Smolyakov, and Xiao) working on the Fusion research in the Plasma Physics

Laboratory. The STOR-M tokamak in the Laboratory is currently the only device in

Canada devoted to magnetic fusion research with an ultimate objective to burn

hydrogen isotopes for abundant, clean energy source. The STOR-M was constructed as

a test bed for novel technologies which are relevant to tokamak fusion reactors in the

future. Active research is being carried out on the following programs: Compact Torus

(CT) injection as a novel fueling means, alternating current (ac) operation as a quasi

steady state tokamak reactor, induction of improved (high) confinement phase (H-mode)

by various means, and development of novel plasma diagnostics. In parallel with

experimental research, active theoretical research is maintained in order to further our

understanding of the complex tokamak physics. Recent experimental highlights include

confinement improvement triggered by CT injection, vertical CT injection, observation of

radial propagation of drift type mode and the Geodesic Acoustic Mode (GAM), 2 mm

microwave scattering by short wavelength drift type modes in STOR-M, and plasma

flow measurements using a Gundestrup probe. In theoretical research, stability analysis

of tokamaks was continued with an integral equation based kinetic, electromagnetic

ballooning code. Recent main findings include prediction of large electron thermal

transport by the electron temperature gradient (ETG) mode and proportionality of both

ion and electron thermal diffusivities to the safety factor q, which is consistent with the

experimental observation in the DIII-D tokamak. Also, novel ballooning instability with a

cross-field wavelength in the range of electron skin depth has been predicted.

A group of four universities (Saskatchewan, Quebec, Toronto, Alberta) approached the

Federal Government and urged reinstatement of a national fusion program. A recent

NRCan report clearly supports fusion energy as one of the sustainable energy sources.

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Also, NSERC recently awarded a Strategic Grant to PPL for fusion research even

though fusion is currently not in the list of “targeted research.”

Other energy-related experimental and theoretical research such as the chemistry of

fuel cell membrane, technology on hydrogen containment and the exploration of new

alternate energy sources (e.g. natural gas hydrate) are being investigated in the group

of Prof. John Tse.

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LIST OF FACULTY

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Baik, O. Dalai, A.K. Evitts, R.

Guo, H. Kushwaha, L. [Prof.

Emeritus]

Meda, V.

Nemati, M. Niu, C. (H.) Peng, D-Y.

Phoenix, A.

Tabil, L.

Soltan, J. Wang, H.

Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Barbour, L. Elshorbagy, A. Hawkes, C.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Billinton, R. [Prof. Emeritus] Chowdhury, N. Faried, S.

Gokaraju, R. Karki, R. Sachdev. M. [Prof.

Emeritus]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bergstrom, D. Bugg, J. Besant, R.W. [Prof.

Emeritus]

Hertz, B. [Prof. Emeritus] Schoenau, G.J. Simonson, C.

Sumner, D. Torvi, D.

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics

Bradley, M.

Xiao, C.

Hirose, A. Smolyakov, A.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Total number of students: 93

Number of female students: 21 (23%)

Number of Visa students: 49 (53%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 35

Number of M.Sc. students: 50

Number of M.Eng. students: 08

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 13

Number of Visiting Scholar : 21

Number of Summer Student : 27

Number of Research Engineer : 06

Number of Research Associate : 12

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PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 63

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 15

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings: 04

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 63

Keynote Conference Presentation: 01

Invited Lecture/Talk: 13

Technical Report: 20

Published Book Chapter: 01

Patents: 04

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THEME 4 – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

Overview

Information and communication research will have a large impact on future

technological and social progress. The advancement of integrated information systems

for communication, control, decision-making, and intelligent structures involves

development of new hardware, algorithms and software as well as a consideration of

application domains. Over thirty University of Saskatchewan faculty have established

niche areas of research excellence that support this field. In particular, research

clusters have been formed in:

� Communication over wireless, optical and wired channels;

� Electronic materials and devices;

� Embedded computing systems and sensory hardware;

� Intelligent control and fault detection systems;

� Actuation systems, fluid power, and mechatronics; and

� Structural health monitoring and damage detection.

Activities, around this theme, have in the past five years generated considerable

research funding to the College with funds for the coming year from CFI grants, one

NSF grant, several grants from ISIS (Innovative Sensing for Intelligent Structures),

multiple NSERC strategic and operating grants as well as Canada Research Chair

funding. Additionally, the SyLMAND (Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro and Nano

Devices) at the Canadian Light Source, a dedicated X-ray lithography facility for micro

and nano-scale structure and device research fabrication, has been cooperatively

funded. Total funding for 2010-2011 is $1.98 M with $0.81 M coming from NSERC.

This funding supports 71 graduate students (29 doctoral level and 34 Masters level)

who play active roles in the research areas and dissemination of 79 journal, conference,

and other scholarly publications. Furthermore, the past research thrust has resulted in

successful spin-off companies (Vecima Networks Inc. and Critical Telecom) and

promises the creation of new ventures in the near future. It also strongly relates and

supports initiatives for the undergraduate program, notably the new Computer

Engineering program and a projected mechatronics undergraduate stream.

Description of the theme

This theme focuses on the use of in-depth specialization in the fields of advanced

information and communication systems, intelligent integrated mechatronic systems,

and intelligent sensing within large-scale structures.

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Active research projects, as well as related areas of expertise within the College,

include:

1. Advanced materials and devices:

� Photoconductors for modern digital flat panel X-ray image detectors,

� New doped and undoped Chalcogenide glasses for use in photonics such as

wavelength selective filters, optical amplifiers and Bragg diffraction gratings in

DWDM communications,

� Precise fabrication of high-aspect-ratio micro and nano-scale structures using

synchrotron deep X-ray lithography, and

� Tactile sensing raised display for the blind,

2. Information and Communication Technology:

� Cost-effective microwave/millimetre-wave rural communication systems in the

newly available 2.5/3.6 GHz frequency bands,

� Interference cancellation techniques to improve the capacity of multiple

access systems for mobile wireless communications and cable TV,

� A wireless network in potash mines for convergence meters, geophones and

in-mine positioning system,

� Multi-rate systems operating at different sampling rates, and transmultiplexers

for the conversion to and from the time-division multiplexing (TDM) frequencydivision

multiplexing (FDM),

� Internet access through extended digital subscriber line (DSL) service, “last

mile” radio service and mobile computing devices,

� Home information networking using the power conductors for “smart” utility

metering, controlling home appliances, and security devices,

� Diversity techniques for performance improvements of wireless transmission,

� Design and implementation of code division multiple access (CDMA) and

coded orthogonal frequency division multiplex (COFDM) for cellular phones in

field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs),

� Development of system on a chip (SOC) embedded systems, application

specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development at CMC Microsystems,

� Efficient FPGA realizations based on AND/XOR expressions,

� MPEG2/4 digital video protocol, construction of a 3-D virtual reality model

from a 2-D video sequence, and next generation 3-D stereoscopic television,

� Signal processing and state estimation, and

� High-aspect-ratio RF-MEMS for wireless transceiver applications.

3. Intelligent Systems:

� Intelligent fault detection and condition monitoring systems with emphasis on

fluid power, water supply, and fuel cell systems,

� Fluid power systems,

� Expert systems for advanced design,

� Intelligent control systems – fuzzy logic and neural networks,

� Intelligent controllers for the positioning of large inertial loads to sub micron

accuracy using Electro hydraulic Actuator Systems,

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� Identification and control of multi-rate systems,

� Networked control systems,

� Robotics control of flexible manipulators and wheeled mobile robots

� Robotics with emphasis on micromanipulation and biological cell

manipulation,

� Intelligent Mechatronics and Micro Electromechanical Systems (IMMS and

IMEMS),

� Intelligent sensors and DNA chip micro technology,

� Energy optimization in supply operations with emphasis on water supply

management,

� Hybrid techniques comprising of intelligent systems and numerical methods

for power system optimization, control and protection,

� Pattern recognition, data mining and fusion with emphasis on molecular

engineering and manufacturing,

� Electrical weight scales,

� GIS for watershed management,

� Structural health monitoring of bridges, and

� Vibration-based damage detection of full-scale structures.

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LIST OF FACULTY

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Crowe, T.

Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Sparling, B. Wegner, L.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Achenbach, S. Bolton, R.J. Daku, B.L.F.

Dinh, A. Dodds, D.E. Gokaraju, R.

Kasap, S.O. Klymyshyn, D. Ko, S.-B.

Mehr, A.S. Nguyen, H. Salt, J.E.

Teng, H.Y. Wood, H. [Prof. Emeritus]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Burton, R.T. Chen, D. (X.B.) Fotouhi, R.

Gupta, M.M. [Prof. Nikiforuk, P.N. [Prof.

Schoenau, G.J.

Emeritus]

Emeritus]

Szyszkowski, W. Zhang, C. (W.J.)

HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Total number of students: 71

Number of female students: 12 (17%)

Number of Visa students: 41 (58%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 29

Number of M.Sc. students: 34

Number of M.Eng. students: 06

Number of PGD students: 01

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 08

Number of Visiting Scholar : 12

Number of Summer Student : 06

Number of Research Engineer : 03

Number of Research Associate : 08

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 38

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 36

Conference Presentations/ Poster Presentations: 04

Published Book: 01

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Overview

THEME 5 – MATERIALS SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS

Research in the area of Materials Science and Applications of the College of

Engineering is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, intensive and extensive. It involves

more than 15 faculty and researchers, 44 graduate students, 7 post-doctoral fellows and

13 research associates and engineers from all the departments of the College. A strong

collaboration exists between materials researchers in the College and the Canadian

Light Source (CLS), the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC), several

colleges and departments within the University (e.g., Medicine, Veterinary Medicine,

Chemistry and Biochemistry) and other educational institutions, research centres, and

industrial organizations within and outside Canada. Materials researchers in the

College are recognized nationally and internationally as experts in their research areas

and have attracted several million dollars in research funding from NSERC, CFI and

industries. In the 2010-2011 year, more than $3.3 million was received.

The focus of materials research in the College is on synthesis, modeling,

characterization, performance evaluation and application of materials. This

encompasses both fundamental and applied research on a variety of material systems

including: structural and multifunctional, advanced, plasma-derived, electronic and

photonic, functional organic and hybrid, catalytic, bio-derived, and bio-inspired

materials. The research activities are aimed at addressing national needs in terms of

providing technological solutions to industries and governments, and training highly

skilled graduates. The main areas of materials research within the College can be

grouped as follows:

Plasma Physics Research

Plasma physics deals with the collective behaviour of charged particles in

electromagnetic fields. The application of basic plasma physics to manufacturing and

processing of materials is a new frontier that is of great technological importance to

Canada. Industrial applications of plasma processing include the production of

computer chips and planar optical waveguides, microwave devices, high-efficiency

lamps, particle accelerators, processing of thin films, modification of materials, and

large-scale electricity generation through nuclear fusion. Fusion energy produces no

harmful waste, uses a virtually inexhaustible source of fuel (the hydrogen comes from

water), and is incredibly efficient in the conversion of matter to energy.

The application of plasma physics in material synthesis and modification is the cardinal

focus of plasma research in the College. Carbon nanostructures (diamond films, carbon

nanotubes (CNT), carbon nanocones) have been successfully synthesized with a

unique plasma-assisted technology which allows diamond synthesis at unusually low

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temperatures. Several methods have also been developed for mass production of

carbon nanotubes. In biomedical applications of diamond and related materials,

diamond-like-carbon (DLC) has been coated on polymers (PTFE) to improve its

haemocompatibility. Haemocompatibility tests of PTFE with and without DLC coating

have been conducted with human blood with encouraging preliminary results. High field

electron emission current from the synthesized carbon nanostructures has also been

observed with low turn-on field. Plasma ion implantation technique has been used to

modify materials properties. High-dose ion implantation of a variety of sample

materials, such as conventional and porous silicon, SiO2, and diamond and DLC films

have been carried out. Also, low-energy ion implantation techniques are used to

investigate the self-assembly of nanometer-sized nitride structures on metals.

Electronic Materials Research

A rapidly growing area in electronic materials research today is the development of

solid-state medical X-ray detectors. These X-ray detectors promise to reduce

substantially the radiation doses to patients, increase image resolution, and improve the

storage and recall of X-ray images in a digital format. The focus of electronic materials

research in the College includes: (i) fabrication and characterization of X-ray

photoconductors for X-ray imaging applications, (ii) deposition and optical

characterization of thin films for optoelectronic and photonic applications, (iii)

preparation and characterization of chalcogenide glasses for optoelectronic and

photonic applications, (iv) device characterization and modeling [e.g., noise

characterization of thin film transistors (TFTs used in flat panel displays)], device

modeling of direct conversion flat panel X-ray image detectors, and modeling of

photonic devices such as Er-doped optical amplifiers made from chalcogenide glasses,

(v) fundamental understanding of property-preparation, and property-structure

relationships for various technologically important materials with applications in

electronics, optoelectronic and photonics, and (vi) fundamental understanding and

theoretical treatment of the mechanism of superconductivity in high-pressure solids,

boron-doped diamond, nanometer-size superconductors, and high-temperature

superconductors which are used in a variety of applications such as medical imaging

devices.

Materials Performance Research

Material degradation is of great importance to the Canadian economy because it occurs

in the mining, agricultural, construction, manufacturing and power generation industries.

Research in this area concentrates on the use of experimental techniques as well as

numerical modeling to analyze the performance of materials in service and investigate

causes of failure with respect to wear, friction, corrosion, oxidation, thermal durability,

creep and mechanical/thermal fatigue. Predictive modeling and experimental studies

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elating to corrosion in a wide range of industrial systems are investigated. The effect of

sensitization temperature and time on the stress-corrosion cracking of aluminum alloys

used in marine applications is investigated, the effect of welding parameters on the

fracture behaviour of high-pressure vessel steels and corrosion wear and erosion

corrosion resistance of engineering materials employed in potash brine environment are

also investigated. Intensive research is also being conducted on superhard

nanocomposite materials for applications in mechanical, nuclear, and biomedical

engineering. Characterization of biological materials, specifically physical attributes and

structure, force-deformation, viscoelastic, thermal, frictional and electromagnetic

properties are also carried out in order to design effective processing systems for these

materials.

Synchrotron Radiation and Surface Science Research

The understanding of the electronic structure of materials is very important for the

design of new materials with novel electronic, optical, magnetic, photochemical, and

catalytic properties. This ultimately will lead to new devices. Also, the knowledge of the

properties and behavior of surfaces is necessary in such diverse fields as electronics,

nonlinear optics, sensors, catalysis, biotechnology, medicine, interfaces, adhesion and

wear, friction and wetting. It is equally crucial in the manufacture and characterization

of semiconductor devices and coatings. Synchrotron radiation materials research

focuses on the characterization and probing of the electronic structure of complex

materials, magnetic systems, strong ferromagnetic thin films, magnetic semiconductors,

and biomaterials. These materials are of great theoretical and practical interest

because their electronic structure is not merely related to atomic species and position

but to ordering of spins, orbitals and charge on the lattice ions. They are candidate

materials for the next generation of information technology with higher storage density

and faster processing. With the unique capabilities offered by synchrotron radiation,

low-energy excitation studies can be carried out. For example, magnetic (and

nanostructured) materials can be probed with polarized synchrotron radiation.

Materials research in the surface science area focuses on fundamental understanding

of the chemistry and physics of phenomena occurring at the surfaces of materials. The

self-assembly and structural properties of nanometre-scale systems at surfaces, and

the interaction of molecules with model surfaces and nanostructures are investigated.

Surfaces patterned on the nanometre scale have a wide range of potential applications

in electronics, nonlinear optics, sensors, catalysis, biotechnology and medicine. The

electronic structure probing of materials is carried out using a variety of techniques

including synchrotron-based spectroscopy and X-ray scattering techniques, X-ray

photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES), Auger electron

spectroscopy (AES), and secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS). Surface

characterization and modeling are also carried out using scanning probe microscopy

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(SPM) techniques such as atomic-force microscopy (AFM) and variable temperature

UHV scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.

The application of synchrotron radiation in micro and nano device fabrication

technologies is a new area of research that is gaining momentum in the College. A new

dedicated synchrotron beamline, the Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro and Nano

Devices (SyLMAND), is being constructed at the CLS for this purpose. Current

research efforts in this area include precise fabrication of nanostructures, including high

resolution patterning, using ultra deep X-ray lithography.

Composite and Computational Materials Research

The ability of conventional engineering materials to meet the ever-increasing demands

of the present modernity has reached a plateau. Modern engineering problems demand

materials that exhibit a wide range of desirable mechanical and physical properties,

such as high specific strength and stiffness, excellent strength at elevated

temperatures, low thermal expansivity, high corrosion and creep resistance, and

excellent wear resistance. The study of composites focuses on the development and

optimization of mechanical, physical and chemical properties of metal matrix

composites (MMCs), polymer matrix composites (PMCs), and ceramic matrix

composites (CMCs) for a variety of industrial applications. Research is undertaken in

developing biocomposites using flax and hemp fiber and biopolymers from agricultural

materials for use in the automotive, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.

Flax fiber reinforced concretes are being developed and characterized for use in

building construction. Model aluminum alloy-based MMCs reinforced with alumina,

silicon carbide, and fly ash particles are also investigated for use in automobile, railway,

electronic, and aircraft components.

Research in computational materials design involves modeling of materials behavior

using both continuum and mechanistic approaches; quantum-mechanical prediction of

crystal structure; computational design of materials, electronic devices and systems;

and computer-aided selection of materials for engineering design. Current theoretical

research projects include theoretical development and numerical simulation on the

capacity of hydrogen storage in porous media, advanced thermoelectric materials, the

search for superconductivity in high pressure solids and liquid-liquid phase transition

under high pressure and high temperature. Recent successes in theoretical modeling

include the demonstration of the feasibility of using graphene nanostructures as efficient

and tunable storage media for molecular hydrogen and the prediction of high

temperature superconductivity in dense metal hydrides. Development of materials and

technologies employed in MEMS and other nanostructures is a new area of this

endeavour.

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LIST OF FACULTY

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dalai, A. Evitts, R. Meda, V.

Tabil, L.

Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Boulfiza, M. Wegner, L.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Achenbach, S. Johanson, R. Kasap, S.O.

Chen, L.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Oguocha, I. Szpunar, J.A. Torvi, D.

Yang, Q. Szyszkowski, W.

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics

Bradley, M. Chang, G. Hirose, A.

Mitchell, C. Moewes, A. Robinson, A.

Tanaka, K. Tse, J. Xiao, C.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Total number of students: 44

Number of female students: 10 (23%)

Number of Visa students: 21 (48%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 19

Number of M.Sc. students: 21

Number of M.Eng. students: 03

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 07

Number of Visiting Scholar : 13

Number of Summer Student : 20

Number of Research Engineer : 03

Number of Research Associate : 10

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 46

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 28

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings: 01

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 17

Invited Lecture/Talk: 03

Plenary Lecture / Talk: 01

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Technical Report: 01

Published Book Chapter: 02

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PART II DIVISIONS AND DEPARTMENTS

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING | RESEARCH REPORT

DECEMBER 2011


SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES – DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL

ENGINEERING

The primary objectives of the Division of Biomedical Engineering are to provide for the

training of graduate students and to foster and coordinate interdisciplinary research in

the area of biomedical engineering. In fulfilling these objectives, the Division administers

the degree programs of M.Eng. (non-thesis Master), M.Sc., and Ph.D. in the College of

Graduate Studies and Research and has a membership that includes faculty members

from the Colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Kinesiology, Arts and Science, and the

Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

There were a total of 54 students enrolled in the Division including 21 Ph.D. students,

28 M.Sc. students, 3 M.Eng. students, and 2 PGD students as of June 30, 2011.

Several engineering graduate students, who are registered in other departments, are

doing research in the area of biomedical engineering under the supervision of members

of the Biomedical Division. In addition, fourth year undergraduate students in Electrical

and Mechanical Engineering are often involved in projects in the biomedical engineering

area.

Research projects of current interest include many areas within both engineering and

life sciences. Within engineering, these include cognitive science and health,

bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, biological control systems, signal

processing, pattern recognition, ultrasound imaging, image processing, bioengineering,

biosensors, bio-actuators, bio-mechatronics, modeling, electroradiography, expert

systems, tissue engineering, and artificial neural networks. Within the life sciences,

research projects include ultrasonography, cardiology, neurophysiology,

electroradiography, and magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, several members of

the Division are involved with the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy Beamline currently

under construction at the Canadian Light Source.

W.J. (Chris) Zhang

Chair, Division of Biomedical Engineering

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEE

Chris Zhang, Chair, (Dept of Mechanical Engineering)

F-X, Wu, Graduate Chair (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

J.Singh (Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)

M.M. Gupta (Mechanical Engineering)

Daniel Chen (Mechanical Engineering)

William Dust (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Mark Eramian (Computer Science)

Joel L. Lanovaz (College of Kinesiology)

I. FACULTY AND STAFFFACULTY AND STAFF

G.P. Adams, D.V.M. (Sask.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Wis.)

(Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)

Reproductive physiology/endocrinology, ultrasonography, medical imaging

Baik, Oon-Doo, B.Eng., M.Eng.(Pukyong) Ph.D. (Laval)

(Agriculture and Bioresource Engineering)

Energy Efficient Extraction of Medicinal and Nutraeutical components with Radio

Frequency and Pulsed Electric Field combination

D. Chen, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D (Sask.)

(Mechanical Engineering)

Tissue Engineering, Mechatronics and Biomechatronics, Dynamics System and Control,

Precision Fluid manipulation.

L. Chen, E. (Tianjin), Ph.D. (Alberta)

(Electrical & Computer Engineering)

A reconfigurable fault-tolerant 32-bit Forth Engine Low-power, fault-tolerant memories

and systems

Ultra low-power digital systems Near-fall and fall detecting system Impulse UWB radar

sensors for medical applications

Chip Design for Biomedical Instruments.

L. D. Chapman, B.Sc., Ph.D. (USA)

(Anatomy & Cell Biology)

Physics of contrast mechanisms such as diffraction enhanced imaging (DEI), soft tissue

contrast characterization, x-ray optics research, synchrotron and conventional imaging

systems research.

P. Chilibeck, M.Sc. (McMaster University), Ph.D. (University of Western

Ontario)

(College of Kinesiology)

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Adaptation of muscle and bone to exercise and nutritional interventions; Spinal cord

injury and conditions that effect bone and mineral status

A-v. Dinh, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Regina), P.Eng.

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Wireless communications, fall and near fall detection device.

A.T. Dolovich, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Man.), Ph.D. (Waterloo), E.I.T.

(Mechanical Engineering)

Biomechanics

W.N. Dust, B. Sc. (Alberta), M.D. (Alberta), FRCSC.

(Orthopaedic Surgery)

Orthopedic trauma, Adult joint reconstruction, Arthroplasty, Joint dislocations, fractures,

and breaks

M. Eramian, B.Sc., Ph.D (University of Western Ontario)

(Computer Science)

Computer Vision, Image Processing, Medical Image Analysis, Computer Assisted

Diagnosis.

G. George, PhD.

(Anatomy & Cellular Biology)

Use of synchrotron radiation to solve structural and chemical problems in biology and

chemistry.

J.R. Gray, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

(Biology)

Neuroethology and Kinematics of Insect flight.

J.E. Greer, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. (Sask.), M.S., Ph.D. (Texas)

(Computer Science)

Artificial Intelligence, expert systems

M.M. Gupta, B.Sc., B.E., (Hons), M.E., (Rajasthan), Ph.D., (Warwick), D.Sc. (U of S)

(Mechanical Engineering)

Adaptive control Systems, Neural Networks, Cardiac Signal Processing and Robotics

B. Juurlink, Ph.D., (McMaster), M.Sc., B.Sc. (Acadia)

(Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology)

The principal research interests are in the area of how neural and vascular cells

respond to perturbations that lead to oxidative stress and inflammation.

S.O. Kasap, B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), D.Sc. (London), D.I.C. (Imperial),

FRSC, FCGI, FAPS, FEIC, FCAE, FAIP, FIET, FIP, FIMMM, FSGT, P.Eng.

(Electrical Engineering)

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Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Photonics, Image Detectors,

Direct conversion flat panel x-ray image detectors.

E. Kendall, Ph.D. (Guelph) M.Sc.., B.Sc. (Dalhousie)

(Department of Biochemistry)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Epilepsy, Diagnostic textures from Medical Images,

Image optimization.

Ko, Seok-Bum, Ph.D. (Rhode Island), M.Sc (South Korea), B.Sc (South Korea)

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Efficient Implementation of Floating Point Unit in FPGAs

A. Kusalik, B.Sc. (Lethbridge), M.Sc., Ph.D. (UBC)

(Computer Science)

Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Machine learning, Constraint logic programming

J. Lanovaz, B. Sc., PGD, M. Sc. (Sask), Ph.D. (Queen's University)

(College of Kinesiology)

Biomechanics, musculoskeletal modelling and simulation, orthopaedics, motion

analysis.

G.A. Linassi

(Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Virtual reality rehabilitation in upper extremity prosthetic users

Y.-H. Lin, B.Sc (Taiwan), Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

(Chemical Engineering)

Systems biology, Global gene expression and whole-cell protein profiling, Applied

Bioinformatics and Protein-Protein Interaction Network, Fuel Alcohol and Yeast

Physiology

Q. Liu, B.Sc. (Nankai) Ph.D. (Justus Liebig, Germany)

(Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Vido)

Viral Pathogenesis, Vaccine Development, Vaccine Delivery by Nanotechnology

G. Muir, Ph.D (U.B.C.), D.V.M. (Sask)

(Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)

Immunochemistry, retrograde tract-tracing and nueroanatomical measurement and

dendritic arborization

I. McQuillan, Ph.D (Ontario), B.Sc. (Ontario)

(Dept. of Computer Science)

Bioinformatics, Natural Computing, and Theoretical Computer Science

E. Neufeld, B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed. (Sask), Ph.D. (Waterloo)

(Computer Science)

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Graphics and Artificial Intelligence

H. Nichol, M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)

(Anatomy and Cell Biology)

Applications of synchrotron technology to mitochondrial and neurodegenerative

diseases of metal metabolism.

C. Niu, B.Eng., M.Eng.,(China) Ph.D. (McGill)

(Chemical Engineering)

Biosorption, Bioseparation and Biothanol Purification

N. Osgood, B.Sc., M.Sc., (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Ph.D. (Computer

Science)

System dynamics modelling and simulation for decision making using differential

equation and agent-based modelling; Project dynamics and management in software

development and construction

R.A. Pierson, B.S., M.S. (Purdue), Ph.D. (Wis.)

(Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Reproductive physiology

Pickering, I. Ph.D. (London)

(Geological Science)

Synchrotron radiation studies of environmental and biological systems.

Saadat Mehr, A.,Ph.D. (Aberta)

Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Signal Processing for Biomedical Instruments

G. Sarty, B.Sc., (UNB), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Sask)., P.Eng

(Psychology and Associate in Medical Imaging and Physics)

FMRI data analysis, Physiological Math Models of the Brain and Ovary

E. Schultke, M.D. (Dresden), Ph.D. (Sask)

(Anatomy & Cell Biology)

Neurotrauma, Synchrotron-based Imaging, Microbeam Radiation Therapy.

B. Singh, MVSc&AH. (Punjab), MVSc. (Punjab), Ph.D. (Guelph)

(Western College of Veterinary Medicine)

Cell and molecular biology of lung inflammation. Focused on mechanisms of neutrophil

and monocyte migration into inflamed lungs. Biology of pulmonary intravascular

macrophages and environmental pulmonary toxicology.

J. Singh, B.V.Sc.&A.H. (India), M.V.Sc. (India), Ph.D., (Sask)

( Veterinary Biomedical Sciences )

Ultrasonographic, morphologic and biochemical kinetics of ovarian follicles to refine the

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ovine model.

W. Szyszkowski, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Warsaw), P.Eng.

(Mechanical Engineering)

Flexible Structures, Optimization, Computational Mechanics, Time-Dependent

Materials, Holographic Interferometry

K.A. Wahid, B.Sc. (Bangladesh), M.Sc. (U of Calgary), Ph.D. (U of Calgary)

(Electrical and Computing Engineering)

Bio-medical Imaging application using wavelet transform: low power image and video

processors for wireless endoscopy: telemedicine: arithmetic techniques and number

theory.

N.H. West, B.Sc. (Bristol), Ph.D. (UBC)

(Physiology)

Cardiopulmonary physiology

T. Wysokinski, M.A.Sc. (TUG, Poland), Ph.D. (SFU, Canada), P.Eng.

(Canadian Light Source, BMIT)

Medical Physics, Cryogenics, Applied Superconductivity .

F-X. Wu, B. Sc. (China), M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (Sask.)

(Mechanical Engineering)

Bioengineering , Systems biology, Gene regulatory networks, Protein interaction

networks, Bioinformatics and proteomics, Real time control of mass spectrometers,

Control theory with applications to biology and medicine

Q. Yang, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (China)

(Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Physical and Chemical vapor deposition, nanoengineered this films and coatings,

Friction and wear, Carbon and its related nanostructures, Biomedical tools and

implants, Nano - drug and antibody delivery.

K. Yong-Hing, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S. (Glasgow), F.R.C.S.C.

(Orthopaedic Surgery)

Internal fixation devices, modeling

W.J. (Chris) Zhang, B.Sc., M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (Delft), P. Eng.

(Mechanical Engineering)

Nano-robotics, Biosensor, Nano-drug delivery system, Human Behavior Modeling,

Bioinformatics, Human Centered Mechatronics, Biologically Inspired System

Dinh, Anh Van, Ph.D.

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Wireless communications, fall and near fall detection device.

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Adjunct Professor

Assem Hedayat, B.Sc in Materials Engineering (The American University in Cairo),

M.Sc in Metallurgy (Georgia Tech), and Ph.D in Materials Science (Michigan State

University)

(Biomedical Engineering)

Biomaterials, nano-fabrication, and orthodontic coatings.

Rob Lewis, B.Sc. Physics, Ph.D. Physics (University of Southhampton)

(Biomedical Engineering)

Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients of various breast tissues; Dose-energy

image quality assessment of slot scanning mammography; Tissue specific X-ray

imaging, Breast cancer diagnosis utilizing scattered x-rays, X-ray Detection

Gopalan Selvaraj , Principal Research Sc Ph.D. Carleton University, Ottawa M.Sc.

Carleton University, Ottawa B.Sc. Bangalore University, St. Joseph's College,

Bangalore

Secretary

Jan Compain

II. H HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)LY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)

Total number of students: 54

Number of female students: 23 (43%)

Number of Visa students: 45 (83%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 21

Number of M.Sc. students: 28

Number of M.Eng. students: 03

Number of PGD students: 02

Number of visiting scholars: 01

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 1.

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III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTSGRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Grants of faculty in the College of Engineering are reported in their home department

sections.

IV. DEGREES AWARDED

Name Degree Thesis Title Supervisor(s)

Cao, N. M.Sc. Experimental Study on Tissue Engineered Nerve

Constructed by Schwann Cells and Biodegradable

Materials

Guan, Y. M.Sc. Characterization of Alginate Scaffolds Using X-ray

Imaging Techniques

Khan,

S.K.

Shah,

W.

M.Sc. Fabrication of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)

Encapsulating Chitosan Microspheres.

M.Sc. Data Analysis of Chemosensor Bead Array for

Olfactory Model

Song, K. Ph.D. Formation of Controlled Uniform Microspheres by

MEMS for Effective Drug Delivery

Wellens,

V.

M.Sc. Heel Compliance and Walking Mechanics Using the

Niagara Foot Prosthetic

Chen / David

Schreyer*

Chen /

Chapman

Chen /

Schreyer,

David*

Wahid

Gupta / Zhang

Lanovaz

Yang, C. M.Sc. TBA Zhang

Zhang,

Q.

M.Sc. TBA Shi / Ko

V. PUBLICATIONSONS

Publications of faculty in the College of Engineering are reported in their home

department sections.

A complete list of publications may be found in Part IV, 1.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

None Reported

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES – DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL

ENGINEERING

The mission of the Division of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering

at the University of Saskatchewan is to address the modern environmental problems

faced by our society. There is a strong demand for the technical ability to solve

environmental problems based on sound engineering principles. Research in the

Division of Environmental Engineering assists in the development of scientific

knowledge and tools to control, minimize, and prevent environmental degradation.

The Program is unique in that, as with all other graduate programs in the College of

Engineering, there is a focus on Saskatchewan needs and engineering problems

related to the environment.

The Division is an interdisciplinary teaching, research and administrative organization.

The terms of reference for the Division are:

� promote and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in environmental

engineering,

� promote and facilitate education, research and development in environmental

engineering,

� encourage students within the College of Engineering to pursue advanced

studies in environmental engineering,

� interact with organizations external to the College of Engineering in

environmental engineering and technology,

� promote public awareness of environmental engineering,

� review course offerings suitable for students of environmental engineering, make

recommendations to avoid unnecessary duplication, and recommend the

development of new courses as considered desirable,

� act as a consultative organization concerning the employment of new staff,

thereby promoting training and research in environmental engineering, and

� act as the administrative home for graduate students who otherwise would find it

difficult to obtain admission to graduate studies because of the interdisciplinary

nature of the proposed field of study.

During the past year there were 3 students registered in the Ph.D. program, 1 students

in the M.Sc. program, 4 students in the M.Eng. program, and 1 student in PGD

program. The publications and research funding relating to the Division can be found

by referring to the individual faculty member's home department.

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Research projects in the Division of Environmental Engineering cover a wide range of

environmental issues. Some examples are:

� Modelling of Ground Water Flow and Contaminant Transport;

� Modelling of air dispersion;

� Bioremediation of naphthenic acid;

� Treatment of Pesticides in Water;

� Agricultural Forestry;

� Hydrological Properties of Waste Rock;

� Protein - Protein Interaction of P. putida;

� Swine Manure Odour Control;

� Irrigation Sustainability; and

� Wastewater Treatment Technology.

The Division of Environmental Engineering has developed research liaisons with the

following University-based institutions:

- The Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and Environment;

- The Institute for Space and Atmospheric Studies; and

- The Toxicology Research Centre.

As well, cooperative research is being conducted with the following agencies outside

the University:

- The National Water Research Institute;

- The City of Saskatoon; and

- The Prairie Swine Centre Inc.

Mehdi Nemati

Chair, Division of Environmental Engineering

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I. FACULTY AND STAFF

As an interdisciplinary program, membership in the Division is open, upon application,

to all faculty members actively working in the area of environmental engineering. This

membership will continue as long as the individual maintains active involvement. Nonfaculty

can apply for associate member status.

Members of the Division of Environmental Engineering

Bergstrom, D., - Mechanical Engineering

Billinton, R., - Electrical Engineering

Bowden, M.A., - College of Law

Dalai, A., - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Fleming, I., - Civil and Geological Engineering (Division Chair)

Fonstad, T., - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Hendry, J., - Geological Sciences

Hucq, A., - Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment (CSALE)

Johnston, M., – CSALE

Kells, J., - Civil Engineering

Kulshreshtha, S.N., - Agricultural Economics

Liber, K., - Toxicology Centre

Lin, Yen-Han, - Chemical Engineering

Maulé, C.P., - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Martz, L., – Geography

Nemati, M., - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Peng, J., - Civil Engineering

Phoenix, A., - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Putz, P., - Civil Engineering

Schoenau, J.J., - Soil Science

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Smolyakov, A., - Physics and Engineering Physics

Adjunct Members of the Division of Environmental Engineering

Headley, J., - National Water Research Institute

Melville, G., - Saskatchewan Research Council (Aquatic Ecology)

Schmutz, J., - CSALE

Schreiner, B., - Saskatchewan Research Council (Environmental Management)

Shewchuk, S., - Saskatchewan Research Council (Climate Change)

Stottmeister, U., - UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig Germany

Steppuhn, H., - Semi-arid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre, Canada Agriculture

(Water Harvesting)

Tollefson, L., - PFRA, Irrigation

Wheaton, E., - Saskatchewan Research Council (Climate Change)

Professor Emeritus

Gillies, J.A. B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.) – former chair, Chemical and Biological Engineering

(Sustainable Environments)

Professional Affiliates

Gerstmar, J., - Meewasin Valley Authority (Landfill Leachates)

Keller, M., - City of Saskatoon (Municipal Water Treatment)

Clerical Service Worker

J. Compain

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II. HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)

Total number of students: 09

Number of female students: 02 (22%)

Number of Visa students: 07 (78%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 03

Number of M.Sc. students: 01

Number of M.Eng. students: 04

Number of PGD students: 01

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 2.

III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Grants of faculty in the College of Engineering are reported in their home department

sections.

IV. DEGREES AWARDED

None Awarded

V. PUBLICATIONS

Publications of faculty in the College of Engineering are reported in their home

department sections.

A complete list of publications may be found in Part IV, 2.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

None Reported

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LIST OF FACULTY

Name Phone E-mail

Baik, O.-D. (306) 966-5320 oon-doo.baik@usask.ca

Brad, R.A. (306) 966-2340 robert.brad@usask.ca

Crowe, T.G. (306) 966-7861 trever.crowe@usask.ca

Dalai, A.K. (306) 966-4771/4768 ajay.dalai@usask.ca

Evitts, R.W. (306) 966-4766 richard.evitts@usask.ca

Fonstad, T.A. (306) 966-7860 terry.fonstad@usask.ca

Guo, H. (306) 966-5350 huiqing.guo@usask.ca

Helgason, W. (306) 966-5315 warren.helgason@usask.ca

Kushwaha, R.L. (306) 966-5313 lal.kushwaha@usask.ca

Lin, Y-H. (306) 966-4764 y-h.lin@usask.ca

Maulé, C.P. (306) 966-7861 charles.maulé@usask.ca

Meda, V. (306) 966-5309 venkatesh.meda@usask.ca

Nemati, M. (306) 966-4769 mehdi.nemati@usask.ca

Niu, C. (306) 966-2174 catherine.niu@usask.ca

Noble, S.D. (306) 966-5308 scott.noble@usask.ca

Peng,D-Y (306) 966-4767 ding-yu.peng@usask.ca

Phoenix, A. (306) 966-4190 aaron.phoenix@usask.ca

Soltan, J. (306) 966-5449 j.soltan@usask.ca

Tabil, L. (306) 966-5317 lope.tabil@usask.ca

Wang, H. (306) 966-2685 hui.wang@usask.ca

LIST OF STAFF

Name Phone E-mail

Bader, K. (306) 966-4760 kelly.bader@usask.ca

Blondin, R. (306) 966-4711 richard.blondin@usask.ca

Cekic, D. (306) 966-4926 dragan.cekic@usask.ca

Claude, D.R. (306) 966-4707 dale.claude@usask.ca

Crerar, W.J. (306) 966-5321 bill.crerar@usask.ca

Horosko, J. (306) 966-4762 jean.horosko@usask.ca

Hunchak, P.I. (306) 966-5304 pat.hunchak@usask.ca

Miller, M. (306) 966-5330 mike.miller@usask.ca

Roth, L. (306) 966-5302 louis.roth@usask.ca

Wallentiny, T. (306) 966-4728 ted.wallentiny@usask.ca

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES - DEPARTMENT OF

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Chemical Engineering

Members working in the stream of Chemical Engineering have been actively involved in

fundamental and applied research in biotechnology, energy, and environment; which

are areas that align with the University’s strategic directions. The research can be

categorized according to the following major areas of specialization: biochemical

engineering, chemical reaction engineering, corrosion, environmental remediation,

biosorption, fluid mechanics, renewable energy, separation technology, and

thermodynamics.

In the areas of biochemical engineering and environmental remediation, the research

topics included mass transfer of volatile organic compounds, bioremediation of

contaminated air and industrial wastewater, biosorption in waste water treatment and

bioethanol purification, characteristics of immobilized enzyme, metabolic regulation of

cells, gene and protein expression profiling for fuel alcohol production, cellular global

organization and protein-protein interaction, and anaerobic reduction of sulfate.

Chemical reaction engineering and bioenergy research included the development of

process for the catalytic oxidation of low concentration hydrogen sulfide and

mercaptans in gases, the steam gasification of chars, waste soilds and bio-oils, the

production of diesel fuel additives from various vegetable oils, conversion of syngas to

liquid transportation fuels, productions and catalytic applications of carbon nanotubes,

glycerol conversion to biochemicals and the hydro processing of heavy and light gas

oils derived from Athabasca bitumen. Studies concerning corrosion covered systems

involving potash brines, mineral slurries, oil/gas production, and nuclear waste disposal.

The research in fluid mechanics included studies of the hydrodynamics and

performance of gas-solid fluidized beds, the migration and coalescence of bitumen froth

water droplets in a shear field, and the design of concentric cylinder based wear

apparatus. Research in thermodynamics included the modeling of the critical and

miscibility behavior of mixtures, the modeling of fuel cells, the calorimetric behavior of

glucose under the influence of bio-kinetic effects, and the development of equations of

state for associating systems.

Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering integrates engineering science, engineering design, and applied

physical and biological sciences for the solution of problems involving plant and animal

systems and the natural environment.

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The three general theme areas of research are: bioprocess engineering, engineering

for crop and animal production systems, and engineering for natural resource

management. Applications are found in agriculture, food and value-added processing,

forestry, waste management and landmine neutralization.

Research projects in bioprocess engineering focus on drying, storage, and adding value

to biological and agricultural materials. Current NSERC-supported projects in this area

include: a) physicochemical characterization of pulse grains and their products, in

support of improvements to processing, transportation and utilization of pulses and their

products in food, feed and industrial products; b) radio-frequency thermal applications

for food and bioprocesses; c) value-added processing of biological materials using

electrotechnologies; and d) processing of flax and hemp fiber into composites.

Research projects in the engineering for crop and animal production systems deal with

several topics. Current NSERC-supported projects include: a) spectral properties of

plants as affected by nutrients, water and growing environments; b) development of crop

chopping/processing/blowing system for high capacity forage harvester; c) monitoring and

modeling of diurnal and seasonal profiles of odour and gas emissions and developing an

odour dispersion model for swine operations; d) systems engineering for manure

management systems; and e) spectral imaging for crop protection.

On the animal production side, several projects deal with enhancing animal production

facilities and manure management to assess the actual impact of animal production

expansion. Research projects are undertaken to monitor odor, gas profiles and

greenhouse gas emissions from swine operations. Through these research projects,

setback distance recommendations can be made on these facilities. Work is also being

carried out to evaluate problems concerning contaminants in livestock buildings to

reduce the negative impact on both workers and animals. Animal welfare issue is

addressed in a project that involves transport of broiler chickens, where the aim is for

favorable temperature and humidity distribution within trailers carrying broiler chickens.

In the natural resource management area, research work has been conducted that

directly relates animal production to soil and water issues. Investigation on the longterm

safety of earthen manure storages (EMS) continues. Other projects deal with

feedlot hydrology (to more accurately forecast runoff volumes and water quality) and the

design and monitoring of earthen manure storages (EMS). Laboratory studies are also

conducted to determine reactive transport parameters associated with seepage from

EMS, the development of monitoring systems for the determination of changes in

oxidation-reduction potential during seepage, determination of microbial populations

beneath EMS, long term monitoring of seepage effects, and development of methods

for optimum design of liners.

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During the year, the Department received $3,449,984 in research funds from various

sources; $987,212 of this (29%) came from NSERC, and $270,436 (8%) from the

Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund, $634,225 (18%) from the Agricultural

Bioproducts Innovation Program (ABIP), $1,071,117 (31%) from CFI and $359,494

(10%) from other sources. There were a total of 64 refereed journal papers, 12 papers

in refereed conference proceedings, 4 papers in non-refereed conference proceedings,

83 papers/posters presented at conferences, 2 keynote conference presentations, 15

invited lectures, 1 plenary lectures, 20 technical reports, 1 book chapter, and 4 patents.

Faculty members in the Department served as supervisors for 88 graduate students

(31 Ph.D., and 54 M.Sc.), of which 6 Ph.D., 14 M.Sc. and 2 M.Eng. students graduated

during the year. An additional 6 and 8 student were supervised or co-supervised by our

faculty but registered in the Divisions of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental

Engineering, respectively.

Mehdi Nemati

Member, Research and Partnerships Committee

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I. FACULTY AND STAFF

Professor and Acting Head

R. Evitts, B.Sc. (Regina), B.E., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Corrosion and Electrochemical Engineering, Moisture and Energy Transfer in Packed

Beds

Professors

T.G. Crowe, B.S.Eng., M.Sc. (Man.), Ph.D. (Calif.), P.Eng.

Instrumentation, machinery systems

(Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of

Saskatchewan)

A.K. Dalai, B.Sc. Tech. (India), M.Tech. (India), Ph.D., (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships; Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and

Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing

Renewable Energy, Heavy Oil and Gas Processing, Catalytic Reaction Engineering

Y.-H. Lin, B.Sc. (Nat. Taiwan Inst.), M.Sc. (Nat. Taiwan Inst.), Ph.D. (Rensselaer),

P.Eng.

Molecular Biochemical Engineering

C.P. Maulé, B.Sc. (Brit. Col.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Alta.), P.Ag.

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Administration

Soils, soil hydrology

M. Nemati, B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Eng.) (Amirkabir University of Technology), Ph.D.

(University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), P.Eng.

Environmental Bioengineering

D.-Y. Peng, B.Sc. (Taiwan), Ph.D. (Missouri), D.Sc. (Saskatchewan), F.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbons and Related Fluids

L. Tabil, B.Sc. (Xavier, Philippines), M.Eng. (AIT, Thailand), Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Postharvest technology, value-added processing

Associate Professors

O.-D. Baik, B.Eng., M.Eng. (Pukyong), Ph.D. (Laval), P.Eng.

Optimization of food and bioprocesses

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T.A. Fonstad, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D (Sask.), P.Eng.

Waste utilization

H. Guo, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Beijing), P.Eng.

Structures and environment

V. Meda, B.Eng. (India), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill), P.Eng.

Physical properties, biomaterial processing and electro-technologies

H (Catherine). Niu, B.E., M.E. (Sichuan University), Ph.D. (McGill University), E.I.T.

Biosorption, Bioenergy

A. Phoenix, B.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.

Aqueous Thermodynamics, Petroleum Thermodynamics, Fuel Cells and Computational

Methods

Assistant Professors

W. Helgason, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Sask.), Applied, APEGGA

Water management engineering

S.D. Noble, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Guelph), E.I.T.

Machinery Systems, Reflectance Spectroscopy, Instrumentation

J. Soltan, B.Sc. (Iran), M.Sc. (Iran), Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)

Multiphase Reactors, Catalytic Ozonation, Application of Ultrasound in Wastewater

Treatment, Catalytic Conversion of Natural Gas

H. Wang, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Taiyuan University of Technology), Ph.D. (Alberta), P.Eng.

Catalysis, Adsorption, Reaction Engineering, Separations

Professors Emeritus

N.N. Bakhshi, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Banaras), Ph.D., D.Sc. (Virginia Polytechnic), D.Sc. (Sask.),

F.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering

W.J. DeCoursey, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Imperial College, London, UK), F.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Mass Transfer

M.N. Esmail, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Moscow State), F.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Fluid Mechanics and Computational Methods

J.A. Gillies, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Sustainable environments, groundwater, irrigation, water quality

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R.L. Kushwaha, B.S.A.E. (Allahabad), M.S. (Tor.), Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Machinery systems, tribology

D.G. Macdonald, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Queen's), M.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Biochemical Engineering

D.I. Norum, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Calif.), F.C.S.A.E., P.Eng.

J. Postlethwaite, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Manchester), F.C.I.C., P.Eng.

Corrosion Engineering

S. Sokhansanj, B.Sc. (Tehran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Mich. State), F.C.S.B.E., P.Eng.

Post harvest systems

Lecturer without Term

R.A. Brad, B.E. (Sask.)

Associate Member

E.M. Barber, B.S.A., M.Sc. (Alta.), Ph.D. (Guelph), P.Eng., P.Ag.

Animal building systems

H.C. Wood, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Instrumentation and robotics

Adjunct Professors

J.D. Adjaye, B.Sc. (Kumasi, Ghana), M.Sc. (Haifa, Israel), Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis (Syncrude Canada)

P. Chang, B.Sc. M.Sc. (Taiwan), Ph.D. (North Dakota)

Bioproducts, bioprocessing

I. Dunmade, B.Sc. (Ilorin), M.Sc. (Lagos), Ph.D.(Brandenburg)

Environmentally sustainable processing and production

J.J.R. Feddes, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Alta.), Ph.D. (Nebraska), P.Eng., P.Ag.

Animal housing systems

C. Karunakaran, B.Sc. (Tamil Nadu), M.Sc. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (Manitoba)

Imaging, Synchrotron applications for biomaterials and bioproducts

C. Laguë, B.Sc.A., M.Sc. (Laval), Ph.D. (Calif.), P. Eng.

Manure management systems, machinery systems

S.P. Lemay, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Laval), P.Eng.

Engineering for pork production

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J. Monnier, B.A.Sc. (Laval), Ph.D. (McMaster)

Chemical Process/Product Development, CANMET Energy Technology Centre

J. Paslawski, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask), P.Eng.

Bioenergy and bioproducts

A. Pietroniro, B.Sc. (McGill), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo), P.Eng.

Water resources, remote sensing

B.Z. Predicala, B.Sc. (Philippines), M.Eng. (AIT, Thailand), Ph.D. (Kansas State)

Engineering for pork production

R. Ranganathan, B.E. (Annamalai University, India), M.S.

(Indian Institute of Science, India), Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Process and Product Development, Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatoon

Z. Ring, M.Eng. (Technical Univ. of Warsaw), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)

National Centre for Upgrading Technologies

M. Roberge, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Laval), Ph.D. (McGill), P.Eng.

Machinery systems, systems modeling

R. Sammynaiken, B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (New Brunswick)

Electronic Structure of Materials

H. Steppuhn, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Colorado State)

Hydrology, salinity

R.J. Sumner, B.Sc. (Sask.), M.E.Sc. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Multiphase Pipeline Flow

Professional Affiliates

M.R.L. Bantle, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Animal housing systems, machinery systems

J. Cross (Philom Bios Inc.)

R. Gillies (Saskatchewan Research Council)

M. McKibben (Saskatchewan Research Council)

D. Soveran (Saskatchewan Research Council)

L.C. Tollefson, B.S.A., M.Sc. (Sask.)

Soil science, irrigation

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J. Wassermann, B.E. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Machinery systems

Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food Research Engineer in Agricultural Material

Utilization and Bioprocess Engineering

W.J. Crerar, B.Sc. (UManitoba), M.Sc. (UManitoba)

Departmental Assistants

R. Blondin (Analytic Technician)

D. Cekic (Stores Technician)

L.L. Roth (Power and Machinery Technologist)

M. Miller (Facilities Manager)

T. Wallentiny (Electronics Technician)

Clerical Service Workers

K. Bader

J. Horosko

P.I. Hunchak

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II. HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)

Total number of students: 88 + 06 in Biomedical Engineering + 08 in

Environmental Engineering supervised by

CBE faculty

Number of female students: 30 (34%)

Number of Visa students: 46 (52%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 31

Number of M.Sc. students: 54

Number of M.Eng. students: 03

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 14

Number of Visiting Scholar : 16

Number of Summer Student : 37

Number of Research Engineer : 05

Number of Research Associate : 14

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 3.

III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Baik, O.

$80,000 Energy Efficient Extraction of Medicinal and Nutraceutical components with

RF and Pulsed Electric Field combination, NSERC, Strategic Grant, 3/3,

Dec. 2007 to May. 2011 (extended) (Gauri S. Mittal)

$21,170 Radio-Frequecy thermal applications for food and bioprocesses, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 4/5, April 2008 to March 2013

$35,000 Development of pulsed electric field process for efficient extraction of

bioactive pigments from microalgae, MACC, Research grant, 1/1, July 1,

2010 to June 31, 2011

Crowe, T.

$21,000 Reducing Energy Requirments in Poultry Production, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 2/5

Effect of ventilation management strategies and stocking density during

transport on trailer microclimate and calf welfare, Beef Cattle Research

Council, $136,500 (Collaborators: Luciano Gonzalez, Trever Crowe, Eugene

Janzen, John Kastelic and Ed Pajor.)

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Dalai, A.K.

$44,222 Investigation and Demonstration of Close Coupled Gasification Combustion

of Raw Glycerin and Canola Hull Fiber Fuel Pellets/Bri, ADF, Saskatchewan

Ministry of Agriculture, 1/3, April 2011 and March 2014

$22,111 Investigation and Demonstration of Close Coupled Gasification Combustion

of Raw Glycerin and Canola Hull Fiber Fuel Pellets/Bri, Saskatchewan

Canola Development Commission, Industrial, 1/3, April 2011 and March

2014

$64,667 Production of Biolubricant from Canola Oil using Solid Catalysts,

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Development Fund, 1/3,

April 2011 and March 2014

$81,000 Applied Energy Research for Green Diesel production and Glycerol

Utilization, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 1/5, April 2011 and March 2016

$40,000 Applied Energy Research for Green Diesel Production and Glycerol

Utilization, NSERC, DAS, 1/3, April 2011 and March 2014

$82,475 Combined Raman and Fourier Transformed Infra-Red (FTIR) Upgrade,

NSERC, RTI, 1/1, April 2011 and March 2012 (Seven Co-investigators)

$143,800 Development of Catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation and Transesterification of

Nonedible Vegetable Oils, Estimation of Combustion P, NSERC, SPG, 1/3,

October 2010 and September 2013 (Janusz Kozinski and two others)

$37,494 Pyrolysis of Agriculture and Livestock Residue, SRC, Industry Contract, 1/1,

Sept 2010 and April 2011

$837,148 Applied Energy Research Facility, CFI, Infrastructure Grant, 1/1, July 2010

$75,000 Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Processing, Saskatchewan

Innovation Fund and the University of Saskatchewan, CRC Grant, 2/5, July

2009 and June 2014

$94,000 Development of Mesoporous Supported Ni-Mo catalysts for Hydroprocessing

of Gas Oils, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, 2/2, 2009 and 2011

$122,000 Applications of Mesoporous Carbon, Carbon Nanohorns and M-SBA-15

(M=Zr and Ti) as Support to Ni-Mo Hydrotreating Catalysts, NSERC, CRD,

1/2, March 2010 and February 2012

$250,000 Generation of Fuels and Chemical from Biomass, Agriculture and Biomass

Innovation network, Network Grant, 1/3, 2008-2011

Biodiesel from Microalgae Grown on Waste Resources Using Liquid-Solid

Circulating Fluidized Beds and Photo-Bioreactors, NSERC, Strategic Grant,

$25,000/yr, 2/2, April 2008-March 2010 (A. Bassi, A. Ray, J. Zhu)

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Evitts, R.W.

Development of Absorbent for Removal of Water from Ethanol-water

Mixture, Saskatchewan Canola Development Corp. and Pound-maker

Agventures Ltd., Industry Contract, $30,000/yr, 1/2, 2008 and 2010 (C. Niu,

Investigator)

SUNFUEL: Conversion of Waste Biomass to Biofuels, NSERC, SPG,

$150,000/yr, 2/3, April 2009 and March 2012 (Janusz Kozinski and two

others)

Second Generation Biofuels for Sustainable Transportation, Auto21,

Network Grant, $20,000/yr, 1/2, May 2009- April 2011

Utilization of Biomass for Energy, Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization,

Govt. of Saskatchewan Grant, $90,000/yr, 1/3, 2008-2011 (D. Anweiler,

Principal; T. Pugsley & T. Fonstad, Co-investigators)

Biochar: Biofuel Help Themselves, NSERC, Strategic Grant, NSERC, SPG,

$41900/yr, 1/3, October 2010 and September 2013 (D. Smith and four

others)

$70,248 Factors Influencing Cake Formation in Potash Fertilizer, NSERC -

PotashCorp, CRD, 2/4 (R.W. Besant (Co-Investigator))

$25,000 Electrode Development for Microbial Fuel Cells with Electrochemical

Systems Modeling, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 1/5

Fonstad, T.A.

Integrated Biofuel System - Bioethanol, Biodiesel and Microbial Fuel Cell,

NSERC, Strategic, $35000/yr, 2/2 (Gordon Hill (PI), William McCaffrey (Co,

U of A))

$30,000 Solid State Digester Bench Scale Development, Sask Ministry of Agriculture

ADF through Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, Research Contract, 1/2,

May 1, 2010 to May 1, 2012

Guo, H.

$40,000 Development of a livestock farm site selection system based on an odor

dispersion model and GIS, CIHR, PHARE program Grant for Post-Doctor

Research, 2/2, June 2010 to June 2012

$45,360 Dehumidification requirement determination and dehumidifier evaluation for

humidity control in greenhouses, Sask ADF, Contract (Total $109,200), 1/3,

Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014 (Doug Waterer, Robert Brad, Rick VanDuyvendyke)

$20,000 Study on livestock odour properties, community odour impact criteria and

setback modeling for livestock farms, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 1/5, April

2011-March 2015

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$15,000 Proposal For Setting An Odour Guideline For The Purpose Of Ambient Air

Quality Criteria For Saskatchewan, Ministry of Environment, Contract, 1/1,

Jan. 2011-Mar.2011

$6,587 Dehumidification in greenhouses. Funded by for a total of $73,170 (2007-

2011)., Saskatchewan ADF, Government contract, 3/3, 2007-2011 (Robert

Brad, Doug Waterer, Rick)

Helgason, W.

Development of Dispersion-Based Setback Distance Guideline for Manitoba,

MANITOBA LIVESTOCK MANURE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE INC.,

Contract, $32,000/yr, 1/1, Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2011 (Principal Investigator: Dr.

Qiang Zhang)

$19,600 Feasibility study of an 'off-grid sprinkler irrigation system, Saskatchewan

Agricultural Development Fund, Provincial Government Contract, 1/2,

December, 2010 - May 1, 2013

$10,000 Simulating the hydrological effects of agricultural land use under a changing

climate, Morris Sebulsky Agricultural Engineering Research Fund, Grant, 1/1

Lin, Y. H.

$23,000 Whole-cell gene and protein expression profiling of Saccharomyces

cerevisiae grown under different gravity conditions, NSERC Discovery Grant,

1/5

Meda, V.

Co- CA storage of fresh vegetables grown organically and conventionally,

ADF, Contract, $15,000/yr, 2/2, July 2010 June 2011 (CSIDC, Outlook, SK)

Co- Lignocellulosic to Ethanol conversion: processing and drying of biomass,

ABIP - AAFC, Contract, $140,000/yr, 3/3, April 2010 - March 2011 (L. Tabil,

CBE Dept, U of S)

Co- Pea Protein Utilization and fractionation studies, ADF, Research grant,

$30,000/yr, 1/3, January 2011 December 2014

$5,000 Utilization of RF, MW and InfraRed Technology for Bioprocessing research,

U of S, President's NSERC Award, 1/2, May 2011 - April 2013

$45,000 Integrating Safety and Environment Knowledge in World Food Studies

(ISEKI), European Union (EU), Mundus, ISEKI_MUNDUS 2 Network, 3/3,

September 2010 - August 2011 (Dr. C. Silva, Escola Superior de

Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal)

$55,000 Infra-red treatment on functionality of resistant starch in food applications,

ADF, Contract, 3/3, November 2010 - June 2011 (R. T. Tyler (Co-applicant,

College of ABE, FABS Dept.) and M. Pickard (Co-applicant, InfraReady

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Products) from Industry)

$30,000 DFAIT CCSP (Canada Common Wealth Fellowship) award, Dept. of Foreign

Affairs and Trade, Canada (DFAIT), Graduate student fellowship, 3/3, Sept

1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

$65,000 Extraction of high value products from ethanol processing plant, ABIP -

AAFC, Contract, 3/3, April 2010 March 2011 (R.T. Tyler, FABS, College of

Ag. & Bioresource, U of S)

$30,500 International Partnership Development Activities: Integrated Bioprocessing

and Bioproducts Technology, ISTP Canada - India (International Science

and Technology Partnerships) & Government of SK, U of S, Research grant,

1/2, August 2010 March 2012 (B. Tyler, FABS Dept, College of Ag /Bio)

Nemati, M.

Fractionation and Processing of Small Fruits for Applications in Functional

Foods and Nutraceuticals, MRAC: Manitoba Rural Adapation Council Inc.,

Research Contract, $71,000/yr, 1/2, July 2010 June 2012 (Food

Development Center (FDC), Manitoba)

$3,300 Analytical infrastructure for environmental bioengineering research

laboratory, CFI, Infrastructure Operating Fund, 6/6, 2006-2011

$25,020 Desulphurization and Denitrification of Gas and Liquid Streams with

Concomitant Generation of Energy in Microbial Fuel Cells, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2008-2013

$35,000 Treatment of swine and food processing wastewater and generation of

electricity using microbial fuel cell technology, Ministry of Agriculture,

Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), 2/3, 1 January 2010-1 January 2013

(B. Predicala (co-investigator))

Niu, C.H.

$17,000 Dehydration of alcohols using biosorbents, University of Saskatchewan,

NSERC Bridging Fund, 1/1, July 2010 and March 2012

Noble, S.D.

$76,388 Improving the Performance and Efficiency of a Mobile Pneumatic Conveying

System (application submitted Feb 2010), NSERC/CNH Canada Ltd.,

Collaborative Research and Development (CRD), 1/3, Jan 2011- Dec 2013

(David Sumner (co-investigator))

$15,000 Investigation of Product Induction Systems used in the Pneumatic

Conveyance of Agricultural Materials, MITACS/CNH Canada Ltd., Accelerate

Grant, 1/1, June 2011 - September 2011 (Tyrone Keep (M.Sc. Student))

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Peng, D.

$27,000 Thermodynamics of Green Process Mixtures, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 6/6,

2006-2012

Soltan, J.

$227,629 Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI),

Leaders Opportunity Fund, 2/2

$20,000 Environmental remediation by using catalytic ozonation with surface bonded

hydrophobic heterogeneous catalysts, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 4/4, 2008-

2012

$10,000 Application of heterogeneous Catalysts in ozonation of pesticides in water,

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Graduate Student

Exchange Program (GSEP) fellowship, 1/1, 2010-2011

$1,000 Feasibility of using a hybrid chemical and biological process for degradation

of micro-pollutants in water, UofS, Proposal Development Assistance, 1/1

Tabil, L.G.

$23,000 Pretreatment, Densification and Physicochemical Characterization of

Biomass for Bioproduct and Bioenergy Applications, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 2/5, April 2010 - March 2015

$0 An Integrated Process for the Production of Xylitol and Biocomposites from

Lignocellulosic Biomass (Oat Hulls), Agriculture Development Fund,

Contract, 3/3, Jan. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2010 (Satya Panigrahi (Co-

Investigator), Bill Crerar (Co-Investigator))

$57,400 Pre-processing and Densification of Biomass and Biorefinery Interface under

Theme 1 of ABIN Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agricultural

Bioproducts Innovation Program, 3/3, May 2008 - March 2011 (Satya

Panigrahi (Co-investigator))

$182,325 Pre-processing and Compaction of Annual Cereal and Perennial Forage of

the The Cellulosic Biofuel Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,

Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program, 3/3, May 2008 - March 2011

(Venkatesh Meda (Co-PI))

$53,500 Physico-chemical Characterization and Evaluation of Drying Technologies of

Distillers Grains of the FOBI Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,

Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program, 3/3, May 2008 - March 2011

(Venkatesh Meda (Co-investigator) and Satya Panigrahi (Co-investigator))

$26,000 Debranning Wheat Grains and Bran-solubles Product Development of the

Feed Opportunities from the Biofuels Industry Network, Agriculture and Agri-

Food Canada, Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program, 2/2, April 2009 -

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March 2011 (Venkatesh Meda and Satya Panigrahi)

$6,500 Gender and Localized Postharvest Technology Development: Strengthening

the Sustainable Livelihood of Small Farming Communities, University of

Saskatchewan, Research Acceleration Program (RAP), 1/1, August to

December 2010

$7,500 Gender and Localized Postharvest Technology Development: Strengthening

the Sustainable Livelihood of Small Farming Communities, International

Development Research Centre, Canadian International Food Security

Research Fund, 1/1, August to December 2010

Wang, H.

$22,000 CO2 Reforming of Hydrocarbon Gasses, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5,

2007-2012

$25,000 Identification of Cata-DyneTM Heater Inhomogeneity to Improve Combustion

Efficiency, NSERC, Engage, 1/1, 6/1/2022-11/30/2011

$0 A Novel Process for Hydrogen Production from Thermochemical Splitting of

Hydrogen Sulfide, NSERC, Strategic, 3/4 (Karl Chuan, Co-investigator)

$3,040 Applied Catalysis Laboratory for CO2 Utilization, CFI, IOF, 5/5

IV. DEGREES AWARDED

Name Degree Thesis Title Supervisor(s)

Avala, V. M.Eng. Process Simulation of Bioethanol

Production Using Algae as Raw Material

Peng / Lin

Biswas, P. M.Sc. Catalytic Performances of NiMo/Zr-SBA-15

Catalysts for the Hydrotreating of Bitumen

Derived Heavy Gas Oil

Boahene, P. M.Sc. Effect of Pore Diameter Variation of Fe-

W/SBA-15 Supported Catalysts on

Hydrotreating of Heavy Gas Oil from

Athabasca Bitumen

Botchwey, C. Ph.D. Synthesis, Characterization and Kinetic

Modeling Studies of Nickel-Tungsten Nitride

Catalysts for Hydrotreating of Gas Oils

Cortes, G. M.Sc. Organic waste identification for City of

Saskatoon (M.SEMS, SENS)

Gibb, C. M.Sc. Low Impact Development Strategies for

Saskatoon (M.SEMS, SENS)

Guzman Perez,

C.

M.Sc. Application of heterogeneous catalysts in

ozonation of model compounds in water

Dalai / John

Adjaye*

Dalai

Dalai

Maule

Maule

Soltan

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Hasan, S. M.Sc. Excess Enthalpy for Binary and Ternary

Systems Involving Hydrocarbons and

Ethers

Peng

Jacobson, K. M.Sc. Valorization of Bio-oil from Maple Sawdust

for Transportation Fuels

Dalai

John, S. M.Eng. Degradation of Micro-Pollutants in Water Peng / Soltan

Klassen, C. M.Sc. Rainwater Harvesting on Lakewood Civic

Center (M.SEMS, SENS)

Maule

Kumar, P. Ph.D. Chemical and biological remediation of

petroleum contaminants

Hill / Nemati

Liu, C. Ph.D. The Effect of Oxidoreduction Potential on Lin / Dalian

Very High Gravity Ehtanol Fermentation and University of

Studies of Underlying Mechanisms ( Technology*

Malek Abbaslou,

M.

Ph.D. Iron Catalyst Supported on Carbon

Nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis:

Experimental and Kinetic Studies

Mapiour, M. M.Sc. Effects of Hydrogen Partial Pressure on

Hydroprocessing of Heavy Gas Oil

Narayanasarma,

P.

M.Sc. Mesoporous Carbon Supported NiMo

Catalyst for the Hydrotreating of Coker Gas

Oil

Neufeldt, M. M.Sc. Agrochemical Fate From a Saskatchewan

Grain Farm (M.SEMS, SENS)

Nuncio, P. M.Sc. Study on Reaction Between H2S and

H2SO4 for H2 Profuction from H2S Splitting

Cycle

Sigurdson, S. M.Sc. Effects of Pore Diameters of CNTs on

Hydroporcessing of Gas Oils

Surisetty, V. Ph.D. Research and Development of Co and Rh-

Promoted Alkali-Modified Molybdenum

Sulfide Catalysts for Higher Alcohols

Synthesis from

Trepanier, M. Ph.D. Promoted Co-CNT Nano-catalyst for Green

Diesel Production Using Fischer-Tropsch

Synthesis in a Fixed Bed Reactor

Yang, L. M.Sc. HI Production in H2 Production Cycle of

H2S Splitting

V. PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 64

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 12

Dalai

Dalai

Dalai

Maule

Wang

Dalai

Dalai

Dalai

Wang

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Non-refereed Conference Proceedings: 04

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 83

Keynote Conference Presentation 02

Invited Lecture/Talk: 15

Plenary Lecture/Talk: 01

Technical Report: 20

Patent: 04

A complete list of publications may be found in Part IV, 3.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

Dalai, A.K. Award of Innovation, ILO, University of Saskatchewan

Cross Canada Lecture Tour, Canadian Catalysis Division, CIC Canada

Fellowship of Engineering, Institute of Canada

First Prize, Poster Competition, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Inhibition and Deactivation of Catalyst Active Sites by Nonbasic

Nitrogen Compounds and Their Selective Removal Using

Functionalized Polymer, D. Rizwan (Presenter) with Professor A.K. Dalai,

October 24-27, 2010

First Prize, Poster Competition, Auto 21 Workshop, Hamilton, ON

Canada, Wood Pyrolysis Oil-Upgrading via Solvent Extraction and

Hydroprocessing, K. Jacobson, M.Sc. Student (presenter) with Professor

A.K. Dalai, 2010

Fulbright Fellowship, Government of USA

Synergy Award with Syncrude Canada Ltd. (Nominated), NSERC

Third Prize, Poster Competition, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, A Study of Dispersion of NiMo Oxide and Sulfide Phases on

Mesoporous Alumino-Silicate Supports for Hydrotreating Reaction, S.

Mohanty (Presenter) with C.M. Kotikalapudi, A.K. Dalai, Y. Hu, Y. and J.

Adjaye, October 24-27, 2010

Wang, H. Award of Innovation, Innovation Place of Saskatoon and U of S Industry

Liaison Office, Due to the allowing of a US patent and its licensing to a

US company.

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LIST OF FACULTY

Name Phone E-mail

Barbour, S. Lee (306) 966-5369 lee.barbour@usask.ca

Berthelot, Curtis (306) 966-7009 curtis.berthelot@usask.ca

Boulfiza, Mohamed (306) 966-5299 moh.boulfiza@usask.ca

Elshorbagy, Amin (306) 966-5414 amin.elshorbagy@usask.ca

Feldman, Lisa (306) 966-5774 lisa.feldman@usask.ca

Fleming, Ian (306) 966-5341 ian.fleming@usask.ca

Haug, Moir (306) 966-5355 moir.haug@usask.ca

Hawkes, Christopher (306) 966-5753 chris.hawkes@usask.ca

Kells, Jim (306) 966-5340 jim.kells@usask.ca

Mazurek, Kerry (306) 966-5477 kerry.mazurek@usask.ca

Milne, Doug (306) 966-5346 doug.milne@usask.ca

Park, Peter (306) 966-1314 peter.park@usask.ca

Peng, Jian (306) 966-5431 jian.peng@usask.ca

Putz, Gordon (306) 966-5368 gordon.putz@usask.ca

Sharma, Jitendra (306) 966-7049 j.sharma@usask.ca

Sparks, Gordon (306) 966-5370 gordon.sparks@usask.ca

Sparling, Bruce (306) 966-5366 bruce.sparling@usask.ca

Wegner, Leon (306) 966-5349 leon.wegner@usask.ca

LIST OF STAFF

Name Phone E-mail

Doherty, Amanda (306) 966-5338 amanda.doherty@usask.ca

Forgie, Debbie (306) 966-7007 debbie.forgie@usask.ca

Fisher, Doug (306) 966-5356 doug.fisher@usask.ca

Hammerlindl, Adam (306) 966-5359 adam.hammerlindl@usask.ca

Hanke, Cynthia (306) 966-5339 cynthia.hanke@usask.ca

Hendrickx, Jackie (306) 966-5338 jackie.hendrickx@usask.ca

Pavier, Dale (306) 966-5372 dale.pavier@usask.ca

Pokoyoway, Brennan (306) 966-5358 brennan.pokoyoway@usask.ca

Szczepanik, Zig (306) 966-5717 zig.szczepanik@usask.ca

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES - DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND

GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Civil and Geological Engineering delivers two fully accredited

undergraduate engineering programs (Civil and Geological Engineering), and an active

program of graduate studies and research integrating both disciplines. The

Departmental Strategic plan outlines three major research theme areas: Infrastructure

Renewal (including Transportation), Environment (including Earth and Water), and

Geological Engineering (Mining and Petroleum). Civil Engineering contributes to these

themes through six major areas of specialization: (i) environmental/sanitary engineering;

(ii) hydrotechnical engineering; (iii) geotechnical/geo-environmental engineering;

(iv) civil engineering materials; (v) structural engineering; and (vi) transportation

engineering. Areas of specialization in Geological Engineering include:

(i) hydrogeology, and (ii) rock mechanics.

During the report period, the Department had 18 faculty members, 9 professor emeriti,

6 adjunct professors, 3 professional affiliates, 5 research associate, 2 research

engineers, 6 post doctoral fellows, 5 technicians and 3 secretaries. Several faculty

members were engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary research activities. In total,

there were 83 graduate students supervised by the Department of Civil and Geological

Engineering faculty of which 35% were female and 19% were international students. A

total of 10 graduate degrees were awarded during 2010-2011.

The principal research interests of the Geological Engineering group are: reservoir

simulation, petroleum hydrogeology and geomechanics, underground mine design and

open stope stability, and hydrogeology and environmental protection. Rock mechanics

projects include research on the integrity of porous media during fluid injection and

withdrawal, prevention of borehole collapse in deep oil and gas wells, underground

instrumentation, and monitoring open stope stability and dilution studies. Research in

the environmental and hydrogeological areas include: work on solution of potash

bearing rocks and tailings evaluation of bedrock aquifers for ground water production,

risk analysis for point and diffuse-source contamination of regional, shallow, surficial

aquifers, and analysis of gas migration through natural fractures during geological

storage of carbon dioxide.

The Environmental/Sanitary engineering group is conducting several research programs

in water and wastewater treatment and water quality. These include studies in the

areas of eutrophication and nutrient removal in lakes, characterization of dissolved

organic carbon in surface waters, modelling of watershed mass loading and water

quality modelling related to forestry operations.

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Research by the Hydrotechnical group was carried out on several fronts. Several

studies were carried out on hydrological systems, including the application of system

dynamics approach to water balance and watershed modelling in the context of oil

sands development and associated hydrological impacts, the use of a data-driven

methodology (statistical and machine learning techniques) to modelling environmental

data, and the use of multi-criterion decision analysis for evaluating the performance and

sustainability of water resource systems. Laboratory studies on fish passage through

culverts, backwater effects due to spur dikes in rivers, scour by plane wall jets,

agricultural spray drift around shelterbelts and hydraulic residence time distribution in

clearwells were conducted.

In the Geotechnical and Geo-environmental areas, studies continued on reclamation of

lands disturbed by mining including hydrocarbon affected soils, rapid stabilization and

geomechanics of landfill solid waste, soil-structure interaction modelling, geosynthetics,

engineering geology of glaciated soils, unsaturated soil behaviour, and the effect of

climate change on slope stability. Field-based research was conducted on the

performance of reclamation covers, moisture dynamics in landfill waste, watersheds

associated with oilsands and uranium mining as well as measurement of in-situ stresses

in glaciated soils using pressuremeter. Laboratory studies were undertaken on the soilwater

characteristic curve, characterization of lateral stress anisotropy in glaciated soils

and effect of oxidation on clay shale of Saskatchewan. Research was conducted on

properties of geosynthetics, compatibility of geosynthetic clay liners and the shear

strength of the soil-geosynthetic interface.

Research in Materials included experimental and theoretical studies on the performance

of fibre-reinforced concrete, high performance concrete, and fibre-reinforced polymers

and their application to solve durability and rehabilitation problems in structural

engineering. The performance of natural, recycled and stainless steel fibres are being

evaluated. Studies on the use of synchrotron radiation for evaluating performance of

fibre reinforced polymers were also performed.

The Structural engineering group conducted research in reliability-based service life

prediction and structural health monitoring of bridges, dynamic response of guyed

towers subjected to wind loading, the design and behaviour of reinforced masonry

structures, and splice testing of plain reinforcing steel. The structural health monitoring

research is investigating the influence of environmental effects, instrumentation and

monitoring methods, and numerical modelling of damage detection.

The Transportation group continued research on mechanistic road materials

characterization, road performance modelling, pavement performance response to high

axle loading, intelligent transportation systems, traffic safety, infrastructure engineering

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and management, life cycle engineering and costing and life cycle performance

prediction of infrastructure systems.

Financial support for research for the Department totalled $2,685,037 of which 10%

came from NSERC and 90% came from industry and government. A total of

69 publications were produced which included 29 papers in refereed journals, 24 papers

in refereed conference proceedings, 7 papers in non-refereed conference proceedings,

3 conference presentations / poster presentations, 27 invited lecture/ talk, 2 book

chapters, and 2 published books.

Amin Elshorbagy

Member, Research and Partnerships Committee

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I. FACULTY AND STAFF

Professor and Head

J.A. Kells, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Hydrotechnical: Hydraulic Structures, River Engineering, Open Channel Flow, Physical

Hydraulic Modelling

Professors

S.L. Barbour, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Geotechnical/Geo-environmental: Saturated/Unsaturated Groundwater Flow and

Contaminant Transport, Mine Waste Reclamation

C. Berthelot, B.Sc. (Sask.), M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Texas A&M), P.Eng.

Transportation: Mechanistic Pavement Design and Management

A. Elshorbagy, B.Sc., Ain Shams University (Egypt), M.Sc., (Netherlands), Ph.D.

(Manitoba)

Hydrotechnical: Hydrologic Modelling and Prediction

M.D. Haug, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Calif.), P.Eng.

Geotechnical/Geo-environmental: Permeability, Earth Liner Design, Seepage Barriers

G. Putz, B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. (Alta.), P.Eng.

Environmental: Water Quality Modelling and Management, Water and Wastewater

Engineering

J.S. Sharma, B.E. (Mumbai), M.Tech. (IIT Kanpur), Ph.D. (Cambridge), P.Eng.

Geotechnical: Advanced Soil Mechanics, Physical and Numerical Modelling, Ground

Improvement, Soft Ground Tunneling

G.A. Sparks, B.Sc. (Alta.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Calif.), P.Eng.

Transportation: Transportation Systems and Planning, Transportation Economics

B. Sparling, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (West. Ont.), P.Eng.

Structures/Materials: Structural Dynamics, Wind Loading, Structural Masonry,

Structural Health Monitoring

Associate Professors

M. Boulfiza, M.A.Sc. (Laval), Ph.D. (UBC)

Structures: Durability Mechanics of Cement-Based Materials and Structures,

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Computational Mechanics, Constitutive Modelling, Damage Mechanics, High

Performance Concrete

I. Fleming, B.A.Sc., (Ont.), M.Eng. (Ont.), Ph.D., (Ont.)

Geotechnical/Geo-environmental

C. Hawkes, B.Sc. (New Brunswick), Ph.D. (New Brunswick)

Geological Engineering: Petroleum Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, Numerical

Modelling

K. Mazurek, B.Sc. (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Alberta), P.Eng.

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics

D. Milne, B.Sc., (UBC); M.Sc., (London), Ph.D. (UBC), P.Eng.

Geological Engineering: Rock Mass Classification, Rock Stability

J. Peng, M.Sc. (Tsinghua), Ph.D. (Windsor), P.Eng.

Environmental: Water Pollution Control

L. Wegner, B.Sc. (Sask.), M.Sc. (Tech. Univ. of Nova Scotia), Ph.D. (MIT), P.Eng.

Structures/Materials: Mechanics of Composite Materials, Fibre-reinforced Concrete,

Structural Health Monitoring

Assistant Professors

L. R. Feldman, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.S. (Texas), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)

Service Life Prediction, Non-Destructive Testing, Code Calibration, Evaluation and

Rehabilitation of Existing Structures, Structural Masonry, Reinforced Concrete

Structures

P. Park, B.Sc. (Seoul), M.Sc. (Seoul), Ph.D. (Waterloo, Seoul), P.Eng.

Transportation: Transportation Planning, Traffic Safety

Adjunct Professors

J.M. Gustafson, B.E. (Sask.), M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Sask.)

Geographic Information Systems

J. Headley B.Sc., Ph.D. (Warwick)

Environment Canada

Environmental Chemistry

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K. Kostakis, B.Sc. (Athens), M.Sc. (London), Ph.D. (London)

Geological Engineering: Geo-mechanics

Two Phase Flow in Rock Fractures

G. McKenna, B.Sc., (UBC), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Norwest Corporation

Geological Engineering

G. van der Kamp, B.Sc. (UBC), M.Sc. (UBC), Ph.D. (Amsterdam) NWRI,

Environment Canada, Saskatoon

Geo-environmental

T. Wolf, B.Sc. (Man.), M.Sc. (Man.), Ph.D. (Ohio)

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

Hydrotechnical

Professional Affiliates

R. Bashir, Ph.D. (Cameco Corporation)

Geotechnical/Hydrogeology

P. Christensen

Transportation Economics

M. Hrabok (AMEC)

Structural Engineering\

Ian MacPhedran (UofS)

Structural Engineering

Technicians

B. Pokoyoway (Structures/ Materials Laboratory)

C.D. Fisher (Environmental Laboratory)

A. Hammerlindl (Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Laboratory)

D. Pavier (Structures/Hydrotechnical Laboratory)

Z. Szczepanik (Rock Mechanics Laboratory)

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Secretaries

Cynthia Hanke

Jackie Hendrickx

Amanda Doherty

Debbie Forgie

II. HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)

Total number of students: 83 + 2 in Environmental Engineering

supervised by Civil & Geo. faculty

Number of female students: 29 (35%)

Number of Visa students: 16 (195%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 14

Number of M.Sc. students: 59

Number of M.Eng. students: 09

Number of Post-doctoral Fellow : 06

Number of Research Associate: 05

Number of Research Engineer : 02

Number of Visiting Scholar: 03

Number of Summer Student : 03

Number of Student Technical Staff: 01

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 5.

III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Barbour, S.

Dynamic monitoring of train loads over soft subgrade, NSERC, NSERC

Collaborative CRD - Subgrant from UofA:(2007=$23,000, 2008=$25,000,

2009=$14,600, 2010=$23,957), $23,957/yr, 4/4, April1/07 -

December31/10 (Derek Martin, University of Alberta, Principal-Investigator)

Investigation on the Causes of Low Infiltration Rates and Hydrophobicity of

Reclamation Soils, CONRAD Consortia of Oilsands Operators (Albian

Sands Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd), Industry Contract

($115,948=2008; $87,108=2009), Total = $203,056(25%) - just finishing

out contract this yr - no new funds, $0/yr, 2/2, July/08 - Sept/10 (Si, B.,

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Principal-Investigator)

Assessing Solute Transport in a Thick Claystone using Natural Tracers,

NSERC, NSERC CRD, (2009=$131,724, 2010=$47,769, 2011=$29,691) ,

Total=$209,184 (11% of total contract funds given in y1/3), $0/yr, 2/3,

April1/09 - December31/12 (Hendry, M.J., Principal-Investigator)

Interim funding for the U of Saskatchewan Sulfur research program,

Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, Total=$119,842(40%) - just

finishing out contract this yr - no new funding, $0/yr, 1/1, September18/08 -

December31/10 (no-cost extension) (Hendry, M.J., Principal-Investigator)

Numerical Simulation of Piezometric Observations and Estimations of

Hydraulic Properties of the Deilmann TMF Tailings, Cameco Corp.,

Industry Contract, Total =$6,000(40%), $2,400/yr, 1/1, July1/10-Oct.31/10

((van der Kamp, G., Principal-Investigator))

Water Isotope Methods Development - Aurora Capping Study, Syncrude

Canada Ltd., Industry Contract ($186,330=2010, $69,840=2011), Total =

$256,170(25%), $46,583/yr, 1/2, Feb./11-Jan.31/13 ((Hendry, M.J.,

Principal-Investigator))

A Comparison of the Water Storage Capacity of Peat Mineral Mixes and

LFH in Reclamation Covers for Coarse Textured Soils - Auro, Syncrude

Canada Ltd., Industry Contract ($56,400=2010, $28k+34,480=2011,

$73,969=2012), Total = $192,849(40%), $24,992/yr, 2/3, May 21/10-

Aug.31/12 ((Si, B., Co-Princ.-Inv.) - updated from old "Obs. of Soil Moisture

Dynamics..." contract - name change/extra funds)

$17,000 Evaluating the Potential for Convective Drying of Soil Covers over

Unsaturated Coke and Sand Tailings, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry

Contract, 1/1, June 24/11-Sep.30/11

$151,900 Syncrude Mine Closure Research - Aurora Capping Study, Syncrude

Canada Ltd., Industry Contract - Total = $151,900 given upon execution,

1/2, Dec.8/10-Nov.30/12

$54,770 Interim Support for Ph.D. Program on Loading Rates to Base Mine Lake -

Aurora Capping Study, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, Total =

$54,770 - Lump sum payment upon execution, 1/1, Dec.16/10-May 31/12

$27,000 Large scale mine cover monitoring and mine cover design for cold regions,

NSERC, Discovery Grant, 1/5, Ap.1/11-Mar.31/16

$47,460 Summary of Cover Performance and Hydrology - Mildred Lake Coke

Watershed, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, Total

=$63,280(75%), 1/1, Sep.2/10-Feb.28/11 ((Si, B., Co-Investigator))

$37,412 Interpretation of Cover Performance Monitoring on SUNCOR Coke

Watershed, SUNCOR Energy Inc., Industry Contract, Total

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=$49,882(75%), 1/1, Sep.1/10-Sep.30/11 ((Si, B., Co-Investigator))

$39,802 Preliminary Soil-Water-Atmospheric Modeling of the Proposed Aurora

Capping Treatments, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, 1/1,

Nov.15/10-Ap.30/11

$10,500 IPS Scholarship for Keely Relland, NSERC, NSERC Industrial Post-

Graduate Scholarship, (Total = $21,000), 2/2, April1/09 - June30/11

$12,600 Evaluation of Alternate Capillary Breaks for Deilmann North Waste Rock

Pile (DNWRP) Cover Trials, Cameco Corp., Industry Contract, Total

=$16,800(75%), 1/1, June 15/10 - Sep.30/10 ((Si, B., Co-Investigator))

Berthelot, C.

Fibre Optic Cable Preliminary Testing Program, Syncrude Canada Inc.,

Industry Contract, Total=$27,300(50%) - just finishing out contract this yr -

no new funding, 1/1, May21/10 - December31/10 (Si, B., Co-Investigator)

The Influence of Microtopography on the Performance of Reclamation

Covers, NSERC, Discovery Grant - finishing out contract this yr - no new

funding (one yr no cost ext.), 6/6, April1/05 - Mar31/11 (one yr no cost

extension)

The Effects of Mesotopography on the Performance of Engineered Soil

Covers, CONRAD; (SUNCOR, Albian Sands, Total E and P, CNRL,

Syncrude, Imperial Oil, Petro Canada), Industry Contract (2007= $84,000,

2008=$104,000, 2009=$45,200), Total=$233,200 - finishing out contract

this yr - no new funds, 3/3, May1/06 - December31/10

$22,000 Mechanistic Characterization and Modeling of Road Materials and

Structures, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5, June 2006 to March 2011

$1,000,000 Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure,

Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Industry Contract, 3/3, 2008-2011

Boulfiza, M.

Development of a National Pavement Asset Design and Management

Guide, Transportation Association of Canada, Research Project,

$18,950/yr, 2/2, 2009/10/2 to 2011/09/01 (Dr. Susan Tighe - Principal

Investigator)

$18,000 A Mechanistic Approach For Predicting The Service Life & Performance Of

Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 4/5

$30,000 Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete for bridge

applications, NSERC/MITACS, Industry, 2/2, January 2010 - December

2011

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Elshorbagy, A.A.

$23,000 Modeling the hydrological processes using hybrid modeling approach,

NSERC, Discovery Grant, 3/5, 2008-2013

Feldman, L.

$136,474 Loading System for Large-Scale Testing of Reinforced Masonry

Components, Canadian Foundation for Innovation - Leaders Opportunity

Fund (CFI-LOF), Equipment Grant, 1/1, 2011 (Bruce F. Sparling (coinvestigator))

$7,620 Evaluating Splice Behaviour in Reinforced Masonry Components,

Saskatchewan Centre for Masonry Design (SCMD), Industry, 1/1, July 1,

2010 - June 30, 2011

$2,604 The Evaluation of Plain Reinforcement in Concrete Splice Specimens,

Lafarge North America, In-Kind Supply of Ready-Mix Concrete, 1/1, July 1,

2010 - June 30, 2011

$18,300 Bond and Development of Reinforcing Steel for Structural Evaluation and

Rehabilitation, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2008 - 2013

Fleming, I.

$20,000 Field scale evaluation of innovations in landfill engineering, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 5/5

$150,000 Waste mechanics study for wind turbine foundations on landfill, Saskatoon

Light & Power, Contract, 1/1, Oct 2010 - July 2011 (J. Sharma (co), Bruce

Sparling (co))

$200,000 Hydrocarbon degradation and mobility in oilsands waste, Canadian

Oilsands Network for R & D (CNRL, IOL, Shell, Suncor, Syncrude, Petro-

Total), Contract, 1/2, Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

$27,000 Evaluation of methane potential of landfilled waste, SALT Canada Inc.,

Industry, 1/1, July 2010-June 2011

$14,000 Methane potential of post-processing waste, Golder Associates, Industry,

1/1, May 2010 - June 2011

Hawkes, C.D.

Rock Mass Hydrogeological Properties for Shaft-Sinking and Underground

Stability, Cameco Corporation, Industry Contract, $23,545/yr, 3/3 (D. Milne,

Co-Principal Investigator)

Hydrogeology of Siltstones Overlying N.B. Potash Mine, Potashcorp,

Industry Grant, $14,460/yr, 3/3 (D. Milne, Co-Principal Investigator)

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$53,330 Reservoir-Geomechanical Research - Heartland Area Redwater Project

(Phase 2), Alberta Research Council, Industry Contract, 2/2

$18,765 Geomechanical Characterization Program - Clive Field CO2 Injection,

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Industry Contract, 1/2

$24,000 Investigating the Mechanics of Two-phase Flow in Rock Fractures and

Caprocks, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5

$32,500 Theme leader - Wellbore integrity: Final phase of the IEA GHG Weyburn-

Midale CO2 monitoring & storage project, Petroleum Technology Research

Centre, Industry Contract, 5/6

Kells, J.A.

$0 A study of the hydraulics of nature-like fishways, NSERC, Discovery Grant,

0/5, 2008-2012

Mazurek, K.A.

$19,000 Scour and Erosion Resistance in Cohesive Soils, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 4/5, 2007-2012

Milne, D.

The Healthy River Ecosystem Assessment System (THREATS) for

Saskatchewan, Province of Saskatchewan, Grant, $42,100/yr, 3/5, 2008-

2013 (M. Dube (PI), Gordon Putz)

$50,000 Influence of Time on Stope Stability and Dilution, Vale Canada, Industry

Contract, 1/2

Park, P.Y.

Development of Geographic Information System (GIS) to Identify Potential

High Collision Locations in Major Cities in Saskatchew, Saskatchewan

Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure, SCETI,

$25,000/yr, 1/1 (Dr. Berthelot)

$18,000 Development of an Innovative Network Screening Method that considers

Drivers' Speed Choice Behaviour and the Impact of Weather, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 3/5

$50,000 Development of a GIS System to Visualize and Analyze Collisions for the

City of Saskatoon, SGI, Industry Grant, 1/1, Dec.01, 2010 - Aug.31, 2012

Peng, J.

Identification of dominant microorganisms degrading benzene under

anaerobic conditions, Canadian Light Source Inc., Beamline time: 01B1-1

(Mid IR), 13 shifts with 8 hours per shift, in-kind, $52000/yr, 1/1 (Xiong, W.

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Putz, G.

Sharma, J.S.

(co-investigator))

Phosphorus Fractionation in Eutrophic Lake Sediments Using XANES and

Sequential Phosphorus Extraction, Canadian Light Source Inc., Beamline

time: 06B1-1 (SXRMB), 10 shifts with 8 hours per shift, in-kind, $40000/yr,

1/1 (Xiong, W. (co-investigator))

Technology transfer from small watersheds to managed watersheds in the

Canadian Boreal Forest, NSERC, CRD Grant $866,000/yr total; subgrant

to G. Putz and exclusive access to field infrastructure and data collected,

$20000/yr, 6/6, January 2006 to January 2011, extended to June 30, 2012

(E. Prepas, (Lakehead) - Principal; D.W. Smith (Alta.), J. Germida (Sask.)

and G. Putz (Sask.) - Coinvestigators)

Improving Capacity for Assessment and Management of Water:

Development of The Healthy River Ecosystem Assessment System

THREATS, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Provincial Grant

$300,000/yr total; $42,100 subgrant to K.A. Mazurek and G. Putz and

exclusive access to provincial data, $21050/yr, 3/5, June 2009 to June

2013 (M. Dube, (SENS) Principal; K.A. Mazurek, (Civil and Geo.) Co-

Investigator; G. Putz, (Civil and Geo) Co-Investigator)

$19,000 Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2008 to 2013

$10,000 Modelling cyclic response of soft clays using an elastic-viscoplastic

constitutive model, DFAIT, GSEP Commonwealth Scholarship, 1/1, March

to August 2011

$15,000 Consolidation characteristics of mature fine tailings using a bench-top

centrifuge, Syncrude Canada Limited, Industry Contract, 1/1, Sep 2009 to

Aug 2010 (S. Lee Barbour (Co-investigator))

Sparks, G.A.

$20,000 Technology Management, Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellance,

Industry Contract, 1/1

Sparling, B.F.

Loading Systems for Large Scale Testing of Reinforced Masonry

Components, CFI, Research Equipment Grant, $78500/yr, 1/1 (L. Feldman

(Co-Principal Investigator))

$20,000 Life Cycle Performance Assessment and Prediction for Bridges, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 4/5, April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2012

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$200,000 Saskatchewan Centre for Masonry Design, Saskatchewan Masonry

Institute, Endowment, 3/5, 2008 - 2012

$50,000 Saskatchewan Centre for Masonry Design, Canadian Concrete Masonry

Producers Association, Research Grant, 3/5, 2008 - 2012

Wegner, L.D.

$18,000 Vibration-based damage detection for bridges, NSERC, Discovery Grant,

5/5, May 2007 - April 2012

Use of flax fibre as a reinforcement for concrete, Agriculture Development

Fund, Contract, 2/2, May 2009 - September 2011 (Dr. Satya Panigrahi (coinvestigator),

Dr. Lope Tabil (co-investigator))

IV. DEGREES AWARDED

Name Degree Thesis Title Supervisor(s)

Ahmed, K. M.Sc. Evaluation of Contact and Non-Contact Lap

Splices in Concrete Block Masonry Specimens

Feldman

Bergerman, M.Sc. Design of free flowing granular drains for Haug

M.

groundwater containment applications

Garner, M. M.Sc. Model Study of the Hydraulics Related to Fish

Passage Through Embedded Culverts

Kells

Hassan, N. M.Sc. Splice Tests of Plain Reinforcing Steel Feldman

Hilderman, M.Sc. Net Percolation as a Function of Topographic Barbour

J.

Variation in a Reclamation Cover over a Saline-

Sodic Overburden Dump

Keshta, N. Ph.D. Toward designing a sustainable watershed

reclamation strategy

Elshorbagy

Larsen, A. M.Sc. Laboratory Investigation of the Sealing

Properties

Hawkes

MacLeod, M.Sc. Structural health monitoring of the Victoria Sparling /

A.

Avenue Bridge

Wegner

Meier, A. M.Sc. Field-scale trials of Geosynthetic Capillary Break Fleming /

Barbour

Schmid, B. M.Eng. N/A Barbour

V. PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 29

Refereed Conference Proceedings 24

Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings 07

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Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 03

Invited Lecture/ talk: 02

Technical Report: 08

Published Book Chapter: 02

Published Book: 02

A complete list of publications may be found in Part IV, 5.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

Barbour, S. John Mitchell Memorial Medal and Prize for 2011, ICE, Award is for a

paper on either practical geotechnical and foundation engineering,

geotechnical site-based innovation, geotechnical safety in design or

site practice, or engineering geology in the practice of foundation

engineering. Awarded for paper: "Track Displacement and Energy

Loss in a Railway Embankment by David Hughes, Michael T Hendry

and Lee Barbour". Award includes presentations of a Prestige Lecture

in the UK(BGA) and Ireland(IGG), Notice given: May/11; Awards

Ceremony: Oct.24/11 (London, England)

Runner up Award for the J.Toth Award for the Best Student Paper in

Canadian Hydrogeology in 2009 (Halifax Conf.), Joint Canadian

Geotechnical Society/International Association of Hydrogeologists-

Canadian National Chapter (CGS/IAH-CNC), Paper awarded:

"Numerical simulation of observed pore-pressure changes in an

aquitard due to changes of total soil moisture", Authors: Anochikwa,

C.I., van der Kamp, G., and Barbour, S.L. In Proceedings of the 62nd

Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 10th Joint Canadian

Geotechnical Society/International Association of Hydrogeologists-

Canadian National Chapter (CGS/IAH-CNC) Groundwater

Conference, Halifax, Sep. 2009

Peng, J. Guest Professor, Sichuan University, China

Putz, G. 25 Year Long Service Award, University of Saskatchewan

Sparling, B.F. Nomination, USSU Teaching Excellence Award, University of

Saskatchewan Students' Union, CE 295

Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering,

University of Saskatchewan, April 27, 2011

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LIST OF FACULTY

Name Phone E-mail

Achenbach, S. (306) 966-5307 s.achenbach@usask.ca

Bolton, R. (306) 966-5412 ron.bolton@usask.ca

Chen, L. (306) 966-2507 li.chen@usask.ca

Chowdhury, N.A. (306) 966-5396 nural.chowdhury@usask.ca

Daku, B.L.F. (306) 966-5421 brian.daku@usask.ca

Dinh, A.V. (306) 966-5344 anh.dinh@usask.ca

Dodds, D.E. (306) 966-5397 dave.dodds@usask.ca

Faried, S.O. (306) 966-5422 sherif.faried@usask.ca

Gokaraju, R. (306) 966-5385 rama.krishna@usask.ca

Johanson, R. (306) 966-5392 robert.johanson@usask.ca

Karki, R. (306) 966-5384 rajesh.karki@usask.ca

Kasap, S.O. (306) 966-5390 safa.kasap@usask.ca

Klymyshyn, D.M. (306) 966-5393 david.klymyshyn@usask.ca

Ko, S-B. (306) 966-5456 seok-bum.ko@usask.ca

Lynch, D. (306) 966-5473 denard.lynch@usask.ca

Mehr, A.S. (306) 966-2006 aryan.saadat@usask.ca

Nguyen, H. (306) 966-5383 ha.nguyen@usask.ca

Salt, E.J. (306) 966-5389 eric.salt@usask.ca

Teng, D. (306) 966-2889 daniel.teng@usask.ca

Wahid, K. (306) 966-5474 khan.wahid@usask.ca

LIST OF STAFF

Name Phone E-mail

Gowen, R. (306) 966-1433 rory.gowen@usask.ca

Karaloff, D. (306) 966-5417 dave.karaloff@usask.ca

Kowalski, J. (306) 966-5416 james.kowalski@usask.ca

Nazarenko, S. (306) 966-5416 serge.nazarenko@usask.ca

Piot, S. (306) 966-5380 sue.piot@usask.ca

Orth, D. (306) 966-5381 darla.orth@usask.ca

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES - DEPARTMENT OF

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

This report provides information concerning graduate studies and research in the

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the College of Engineering,

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Included is the information on faculty, research

areas, research grants, graduate students and research publications.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers facilities for graduate

studies and research leading to Post Graduate Diploma (PGD), M.Eng., M.Sc., and

Ph.D. degrees in the following research areas:

Electronic Materials and Devices

Wired and Wireless Communications

Electrical Machines and Power Magnetics

Artificial Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic

Instrumentation and Microprocessor Applications

Microwave Communications Systems and Circuits

RF and Microwave MEMS

High Aspect Ration Micro Patterning

Biomedical Microdevices

Power System Analysis, Protection and Control

Power System Reliability Economics

Renewable Energy Applications in Power Systems

Optoelectronics and Photonics

Multimedia and Video Signal Processing

Embedded Systems

Digital Signal Processing

Control Systems

Instrumentation

FPGA and VLSI Design and Applications

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The department has extensive facilities for conducting research in these areas. The

facilities include well-equipped laboratories for research in the areas of communications,

computer engineering, instrumentation, power system protection, thin films, and VLSI

circuits. Additionally, the department has close ties with SaskTel, Vecima Networks

Inc., TRLabs, SED Systems, the Canadian Microelectronics Corporation, and the

Canadian Light Source (CLS). The University of Saskatchewan’s and the College of

Engineering’s computer facilities are also available for major system analysis and

computer-aided design projects.

During the year, research was conducted in the above mentioned research areas, which

has attracted a total external funding of $1,292,568. In particular, $585,183 has been

received from NSERC Grants. Our research results have been extensively published in

reputable international journals and conference proceedings. Three Ph.D. and 21 M.Sc.

degrees were awarded over this period. During the year, 104 graduate students were

registered, of which are 37 Ph.D., 55 M.Sc., 11 M.Eng., 1 PGD, 20 female (19%), and

56 international students (54%). These statistics indicate that the Department of

Electrical and Computer Engineering has a very active and ongoing program of

graduate studies and research.

Ha Nguyen

Member, Research and Partnerships Committee

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I. FACULTY AND STAFF

Professor and Head

D.E. Dodds, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask), P.Eng.

Communication of Voice and Data

Professors

S. Achenbach, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Karlsruhe), P.Eng.

X-Ray Lithography, Including High Resolution Patterning

Also Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Micro and Nano Device Fabrication

R.J. Bolton, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Queensland), P.Eng.

VLSI Design and Multi-Valued Logic, Computer Systems

B.L.F. Daku, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Communication Systems and Signal Processing

S.O. Faried, B.Sc. (Ain Shams), M.Sc. (Ain Shams), M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Sask.),

P.Eng.

Power System Dynamics and Control

S.O. Kasap, B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), D.Sc. (London), D.I.C. (Imperial),

FRSC, FCAE, FAPS, FCGI, FSGT, FSPIE, FAPS, FEIC, FAIP, FIET, FIP, FIMMM,

P.Eng.

Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Photonics

Also Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials

and Devices

H. Nguyen, B.Eng. (Vietnam), M.Eng. (Thailand), Ph.D. (Man.), P.Eng.

Communication Systems, Information Theory and Coding

J.E. Salt, B.Sc. (Sask.), M.Eng. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Communication Systems and Signal Processing

Associate Professors

Md. N.A. Chowdhury, B.Sc. (Bangladesh), M.Eng. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Sask.),

P.Eng.

Power System Operation and Economics

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A. van Dinh, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Regina), P.Eng.

VLSI, Digital Communications, Analog and RF Circuits

R. Gokaraju, B.Eng., M.Sc. (Alta.), Ph.D. (Alta.), P.Eng.

Power Systems Protection and Control

R. Johanson, A.B. Hon., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Chicago)

Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

R. Karki, B.E. (India), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Power Systems Reliability and Renewable Energy Application

D. Klymyshyn, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Microwave and Wireless Devices and Circuits

S-B Ko, B.Eng., M.Eng. (South Korea), Ph.D. (Rhode Island), P.Eng.

Computer Engineering, FPGA, Digital Logic Synthesis

A.S. Mehr, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Iran), Ph.D. (Alta.), P.Eng.

Digital Signal Processing, Linear Systems

Assistant Professors

L. Chen, B. Eng. (China), Ph.D. (Alta.)

Radiation-tolerant microelectronics, Fault-tolerant Systems, Reconfigurable

Computing

D. Lynch, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Communications, Telephony

D. Teng, B.Sc. (Taiwan), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask), P.Eng.

IC Design

K.A. Wahid, B.Sc. (Bangladesh), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.

FPGA and ASIC Design, Real-Time Embedded Systems, Video and Image

Compression

Adjuncts

M.S. de Jong, Canadian Light Source Inc.

T. Le-Ngoc, McGill University

S.K. O’Leary, University of Regina

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E. Demeter, SaskPower

Professors Emeriti

R. Billinton, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Man), Ph.D., D.Sc. (Sask.), F.R.S.C., F.E.I.C., F.I.E.E.E.,

F.C.A.E., P.Eng.

Power System Reliability and Power System Analysis

A.M. El-Serafi, B.Sc. (Cairo), Ph.D. (Manchester), Dr.Ing. (Darmstadt), F.I.E.E.E.,

P.Eng.

Dynamic Performance of Electrical Machines

R.J. Fleming, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Power System Control and Electrical Machines

R.E. Gander, B.Sc. (Alta.), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.

Biomedical Instrumentation and Signal Processing

M.S. Sachdev, B.Sc. (Benares), M.Sc. (Punjab), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask), D.Sc.

(Sask.), P.Eng.

Power System Analysis and Protection and Digital Relays

S.P. Verma, B.Sc. (Banaras), Dr.-Ing. (Tech. Univ., Hanover), A.G.E.

Electrical Machines and Electromagnetic Noise

G. Wacker, B.E., M.Sc. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Customer Losses from Interruptions of Electrical Power

H.C. Wood, B.E., M.Sc. Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Neural Networks for Sensor Signal Processing

Department Assistants

D. Karaloff, Undergraduate and Graduate laboratories

J. Kowalski, Undergraduate and Graduate laboratories

R. Gowen, Undergraduate and Graduate laboratories

S. Nazarenko, Undergraduate and Graduate laboratories

Clerical Service Workers

Sue Piot

Darla Orth

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II. HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)

Total number of students: 104 + 2 in Biomedical Engineering

supervised by Elect. & Comp. faculty

Number of female students: 20 (19%)

Number of Visa students: 56 (54%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 37

Number of M.Sc. students: 55

Number of M.Eng. students: 11

Number of PGD students: 01

Number of Post-doctoral Fellows : 03

Number of Research Associates: 03

Number of Research Engineer : 01

Number of Visiting Scholars: 04

Number of Summer Students : 03

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 6.

III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Achenbach, S.

$38,000 Deep X-Ray Lithography for High Aspect Ratio Applications, NSERC,

Discovery, 1/5, 2009-1014

$2,000 HARMST Manuscript Preparation Costs, University of Saskatchewan,

Publications Fund, 2/2, 2009-1010

$28,000 Specialty X-Ray Test Masks for Lithography Process Optimisation, KNMF,

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / HGF Germany, KNMF Short Term, 2/2,

2009-1010

$35,400 Institutional Support - Research, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Research Chairs, 1/5, 2010-2015

$40,000 Institutional Support - HQP Matching Funds, University of Saskatchewan,

Canada Research Chairs, 1/5, 2010-2015

$50,000 CRC Provincial Operating, CFI, Research Chairs, 4/5, 2005-2010

$100,000 CRC Incumbent, Government of Canada, Research Chairs, 1/5, 2010-2015

Nanofabrication Facility Support, NSERC, MRS Grant, $1,091,500/yr, 2/5,

2008-2013 (M. Brett (Principal Investigator), J. Buriak, M. Freeman, J.

Harrison, A. Hitchcock, M. Okoniewski, L. Pilarski, C. Shafai, K)

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Billinton, R.

$58,000 Analytical Methods in Power System Reliability, Economics and

Performance, NSERC, Discovery grant, 4/5, 2008-2013

Chen, L.

$15,000 Study of Radiation-Hard Microelectronics, NSERC, Discovery grant, 4/5,

2007-2012

$5,000 DC-DC Converter SET Analysis, Intersil Inc., Research Gift, 1/1, November

2010 - June, 2011

$50,000 Logic In-Field Repair for ASICs and SET Analysis Using Pulsed Laser,

Cisco, Cisco University Research Grant, 1/1, May 2011-June 2013

$13,500 Research and Design Lab for Microelectronics in Extreme Environments,

CFI, LOF, 1/1, March 2011 - March 2012

Daku, B.L.

$15,592 NSERC Discovery Grant, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2008-2012

Dinh, A.v.

$15,000 In-chip communications using UWB for 3D integration, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 3/6

Dodds, D.E.

Validity, Feasibility and Utility Testing of a Near-Falls and Falls Detection

System (NF-FDS) Device for Older Adults, Royal University Hospital, RUH

Foundation Research Fund, $6,000/yr, 1/1

$35,000 Communication Electronics for Telephony and Internet access, National

Science and Engineering Research Council, NSERC Discovery Grant, 5/5,

2005-2012 (deferred twice)

Faried, S.O.

$20,000 Applications of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Devices to

Power System Security, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 2/5

Gokaraju, R.

$23,000 Application of Intelligent Systems Techniques to Power System Control &

Protection, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 2/5, 2010-2015

$10,000 Identifying Loss of Excitation Conditions in Power Systems, Canadian

Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian Commonwealth

Scholarship Program, 1/1, 15 Feb-Aug 14, 2011

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$10,000 A Fuzzy Inference System for Generator Phase Backup Protection,

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian

Commonwealth Scholarship Program, 1/1, March 23-Sept 22, 2011

$157,485 Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation Facility for Power System Control and

Protection Research, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Leaders

Opportunity Fund, 1/1, June 15, 2011-June 15, 2014

Karki, R.

$50,000 Investigative Studies on Generation System Adequacy for Saskatchewan

Power Corporation, SaskPower, Industry Contract, 1/1, May 2010 (Roy

Billinton)

$20,000 Evaluation of Reliability Impacts and Benefits of Renewable Energy

Integration in Modern Power Systems, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 1/1, Oct.

2010

Kasap, S.

$71,500 Amorphous Semiconductors for Imaging Applications, NSERC, Discovery,

1/5, 2011-2016 ("Amporhous Semiconductors for Optoelectronic

Applications: Photoconductors, Detectors and Sensors")

$55,000 Preparation, Characterization and Modeling of a-Se Photoconductors,

NSERC, CRD, 3/3, 2008-2011

$116,500 High Resolution Dosimetric Detector for Synchrotron Microbeam Cancer

Therapy, NSERC, Strategic, 2/3, 2009-2012

$50,000 Institutional Support, CRC, HQP, 2/7, 2009-2016

$54,000 Institutional Support, CRC, Research, 2/7, 2009-2016

Klymyshyn, D.M.

$19,800 Microfabrication of RF MEMS Devices using Synchrotron X-ray Lithography,

NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5

$14,000 RF Filtering using High Aspect Ratio Structures, TRLabs, Student Support

Grant, 1/1

$6,000 Thick Dielectric Structures and Materials for Wireless and Satellite

Applications, TRLabs, Student Support Grant, 1/1

$8,000 Polymer-based Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DRA) Research Areas,

Communications Research Centre, Research Grant, 1/1

Ko, S.

$15,000 Efficient Hardware Implementation of Decimal Floating Point Arithmetic Unit,

NSERC, Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2007 - 2012

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Nguyen, H.

Near-falls and Falls Detection System, NSERC, Strategic, $16,407/yr, 3/3

Validity, Feasibility and Utility Testing of a Near-Falls and Falls Detection

System Device for Older Adults, RUH Foundation, Royal University Hospital,

$6,249/yr, 1/1

$24,000 Channel Estimation and Frequency Synchronization in Coded MIMO-OFDM

Systems, TRLabs, Graduate Student Fellowship, 4/4 (J. E. Salt)

$29,300 Bandwidth-Efficient Cooperative Diversity Techniques for Wireless Systems,

NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5

Salt, J.E.

Distributed Energy-Aware Information Infrastructure: A Path to Robust and

Sustainable IT, NSERC, Strategic Grant, $60,000/yr, 2/3, September 2009-

August 2012 (T. Le-Ngoc (Principle Investigator, McGill), F. Labeau, G. Joos,

M. Vu, and W. Gross ( McGill))

$19,000 DSP Algorithms for Carrier and Timing Recovery, NSERC Discovery Grant,

5/5, 2006 – 2011

Wahid, K.A.

Co- Algorithms for a Cable Modem Terminal System, NSERC and Vecima

Networks, Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship (Eric Pelet receives the entire

grant as Salary), $50,000/yr, 50000/100000, July 1, 2010 - July 1, 2011

$19,491 New Architectures for Real-time Video and Bio-medical Imaging

Applications, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2008-2013

IV. DEGREES AWARDED

Name Degree Thesis Title Supervisor(s)

Ajami, R. M.Sc. Embedded Network Firewall on FPGA Dinh

Babiy, M. M.Sc. Turn-to-Turn Fault Detection in Transformers

Using Negative Sequence Currents

Gokaraju

Berscheid, B. Ph.D. FPGA-Based DOCSIS Upstream Demodulation Nguyen / Salt

Chen, D. Ph.D. Algorithms and Architectures for Decimal

Transcendental Function Computation

Ko

Chen, Z. M.Sc. Droplet Routing for Digital Microfluidic Biochips

Based on Microelectrod Dot Array Architecture

Teng / Dinh

Duong, X.Q. M.Sc. Digital Resampling and Timing Recovery in

QAM Systems

Nguyen

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Elsamahy,

M.

Ph.D. Impacts of Midpoint FACTS Controllers on the

Coordination Between Generator Phase Backup

Protection and Generator Capability

Faried

Fentie, D. M.Sc. Transient Modeling and Protection of the Sen Gokaraju /

Transformer

Faried

Grant, H. M.Sc. Acquisition and Tracking of Weak GPS Signals

as Received by Cellular Telephones

Dodds

Islam, A.M. M.Sc. Hardware Implementation of Duabechies

Wavelet Transforms Using Folded AIQ Mapping

Wahid

Julius, S. M.Sc. Design and Implementation of an ETSI-SDR-

OFDM Transmitter with Power Amplifier

Linearizer

Dinh

Kalra, V. M.Sc. Comparative Analysis of H.264 with the Other

Video Codecs: DIRAC PRO-VC2 and AVS

CHINA-P7

Dinh / Wahid

Kowalyshen, M.Sc. Photoinduced Dichroism in Amorphous As2Se3 Kasap /

M.

Thin Films

Johanson

Loi, C.K. M.Sc. Field-Programmable Gate-Array (FPGA)

Implementation of Low-Density Parity-Check

(LDPC) Decoder in Digital Video Broadcasting -

Ko

Malhotra, U. M.Sc. An Adaptive Add-On Control System for a

Unified Power Flow Controller

Gokaraju

Noete (nee

Schaffer), M.

M.Sc. High Aspect Ratio Microstructure Coupler Klymyshyn

Pan, S. M.Sc. Damping Power System Oscillations Using A Faried /

Phase Imbalanced Hybrid Series Capacitive

Compensation Scheme

Gokaraju

Pourhaj, P. M.Sc. Scalable Parallel Architecture For Biological

Neural Simulation On Hardware Platforms

Teng

Rashidian, A. Ph.D. X-Ray lithography for batch fabrication of Klymyshyn

Shrestha, S. M.Sc.

polymer-based antenna structures with improved

performance characteristics

Hybrid DWT-DCT Algorithm for Image and Video Wahid

Compression Applications

Srinivasan, M.Sc. A Functional Link Network Based Adaptive Gokaraju

S.

Power System Stabilizer

Tajallipour, M.Sc. Efficient Data Encoder for Endoscopic Imaging Wahid

R.

Applications

Uddin, S. M.Sc. Radiation Hardening of a Operational Amplifier Chen

Yang, X. M.Sc. A Wearable Real-Time System for Physical

Activity Recognition and Fall Detection

Chen / Dinh

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V. PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 58

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 38

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 10

Invited Lecture/Talk: 03

Plenary Lecture/Talk: 01

Technical Report: 03

Published Book Chapter: 02

Published Book: 01

A complete list of publications may be found in Part IV, 6.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

Dinh, A.v. Chairing and best paper, APCBEES, - Monetary award of $2,000 for

General Co-Chairing the ICBET 2011 Conference - Best paper award in

ICBET 2011 Conference, June 17-19

El-Serafi,

A.M.

IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award: “IEEE Std. 115-2009,

Guide for Test Procedures for Synchronous Machines”

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LIST OF FACULTY

Name Phone E-mail

Bergstrom, D.J. (306) 966-5454 don.bergstrom@usask.ca

Bugg, J.D. (Head) (306) 966-5469 jim.bugg@usask.ca

Burton, R.T. (306) 966-5373 richard.burton@usask.ca

Chen, D.X.B. (306) 966-1267 daniel.chen@usask.ca

Dolovich, A.T. (306) 966-5471 allan.dolovich@usask.ca

Fotouhi, R. (306) 966-5453 reza.fotouhi@usask.ca

Johnston, J.D. (306) 966-1468 jd.johnston@usask.ca

Odeshi, A.G. (306) 966 5118 akindele.odeshi@usask.ca

Oguocha, I. (306) 966-7832 ike.oguocha@usask.ca

Schoenau, G.J. (306) 966-5446 greg.schoenau@usask.ca

Simonson, C. (306) 966-5479 carey.simonson@usask.ca

Sumner, D. (306) 966-5537 david.sumner@usask.ca

Szpunar, J.A. (306) 966-5374 jerzy.szpunar@usask.ca

Szyszkowski, W. (306) 966-5472 walerian.szyszkowski@usask.ca

Torvi, D. (306) 966-5493 david.torvi@usask.ca

Wu, F. X. (306) 966-5280 fangxiang.wu@usask.ca

Yang, Q. (306) 966-5470 qiaoqin.yang@usask.ca

Zhang, C. (306) 966-5478 chris.zhang@usask.ca

LIST OF STAFF

Name Phone E-mail

Bitner, D.V. (306) 966-5462 doug.bitner@usask.ca

Deutscher, D.M. (306) 966-5460 dave.deutscher@usask.ca

Haberman, S. (306) 966-5443 sherri.haberman@usask.ca

James, C.M. (306) 966-5457 chris.james@usask.ca

Neale, K. (306) 966-5444 kelly.neale@usask.ca

Peace, R. (306) 966-5461 rob.peace@usask.ca

Retzlaff, R. (306) 966-5457 rick.retzlaff@usask.ca

Simonson, J. (306) 966-5442 janai.simonson@usask.ca

Steinmetz, H.-J. (306) 966-5459 steinmetz@usask.ca

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES - DEPARTMENT OF

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The research activities in Mechanical Engineering can be grouped into seven main

theme areas: (i) applied mechanics; (ii) bioengineering; (iii) fluid mechanics, thermal

sciences, and heat transfer; (iv) fluid power and control systems; (v) manufacturing and

engineering design; (vi) materials science and metallurgy; and (vii) robotics. Active

research programs range from fundamental investigations intended to advance

theoretical understanding to practical studies intended to solve current industrial

problems.

Personnel

In 2010-2011, research in the Department was led by 18 faculty members including 2

Canada Research Chairs, 8 emeritus professors, and 5 adjunct professors, and was

supported by 126 personnel (5 departmental assistants, 95 graduate students

(49% Ph.D.), 6 summer students and 20 postdoctoral fellows, research engineers,

research associates and visiting scholars).

Funding

During 2010-2011, Mechanical Engineering faculty received a total of $1,936,457 in

research funding, resulting in an average of $107,581 per full-time faculty member. A

total of $1,082,607 (56% of the total) was received from NSERC. All of these projects

are detailed in Section III: Grants, Contracts and Gifts.

Industrial Partners

A significant number of the research projects in the Department involved industrial

partners who provided funding, expertise, and access to special research facilities.

Some examples of company sponsored research were SaskWater and SaskTel (water

quality), Hitachi Canadian Industries and IPSCO Regina Inc. (weldability), CNH

(ergonomic assembly lines and welding fatigue), Syncrude Canada Ltd. (slurry flows),

Venmar (air-to-air energy recovery), PCS (caking of urea fertilizer), and Saskatchewan

Canola Development Commission and Milligan Biotech (lubricity studies). Other

organizations that supported research projects over the past year include CIHR,

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, and Saskatchewan Research Council.

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Results

This past year, faculty members contributed to progress in science, technology, and

graduate education by publishing 68 refereed journal papers (3.8 per faculty), 44

conference papers, and delivered presentations and seminars at local and international

meetings (30 presentations), and awarding 13 postgraduate degrees (3 Ph.D., 8 M.Sc.,

and 2 M.Eng.).

On behalf of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, I thank all of the individuals,

companies, and organizations that participated in the research activities of the

Department over the past year.

Qiaoqin Yang

Member, Research and Partnerships Committee

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I. FACULTY AND STAFF

Professor and Head

J.D. Bugg, B.E. (Saskatchewan), M.A.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.

Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Free Boundary Problems, Bubble-To-

Bubble Interaction, Particle Image Velocimetry

Professors

D.J. Bergstrom, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Waterloo), P.Eng.

Associate Dean, Faculty Relations

Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence, Computational Models for Heat and Fluid Flow, Large

Eddy Simulation, Boundary Layers

R.T. Burton, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng., FASME

Fluid Power, Neural Network Application, Condition Monitoring

D.X.B. Chen, B.Sc. (China), M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (China & Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Precision Fluid Manipulation, Dynamic Systems and Control, Mechatronics, Engineered

Tissue Scaffolds

G.J. Schoenau, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (New Hampshire), P.Eng.

Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Fluid Power, Building and Agricultural Thermal Systems

C.J. Simonson, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Moisture Transfer in Buildings, Air-to-Air Energy Recovery, Heat and Mass Transfer in

Porous Media, Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning, Building Physics, Energy

Conservation

D. Sumner, B.Eng. (McGill), M.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McGill), P.Eng.

Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Bluff-Body Aerodynamics, Fluid-Structure Interactions,

Unsteady Flows

J.A. Szpunar, Ph.D., D.Sci. (Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland), P.Eng.

Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy

Nuclear Materials, Aeronautical Materials, Thin Films and Coatings, X-ray and Neutron

Diffraction, Oxidation and Corrosion Processes, Grain Boundaries and Interfaces,

Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Hydrogen Permeation and Ingress, Monte Carlo

Modeling of Nucleation, Recrystallization, Grain Growth, Abnormal Grain Growth

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W. Szyszkowski, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Warsaw), P.Eng.

Computational Mechanics, Optimization, Optimal Control, Modeling and Simulation,

Flexible Structure and Compliant Mechanisms, MEMS, Advanced Materials,

Biomechanics

D.A. Torvi, B.Sc. (Calgary), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta), P.Eng.

Fire Science, Bio Heat Transfer, Thermal Protective Clothing

Q. Yang, B.E. (China), M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (China), P.Eng., Canada Research Chair in

Nanoengineered Coating Technologies

Plasma and Ion Beam Based Materials Synthesis/Modification, Physical and Chemical

Vapour Deposition, Electron Microscopy, Nanostructured Composite Hard Coatings,

Advanced Ceramics and Carbon/Ceramics Composites, Tribology of Ceramic-Based

Composite and Coatings, Superhard Coatings for Wear Protection and Biomedical

Implants

C. Zhang, B.Sc., M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (Delft), P.Eng.

Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, Dynamic System and Control, MEMS, Informatics,

Robotics, Systems Science and Engineering

Associate Professors

A.T. Dolovich, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Solid Mechanics, Stress Analysis, Biomechanics, Numerical Methods, Engineering

Education

R. Fotouhi, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Iran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, Computational Mechanics (Finite Element &

Optimization), Robotic Control, Biomechanics

I.N.A. Oguocha, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Lagos), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Characterization of Decomposition Reactions in Metallic Alloys and Metal Matrix

Composites, Interface Phenomena in Metal Matrix Composites, Wear of Engineering

Materials

F.X. Wu, B.Sc. (China), M.Sc. (China), Ph.D. (China & Saskatchewan), E.I.T.

Computational Bioengineering, Systems Biology, Real-Time Control of Mass

Spectrometers, Biosystem Identification and Parameter Estimation, Control Theory with

Applications in Biomedical Engineering.

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Assistant Professors

J. D. Johnston, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Queen's), Ph.D (UBC)

Biomechanics, Medical Imaging, Computational Mechanics (Finite Element & Modeling)

Akindele G. Odeshi, B.Sc. M.Sc. (Akure, Nigeria), PhD (Chemnitz, Germany), P.Eng.

Materials Science and Metallurgy; Microstructure Design and Engineered Materials;

High Strain-rate Testing and Evaluation; Failure and Fracture Analysis

Adjunct Professors

J Dobchuk, B.Sc. M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan). P.Eng.

Fluid power, Controls, Off Highway Equipment (Convergent Motion Control, Inc.)

S. Habibi, B.Sc. (Dundee), Ph.D. (Cambridge), P.Eng.

Mechatronics, Multivariable and Intelligent Control, Robotics, Fluid Power, Water Supply

Management (McMaster University)

S. Lang, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Mechatronics, Manufacturing Systems (NRC-IMTI, London, Ontario)

M. Sulatisky, B.E., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Hybrid Vehicles, Neural Controllers for Vehicles (Saskatchewan Research Council)

S. Yannacopoulos, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Manitoba), P.Eng.

Metallurgy, Materials, Metal Matrix Composites, Environmentally Induced Failures,

Advanced Metallic Coatings, Creep Behaviour of High Alloy Steels, Materials Selection

for Potash Brine Environments, Welding, Aluminum Alloys (UBC Okanagan)

Professors Emeriti

R.W. Besant, B.Sc. (Manitoba), M.S.E. (Princeton), P.Eng.

Thermal Design of Buildings, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer

M.M. Gupta, B.Sc., B.E., M.E. (Rajasthan), Ph.D. (Warwick), D.Sc. (Saskatchewan),

F.I.E.E.E., F.S.P.I.E., F.I.F.S.A.

Adaptive Control Systems, Intelligent and Robotics Systems, Neuro-Vision Systems,

Neuro-Control Systems, Biomedical Systems, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks,

Chaotic Systems, Medical Imaging, Signal Processing

P.B. Hertz, B.E., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Vehicle Research, Machine Design, Manufacturing, Tribology

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D.H. Male, B.Eng. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Birmingham), Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Hydrology

P.N. Nikiforuk, B.Sc. (Queen's), Ph.D., D.Sc. (Manchester), F.R.S.A., F.E.I.C., F.R.S.C.,

F.I.E.E., F.Inst.P., F.C.S.M.E., F.C.A.E., C.Eng., P.Eng.

Adaptive Control, Fluid Power

P.R. Ukrainetz, B.E. (Saskatchewan), M.Sc. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (Purdue), P.Eng.

Fluid Power, Condition Monitoring, Vibrations

L.G. Watson, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Applied Mechanics, Finite Element and Boundary Element Analysis, Expert Systems,

Biomechanics

J.N. Wilson, B.E., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (Case Inst.), P.Eng.

Instrumentation, Automation of Resource Industry Equipment, Fluid Power

Departmental Assistants

D.V. Bitner, B.E., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan)

Fluid Power and Control Engineering Laboratory

R. Peace, B.E., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Metallurgical Laboratory

D.M. Deutscher, Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma (SIAST)

Thermo-Fluids Laboratory

R. Retzlaff, B.E., M.Sc. (Saskatchewan), P. Eng

Heat Transfer

H.J. Steinmetz, State-Certified Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Breman,

Germany)

Applied Mechanics, Machine Shop, and CNC Laboratory

Clerical Services Workers

S. Haberman

K. Neale

J. Simonson

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II. HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL (HQP)

Total number of students: 95 + 34 in Biomedical Engineering

supervised by Mechanical Engineering

faculty

Number of female students: 19 (20%)

Number of visa students: 69 (73%)

Number of Ph.D. students: 47

Number of M.Sc. students: 41

Number of M.Eng. students: 05

Number of PGD students: 02

Number of Postdoctoral Fellows: 04

Number of Research Associates: 03

Number of Visiting Scholars: 13

Number of Summer Students: 06

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 7.

III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Bergstrom, D.J.

$49,000 Turbulent flow over walls and around solid objects, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 1/5, 2011-2015

Bugg, J.D.

$21,500 Particle Image Velocimetry in Single and Multiphase Flow, NSERC,

Discovery Grant, 4/5, 2007-2012

Burton, R.T.

$50,000 Fluid Power Research, NSERC, Team Discovery Grant, 2/5, May 1/08 to

April 30/13 (G. Schoenau)

Chen, D.

$30,000 Bio-Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 3/5

$100,000 Tissue Engineering Group, SHRF, Health Research Group - Phase Two

Grant, 2/3

$77,350 Bio-Engineering of Scaffolds for the Surgical Repair of Spinal Cord Injury,

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CIHR and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China-

Canada Joint Health Research Initiative Grant, 2/3

$25,000 On-Line Monitoring of Drill Wear to Inform Tool Replacement, NSERC,

Engage Grant, 1/1

Fotouhi, R.

$3,879 Experimental research lab in Robotics Motion and Control, CFI, IOF, 5/5,

May 2006-May 2012

$17,000 Dynamics, control, and path planning of flexible manipulators and mobile

robots, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5, April 2007 to March 2013

$44,965 Experimental mobile robotic research in agriculture, Saskatchewan Science

Fund, Matching CFI - research infrastructure, 1/1

Johnston, J.

$19,000 Linking Tissue Mechanics with Imaging, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 2/5, April

2010 - April 2015

$40,000 Enhancing Predictions of Distal Radius Bone Strength: a Validation Study

Linking Mechanical Testing, FEM and Imaging, SHRF, New Investigator, 1/2,

September 2011 - September 2013 (Cooper DML, Kontulainen S)

$30,000 Servo-hydraulic Axial-Torsional Material Testing System, SHRF, Equipment

Grant, 1/1, September 2011 - September 2012 (Cooper DML, Kontulainen S)

Odeshi, A.G.

Bone and Joint Imaging Group, SHRF, Team Grant (Phase II), $97057/yr,

1/3, January 2011 - January 2014 (Baxter-Jones A (PI); Arnold C, Chilibeck

P, Cooper DML, Farthing J, Johnston G, Kontulainen S, Lanovaz J)

Bone health and fracture Prevention Across the LifeSpan (BonePALS)

Team: Understanding Bone Architecture and Strength, CIHR IMHA, Team

Grant, $10000/yr, 1/1, June 2011 - January - 2012 (Baxter-Jones A (PI),

Arnold C, Cooper DML, Kontulainen S)

$41,260 Materials and microstructure design for enhanced performance under

dynamic shock loading, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders

Opportunity Fund (LOF), 1/1, 2010-2011

$17,000 Damage evolution in aluminum alloys and composites under dynamic shock

loading, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 2/5, 2010 -2011

$41,260 Materials and microstructure design for enhanced performance under

dynamic shock loading, Provincial Government of Saskatchewan, Innovation

Science and Science Fund (ISF), 1/1, 2010-2011

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Oguocha, I.N.

Simonson, C.J.

Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers,

NSERC, CRD, $16,000/yr, 4/5, 2006-2011 (Yannacopoulos (PI))

$27,500 Moisture transfer in hygroscopic materials and energy exchangers for

buildings, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 5/5, 2007-2012

$120,729 Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger

(RAMEE) system for buildings, NSERC, CRD, 4/5, 2008-2012 (R.W. Besant

(co-investigator))

$79,936 Development and testing of a new run-around, membrane energy exchanger

(RAMEE) system for buildings, Venmar, Industry Contract, 4/5, 2008-2012

(R.W. Besant (co-investigator))

$45,000 Design, testing and optimization of a new energy exchanger, MITACS,

Accelerate Internship, 1/1, 2010-2011

$17,000 Testing NovelAire's enthalpy wheels during cold/frosting conditions,

NovelAire, Industry Contract, 1/1, 2010-2011

Sumner, D.

$26,750 Bluff-body aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, NSERC, Discovery

Grant, 4/5, 2008-2012

Szpunar, J.A.

Improving the perfomance and efficiency of a mobile pneumatic conveying

system, NSERC, CRD, $36676/yr, 1/3, 2010-2012 (S.D. Noble (PI))

$137,290 Novel Methods in Investigation of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Fuel Cladding

in Supercriitical Water Reactors, NSERC, Strategic, 2010/2013, 2010/2013

(Janusz Kozinski, co-investigator)

$90,000 Effect of Polishing Treatment on Performance of Fuel Cladding, NSERC,

Cameco Corp., CRD, 2011/2014, 1.08. 2011- 30.07.2014

$30,000 Electrolitic Processing of Electrolitic Coatings, UOP LLC a Honeywell

Company, Industry Contract, 2010/2011, 2010/2011

$4,900 Canada-India collaboration: Nuclear Materials and Science, University of

Saskatchewan, Research Acceleration Program, 2010/2011

$200,000 Advanced Materials for Clean Energy, CRC -Canada, Canada Research

Chair, 2010/2011

$40,000 HQP training, University of Saskatchewan, Institutional research support for

CRC, 2010/2011

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$25,000 Startup suplementary grant, University of Saskatchewan, Research support

for CRC, 2010/2011

Szyszkowski, W.

$21,000 Advanced Computational Mechanics, Extension of FEM to Simulating Active

Vibration Control of Elastic Structures, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 2/5, April

2010 - April 2015

Torvi, D.A.

$21,000 Heat Transfer in Materials During Exposures to High Temperatures and Heat

Fluxes, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 2/5, 2010-2015

$650 Support for NSERC CREATE Letter of Intent, University of Saskatchewan,

Proposal Development Assistance, 1/1, 2011

Wu, F.X.

A New, Scalable Fire Performance Screening Method for Lightweight

Materials and Panels, NSERC, Engage Grant, $12,500/yr, 1/1, 2011 (E.

Weckman, U. Waterloo - $25 K total)

$81,988 Development of real-time control methodologies for Tandem mass

spectrometry, NSERC, Strategic Grant, 5/5, Nov, 2006-Nov 2011

Yang, Q.

$100,000 Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies,

Goverment of Canada, Canada Research Chair program, 1/5, 2010 - 2015

$40,000 Synthesis, Charaterization and Application of Diamond Based

Nanostructured Coatings, NSERC, discovery (amount significantly

increased), 1/5, 2010-2015

Zhang, W.

Tissue Engineering, Saskatchewan Health Resaerch Foundation, Research

Group Development Grant, $100,000/yr, 2/3, 2010-2013 (Xiongbiao (Daniel)

Chen (principal), Qiaoqin Yang, David Schreyer etc.)

COMBINED RAMAN/FTIR, NSERC, RTI, $0/yr, 1/1, 2011-12 (A. Dalai

(principal), J. Koziski, etc)

$130,000 Resilient system, NSERC, Strategic Grant, 3/3

$24,500 Human-centered mechatronics, NSERC, Discovery Grant, 3/5

$10,000 Commonwealth scholarship for students, CSFP, Student award, 1/1

$26,000 Human-machine production systems, NSERC, CRD, 1/2

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$30,000 BioNEMS, SHRF, Health Research Group Grants, 1/2

IV. DEGREES AWARDED

Name Degree Thesis Title Supervisor(s)

Arafin, M. Ph.D. Role of the Grain Boundaries and Microstructure

on the Environment Assisted Cracking of Pipeline

Steels

Szpunar

Hemingson, M.Sc. The Impacts of Outdoor Air Conditions and Non- Simonson /

H.B.

Uniform Exchanger Channels on a Run Around

Membrane Energy Exchanger

Besant

Li, M. Ph.D. Modeling of the Dispensing-Based Tissue

Scaffolds Fabrication Processes

Chen

Miao, Y. M.Sc. A New Strain Sensor Based on Pure CNT Films. Zhang

Muddada,

R.

M.Sc. Towards Resilient Supply Chain Networks. Zhang

Rasouli, M. M.Sc. Building Energy Simulation of a Run-Around

Membrane Energy Exchanger (RAMEE)

Simonson

Tang, Y. Ph.D. Plasma and Ion Beam Enhanced Chemical

Vapour Deposition of Diamond and Diamond-

Like Carbon

Yang

Yackulic, M.Sc. Investigation in the Application of Complex Burton /

M.M.

Algorithms to Recurrent Generalized Neural

Networks for Modeling Dynamic System.

Schoenau

Yu, M. M.Eng. Characterization Of Caking Process In A Potash Besant / Evitts

Bed

/ Yang

Zhan, E.J. M.Sc. Fundamental Study of Measurement of Low

Concentration Hydrogen Sulfide in Sera Using

Carbon Nanotube.

Zhang

Zhang, Z. M.Sc. Modeling and Studying of Directional Friction on

the Fully Lubricated Surface with Regular

Anisotropic Asperities

Zhang

Zhang, Z. M.Sc. Modeling and Understanding of Directional

Friction on the Fully Lubricated Surface with

Regular Anisotropic Asperities

Zhang / Chen

Zhao, N.F. M.Eng. Fabrication and Characterization of Anisotropic-

Friction Surfaces

Chen

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V. PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 68

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 41

Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings: 03

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 28

Invited Lecture / Talk: 02

Technical Report: 01

Published Book Chapters: 02

A complete list of publications may be found in Part IV, 7.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

Burton, R.T. Robert E. Koski Medal in Fluid Power, ASME FPST Division, Awarded

to "recognize individuals who have advanced the art and practice of

fluid power motion and control through education and/or innovation."

Dolovich,

A.T.

SES Educator of the Year, Saskatoon Engineering Society (SES),

September 10, 2010

Johnston, J. Nomination, Best Poster - President's Poster Competition, American

Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 16 October 2010

Zhang, W. 2011 College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, College

of Engineering

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LIST OF FACULTY

Name Phone E-mail

Bourassa, A. (306) 966-1418 adam.bourassa@usask.ca

Bradley, M. (306) 966-6411 michael.bradley@usask.ca

Chang, G.S. (306) 966-2768 gapsoo.chang@usask.ca

Degenstein, D. (306) 966-6447 doug.degenstein@usask.ca

Dick, R. (306) 966-6443 rainer.dick@usask.ca

Ghezelbash, M. (306) 966-6424 masoud.ghezelbash@usask.ca

Hirose, A. (306) 966-6414 akira.hirose@usask.ca

Hormes, J. (306) 966-3600 josef.hormes@lightsource.ca

Hussey, G. (306) 966-6442 glenn.hussey@usask.ca

Koustov, S. (306) 966-6426 sasha.koustov@usask.ca

McWilliams, K. (306) 966-6605 kathryn.mcwilliams@usask.ca

Moewes, A. (306) 966-6431 alex.moewes@usask.ca

Pywell, R. (306) 966-6404 rob.pywell@usask.ca

Rangacharyulu, C. (306) 966-6412 chary.r@usask.ca

Smolyakov, A. (306) 966-6432 andrei.smolyakov@usask.ca

St.-Maurice, J.P. (306) 966-2906 jp.stmaurice@usask.ca

Steele, T. (306) 966-6427 tom.steele@usask.ca

Tanaka, Kaori (306) 966-6406 kaori.tanaka@usask.ca

Tse, J. (306) 966-6410 john.tse@usask.ca

Xiao, C. (306) 966-6415 chijin.xao@usask.ca

LIST OF STAFF

Name Phone E-mail

Balon, P. (306) 966-6418 perry.balon@usask.ca

Cederstand, C. (306) 966-6417 clay.cederstand@usask.ca

Chomyshen, B. (306) 966-6418 blair.c@usask.ca

Granrude, M. (306) 966-6396 marj.granrude@usask.ca

Jelinski, C. (306) 966-6401 cindy.jelinski@usask.ca

Pahatouroglou, Y. (306) 966-6383 yannis.p@usask.ca

Parker, D. (306) 966-6393 debbie.parker@usask.ca

Sander, L. (306) 966-6438 laverne.sander@usask.ca

Shadick, S. (306) 966-6434 stan.shadick@usask.ca

Toporowski, T. (306) 966-6418 ted.toporowski@usask.ca

Zulkoskey, B. (306) 966-6439 brian.zulkoskey@usask.ca

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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES – DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS

There are 20 faculty members within the Department of Physics and Engineering

Physics. Of these 14 are Full Professors (4 Canada Research Chairs, 3 Associate

Professors; 3 Assistant Professors). The research areas of these faculty fall into four

main physics themes and therefore most faculty are members of one of the four main

research groups in the Department: The Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies

(ISAS), the Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPL), The Subatomic Physics Institute (SPIN)

and the Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) group.

The Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS) facilitates the design,

development and operation of observational systems and associated experiments for

remote sensing applications. These include systems in ‘space’ [balloon, aircraft and

satellite] and on the ground. This is a particularly strong research area, involving the

participation of 8 professors in the Engineering Physics Program. The resulting data

are integrated with data from global networks from other observing platforms, as well as

with extensive computer simulations dealing with Global Atmospheric Circulation and

Magnetospheric Models, allowing for comprehensive and innovative studies of

atmospheric, ionospheric and magnetospheric processes. These research programs

are consistent with the high profile and well-funded Canadian Space Agency themes of

Atmospheric and Space “Environments”, along with significant support from NSERC

The “Space Environment” group within ISAS is strongly involved with the globalinternational

array of HF radars called “SuperDARN” (Professors Sofko, St-Maurice,

Koustov, McWilliams, Hussey and Research Associates Andre and Ponomarenko).

Currently SuperDARN consists of more than 25 radars in the northern and southern

hemispheres. The ISAS space environment group heads the Canadian participation in

the SuperDARN project and is responsible for operating four radars (Saskatoon, Prince

George, Rankin Inlet and Inuvik), as well as for running the SuperDARN International

Data Copy and Distribution Facility from which all SuperDARN data are distributed to

the international SuperDARN community. Through this participation in SuperDARN, the

group has been assisting in the operation of all-sky imagers and magnetometers for the

THEMIS multi-satellite mission, for which the U of Calgary has been maintaining an

extensive ground-based support system in Canada. Also in partnership with the U of

Calgary, the ISAS space environment group is currently involved with the installation of

an international radar facility at Resolute Bay. One of only a dozen such facilities

around the world, the Canadian Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (RISR-C) will

be operated in close collaboration with the American radar (RISR-N), which is already

operational at Resolute bay. The ISAS space environment group will lead the RISR-C

Scientific Management, scheduling experiments and facilitating data requests with

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international partners. As part of the $25M CFI RISR-C project, the ISAS space

environment group will be constructing a fifth SuperDARN radar at Clyde River, on

Baffin Island.

The main objective of SuperDARN is to monitor and gain a better understanding of

“Space Weather,” which damages satellites, ground electrical networks, and pipelines

and which can be a danger to astronauts during strong geomagnetic disturbances.

Energetic charged particles and electric and magnetic fields carried by the solar wind

are at the origin of such disturbances. The recent addition of most northerly

SuperDARN radars, which are known as PolarDARN and operated by the ISAS space

environment group, has provided a unique opportunity for the study of the ionospheric

and magnetospheric processes in the “polar cap” area. The polar caps surround the

Earth’s magnetic poles--regions that have been largely inaccessible by other means,

including the rest of the SuperDARN radar network. Recent research themes have

included global-scale plasma convection patterns and their reconfiguration in response

to changes in the interplanetary magnetic field, plasma physics of ionospheric

irregularities, ionospheric signatures of energy transfer from the magnetosphere to the

ionosphere, and the physics of auroral substorms.

The second ISAS group is the Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group (ARSG)

(Professors Degenstein, Bourassa and Llewellyn). In particular, this group has

continued to develop techniques used to infer atmospheric constituent information from

observations of spectrally dispersed limb scattered sunlight made with the Canadian

built OSIRIS instrument. In the past year members of the ARSG have focused their

efforts on further development of the SASKTRAN radiative transfer model and

SaskMART, a Multiplicative Algebraic Reconstruction Technique used to infer vertical

number density profiles of ozone, nitrogen dioxide and stratospheric sulphate aerosols

directly from the OSIRIS radiance measurements. In particular the ARSG has

developed an ozone retrieval that incorporates information from both the Chappuis and

Hartley-Huggins absorption bands to extend the upper altitude of the ozone

measurements to 60 km. This technique has received considerable attention from a

team of NASA researchers planning an operational instrument to monitor ozone for the

foreseeable future. As well members of the ARSG have advanced the development of

techniques used to infer information about stratospheric sulphate aerosols. The

techniques now include a method to use the OSIRIS radiance measurements to

determine the size distribution parameters of these particles as well as their number

density. The ozone and aerosol data retrieved from OSIRIS measurements are being

used by other members of the ARSG to study long term trends and the exchange

processes that occur between the stratosphere and troposphere. Other members of the

group have continued to investigate mesospheric phenomena with the OSIRIS data set.

The areas of interest include: continued investigation into the geographic distribution of

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Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMC) as well as the sizes and light scattering properties of

the ice crystals that make up these clouds; the measurement of true ground state (v = 0)

hydroxyl from the OSIRIS observations of resonantly scattered sunlight at 308 nm with

the goal of retrieving the water vapour concentrations throughout the sunlit mesosphere;

the measurement of mesospheric temperature profiles with Oxygen A Band emissions;

and continued investigation of the tertiary ozone peak and ozone depletion caused by

solar proton events. Together with the OSIRIS project, members of the ARSG are also

involved in other Canadian Space Agency satellite projects such as ACE-SCISAT, and

a new Atmospheric Processes of Climate Change mission, STEP, the goal of which is

to study high resolution structure in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.

The third ISAS research group is the Atmospheric Dynamics Group (AGD) (Prof.

Manson & RA Meek). Topics addressed are somewhat different, as research is

conducted with four “Middle atmosphere” radars from middle to High Arctic latitudes:

Platteville 45º N, Saskatoon 52º Tromso 70ºN and Eureka 80ºN. Winds from 60/79km to

100km are measured continuously, with the Medium Frequency system having the

greatest S/N ratio and hence lower height limit. The program themes are the location,

characterization and understanding of coupling processes between the atmosphere

over Ellesmere Island and all other planetary regions including height, location and time

of year. The ADG members supplement global studies with data from satellites and

models. A highlighted paper this year is by Meek et al. [2011] who consider a previous

publication using SABER-satellite measurements of global semi-diurnal tides in the

lower thermosphere, which presented results that did not show a well-known tidal

feature. The question as to whether the orbital sampling allows that product to be

authentically provided, and with what resolution was investigated. Meek et al. sampled

the season-appropriate global GCM-CMAM [Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model] data

archive at SABER resolution. Tidal analysis applied to these data, and then also to the

complete CMAM [space time], provided middle latitude tides that were in serious

disagreement with those from the fully sampled CMAM. The reason for inconsistency of

the SABER-tides, with other tidal results from alternate data-archives [including those

from ADG], then became clear. SABER sampling was inadequate. Such model tests

are suggested for assessments of the significance of ‘results’ from irregularly sampled

global data.

The Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPL) [A. Hirose, C. Xiao, A. Smolyakov, M. Bradley]

maintains a strong research activity in Magnetic Fusion and also has a rapidly

expanding research effort in plasma assisted material synthesis and processing. The

STOR-M in the Laboratory is the only tokamak in Canada devoted to magnetic fusion

research. By exploiting the flexibility of a small tokamak, the STOR-M leads in

development of novel tokamak operations, fueling methods, and advanced plasma

diagnostics. AC (alternating current) operation was first demonstrated in the STOR-1M

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tokamak which has been followed in several tokamaks including the JET (Joint

European Torus) and more recently in HT-7 superconducting tokamak. The PPL has

been involved in developing the technology of compact torus (CT) injection since its

inception. The CT injection program is receiving more attention now and the PPL is

collaborating with international groups including the Princeton Plasma Physics

Laboratory, University of Hyogo (Japan), and Nihon University (Japan). The STOR-M

program continues to attract excellent students and PDFs. Recently, repetitive CT

operation at a frequency of 0.33 Hz has been achieved (NSERC SPG). Currently, a

spherical tokamak (ST) with a low aspect ratio (R/a = 1.7) is being designed for

confinement of high beta plasma in a modest toroidal magnetic field. The ultimate

objective is development of more compact, economically competitive fusion reactors.

Active, internationally recognized theoretical and computational research is also being

carried out on tokamak stability, transport, and nonlinear plasma dynamics. Since 2000,

research in the Plasma Physics Laboratory has been rapidly expanding into the area of

Plasma Based Material Synthesis and Processing. The Laboratory is becoming a

major research centre for carbon nanostructures and their industrial applications. In the

Laboratory, diamond synthesis at unusually low (250 o C) temperature has been

achieved and diamond thin films can now be coated on low melting point materials such

as polymers without damaging or changing substrates. Mass production of carbon

nanotubes (CNT) has been demonstrated in a microwave plasma reactor and

application of CNT in the oil refining industry has been investigated in collaboration with

Professor Dalai in Chemical Engineering (NSERC SPG). Biomedical polymers used in

cardiovascular applications as artificial blood vessels have been coated with DLC

(diamond-like-carbon) for improved haemo-compatibility as a part of an NSERC

Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grant. Novel diamond nanocone

structures have been synthesized by plasma CVD and their FEE (field electron

emission) properties investigated. High adhesion diamond coating on steel has been

known to be difficult, if not impossible. In the Laboratory, it has been demonstrated that

steel alloys containing small concentration of Al can be coated with nanocrystalline

diamond with high adhesion. Recently, research on synthesis of graphene (single layer

graphite) has been initiated for potential applications in electronic industry. Plasma Ion

Implantation is an innovative material modification technique whereby high-voltage

negative pulses are used to implant high doses of ions into a target material immersed

in a plasma. Because material properties are highly dependent on the composition and

distribution of impurities, and because plasma ion implantation allows precisely

controlled insertion of impurities at controlled depths, this technique is one of the most

versatile methods available for the modification of material properties. A high-voltage

pulse generator has been designed and built, and in the ICP plasma chamber recently

acquired by the Laboratory, various ion implants have been carried out. The current

focus of the program is to produce silicon-based photonic materials and structures by

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high-dose implantation of hydrogen (to produce buried nanometer-scale cavities), and

carbon (to produce buried silicon carbide layers) for photonic and optoelectronic

applications. Recently, the group led by Professor Bradley succeeded in developing

porous Si with nano-voids which emits broadband light.

The Subatomic Physics Institute (SPIN) includes experimental and theoretical

physicists studying both pure and applied aspects of subatomic physics. Dr Pywell’s

research includes experimental investigations of fundamental nuclear and nucleon

properties using photonuclear reactions. This work is done using facilities such as the

Duke University High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) and the Thomas Jefferson

National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in the USA, as well as other facilities around the

world. Recent research has centered on the photodisintegration of few-body nuclei and

the measurement of nucleon polarizabilities using nuclear Compton scattering. Dr

Rangacharyulu’s research is focused on Nuclear Radiation Physics and Energy related

research. Dr. Steel’s theoretical research includes quantum chromodynamics, hadronic

physics phenomenology, and electroweak symmetry-breaking. Dr. Dick’s research is

focused on particle astrophysics and cosmology and in particular he is concerned with

the Dark Matter Problem and the Origin of Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays. Prof.

Ghezelbash's research program addresses current issues in Quantum Gravity in

relation to particle physics, noncommutative geometry, gravitational and black hole

physics that are inspired by string theory. These distinct areas are interrelated insofar

as they shed light on the detailed structure of the universe and its most fundamental

interactions.

The Condensed Matter Physics group continues to thrive in synchrotron-based

research that will make use of the Canadian Light Source, laboratory-based (in the

Department) research, and theoretical studies.

Prof John Tse’s research is on theoretical and experimental materials science. His

project concerns the following three major areas: (1) Development and utilization of

state-of-the-art synchrotron techniques for the characterization of the electronic and

dynamical properties of materials with emphasis under extreme conditions. (2)

Theoretical studies on phase stability and transport properties of materials under high

pressure. (3) Studies on novel materials for energy storage and energy conversion.

Among the research highlights was his study in which his group took a new look on

hydrogen storage using graphitic materials. The report has attracted substantial media

coverage. His group also pursues the use of inelastic scattering techniques to

characterize the electronic structure and dynamical properties of ice and related

systems at ambient and under high pressure. . His study on superconducting behavior

under extreme pressure has led to the first experimental report on the superconductivity

in a simple hydride. Dr. Tse also involved in the development of micro-diffraction

technique at the Canadian Light Source. Most recently, he and his colleagues built the

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facility and performed the first diffraction experiment at high pressure on the HXMA

beamline, two state-of-the-art computer clusters with fast interconnects have recently

been commissioned. This facility will be used to the design of new superconducting

materials.

Prof Moewes’ group uses synchrotron radiation to characterize new materials. The

underlying question is what happens to metal ions when implemented in bio- or other

matrices. His group characterizes a wide range of materials such as ultra-hard

materials, biomaterials and superconductors. These materials and structures have

promising new electronic, optical, magnetic, photochemical, and biological properties

and are studied using synchrotron-based techniques such as X-ray absorption and Xray

emission spectroscopy. Dr. Moewes also is developing a new endstation for the

recently funded beamline for resonant elastic and inelastic X-ray scattering (REIXS).

The beamline is currently under commissioning and will provide a world-wide unique

tool for materials science at the Canadian Light Source.

Dr. Tanaka's theoretical and computational research explores strongly correlated

electron systems and superconductivity. Current projects are concerned with novel

vortex states in recently discovered multiple-band superconductors, effects of finite size

and inhomogeneity on superconductivity in nanoscale structures, and exotic vortex

matter in nanoscale superconducting quantum dots. Dr. Tanaka's group also

investigates the fundamental question as to the origin of charge density waves (CDW)

and its interplay with superconductivity (SC). The co-existence of CDW and SC has

been observed in a variety of materials such as layered transition-metal

dichalcogenides, high-temperature copper-oxide or iron-based superconductors, and

low-dimensional organic superconductors. In particular, whether CDW compete with or

boost SC is not known for many materials. Studying the effects of multiple bands,

quantum confinement, or charge density modulations on superconductivity has a high

computational demand and is not feasible without parallel computation. These studies

are carried out with a CFI-funded, large-scale Beowulf-class PC cluster with extremely

fast inter-node communication as well as clusters available on Westgrid. Dr. Tanaka's

research will not only have a potential impact on nanotechnology, but also give us new

insight into the fundamental mechanism of superconductivity.

Professor Gap-Soo Chang’s studies concern the development of organic- and

inorganic-based semiconductor devices for electronics (thin-film trasistors and solar

cells) and spintronics (spin-memory and spin-transistors). Especially, spintronics

promises a future alternative to traditional complementary metal-oxide semiconductor

(CMOS) technology. The primary requirement for practical spintronic devices is to have

ferromagnetic semiconductors which allow a current of spin-polarized electrons to be

generated and controlled, and which preserve the spin-coherence over long times and

distances in an existing semiconductor structure. His group uses the magnetic-impurity

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doping method to incorporate magnetism into organic-and inorganic-based semiconducting

materials and investigates local electronic structure of magnetic impurities

using synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy (X-ray absorption/emission spectroscopy

and magnetic circular dichroism). This research on ferromagnetic semiconductors and

their abilities to transport the spin-polarized electrons will facilitate the realization of

future spintronic devices, including spin-transistors, magnetic memory, logic-circuits

working both in magnetic and electric fields.

There are 58 graduate students registered (32 M.Sc. and 26 Ph.D.). Nine M.Sc. and

four Ph.D. degrees were awarded. Funding for research totals in excess of $3.2M per

year, of which more than $1.5M comes from NSERC.

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I. FACULTY AND STAFF

Professor and Head

C. Rangacharyulu, Professor, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Andhra University) Ph.D, (IIT)

Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics, Quantum Chaos, Conceptual Foundations

of Physics, and Physics Education

Professors

D.A. Degenstein, Professor, B.Sc., B.E., Ph.D. (Sask), P.Eng.

Upper Atmospheric Studies and Remote Sensing

R. Dick, Professor, Diploma in Physics, Doktor der Naturwissenschaften,

Dr.rer.nat.habil. (Germany)

Particle Astrophysics Theory, Particle Physics Theory, Gravitation and Cosmology

A. Hirose, Professor, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Yokohama Nat.), Ph.D. (Tenn.), D.Sc. (Sask.),

F.R.S.C., F.A.P.S., F.I.E.E.E., CRC

(Director Plasma Physics Laboratory)

Canada Research Chair in Plasma Based Material Science

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

J. Hormes, Ph.D. and Habilitation in Physics from Bonn University

Executive Director of the CLS

G.C. Hussey, Professor, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sask.), P.Eng.

Ionospheric Studies and Remote Sensing

A. Koustov, Professor, M.Sc. (Petersburg), Ph.D. (Moscow Inst. of Physics), P.Eng.

Ionospheric Studies

A. Moewes, Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D. (HASYLAB/DESY) (University of Hamburg,

Germany)

Canada Research Chair in Materials Science with Synchrotron Radiation

R.E. Pywell, Professor, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Melbourne)

Nuclear Physics

A.I. Smolyakov, Professor, M.S., Ph.D. (Moscow), F.A.P.S., P. Eng

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

T.G. Steele, Professor, B.Sc. (UWO), M.Sc. (U of A), Ph.D. (UWO)

Particle Physics Theory and Phenomenology

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J.-P. St-Maurice, Professor, B.A. (Valleyfield), B.Sc. (Montreal), Ph.D. (Yale)

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science

Chair, Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies

J. Tse, Professor, B.Sc. (Hong Kong), Ph.D. (UWO)

Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Fellow Royal Society, Canada

C. Xiao, Professor, B.Sc., M.Sc. (USTC, Hefei), Dr.rer.nat. (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Associate Professor

M.P. Bradley, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.), B.Sc. (Univ. of

New Brunswick)

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

G.S. Chang, Associate Professor, M.Sc. (Yonsei), Ph.D. (Yonsei)

Condensed Matter

K.A. McWilliams, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Leicester), M.Sc. (Sask), B.Sc. (Sask),

P.Eng.

Ionospheric Studies and Remote Sensing

Assistant Professors

A. Bourassa, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., B.Eng. (Univ. of Saskatchewan)

M. Ghezelbash, Assistant Professor, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sharif University of

Technology)

Theoretical High Energy Physics

K. Tanaka, Assistant Professor, B.Sc. (Science University of Tokyo) M.Sc., Ph.D.

(McMaster University)

NSERC University Faculty Award, Condensed Matter Theory

Staff

ISAS - Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies

CLS - Canadian Light Source

PPL - Plasma Physics Laboratory

PEP - Physics and Engineering Physics

Adjunct Professors

J. Asai, Ph.D., CLS

D. Boteler, Ph.D., Geomagnetic Laboratory (Ottawa)

D. Harnett, Ph.D., University of the Fraser Valley

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E. Hallin, Ph.D., CLS

G. Davis, Ph.D., Joint Astronomy Center (Hawaii)

M. Benmerrouche, Ph.D., CLS

L. Dallin, Ph.D., CLS

R.L. Gattinger, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., NRC of Canada

R. Igarashi, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., CLS

D.-T. Jiang, Ph.D., University of Guelph

J.A. Koehler, Ph.D., University of Canberra, Australia

D. McDiarmid, Ph.D., Canadian Space Agency

C. McLinden, Ph.D., Environment Canada (Toronto)

N. Sidhu, Ph.D., Saskatoon Cancer Center

W.K. Yuen, Ph.D., Saskatchewan Research Council

Associate Members

P. Cadman, Ph.D., Saskatoon Cancer Center (U of S)

D. Chapman, Ph.D., Anatomy & Cell Biology (U of S)

G. Sarty, Ph.D., Psychology (U of S)

S. Urquhart, Chemistry (U of S)

Research Associates and Research Scientists

D. Andre, Ph.D., P.Eng., ISAS

C. Bryant, Ph.D., ISAS

N.D. Lloyd, Ph.D., ISAS

C. Meek, Ph.D., ISAS

P. Ponomarenko, Ph.D., ISAS

B. Szpunar, Ph.D., PEP

Research Engineers

T. Bathgate, M.Sc., ISAS

R. Gillies, Ph.D., ISAS

D. McColl, B.E., PPL

C. Roth, ISAS

J. Wiid, ISAS

Senior Departmental Assistant

Y. Pahatourogou, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Laboratory Coordinators

L. Sander, B.Sc.

S. Shadick, B.Sc., M.Sc.

B. Zulkoskey, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Technicians, Draftsmen, Storekeepers

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P. Balon, Department

C. Cederstrand, Department

B. Chomyshen, Department

C. Jelinski, ISAS

W. Marshall, ISAS

T. Toporowski, Department

Clerical

M. Granrude, Department

D. Parker, Department

II. HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Total number of students: 58

Number of female students: 11

Number of Visa students: 21

Number of Ph.D. students: 26

Number of M.Sc. students: 32

A complete list of HQP may be found in Part III, 8.

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III. GRANTS, CONTRACTS AND GIFTS

Bourassa, A.E.

$20,000 Remote Sensing Processes and Trends in the Middle Atmosphere, NSERC

Discovery Grant, 2/5

$16,000 Analysis of Canadian Satellite Observations to Quantify the Influence of

Lightning on Upper Tropospheric Ozone, Canadian Space Agency Space

Science Enhancement Fund, 1/3

$186,000 CFI Development of Spectral Imaging Instrumentation for Space-Based

Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Bradley, M.P.

$27,500 New Methods & Ideas for Silicon Electroluminescent Devices, NSERC

Discovery Grant, 3/5

Chang, G.S.

$15,000 NSERC Discovery Grant, Development of high spin-polarization spintronic

devices based on organic molecular semiconductors

$4,000 USTEP fund, Fabrication and magnetic I-V characterization of spintransistor/memory

devices based on organic molecular semiconductors, May

1, 2011 – August 31, 2011.

$7,000 Tri-Council Bridge Funding for NSERC Project, Study of Metal-Organic

Hybridization in Thin Film Devices for Organic Electronics and Spintronics

Degenstein, D.A.

$40,000 NSERC Discovery Grant, 2/5

$299,100 Operations for Odin OSIRIS, Public Works and Government Services of

Canada (PWGSC) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, 3/3

$197,500 Characterizing Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange Using OSIRIS and ACE

Observations, Canadian Space Agency Space Science Enhancement Fund,

2/3

$193,000 Constraints on the variability of ozone in the upper troposphere and lower

stratosphere provided by data from the OSIRIS and ACE-FTS satellite

instruments, Canadian Space Agency Space Science Enhancement Fund,

2/2

$57,160 OSIRIS OSIRIS ECV Support, Public Works and Government Services of

Canada (PWGSC) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency

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(December 2010 – May 2012)

$98,175 OSIRIS on Odin Phase E, Public Works and Government Services of

Canada (PWGSC) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency

(January 2011- December 2011)

Dick, R.

$35,000 Extensions of the Standard Model in Cosmic Rays and Astroparticle Physics,

NSERC Subatomic Physics Individual Research Grant, 4/5

Ghezelbash, A.M.

$20,000 M-Branes, Kerr/CFT Correspondence, Horava Gravity and Noncommutative

Geometry, NSERC Discovery Grant, 2/5

Hirose, A.

$82,475 NSERC RTI Combined Raman and Fourier Transformed Infra-Red (FTIR)

Upgrade

$144,865 NSERC SPG (No. 2) Development of Compact Torus Injector, 1/3

$200,000 Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), 3/7

$60,000 NSERC Discovery 2 nd installment

$122,200 Diamond coating, NSERC Strategic Project Grant, 3/3 (with Xiao)

Hussey, G.C.

$87,000 e-POP Science Support, CSA contract (co-PI)

$200,000 The SuperDARN/PolarDARN Component of CGSM program, Canadian

Space Agency Contract 9F007-070232, $200,000 per year for 5 years,

2007-2012. GCH supervision and access to technical support, 4/5. (also

Koustov & McWilliams)

Koustov, A. (also see Hussey)

$28,000 NSERC Discovery Grant Electric fields and currents and their effects in the

near Earth Space, 1/5

$136,400 The Canadian SuperDARN/PolarDARN Facility, NSERC MRS (Major

Resource Support) (Sofko G.J. et al.), 3/5

McWilliams, K.A. (also see Hussey & St. Maurice)

$22,922 Operating Funds (IOF) for Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders

Opportunity Fund, CFI #15764, 2/3

$39,700 Multi-Instrumental Studies from Ground and Space of Solar-Terrestrial

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Coupling and Magnetospheric Dynamics, NSERC Discovery Grant, 4/5

$33,693 The CaNoRock Student Sounding Rocket Collaboration, Space Learning

Grants and Contributions Program, Canadian Space Agency, grant

managed by the University of Alberta. Supports students from the

Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan to participate in rocket

science field course at Andøya Rocket Range, Andenes, Norway. $303,240

over 3 years (2010-2012). One third of grant supports U of S students.

Moewes, A.

$39,000 NSERC Discovery Grant, 1/5

$87,193 Canadian Foundation for Innovation IOF Grant

$50,000 Canada Research Chair Tier 2, 5/5

Pywell, R.E.

$50,000 Research Tools and Instruments Grant, NSERC, “Highly segmented

scintillating fibre target for the TREK T-Violation Expt at J-PARC”, (Coapplicant,

PI is Mike Hasinoff, UBC)Year 2 of 2

$36,000 Subatomic Physics, NSERC Individual Discovery Grant, 1/5

$120,000 Search for non Standard Model Physics using the T-Violating Transverse

Muon Polarization in Kaon Decay, Subatomic Physics Project Grant,

NSERC, $120,000, 4/3 (PI is Mike Hasinoff, UBC) Extended.

Rangacharyulu, C.

$22,000 NSERC Discovery Grant (1 st installment of 5 (2011-16))

$10,000 Global Partnership Grant for establishing links with Nelson Mandela African

Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania

$2,500 India – Canada Nuclear Workshop Fund with Jerzy Szpunar of Mechanical

Engineering (total grant $25,000, Chary’s share is 10%)

Smolyakov, A.I.

$48,000 Nonlinear Processes in Plasma and Fluids, NSERC Discovery Grant, 1/5

Steele, T.G.

$35,000 NSERC Discovery Grant, 2/5

St-Maurice, J.P. (also see McWilliams)

$3M The Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar: A Space Science Initiative in

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Nunavut, $2M from Canada Foundation for Innovation New Initiatives Fund,

and $1M from Province of Saskatchewan. Part of $24.3M joint CFI to fund

National Radar Facility (Eric Donovan (U Calgary), et al.) (with McWilliams)

$86,057 A study of physical mechanisms involved in the coupling between the

ionosphere the magnetosphere and the thermosphere: an ionospheric

perspective, NSERC Discovery Grant, 4/5

$200,000 Research Chair in Environmental Sciences, Canada Research Chair (Tier I),

1/7 (renewed for 7 years)

Tanaka, K.

$22,000 Inhomogeneity and Quantum Effects on Superconductivity, NSERC

Discovery Grant

Tse, J.

44,000 Driving Discovery: Energy Storage in Lithium Ion Batteries, Auto 21 (one

year extension)

$200,000 Research Chair in Theoretical Materials Science, Canada Research Chair

(Tier 1), 1/5

$127,000 Research Chair in Theoretical Materials Science, Province of Saskatchewan

Supplement to CRC (Tier 1), 1/5

$10,000 Carnegie-Canada Project

Competitive beamline allocated at ESRF, APS, Spring8, NSLS and CLS

Competitive computer resource allocation – 64 core-year fiscal 2011

Westgrid

Xiao, C. (also see Hirose)

$31,600 Plasma Physics and Engineering for Fusion research and Material

Processing, NSERC Discovery Grant, 4/5

$26,000 Overseas Talent Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2/3

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IV. DEGREES AWARDED

Name Degree Thesis Title Supervisor

Bathgate, M.Sc. Modelling Polarized Radiative Transfer A. Bathgate

Anthony

for Improved Atmospheric Aerosol

Retrieval with OSIRIS Limb Scattered

Spectra

Bewer, Brian Ph.D. Development of an X-Ray Prism for a

Combined Diffraction Enhanced Imaging

and Fluorescence Imaging System

D. Chapman

Briand, Lorin M.Sc. Finding Periods in the High Mass X-Ray

Binary Stars of the Magellanic Clouds

G. Sarty

Choudhury, M.Sc. Spectroscopic Study of Transition Metal G.S. Chang/A.

Sanjukta

Compounds

Moewes

Frias, Winston M.Sc. Energy Flow and Forces in Multi-Layer A. Smolyakov/A.

Dielectric Structures

Hirose

Gillies, Robert Ph.D. Transionospheric Modelling for ePop and

SUPERDARN

G. Hussey

McLeod, John M.Sc. Structural Characterization of Arsenic-

Doped Amorphous Selenium

A. Moewes

Paul, Percy M.Sc. Quantum Field Theory, Effective

Potentials and Determinants of Elliptic

Operators

T. Steele

Perry, Gareth M.Sc. Optimization of a 50Mhz Frequency

Modulated Continuous wave radar

system for the study of Auroral E-Region

Coherent Backscatter

G. Hussey

Ratzlaff, M.Sc. Second-Order Contributions to the Non- T. Steele/D.

Melissa

Exotic (Jpc=1--) Light Hybrid Meson

Correlation Function in the Chiral Limit.

Harnett

Sadowski, M.Sc. Interplay of Charge Density Modulations K. Tanaka

Jason

and Superconductivity

Wurtz, Ward Ph.D. The Photodisintegration of Lithium

Isotopes

R. Pywell

Wunderle, Kai Ph.D. Fermionic Fields with Mass Dimension

One as Supersymmetric Extension of the

O’Raifeartaigh Model

R. Dick

Varady, M.Sc. Resonant Transmission Through A. Smolyakov

Koloman

Negative Permittvity Materials

V. PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications: 66

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings: 33

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations: 108

Physics and Engineering Physics – Research Report 2010-11 Page 127


Technical Report: 0

Published Discussion/ Note: 0

A COMPLETE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS MAY BE FOUND IN PART IV, 8.

VI. HONOURS AND AWARDS

Rangacharyulu, C. (2011). Elected as a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical

and Electronics Engineers (http://www.ieee.org), June.

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PART III

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING | RESEARCH REPORT

DECEMBER 2011

DIVISION / DEPARTMENT LISTS OF GRADUATE

STUDENTS, POST‐DOCTORAL FELLOWS & VISITING

SCHOLARS


BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING – LIST HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Graduate Students

Name Degree Supervisor(s) Support Area

Burnett, M.Sc. Johnston Supervisor Bone density is linked to

W.

osteoarthritis-related knee pain

Cao, N. M.Sc. Chen / David

Experimental Study on Tissue

Schreyer*

Engineered Nerve Constructed

by Schwann Cells and

Biodegradable Materials

Cheema, I. Ph.D. Zhang TBA

Chen, B. Ph.D. Wu CSC TBA

Chen, J. PGD Mark Eramian* Self TBA

Cheng, W. Ph.D. Zhang TBA

Gao, T. M.Sc. Supervisor TBA

Ghorpade, Ph.D.

A.

Zhang Supervisor TBA

Gopalan, M.Sc. Panigrahi AAFC-ABIP Development and

S.

Characterization of Hemp

nanocomposite using PLA and

nanoclay for various biomedical

applications.

Guan, Y. M.Sc. Chen / Supervisor Characterization of Alginate

Chapman

Scaffolds Using X-ray Imaging

Techniques

Hou, H. M.Sc. Chen / David

Schreyer*

Supervisor TBA

Izadifar, M.Sc. Baik Supervisor A POROUS MEDIA

M.

APPROACH TOWARDS A

DYNAMIC MECHANISTIC

MODEL OF DRUG

ELIMINATION BY THE LIVER

Izadifar, Z. M.Sc. Baik Supervisor Ultrasound assisted extraction

of phenolic compounds from

dried distilled grains

Izadifar, Z. Ph.D. Chen Articular Cartilage Repair Using

Hybrid Scaffold Tissue

Engineering

Kannan, M.Sc. Dean

TBA

B.

Chapman*

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Kaur, R. M.Eng. Niu / Dalai TBA

Khan, M. M.Eng. Chen Self TBA

Khan, S.K. M.Sc. Chen /

Fabrication of Bovine Serum

Schreyer,

Albumin (BSA) Encapsulating

David*

Chitosan Microspheres.

Kumarai,

S.

M.Eng. Lal Kushwaha* Supervisor TBA

Li, J. PGD Zhang Self TBA

Li, J. Ph.D. Chen / Zhang Study and Control of Vibrations

on Beamlines at the Canadian

Light Source

Lin, W. Ph.D. Wu / Zhang NSERC Tandem mass spectra data

analysis

Little, C. M.Sc. Chen / William Dean's Fabrication of Composite

Kulyk* Scholarship Scaffolds Impregnated with an

Optimized Fibrin-Alginate

Hydrogel for Cartilage Tissue

Engineering

Lu, H. M.Sc. Zhang TBA

Maley, J. Ph.D. Zhang / K.

Hirose*

Self TBA

Mandal, A. Ph.D. Panigrahi AAFC-ABIP Development of nano-magnetic

and antimicrobial functionalized

biocompatible collagen scaffold

for biomedical applications

Mani, A. Ph.D. Jack Gray* TBA

Morrell, B. M.Sc. Kasap TBA

Muzar, E. M.Sc. Kasap / Dean

Chapman*

Supervisor TBA

Napa, A.K. M.Sc. Chapman Self High Level Data Link Controller

Protocol

Rajaram, Ph.D. Chen / David

Bioengineered scaffolds with

A.

Schreyer*

incorporated Schwann cells for

peripheral nerve regeneration

Rhoades, M.Sc. A. Rosenberg* / Supervisor TBA

G.

Dean

Chapman*

Saha, S. M.Sc. Chen / David AAFC-ABIP Data Analysis of Chemosensor

Schreyer*

Bead Array for Olfactory Model

Shah, W. M.Sc. Wahid Data Analysis of Chemosensor

Bead Array for Olfactory Model

Shi, J. Ph.D. Wu NSERC Inference of proteins from

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Song, K. Ph.D. Gupta / Zhang NSERC

tandem mass spectra

Formation of Controlled Uniform

Microspheres by MEMS for

Effective Drug Delivery

Sun, J. M.Sc. Wu NSERC Parallelizing RT-PSM

Tao, X. M.Sc. Zhang TBA

Tian, X. Ph.D. Chen Development of Cell Damage

Laws for Bio-Manufacturing

Processes

Vahedi, S. Ph.D. Kasap TBA

Wang, L. M.Sc. Chen Supervisor TBA

Wang, M. M.Sc. Chen / David

Schreyer*

Wellens,

V.

Synergistic Effects of

Crosslinked HA-based 3D

Porous Scaffolds, Schwann

Cells and Growth Factors for

SCI Repair

M.Sc. Lanovaz Self Heel Compliance and Walking

Mechanics Using the Niagara

Foot Prosthetic

Xu, H. M.Sc. Zhang TBA

Yan, Y. Ph.D. Wu State

Scholarship Fund

(CSC)

TBA

Yang, C. M.Sc. Zhang TBA

Yuan, Z. M.Sc. Wu NSERC Deisotoping of tandem mass

spectra

Zhai, P. M.Sc. Chen / David

Hyaluronic Acid Scaffolds

Schreyer*

Modified with Nogo-66

Receptor Antagonist for Repair

of Spinal Cord Injury in vitro

Zhang, C. Ph.D. Yang Chinese

Shcolarship

Council and

NSERC

DLC for biomedical applications

Zhang, Q. M.Sc. Shi / Ko CGSR

Scholarship /

NSERC Strategic

Project Grant

TBA

Zhang, T. Ph.D. Zhang Scholarship TBA

Zhu, N. Ph.D. Chapman /

3-Dimensional Designed and

Chen

Funcional Poly (L-lactic

acid)/Chitosan Scaffolds for

Peripheral Nerve Tissue

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Zhu, Y. Ph.D. Chapman

Zhu, Y. Ph.D. Zhang / R.

Sammynaiken*

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

Engineering

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TBA

Name Country Collaborator(s)

Niwas, I. (VS) India Zhang

• RE - Research Engineer

• PDF - Post-doctoral Fellow

• VS - Visiting Scholar

• RA - Research Associate

• SS - Summer Student


DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED

PERSONNEL

Graduate Students

Name Degree Supervisor(s) Support Area

Dsouza, L. M.Eng. Nemati Self Co-biodegradation of linear and

aromatic naphthenic acids in a

circulating packed-bed

bioreactor

Eruvwetaghware, M.Eng. Kushwaha

V.

TBA

Issariyakul, T. Ph.D. Dalai Supervisor Biodiesel Production From

Various Vegetable Oils

Kamal, A. Ph.D. Boulfiza Towards a Better Understanding

of the Mechanisms Controlling

the Durability of FRP

Composites in Concrete

Lloyd, T. M.Eng. Maule / Kells Self Statistical Investigation of

Deviation Between Stream

Discharge Measurements

Mahto, S. M.Eng. Dalai / Niu TBA

Tian, L. PGD Wang Supervisor TBA

Vosoughi, V. Ph.D. Dalai Supervisor TBA

Yu, F. M.Sc. Lin UGS

Scholarship

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

None Reported

Process modeling of very-highgravity

fermentation system

under redox potential-controleld

conditions

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CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED

PERSONNEL

Graduate Students

Name Degree Supervisor(s) Support Area

Adapa, P.K. Ph.D. Tabil Self Enhancement and Preprocessing

of Cereal

Straw as Feedstock

Agnew, J.M. Ph.D. Lague Measurement and

Modeling of Greenhouse

Gas and Odour

Emissions Arising from

the Land Application of

Manure

Annand, H. M.Sc. Fonstad

Arun, N. Ph.D. Dalai NSERC/CRC Hydroprocessing of Gas

Oils

Aryee, E. Ph.D. Dalai / John

Adjaye*

Fundamentals of Bitumen

Fouling in Fluid Coker

Strippers

Avala, V. M.Eng. Peng / Lin Process Simulation of

Bioethanol Production

Using Algae as Raw

Material

Badoga, S. M.Sc. Dalai NSERC/CRC Catalyst Development for

Hydrodeoxygenation of

Vegetable Oils

Baroi, C. Ph.D. Dalai ABIN, NSERC,

CRC

Binsirawanich,

P.

Biodiesel Production

Using Solid Acids

M.Sc. Noble Industry Contract Development of a Mass

Flow Sensor for

Pneumatically Conveyed

Seeds

Biswas, P. M.Sc. Dalai / John

Adjaye*

Boahene, P. M.Sc. Dalai Syncrude/ NSERC/

U of S Scholarship

Catalytic Performances

of NiMo/Zr-SBA-15

Catalysts for the

Hydrotreating of Bitumen

Derived Heavy Gas Oil

Effect of Pore Diameter

Variation of Fe-W/SBA-

15 Supported Catalysts

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Bolster, J. M.Sc. Evitts / Robert

Besant*

Botchwey, C. Ph.D. Dalai NSERC/ Syncrude

Canada Ltd.

on Hydrotreating of

Heavy Gas Oil from

Athabasca Bitumen

Particle Systems for Heat

and Moisture Transfer

Systems

Synthesis,

Characterization and

Kinetic Modeling Studies

of Nickel-Tungsten

Nitride Catalysts for

Hydrotreating of Gas Oils

Choudhary, M. M.Sc. Pugsley

Cortes, G. M.Sc. Maule Organic waste

identification for City of

Saskatoon (M.SEMS,

SENS)

Cortus, E. Ph.D. lemay*

Daalkhaijav, U. M.Sc. Nemati ADF Removal of ammonia

(nitrification) in

conventional and

microbial fuel cell type

bioreactors

Dadgar, S. M.Sc.

Ding, N. M.Sc. Kozinski /

Dalai

Donald, J. Ph.D. Dalai / C. Xu* NSERC and ABIN Conversion of

Lignocellulosic Biomass

to fermatable sugars via

Supercritical water

Technology

Fung, J. Ph.D. Tabil CGSR Dean's

Scholarship -

University of

Saskatchewan/

Biofiber Industries

Rubber based composite

material for housing

industries

Gao, Z. M.Sc. Guo / Noble ADF Dehumidification of

greenhouses

Gaudet, M. M.Sc. Fonstad

George, E. M.Sc. Tabil / Meda FOBI Debranning of Wheat and

Pelleting of Wheat Bran

and Condensed Distillers

Solubles in an Ethanol

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Plant

Georgison, R. M.Sc. Roberge

Gervais, J. M.Sc. Noble Industry Contract Prediction of Meter Roller

Performance from Design

Parameters

Gibb, C. M.Sc. Maule Low Impact Development

Strategies for Saskatoon

(M.SEMS, SENS)

Godwin, J. M.Sc. Evitts Development of

Mediatorless Electrodes

for Microbial Fuel Cells

Graff, L.J. M.Sc. Crowe

Griffith, J. M.Sc. Roberge

Guzman Perez,

C.

M.Sc. Soltan Application of

heterogeneous catalysts

in ozonation of model

compounds in water

Han, J. Ph.D. Guo Sask ADF Dehumidification

Requirement

Determination and

Dehumidifier Evaluation

for Humidity Control in

Greenhouses

Hasan, S. M.Sc. Peng Excess Enthalpy for

Binary and Ternary

Systems Involving

Hydrocarbons and Ethers

Hossain, T. M.Sc. Peng

Hui, C.K. Ph.D. Crowe

Iroba, K. Ph.D. Tabil FOBI - CBioN Effect of pretreatment

and densification on the

breakdown of

lignocellulosic matrix in

biomass feedstock

Jacobson, K. M.Sc. Dalai ABIN/ NSERC/

CRC

Jeevan, G. M.Sc. Dalai NSERC/ CRC/

SCDC

Valorization of Bio-oil

from Maple Sawdust for

Transportation Fuels

Production of Valueadded

Fuel Additives

from Glycerol

John, S. M.Eng. Peng / Soltan Degradation of Micro-

Pollutants in Water

Kennell, G. Ph.D. Evitts

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Keykavoos M.Sc. Soltan Catalytic Oxonation in

Amand, R.

Water Treatment

Klassen, C. M.Sc. Maule Rainwater Harvesting on

Lakewood Civic Center

(M.SEMS, SENS)

Kondratowicz,

T.

M.Sc. Crowe

Kumar, P. Ph.D. Hill / Nemati Chemical and biological

remediation of petroleum

contaminants

Li, J. M.Sc. Wang Kinetics Study and

Process Simulation of H2

Production from H2S

Liao, B. M.Sc. Hill / B.

Roesler,

Biochemistry*

Liu, C. Ph.D. Lin / Dalian

University of

Technology*

The Effect of

Oxidoreduction Potential

on Very High Gravity

Ehtanol Fermentation

and Studies of

Underlying Mechanisms (

Lung, P. M.Sc. Fonstad Solid State Anaerobic

Digestion of Ethanol Byproducts

Malek Abbaslou,

M.

Ph.D. Dalai NSERC/ ABIN/

CRC

Iron Catalyst Supported

on Carbon Nanotubes for

Fischer-Tropsch

Synthesis: Experimental

and Kinetic Studies

Mandal, A. Ph.D. Meda Biomedical

Mapiour, M. M.Sc. Dalai Syncrude/ NSERC Effects of Hydrogen

Partial Pressure on

Hydroprocessing of

Heavy Gas Oil

Mohanty, S. M.Sc. Dalai / John

Adjaye*

Development of Mixed

Oxide Supports for

Hydroprocessing of Gas

Oils

Moniri, A. Ph.D. Wang Process integration of H2

production from H2S

splitting

Moreno, L. Ph.D. Nemati ADF Treatment of organic

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Mosqueda, M.P. Ph.D. Tabil Feed Opportunities

in the Bioethanol

Industry (FOBI)

Network

Narayanasarma,

P.

wastewaters in microbial

fuel cell bioreactors

(jointly with B. Predicala)

Physico-chemical

characterization and

evaluation of drying

technologies of distillers

grains

M.Sc. Dalai Syncrude Mesoporous Carbon

Supported NiMo Catalyst

for the Hydrotreating of

Coker Gas Oil

Neufeldt, M. M.Sc. Maule Self Agrochemical Fate From

a Saskatchewan Grain

Farm (M.SEMS, SENS)

Nuncio, P. M.Sc. Wang Study on Reaction

Between H2S and

H2SO4 for H2 Profuction

from H2S Splitting Cycle

Paterson, G. M.Sc. Dalai NSERC Biodiesel Production

Using Solid Resins

Pratt, D. Ph.D. Fonstad

Rana, A. Ph.D. Evitts SMA-ADF & AAFC-

ABIP

Development of flaxseed

oil based biopolymer for

natural fiber based

biocomposites

Ranjbar, Z. M.Sc. Dalai / Niu Ethanol Dehydration

Using Biosorbents in a

Pressure Swing

Adsorption Process

Remoue, T. M.Sc. Roberge

Rezaei

Geshnizgani, E.

Ph.D. Soltan Low temperature

oxidation of VOCs in air

by catalytic ozonation

Rinas, C. M.Sc. Fonstad Saskatchewan

Agriculture and

Food - Agriculture

Development Fund

Rizwan, D. M.Sc. Dalai Syncrude and

NSERC

Sanchez Ph.D. Pugsley NSERC CRD /

Careaga, F.

Syncrude

Schnaider, J. M.Sc. Roberge

Contaminant Plume

Development and

Dissipation: A laboratory

study

Hydroprocessing of Gas

Oils

Foundations of Thermal

Bitumen Conversion

Chemical and Biological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 139


Sekhon, J. M.Eng. Peng / Dalai

Shakouri, M. M.Sc. Wang CO2 Reforming of CH4 in

Membrane Reactor Using

Ni-Co Bimettalic Catalyst

Siaotong, B. Ph.D. Tabil CGSR Dean's

Scholarship

Sigurdson, S. M.Sc. Dalai NSERC, Auto21,

CRC

Soleimani, M. Ph.D. Tabil ADF and Iranian

Government

Scholarship

Use of flax nanofibres as

reinforcement in

bionanocomposites

Effects of Pore Diameters

of CNTs on

Hydroporcessing of Gas

Oils

Employment of an

integrated process for

production of xylitol and

biocomposites from

lignocellulosic biomass

Sooriya M.Sc. Tabil AAFC-ABIP Life cycle analysis of

Arachchilage, K.

alfalfa for the production

of ethanol

Srinivasan, S. M.Sc. Lin The Variation of CO2

Concentration Profile

During Very-High-Gravity

Fermentation

Sripada, P. M.Sc. Dalai ADF and ABIN Catalytic Gasification of

Bio-oils

Sun, Y. M.Sc. Nemati NSERC DG Denitrification and

desulphurization using

sulphur and H2S

Surisetty, V. Ph.D. Dalai CRC/SRC/ABIN Research and

Development of Co and

Rh-Promoted Alkali-

Modified Molybdenum

Sulfide Catalysts for

Higher Alcohols

Synthesis from

Swaminathan

Raamanathan,

S.

M.Sc. Tabil Hydrolysis of

Lignocellusic Biomass as

Affected by Pretreatment

and Pelleting Operations

Tajallipour, M. M.Sc. Dalai / Niu Ethanol Dehydration

using Bio-adsorbents

Trepanier, M. Ph.D. Dalai NSERC/CRC Promoted Co-CNT Nanocatalyst

for Green Diesel

Production Using

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Fischer-Tropsch

Synthesis in a Fixed Bed

Reactor

Tripathy, A. Ph.D. Evitts AAFC-ABIP Life cycle analysis of

bioethanol derived from

lignocellulosic biomass

from wheat, canola,

barley, and switch grass

Ulaganathan, M. M.Sc. Peng

Veikle, E. Ph.D. Meda CNH contract,

(comprehensive

complete)

Crop Flow Optimiation in

a Rotary Feeding and

Cutting System (RFCS)

Verma, A. M.Sc. Meda NSERC Degradation of

Phenolcompunds in

water using MW & UV

effects

Wensley, C. M.Sc. Fonstad

Woytiuk, K. Ph.D. Pugsley

Yang, L. M.Sc. Wang HI Production in H2

Production Cycle of H2S

Splitting

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars and Other HQP

Name Collaborator(s)

Arthur, M. (SS) Phoenix

Assaaoudi, H. (RA) Kozinski

Azargohar, R. (PDF) Dalai

Baylak, T. (SS) Niu

Bhamidipati, V. (VS) Dalai

Bhandari, K. (VS) Dalai

Bilkhu, A. (SS) Dalai

Boyko, M. (SS) Noble

Burlinguette, N. (RA) Crowe

Choudhary, M. (SS) Dalai

Clarke, T. (SS) Dalai

Das, S. (VS) Dalai

Dasila, P. (VS) Dalai

Dhabhai, R. (VS) Dalai

Dirksen, R. (SS) Noble

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Egan, J. (VS) Tabil / Meda

Ell, J. (SS) Dalai

Emami, S. (PDF) Meda

Fairbairn, D. (SS) Guo

Feng, S. (SS) Lin

Fraser, S. (SS) Noble

Gerspacher, R. (RA) Pugsley

Gibson-Burlinguette, N.A. (RE) Crowe

Granovskiy, M. (RE) Pugsley

Hanson, K. (SS) Evitts

Herzog, I. (SS) Fonstad

Hildebrand, P. (SS) Kushwaha

Hoffman, A. (SS) Evitts

Hrenyk, K. (SS) Dalai

Jaffer, N. (SS) Niu / Dalai / Pugsley

Karmakar, S. (PDF) Lague

Kashaninejad, M. (RA) Meda / Tabil

Kathpalia, V. (VS) Soltan

Kaur, R. (SS) Niu / Dalai

Kotikalapudi, C. (PDF) Dalai

Kukha-Bryson, A. (SS) Tabil

Kumar, P. (RA) Niu / Dalai

Landry, H. (PDF) Lague

Liu, J. (PDF) Kushwaha

Mapiour, M. (RA) Dalai / Wang

McMaster, I. (SS) Soltan

Meadows, C. (SS) Evitts

Mertins, P. (RA) Wang

Miryala, B. (VS) Dalai

Murugasamy, A. (VS) Tabil / Meda

Nelson, D. (SS) Tabil

Nie, R. (RE) Evitts / Robert Besant*

Ollivier, J. (SS) Kushwaha

Opoku, A. (RA) Meda / Tabil

Panigrahi, P. (RA) Kushwaha

Pastl, D. (SS) Noble

Perera, A. (PDF) Meda

Plews, I. (SS) Evitts

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Pratt, D. (SS) Kozinski

Roberge, R. (RA) Crowe

Robertson, E. (SS) Tabil

Robertson, J. (SS) Soltan

Roshani, B. (PDF) Dalai / Soltan

Saraka, C. (SS) Evitts

Schalm, P. (SS) Hwang

Shahbaz, M. (RE) Panigrahi

Shaw, S. (SS) Fonstad

Shen, Y. (VS) Wang

Shrestha, B. (PDF) Baik

Sigurdson, S. (RA) Dalai

Silversides, A. (SS) Fonstad

Sloan, R. (SS) Tabil

Soni, C. (RA) Dalai

Soni, K. (PDF) Dalai

Sridharan, V. (RA) Evitts

Stobbs, J. (SS) Soltan / Dalai / R. Azargohar* / K. Salim*

Strawford, M. (RA) Crowe

Stuart, M. (SS) Helgason

Surisetty, V. (PDF) Dalai / J. Kozinski*

Tekale, D. (VS) Dalai

Thiyyagura, S. (VS) Tabil / Meda

Thomas, M. (PDF) Kozinski

Trivedi, S. (SS) Tabil

Voke, E. (RE) Tabil

Wang, G. (VS) Tabil

Wang, H. (VS) Niu

Wickens, C. (SS) Niu

Yu, Z. (PDF) Guo

Zaidi, S. (PDF) Wang

Zhao, X. (VS) Wang

Note: RE - Research Engineer; PDF - Post-doctoral Fellow; VS - Visiting Scholar; RA –

Research Associate; SS - Summer Student

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CIVIL AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED

PERSONNEL

Graduate Students

Name Degree Supervisor(s) Support Area

Abdul Rahman,

G.

M.Sc. Berthelot Mechanistic

Characterization of

Tire Shred in Roads

Ahmed, K. M.Sc. Feldman Canadian Masonry

Design Centre and

College of

Engineering,

Departmental

Scholarship

Allen, N. M.Sc. Sparks TBD

Beauregard, C. M.Sc. Sparling /

Wegner

Graduate

scholarship, NSERC

Discovery (shared by

B.Sparling & L.

Wegner)

Bell, L. M.Eng. Sharma NSERC IPS with

Golder Associates

Saskatoon

Evaluation of Contact

and Non-Contact Lap

Splices in Concrete

Block Masonry

Specimens

Vibration Based

Damage Detection

for Timber Bridges

Elastic parameters of

a cross-anisotropic

soil using lateral

stress oedometer

Bergerman, M. M.Sc. Haug TBD

Bullock, P. M.Eng. Sharma NA Suitability of GRS

system for

stabilization of steep

cuts and slopes

Caughlin, P. M.Eng. Sharma NA Foundation systems

for hoisting structures

with large overturning

moments

Caurse, L. Ph.D. Barbour /

Queen's

University,

Belfast*

Influence of climate

change on long-term

slope stability

Chan, J. Technical Berthelot Modeling of

Staff

Transport Safety

Coode, J. M.Sc. Sparks Feasibility of and

Business Case for

the Development of a

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Cossette, D. M.Sc. Mazurek

Debusschere, A. M.Sc. Barbour / Bing

Si*

Syncrude and

Scholarship

Technology

Management Centre

within the Coll. of

Eng, U of S

A Comparison of the

Water Storage

Capacity of Peat

Mineral Mixes and

LFH in Reclamation

Covers for Coarse

Textured Soils

Ebrahimi-Birang, Ph.D.

N.

Samarasekera

Fleming, M. M.Sc. Fleming CONRAD Hydrocarbons in the

root zone

Forster, K. M.Sc. Milne

Foth, M. M.Sc. Berthelot Holistic

Environmental

Sustainability Model

of Alternate Road

Construction

Systems

Fung, K. M.Sc. Berthelot Mechanistic

Characterization of

HMAC Concrete

Mixes

Garner, M. M.Sc. Kells NSERC/Project

funding (Part time)

Model Study of the

Hydraulics Related to

Fish Passage

Through Embedded

Culverts

Gautam, B. M.Sc. Putz NSERC CRD Grant Modelling streamflow

in Boreal Shield

watersheds using

SWAT

Gauthier, S. M.Eng. Putz Self funded Modelling sediment

and phophorus

export from forested

watersheds on the

Boreal Plain

Guenther, D. M.Sc. Berthelot Mechanistic

Characterization of

Urban Recycled

Civil & Geological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 145


Haichert, R. M.Sc. Berthelot

Roads

Mechanistic-

Chemical

Characterization of

Recycled Asphalt

Cement Binders

Hamilton, C. M.Sc. Hawkes / Milne PCS Research Grant Hydrogeolical

Investigation of the

Mabou Siltstone,

New Brunswick

Hassan, N. M.Sc. Feldman Departmental

Scholarship, New

Faculty Graduate

Student Support

Program

Hendry, M. Ph.D. Barbour University of Alberta

CRD with CN Rail

Splice Tests of Plain

Reinforcing Steel

The Effects of Cyclic

Train Loading on the

Rail-track Structure,

Embankment and

Underlying Peat

Foundation

Hilderman, J. M.Sc. Barbour S.L. Barbour Net Percolation as a

Function of

Topographic

Variation in a

Reclamation Cover

over a Saline-Sodic

Overburden Dump

Huang, C. M.Sc. Peng Office of the Vice-

President Research

(OVPR), and UofS

scholarship

Janfada, A. Ph.D. Barbour Syncrude Canada

Ltd.

Jansen, A. M.Sc. Sharma /

Barbour

Syncrude Canada

Limited Sulphur

Grant

Phosphorus

Fractionation in

Eutrophic Lake

Sediments Using

XANES

Spectroscopy and

Sequential

Phosphorus

Extraction

An evaluation of

contaminant loading

to end pit lakes in the

oil sands, Syncrude

Canada Ltd.

Effect of strong acid

on geotechnical

properties of clays

Civil & Geological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 146


Keshta, N. Ph.D. Elshorbagy Graduate

Scholarship/NSERC

DG

Toward designing a

sustainable

watershed

reclamation strategy

Klemmer, S. M.Sc. Milne Research Contract

with Cameco

Korbas, T. M.Sc. Fleming CONRAD Hydrocarbon

degradation and

mobility in oilsands

waste

Larsen, A. M.Sc. Hawkes Petroleum

Technology

Research Centre

Ledding, J. M.Sc. Barbour / Jim

Hendry*

Syncrude Canada

Ltd. and NSERC IPS

Laboratory

Investigation of the

Sealing Properties

A characterization of

the flow processes in

the variably saturated

fractured porous

hydrophobic sulphur

material

Lewis, H. M.Sc. Fleming Suncor Hydrocarbon Mobility

from Oilsands

Tailings

Li, G. M.Sc. Boulfiza

Lu, Z. M.Sc. Peng Office of the Vice-

President Research

(OVPR), and UofS

scholarship

MacLeod, A. M.Sc. Sparling /

Wegner

Mahoney, T. M.Sc. Hawkes / Tom

Kotzer,

Geological

Sciences*

Identify Dominant

Benzene-Degrading

Microorganisms

Using Microbial

Profiling and

Synchrotron FTIR

Spectramicroscopy

City of Saskatoon Structural health

research contract and monitoring of the

NSERC Discovery Victoria Avenue

Grant

Bridge

Petroleum

Technology

Research Centre

Micron Scale

Analysis of Carbon

Dioxide - Carbonate

Mineral Reactions

Mathison, K. M.Sc. Fleming SALT/Golder Laboratory tests for

evaluation of organic

content and methane

potential of MSW

McAllister, M. M.Eng. Hawkes Petroleum

Technology

Investigation of Lea

Park Shales in the

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McArthur, T. M.Sc. Kells U. of S.

Scholarship/Project

funding/Self

McClernon, M. Ph.D. Barbour /

Queen's

University in

Belfast*

Meier, A. M.Sc. Fleming /

Barbour

Research Centre Weyburn Oilfield

using Geophysical

Logs

Hudson Bay Mining &

Smelting, NSERC

IPS

Mekonnen, B. Ph.D. Putz / Mazurek Sask. Ministry of

Environment Grant

Mukherjee, R. M.Sc. Haug

Nguyen, T.H. M.Sc. Haug Moir Haug

Parisien, J. M.Sc. Park TBD

Parratt, T. M.Sc. Putz / Dr. Ellie

Prepas,

Lakehead

Univ.*

Podborochynski,

D.

Lakehead University

student, NSERC

CRD Grant

A model study of the

hydraulics related to

fish passage through

embedded culverts

Effect of climate

cycling on slope

deformations

Field-scale trials of

Geosynthetic

Capillary Break

Developing a

methodology to

assess cumulative

flow and pollutant

loadings in

Saskatchewan

watersheds

Determining the

importance of riparian

buffers in fate and

transport of

phosphorus

M.Sc. Berthelot Characterize Cold-

Mix Black Base

Recycled Asphalt

Pavement Structures

for Saskatoon Urban

Street Infrastructure

Prang, C. M.Sc. Berthelot Integration of

Structural Information

into an Urban

Pavement Asset

System

Prebble, D. M.Sc. Mazurek / Putz Sask. Ministry of

Environment Grant

Estimating non-point

source loading in the

Qu'Apelle and South

Saskatchewan

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watersheds

Ramadani, T. M.Sc. Boulfiza

Reid, C. M.Sc. Fleming TransGas Degradation of PHC

under anaerobic

denitrifying conditions

Relland, K. M.Sc. Barbour /

Three dimensional

David Hughes*

hydrogeological

modeling of till

drumlins in Northern

Ireland

Riben, I. M.Eng. Putz Self funded Statistical

assessment of the

effects of buffer

zones on streamflow

and water quality

following tree

harvesting

Sahaji, R. M.Sc. Park

Salewich, C. M.Sc. Sharma / Saskatchewan Mechanism of

Barbour Department of deformation of a

Highways and retrogressive

Transportation landslide near Prince

Albert

Sanchez, D. M.Sc. Feldman The Effect of Splice

Length and Distance

Between Lapped

Reinforcing Bars in

Concrete Block

Specimens

Scammell, J. M.Sc. Sharma Saskatchewan Reassessing the

Watershed Authority stability of Gardiner

Dam

Schmid, B. M.Eng. Barbour N/A

Sekulovic Mac- M.Sc. Feldman NSERC Discovery The Effects of

Lean, M.

Grant, Departmental Casting Position and

Scholarship Bar Shape on the

Lap Length of Plain

Steel Bars in

Concrete Splice

Specimens

Serediak, N. Ph.D. Putz / Dr. Ellie Lakehead University Predictive models for

Prepas, student, NSERC small stream nutrient

Lakehead CRD Grant exports under

Univ.*

mixedwood and

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Sibley, B. M.Sc. Putz NSERC Discovery

coniferous cover

types in the Canadian

Boreal Forest

Utilization of water

treatment plant

residual solids for

phosphorous control

Smith, L. Ph.D. Barbour / Jim

Hendry*

Hydrogeochemistry

of Cretaceous Shale

Aquitards in

Saskatchewan

Song, V. Ph.D. Boulfiza

Stevens, D. M.Sc. Fleming City of Saskatoon Rapid Stabilization of

MSW and enhanced

LFG production

Stone, J. M.Eng. Fredlund /

Barbour

unfunded

Tallon, L. Ph.D. Barbour / Bing

Si*

Syncrude and

Scholarship

Thomson, J. M.Sc. Hawkes Cameco Research

Contract

Spatial and Temporal

variabity of water and

energy in mine waste

cover systems,

School of the

Environment and

Sustainability

Hydrogeolical

Investigations for

Shaft Sinking

Operations

Tong, P. M.Eng. Sparling None Calibration of the

patch load method for

guyed masts

Udey, A. M.Sc. Sparling NSERC Discovery,

Saskatchewan

Centre for Masonry

Design

Usova, N. M.Sc. Fleming Saskatoon Light &

Power

Realsitic wind loads

on unreinforced

masonry walls

Numerical Analysis of

Gas Flow in landfilled

MSW

Violot, M. M.Sc. Milne

Wandzura, C. M.Sc. Berthelot Investigate the use of

Crushed Concrete as

an Aggregate Supply

in Hot Mix Asphalt

Concrete Mixes

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Wang, Y. Ph.D. Wegner /

Sparling

Yang, M. Ph.D. Barbour /

Howard

Wheater* /

Andrew

Ireson*

Vibration-based

damage detection on

a multi-girder bridge

superstructure

Water and salt

transport dynamics

TBD in soil covers

over saline-sodic

shale at oil sands

mine sites.

Durability of flax fibrereinforced

concrete

Yaremko, C. M.Sc. Wegner Agricultural

Development Fund

Young, J. M.Sc. Park TBD

Yousif, S. M.Sc. Berthelot Modeling of

Intelligent

Transportation

Systems within

Alternative Funding

Mechanisms for

Public Transportation

Projects

Zacaruk, J. Ph.D. Sparling / None Reliability Based

Feldman

Service Life

Prediction of Existing

and Repaired Bridge

Structures

Zettl, J. M.Sc. Barbour S. Lee Barbour Infiltration Testing of

coarse textured

layered soils

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars

Name Country Collaborator(s)

Agarwal, S. (VS) India Berthelot

Bews, B. (RE) Barbour

Coziahr, C. (RA) Park

Huang, M. (RA) China Barbour

Khodashenas, S. (VS) Iran Mazurek / Kells

Kumar, S. (PDF) Putz / E. Prepas - Lakehead University*

Lahmira, B. (PDF) Barbour

Latimer, M. (SS) Barbour

Nazemi, A.R. (PDF) Elshorbagy

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Scale, K. (SS) Fleming

Sharma, V. (RA) Mazurek

Soltanzadeh, H. (PDF) Hawkes

Szabo, A. (SS) Canada Sparling / Sharma

Tadikonda, V. (PDF) India Sharma

Watson, B. (PDF) Putz

Watson, B. (RA) Putz

Yan, B. (VS) China Kells

Young, J. (RA) Park

Zettl, J. (RE) Barbour

Note: SS – Summer Student; PDF - Post-doctoral Fellow; VS - Visiting Scholar; RA –

Research Associate; RE – Research Engineer

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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING – LIST OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED

PERSONNEL

Graduate Students

Name Degree Supervisor(s) Support Area

Ajami, R. M.Sc. Dinh Self Embedded Network

Firewall on FPGA

Aldahami, A. M.Eng. Dinh

Alferidi, A. M.Sc. Billinton / Karki

Alzahawi, T. Ph.D. Sachdev /

Gokaraju

Andalibi, Z. Ph.D. Nguyen / Salt TRLabs,

Supervisors

Babiy, M. M.Sc. Gokaraju NSERC DG, U of S

Teaching

Assistantships

NSERC DG. Design and Implementation

of a Special Protection

Scheme for Online Voltage

Instability Prevention

Channel Estimation and

Frequency Synchronization

in Coded MIMO-OFDM

Systems

Turn-to-Turn Fault

Detection in Transformers

Using Negative Sequence

Currents

Baker, G. M.Sc. Gokaraju Working fulltime

with Littlefuse

Startco (Self-

Supported),

ARc Flash Detection

Bakhsh, R. M.Sc. Faried Coordinated Control of Two

FACTS Controllers for

Damping Power System

Oscillations

Balakrishnan,

P.

M.Sc. Wahid

Ballendine, J. M.Sc. Kasap Anrad Grant Modeling of Time-of-Flight

Transient Photocurrent in

a-Se Photoconductors

Berscheid, B. M.Sc. Nguyen / Salt Self FPGA-Based DOCSIS

Upstream Demodulation

Chandrasekar,

S.

M.Sc. Gokaraju NSERC DG Short Circuit Models for

Variable Speed Wind

Turbine Generators

Chen, D. Ph.D. Ko NSERC DG Algorithms and

Architectures for Decimal

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Chen, Z. M.Sc. Teng / Dinh

Transcendental Function

Computation

Droplet Routing for Digital

Microfluidic Biochips Based

on Microelectrod Dot Array

Architecture

Chow-

Sawatsky, T.

Ph.D. Gokaraju NSERC Industrial

Postgraduate

Scholarship (IPS).

U of S Scholarship.

Coordination of Generator

Protection with Excitation

System and Transmission

Line Controls

Churko, J. M.Sc. Dinh Supervisor Virtual Environment

Training for Upper Extreme

Amputee

Das, M. M.Sc. Wahid

Dechka, K. M.Sc. Salt Predistortion to correct for

imperfections in RF-DAC

Dhungana, D. M.Sc. Karki

Duong, X.Q. M.Sc. Nguyen Supervisor Digital Resampling and

Timing Recovery in QAM

Systems

El-Kharbawe,

N.

Ph.D. Faried Scholarship and

Supervisor

Elsamahy, M. Ph.D. Faried Egyptian

Goverment

Scholarship

Errington, A. Ph.D. Daku Industry

Parthership

Fan, L. M.Eng. Chen

Fentie, D. M.Sc. Gokaraju /

Faried

NSERC Industrial

Postgraduate

Scholarship with

Magna Electric

(IPS-1). U of S

Scholarship.

Damping Power System

Oscillations using Static

Phase Shifters

Impacts of Midpoint FACTS

Controllers on the

Coordination Between

Generator Phase Backup

Protection and Generator

Capability

3D Positioning and

Mapping in Underground

Mines

Transient Modeling and

Protection of the Sen

Transformer

Fogal, B. Ph.D. Kasap Supervisor's Grant Characterization of the

Electrical Properties of a-

Se Photoconductors for Xray

Image Detector

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Applications

Fretz, T. M.Sc. McCrosky /

Dodds

Frey, J. M.Sc. Kasap Supervisor's Grant Dark Current in Modern a-

Se Image Detectors

Grant, H. M.Sc. Dodds Self Acquisition and Tracking of

Weak GPS Signals as

Received by Cellular

Telephones

Grant, H. Ph.D. Nguyen / Salt (Topic yet to be

determined)

Griffiths, D. M.Sc. McCrosky TRLabs

Scholarship

Gyawali, U. Ph.D. Chen / Karki

Haluzan, D. Ph.D. Klymyshyn /

Achenbach

NSERC PGSD,

TRLabs

Fellowship, ECE

Department

Scholarship,

NSERC Discovery

Grants, TRLabs

Scholarship.

RF MEMS

capacitors/switches using

XRL

Hashemi, M. Ph.D. Achenbach TSE Solid-State Nanopores

Electrophoretic Prion

Detector Fabrication

Hawkins, W. M.Sc. Daku (Part Time) Investigation of Data

Fusion Algorithms for an

Underground In-Mine

Vehicle Positioning System

Hosseini, M. Ph.D. Klymyshyn NSERC Discovery

Grant (D.

Klymyshyn)

Islam, A.M. M.Sc. Wahid Hardware Implementation

of Duabechies Wavelet

Transforms Using Folded

AIQ Mapping

Janbakhsh, M. M.Eng. Dinh

Jiang, Y. Ph.D. Chen Thesis not completed.

Jin, X. M.Sc. Ko

Julius, S. M.Sc. Dinh TRLabs Design and Implementation

of an ETSI-SDR-OFDM

Transmitter with Power

Amplifier Linearizer

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Kalra, V. M.Sc. Dinh / Wahid Self Comparative Analysis of

H.264 with the Other Video

Codecs: DIRAC PRO-VC2

and AVS CHINA-P7

Kang, D. Ph.D. Gokaraju /

Chen

Khan, T.H. Ph.D. Wahid

Kowalyshen,

M.

M.Sc. Kasap /

Johanson

Working full-time

with March

Consulting (Self-

Supported).

Wide-Area Protection:

Coordination of Zone 3

Protection

Photoinduced Dichroism in

Amorphous As2Se3 Thin

Films

Li, S. Ph.D. Daku Optimizing the Location

Estimate of an Acoustic

Source Producing a Finite-

Duration, Small Time-

Bandwidth Product Signal

Liu, H. Ph.D. Ko NSERC SPG /

NSERC DG

Liu, P. M.Eng. Faried Power System Dynamics

Liu, X. Ph.D. Klymyshyn NSERC Discovery

Grant (D.

Klymyshyn)

Loi, C.K. M.Sc. Ko Dean''s

Scholarship /

NSERC IPS

Loi, K. Ph.D. Ko

Maddela, G. M.Sc. Gokaraju Teaching

Assistantships and

Self-Supported

Field-Programmable Gate-

Array (FPGA)

Implementation of Low-

Density Parity-Check

(LDPC) Decoder in Digital

Video Broadcasting -

Risk Assessment of Power

Systems

Maingi, G. M.Eng. Karki

Malhotra, U. M.Sc. Gokaraju NSERC DG, U of S An Adaptive Add-On

Scholarship. Control System for a

Unified Power Flow

Controller

Martuza, M. M.Sc. Wahid

Meyer, T. Ph.D. Johanson /

Kasap

Mondol

Ahmed, M.

Ph.D. Teng High-Performance

Computing Architecture for

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Mortensen, D. M.Sc. Kasap

Biological Neural

Simulations

Supervisor's Grant Charge Trapping in a-Se

and Scholarship Based X-ray

Photoconductors

Mostafa, A. M.Sc. Wahid / Ko

Najafee, S.B. Ph.D. Nguyen Spectrum Sensing in

OFDM-Based Cognitive

Radio (student studying

under the Western Deans'

Agreement from the

University of Manitoba

Nguyen, X. Ph.D. Nguyen U of S Scholarship, Cooperative Techniques in

Supervisor Wireless Communication

Networks

Noete (nee M.Sc. Klymyshyn NSERC IPS and High Aspect Ratio

Schaffer), M.

TRLabs Fellowship Microstructure Coupler

Okada, G. Ph.D. Kasap

Pachai Chettiar M.Sc.

Sadasivam, K.

Kasap

Pajuelo, E. Ph.D. Gokaraju NSERC DG, U of S Co-ordination of Generator

Scholarship. Protection with Excitation

Control & Generator

Capability

Pan, S. M.Sc. Faried / NSERC DG Damping Power System

Gokaraju

Oscillations Using A Phase

Imbalanced Hybrid Series

Capacitive Compensation

Scheme

Panigrahi, S. M.Sc. Kasap Supervisor's Grant Europium and Samarium

Doped

Fluorochlorozirconate

(FCZ) Glasses for

Optoelectronics

Applications: Thermal and

Optical Properties

Pham, T.T. Ph.D. Nguyen U of S Scholarship, Wireless Relay Networks

Supervisor with Imperfect Channel

State Information

Pourhaj, P. M.Sc. Teng Scalable Parallel

Architecture For Biological

Neural Simulation On

Hardware Platforms

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Qian, Z. M.Sc. Takaya

Rai, D. Ph.D. Gokaraju /

Faried

NSERC Alexander

Graham Bell

Canada Graduate

Scholarship.

Rashidian, A. Ph.D. Klymyshyn TRLabs

Scholarship

Power System Dynamics

Enhancement Through

Phase Unbalanced and

Adaptive Control Schemes

in Series FACTS

X-Ray lithography for batch

fabrication of polymerbased

antenna structures

with improved performance

characteristics

Ren, Y. Ph.D. Chen / Karki

Rowe, M. M.Sc. Dinh

Salooja, M. PGD Dodds Self

Sandhu, K. M.Eng. Wahid

Schneider, J. M.Sc. Teng Adaptive filtering for

removal of body motion

artifact in ECG

Sehgal, P. M.Sc. Sachdev Supervisor

Shakya, B. M.Sc. Karki / Billinton Reliability Worth Evaluation

of Power Distribution

System

Sharma, P. M.Sc. Gokaraju NSERC DG Stability Analysis of Power

Systems with Distributed

Generation

Shrestha, B. M.Sc. Gokaraju NSERC DG, U of S

Scholarship.

Out-of-Step Protection and

Stability Analysis Using

State-Plane Analysis

Shrestha, S. M.Sc. Wahid Hybrid DWT-DCT

Algorithm for Image and

Video Compression

Applications

Siourounis, M. M.Sc. Daku

Srinivasan, S. M.Sc. Gokaraju Working full-time

with Intergraphics

(Self-Supported).

A Functional Link Network

Based Adaptive Power

System Stabilizer

Tajallipour, R. M.Sc. Wahid Efficient Data Encoder for

Endoscopic Imaging

Applications

Tayfeh

Aligodarz, M.

Ph.D. Klymyshyn TRLabs

Fellowship, ECE

Department

Scholarship,

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NSERC Discovery

Grant (D.

Klymyshyn)

Thapa, S. Ph.D. Karki / Billinton Operating Risk Analysis of

Wind Integrated Generation

Systems

Tran, T. M.Eng. Karki No Thesis Completed.

Uddin, S. M.Sc. Chen Radiation Hardening of a

Operational Amplifier

Ullah, N. M.Eng. Faried

Unal, I. M.Sc. Faried Damping Power System

Oscillations Using an

SSSC-Based Hybrid Series

Capacitive Compensation

Scheme

Voykin, A. M.Eng. Bolton

Walornyj, M. M.Sc. Kasap

Wang, G. Ph.D. Teng Field programmable digital

microfluidics

Wang, T. Ph.D. Chen / Dinh NSERC PCS &

Supervisor

Radiation Tolerant Analog

Circuits

Wang, X. Ph.D. Dinh / Teng Biomedical Radar Sensing

and Sensor

Communications Using

Ultra Wideband

Technology

Wang, Z. M.Sc. Dinh / Ko

Windels, N. M.Sc. Teng NSERC IPS Reconfigurable Digital

Microfluidics Platform

Architecture Using High-

Power CMOS Processes

Xia, X. M.Sc. Teng Body Motion Capture for

Near-Fall Detection Using

Wireless Sensor Network

Yan, X. Ph.D. Chowdhury

Yang, X. M.Sc. Chen / Dinh Supervisor A Wearable Real-Time

System for Physical Activity

Recognition and Fall

Detection

Zacharias, D. M.Eng. Gokaraju Self-Supported. Digital Control of Power

Systems

Zhang, J. M.Eng. Chen / Karki

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Zhang, Z. Ph.D. Chen / Dinh

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars

Name Country Collaborator(s)

Belev, G. (RA) Kasap

Campbell, D.A. (SS) Achenbach

Choi, Y. (PDF) Dinh / Shi

Hui, S.L. (SS) Johanson / Kasap

Koughia, K. (RA) Kasap

Nguyen, T.N. (VS) USA Nguyen

Pelet, E. (PDF) Salt

Rashidian , A. (PDF) Klymyshyn

Sivaramakrishnan, R. (VS) Hyderabad, India Gokaraju

Srinivas, E. (VS) Hyderabad, India Gokaraju

Subramanian, V. (PDF) Achenbach / Klymyshyn

Tonchev, D. (RA) Kasap

Vadlamudi, V.V. (VS) India Karki

Wells, J.G. (RE) Achenbach / Klymyshyn

Wyatt, K. (SS) Achenbach

Note: RE - Research Engineer; PDF - Post-doctoral Fellow; VS - Visiting Scholar; RA –

Research Associate; SS - Summer Student

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

Graduate Students

Name Degree Supervisor(s) Support Area

Abbas, M. M.Sc. Schoenau /

Burton

Adesola, A.O. M.Sc. Odeshi Microstructural

aspects of the

mechanical

response of

Aluminum 2099

and 6061alloys to

dynamic shock

loading

Akbari, S. M.Sc. Simonson /

Besant

NSERC/Venmar CRD

Grant

Neural network

modeling of

RAMEE

Akhiani, H. Ph.D. Szpunar NSERC Strategic Zr Alloys For

Supercritical

Water

Environment

Akon, A. M.Sc. Bugg

Alvani, S. Ph.D. Fotouhi NSERC/Self Strength of Thinwalled

Jointed

Connections using

Finite Element

Analysis- a Plastic

Investigation

Amanie, J. Ph.D. Oguocha /

Yannacopoulos

Amini, M. M.Sc. Szyszkowski /

Johnston

Self Effect of

Submerged Arc

Welding

Parameters on the

Microstructure of

SA516 and A709

Steels

Mechanics and

Stiffness of the

Proximal Tibial

Bone in

Osteoarthritic

Conditions: a

Simulation Study

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Amini, M. Ph.D. Johnston /

Szyszkowski

Finite element

analyses of the

osteoarthritic joint

Arafin, M. Ph.D. Szpunar Role of the Grain

Boundaries and

Microstructure on

the Environment

Assisted Cracking

of Pipeline Steels

Armin, A. Ph.D. Fotouhi /

Szyszkowski

U of S scholarship/

NSERC

Mechanics of the

soil-tool interaction

in robotic assisted

farming

Bawolin, N. Ph.D. Chen / Zhang Modeling the

Time-Dependent

Mechanical

Properties of

Tissue

Engineering

Scaffolds

Beriault, D. M.Sc. Simonson /

Besant

NSERC/ Venmar CRD

Grant

Membrane

selection and

RAMEE prototype

testing

Active RAMEE

Beshr, M.H. Ph.D. Besant / NSERC/ Venmar CRD

Simonson Grant

Boire, S.E. Ph.D. Szyszkowski /

High Power X-ray

Chapman

Diffractive Optics

for Synchrotron

Biomechanical

Research

Cao, L. Ph.D. Zhang

Cao, Y. Ph.D. Chen Discrete modeling

of hysteresis and

sliding mode

control for

piezoelectric

actuators

Einian, M. Ph.D. Bergstrom / Mechanical

Large-eddy

Sumner Engineering Graduate simulation of the

Scholarship/

flow around a

supervisors

surface-mounted

finite square prism

Eldeeb, R.M. M.Sc. Simonson Dean's Scholarship TRNSYS

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Eslami Samani,

M.

Ph.D. Bergstrom Dean's

Scholarship/supervisor

modeling of HAMP

Large eddy

simulation of flows

over obstacles

Farhat, H. Ph.D. Evitts / Oguocha Libya Government

Fauchoux, M. Ph.D. Simonson / Torvi NSERC DG Heat and moisture

transfer panel

Gao, S. M.Sc. Besant / Evitts

Ghadiri

Ph.D. Simonson / NSERC/ Venmar CRD Testing single

Moghaddam, D.

Besant Grant

LAMEE panels

Ghazy, A. Ph.D. Bergstrom Mechanical

Engineering Graduate

Gholizadeh, H. Ph.D. Burton /

Schoenau

Hall, B. M.Sc. Achenbach /

Yang

Heidari Khormizi,

S.

Scholarship/ supervisor

Computational

models for fire

flows

NSERC and CRC MEMS for sensor

applications

Ph.D. Fotouhi NSERC/GTF Navigation of

wheeled mobile

robot in outdoor

setting

Hemingson, H.B. M.Sc. Simonson /

Besant

Hossain, S. Ph.D. Bergstrom /

Chen

NSERC CGS The Impacts of

Outdoor Air

Conditions and

Non-Uniform

Exchanger

Channels on a

Run Around

Membrane Energy

Exchanger

Computational

fluid dynamics for

modeling flow

through tissue

scaffolds

Huang, J. Ph.D. Zhang

Huang, J. M.Sc. Zhang

Huenison, H. Ph.D. Lanovaz / Chen Investigation into

the influence of

tissue properties

due to obesity on

knee joint

malalignment

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Igbalajobi, A. M.Sc. Sumner /

Bergstrom

The effect of a

splitter plate on

the flow around a

surface-mounted

finite circular

cylinder

Javadian, S. Ph.D. Szpunar Contract Nanostructural

MgO Coating for

Special

Applications

Kang, D. Ph.D. Chen / Burton abc

Kuppa, K.S. M.Sc. Besant / Evitts

Lei, L. M.Sc. Zhang /

Bergstrom

Li, J. M.Eng. Chen Project based

thesis.

Li, M. Ph.D. Chen Modeling of the

Dispensing-Based

Tissue Scaffolds

Fabrication

Processes

Li, W.(. Ph.D. Burton / Habibi Scholarship

Lin, Y. Ph.D. Burton / Co-

Supervised with

Yang Shi*

Liu, C. M.Sc. Chen / Bugg Fabrication of

Living Cell

Scaffolds and

Visualization with

SR

Liu, L. Ph.D. Wu / Zhang NSERC Biological system

modeling and

parameter

estimation

Mamun, S. M.Eng. Yang NSERC and CRC Processing

conditions on the

fabrication of

diamond nanotips

Miao, Y. M.Sc. Zhang A New Strain

Sensor Based on

Pure CNT Films.

Moazamigoodarzi,

N.

Ph.D. Bergstrom Large eddy

simulation of finite-

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size particles in a

turbulent flow

Modi, S. M.Sc. Zhang

Mondragon, C.A. M.Sc. Fotouhi NSERC Dynamics and

Motion Control of

a Robot

Manipulator

Mostaghimi-

Ghomi, H.

M.Sc. Odeshi Adiabatic shear

localization in AISI

1340 and 4340

steels: The

influence of

microstructure and

geometry

Muddada, R. M.Sc. Zhang Supervisor Towards Resilient

Supply Chain

Networks.

Namvar, R. M.Sc. Simonson /

Besant

NSERC/ Venmar CRD

Grant

Transient LAMEE

performance

Nezakat, M. Ph.D. Szpunar NSERC Strategic Stainless Steels

for Supercritical

Water

Environment

Nguyen, T. M.Eng. Johnston / Prof.

Saija

Kontulainen*

MRI-based

characterizations

of hip

morphometry and

strength

Niakan, H. Ph.D. Yang / Szpunar NSERC and CRC Diamond-like

carbon based

nanocomposite

thin films for

aerospace

applications

Onyeka, I. M.Sc. Yang / Prof. A.

Hirose - Physics

and Engineering

Physics*

Paakkonen (at U

of Oulu), T.

NSERC and CRC CVD of

Nanocrystalline

diamond thin films

Ph.D. Simonson CFD modeling of

heat exchanger

fouling

NSERC/ Venmar CRD VOC transfer in

Besant Grant

RAMEE system

Patel, H. M.Sc. Simonson /

Peng, J. Ph.D. Chen Modeling and

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Preiss, T. M.Sc. Burton /

Schoenau

Graduate Scholarship -

$16,000.00/yr.

Control of

Piezoelectric

Actuators

Rahman, K. M.Sc. Szpunar 3-d Synchrotron

Imaging of

Nucleation and

Growth of Cracks

in Aluminum

Alloys

Rasouli, M. M.Sc. Simonson NSERC/Venmar CRD

Grant

Razavi Tousi, S. Ph.D. Szpunar

Rezaei, M. PGD Oguocha Self NA

Rezazadeh, M. Ph.D. Torvi University of

Saskatchewan Ph.D.

Graduate Scholarship,

NSERC

Riihimaki (at U of

Oulu), M.

Ph.D. Simonson NSERC DG (at U of S:

Feb-May 2010)

Robson, L. M.Sc. Torvi UofS Scholarship,

NSERC

Rostamy, N. Ph.D. Sumner /

Bergstrom

Mechanical

Engineering Graduate

Scholarship

Building Energy

Simulation of a

Run-Around

Membrane Energy

Exchanger

(RAMEE)

Fouling of heat

exchanger

surfaces

The near-wake

structure of a

surface-mounted

finite circular

cylinder

Saad, G. Ph.D. Bugg

Saba, O. M.Sc. Odeshi The effects of heat

flux and

temperature on

the mechanical

behaviour of fibre

reinforced epoxy

matrix composites

Schenstead, A. M.Sc. Bugg

Sharbati, E. Ph.D. Szyszkowski Dept. Scholarship (Jan Active control of

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Shen, S. M.Sc. Oguocha / Spiro

Yannacopoulos*

1/07 - Dec 31/10) vibrations through

mass

configuration

Self Effects of Welding

Parameters on

Mechanical and

Fatigue Properties

of Submerged Arc

Welded HSLA

Steel Joints

Shi, W. Ph.D. Zhang / Prof. Li.

Chen - Electrical

and Computer

Engineering*

Shi, Y. M.Sc. Oguocha Self Effects of cooling

rate on properties

of leade-free

solders

Soh, T. Ph.D. Szpunar Direct Conversion

of Nuclear Fission

Energy into

Electricity

Tang, Y. Ph.D. Yang CRC and NSERC Plasma and Ion

Beam Enhanced

Chemical Vapour

Deposition of

Diamond and

Diamond-Like

Carbon

Umoh, U.B. M.Sc. Szyszkowski /

Johnston

Mechanics and

Stiffness of the

Distal Radius

Bone in

Osteporosis

Conditions: a

Simulation Study

Wang, J. Ph.D. Zhang Supervisor

Woods, S. M.Sc. Szyszkowski Analysis and

computer

simulation of

optimal vibrations

of under-actuated

mechanical

system

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Yackulic, M.M. M.Sc. Burton /

Schoenau

Yan, X. M.Sc. Bergstrom /

Chen

Yang, L. Ph.D. Yang Chinese Scholarship

Council and NSERC

Yu, M. M.Eng. Besant / Evitts /

Yang

Investigation in the

Application of

Complex

Algorithms to

Recurrent

Generalized

Neural Networks

for Modeling

Dynamic System.

Modeling of fluid

flow in perfusion

and non-perfusion

bioreactors

Transformation of

carbon nanotubes

to diamond

Characterization

Of Caking Process

In A Potash Bed

Yu, M. Ph.D. Zhang / Yang NESERC and CRC CNT thin films for

sensor

applications

Zaman, A. M.Sc. Bergstrom Two-fluid models

for developing

gas-particle flows

in a duct

Zettl, B.A. Ph.D. Zhang

Zhan, E.J. M.Sc. Zhang CIHR Fundamental

Study of

Measurement of

Low Concentration

Hydrogen Sulfide

in Sera Using

Carbon Nanotube.

Zhang, C. Ph.D. Yang Chinese schorship

council and NSERC

DLC for

biomedical

applications

Zhang, L. M.Sc. Zhang

Zhang, L. M.Sc. Yang NESERC and CRC C-B-N thin films

Zhang, X. PGD Wu

Zhang, Z. M.Sc. Zhang Modeling and

Studying of

Directional Friction

on the Fully

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Lubricated

Surface with

Regular

Anisotropic

Asperities

Zhang, Z. M.Sc. Zhang / Chen Self Modeling and

Understanding of

Directional Friction

on the Fully

Lubricated

Surface with

Regular

Anisotropic

Asperities

Zhao, N.F. M.Eng. Chen Fabrication and

Characterization

of Anisotropic-

Friction Surfaces

Postdoctoral Fellows, Summer Students, Visiting Scholars, Etc.

Name Country Collaborator(s)

Akhtar, P.M. (VS) India Bergstrom

Backstrom, K. (VS) Zhang

Barari, S. (VS) Zhang

Cheng, L. (PDF) Zhang

Fu, Y. (VS) Chen

Gellert, C. (SS) Johnston

Han, L. (VS) Shi

Han, L. (PDF) Wu

Hemingson, H.B. (M.Sc.)

Hussain, T. (VS) Yang

LePoudre, P. (VS) Simonson / Besant

Liu, S. (VS) Chen

Mahmood, G. (RA) Simonson / Besant

Muddada, S. (SS) Zhang

Niwas, S. (PDF) India Zhang

Pyra, D. (SS) Simonson / Besant

Robson, L. (SS) Torvi

Seung Ho, C. (VS) Burton

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Talukdar, P. (VS) India Simonson / Torvi

Talukdar, P. (VS) Simonson

Tao, Z. (VS) Zhang

Vakil, M. (PDF) Canada Nikiforuk / Fotouhi

Wang, Y. (SS) Johnston

Note: RE - Research Engineer; PDF - Postdoctoral Fellow; VS - Visiting Scholar; RA -

Research Associate; SS - Summer Student

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS – LIST OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED

Graduate Students

PERSONNEL

Name Degree Supervisor Support Area

Barua, A. M.Sc. J.P. St. Maurice Supervisor ISAS

Bassey, B. M.Sc. N. Sidhu Self-funded Med.

Physics

Bathgate, A. M.Sc. D. Degenstein Supervisor ISAS

Bazylewski, P. M.Sc. G.S. Chang GTF/Devolved/

Supervisor

P&EP

Bertwistle, D. M.Sc. J. Bergstrom CLS

D. Sanders

CLS

Bewer, B. Ph.D. D. Chapman Anatomy & Cell Med.

Biology

Physics

Boots, M. M.Sc. A. Moewes PGS NSERC/GEA/

Supervisor

P&EP

Boyko, T. Ph.D. A. Moewes PGS NSERC/GEA/

Supervisor

P&EP

Briand, L. M.Sc. G. Sarty Self-funded Med.

Physics

Choudhury, S. M.Sc. A. Moewes GTF/Devolved/ P&EP

G.S. Chang Supervisor

Chowdhury, M. Ph.D. J.P. St. Maurice GTF/Devolved/

Supervisor

ISAS

Crewson, C. M.Sc. C. Ranagacharyulu Supervisor P&EP

Ding, Y. M.Sc. A. Hirose Equity

Schol/Supervisor

PPL

Elgriw, S. Ph.D. C. Xiao GTF/Devolved/Currie/ PPL

Supervisor

Esmailikhadir, S. M.Sc. C. Xiao Supervisor PPL

Fiori, R. Ph.D. A. Koustov Self-funded ISAS

Forrest, J. M.Sc. G.S. Chang Devolved/Supervisor P&EP

Frias, W. Ph.D. A. Smolyakov Devolved/Supervisor PPL

Ghezelbash, M. M.Sc. A. Koustov Devolved/Supervisor ISAS

Gillies, M. Ph.D. J.P. St. Maurice Supervisor ISAS

Gillies, R. Ph.D. G. Hussey Supervisor ISAS

Green, R. Ph.D. A. Moewes PGS NSERC/GEA/

Supervisor

P&EP

Hthu, K. M.Sc. A. Hirose Supervisor PPL

Hubney, M. M.Sc. C. Xiao GTF/Devolved/

Supervisor

PPL

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Hunt, A. Ph.D. A. Moewes PGS NSERC/GEA/

Supervisor

P&EP

Hunter, D. M.Sc. M. Bradley Supervisor PPL

Husain, M. M.Sc. G.S. Chang Devolved/Supervisor P&EP

Huyghebaert, D. M.Sc. K. McWilliams Devolved/Supervisor ISAS

Iserhienrhien, B. Ph.D. J.P. St. Maurice Supervisor ISAS

Janzen, D. Ph.D. R. Dick Supervisor P&EP

Johnson, N. M.Sc. A. Moewes Devolved/Supervisor P&EP

Kleiv, R. Ph.D. T. Steele Univ. GTF/Supervisor P&EP

Krueger, K. M.Sc. C. Xiao GTF/Devolved PPL

Litt, S. Ph.D. A. Smolyakov Devolved/Supervisor PPL

Liu, Y. M.Sc. A. Hirose GTF/

Devolved/Supervisor

PPL

McDermott, E. M.Sc. A. Moewes GTF/

Devolved/Supervisor

P&EP

McLeod, J.A. Ph.D. A. Moewes PGS NSERC/GEA/

Supervisor

P&EP

McLeod, J.R. M.Sc. M. Bradley Self Funded PPL

Mori, D. M.Sc. A. Koustov Devolved/Kim/

Supervisor

ISAS

Muir, D. Ph.D. A. Moewes GTF/Johns/

Devolved/Supervisor

P&EP

Normand, E. M.Sc. A. Bourassa Equity

Schol/Supervisor

ISAS

Oraji, R. Ph.D. M. Ghezelbash Herzberg Schol. P&EP

Paul, P. Ph.D. T. Steele Supervisor P&EP

Perry, G. Ph.D. J.P. St. Maurice Kavadas/Supervisor ISAS

Purdy, S. Ph.D. M. Bradley GTF/

Devolved/Supervisor

PPL

Ratzlaff, M. M.Sc. T. Steele Equity P&EP

Regier, T. Ph.D. J. Tse/D. Jiang CLS CLS

Rieger, L. M.Sc. A. Bourassa New Faculty Graduate

Student Funding

ISAS

Sadowski, J. M.Sc. K. Tanaka GTF/

Devolved/Supervisor

P&EP

Sage, F. M.Sc. R. Dick GTF/Supervisor P&EP

Thalheimer, T. M.Sc. D. Degenstein Devolved/Supervisor ISAS

Varady, K. M.Sc. A. Smolyakov Supervisor PPL

Wang, Z. M.Sc. T. Steele Supervisor P&EP

Wiensz, T. Ph.D. D. Degenstein Univ. GTF/Supervisor ISAS

Wunderle, K. Ph.D. R. Dick Supervisor P&EP

Wurtz, W. Ph.D. R. Pywell Supervisor P&EP

Yang, J. Ph.D. J. Tse Devolved/Hartz/

Supervisor

P&EP

Zarifi, N. Ph.D. J. Tse Devolved/Supervisor P&EP

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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

Name Country Area Collaborator

Li, Y. China PPL A. Hirose

Liang, Y. P&EP J. Tse

Liu, D. China PPL A. Hirose

Onchi, T. Japan PPL A. Hirose

Xu, X. ISAS A. Manson

Tang, Y. China PPL A. Hirose

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING | RESEARCH REPORT

DECEMBER 2011

PART IV DIVISION / DEPARTMENT LISTS OF PUBLICATIONS


BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Publications of faculty in the College of Engineering are reported in their home

department sections.

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DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Publications of faculty in the College of Engineering are reported in their home

department sections.

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CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications

Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Iron catalyst supported on carbon

nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Effects of Mo promotion, Journal of Fuel, 90,

1139-1144.

Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Compression characteristics of

non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw grinds, Applied

Engineering in Agriculture, 26(4), 1-16.

Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2011). Grinding performance and physical

properties of non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw,

Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 549-561.

Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J. and Opoku, A. (2010). Pelleting characteristics

of selected biomass with and without steam explosion pretreatment, International

Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 3(3), 62-79.

An, S., Stone, H. and Nemati, M. (2011). Biological removal of nitrate by an oil reservoir

culture capable of autotrophic and heterotrophic activities: Kinetic evaluation and

modeling of heterotrophic process, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 190(1-3), 686-693.

Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.03.102

Boahene, P.E., Soni, K., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2011). Hydrotreating of coker light

gas oil on Ti-modified HMS supports using Ni/HPMo catalysts, Applied Catalysis B:

Environmental, 101(3-4), 294-305.

Chang, J., Lin, Y., Huang, L. and Duan, K. (2011). The effect of fermentation

configuration and FAN supplementation on ethanol production from sorghum grains

under very-high-gravity fermentation, J Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 42, 1-4.

Dadgar, S., E. S. Lee, T. L. V. Leer, T. G. Crowe, H. L. Classen and P. J. Shand.

(2011). Effect of acute cold exposure, age, sex and lairage on broiler breast meat

quality. Poultry Science, 90, 444-457.

Dalai, A.K. and Bassi, A. (2010). Bioenergy and Green Engineering. Preface, Energy &

Fuels, 24(9), 4627-4627.

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Deep, A., K. Schwean-Lardner, T. G. Crowe, B. I. Fancher and H. L. Classen. (2010).

Effect of light intensity on broiler production, processing characteristics and welfare.

Poultry Science, 89, 2326-2333.

Godwin, J. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Polypyrrole/poly(methylene blue) Composite

Electrode Films on Stainless Steel, Electrochem. Soc. Trans, 33(27), 181-188.

Guzman-Perez, C., Soltan, J. and Robertson, J. (2011). Kinetics of Catalytic Ozonation

of Atrazine in the Presence of Activated Carbon, Separation and Purification

Technology, 79, 8-14.

Hasan, N.S.M. and Peng, D. (2010). Excess Molar Enthalpies of Di-n-propyl ether + Din-butyl

ether + (1-Hexene or Tetrahydrofuran) at 298.15 K., Journal of Chemical and

Engineering Data, 56(4), 946-950.

Hasan, N.S.M. and Peng, D. (2011). Excess molar enthalpies of ternary mixtures (1hexene+tetrahydrofuran+2,2-dimethylbutane

or 2,3-dimethylbutane) at the temperature

298.15 K., Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 43(3), 323-328.

Hasan, N.S.M. and Peng, D. (2011). Excess molar enthalpies of ternary mixtures

(dibutyl ether or dipropyl ether + 2,2-dimethylbutane + 2,3-dimethylbutane) at the

temperature 298.15 K., Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 43(9), 1355-1360.

Headley, J.V., Peru, K.M., Mishra, S., Meda, V., Dalai, A.K., McMartin, D.W., Mapolelo,

M.M., Rodgers, R.P. and Marshall, A.G. (2010). Characterization of oil sands

naphthenic acids treated with ultraviolet and microwave radiation by negative ion

electrospray Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, Rapid

Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24, 3121-3126.

Issariyakul, T. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Biodiesel production from greenseed canola oil,

Energy & Fuels, 24(9), 4652-4658.

Issariyakul, T., Dalai, A.K. and Desai, P. (2010). Evaluating esters derived from mustard

oil (Sinapis alba) as potential diesel additives, J American Oil Chemists Society, 88(3),

391-391.

Kashaninejad, M. and Tabil, L.G. (2011). Effect of microwave-chemical pretreatment on

compression characteristics of biomass grinds, Biosystems Engineering, 108, 36-45.

Kashaninejad, M., Maghsoudlou, Y., Khomeiri, M. and Tabil, L.G. (2010). Resistance to

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airflow through bulk pistachio nuts (Kalleghochi variety) as affected by moisture content,

airflow rate, bed depth and fill method, Powder Technology, 203(2), 359-364.

Kumar, P., Nikakhtari, H., Nemati, M. and Hill, G.A. (2010). Oxidation of phenol in a

bioremediation medium using chlorine dioxide., Journal of Chemical Technology and

Biotechnology, 85(5), 720-725. Available online at:

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1002/jctb.2366

Lin, Y., Chien, W., Duan, K. and Chang, P. (2011). Effect of aeration timing and interval

during very-high-gravity ethanol fermentation, Process Biochemistry, 46, 1025-1028.

Liu, C., Lin, Y. and Bai, F. (2011). Ageing vessel configuration for continuous redox

potential-controlled very-high-gravity fermentation, J Bioscience and Bioengineering,

111, 61-66.

Liu, C., Lin, Y. and Bai, F. (2011). Development of redox potential-controlled schemes

for very-high-gravity fermentation, J Biotechnology, 153, 42-47.

Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Effects of nanotubes pore size

on the catalytic performances of iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Applied Catalysis A: General, 379, 129-134.

Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Tavasoli, A., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Effects of carbon

concentration in the precursor gas on the quality and quantity of carbon nanotubes

synthesized by CVD method., Applied Catalysis A: General, 372, 147-152.

Mapiour, M., Sundaramurthy, V., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Effects of hydrogen

partial pressure on hydrotreating of heavy gas oil derived from oil-sands bitumen:

Experimental and kinetics, Energy & Fuels, 24(2), 772-784.

Mapiour, M.L., Sundaramurthy, V. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Effects of the operating

variables on hydrotreating of heavy gas oil: Experimental, Modeling, and Kinetic

Studies, Fuel, 89, 2536-2543.

Mishra, S., Meda, V., Dalai, A.K., Headley, J.V., Peru, K.M. and McMartin, D.W. (2010).

Microwave treatment of naphthenic acids in water, Journal of Environmental Science

and Health, Part-A, 45, 1240-1247.

Mishra, S., Meda, V., Dalai, A.K., McMartin, D.W., Headley, J.V. and Peru, K.M. (2010).

Photocatalysis of Naphthenic Acids in Water, Journal of Water Resource and

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Protection, 2(7), 644-650.

Mohapatra, D., Mishra, S. and Meda, V. (2010). Plantains and their postharvest uses:

On overview. Stewart Postharvest: Review, International Journal for Reviews in Postharvest

Technology biology and Technology; Stewart Post harvest Review, 5(5), 1-11.

Monnier, J., Sulimma, H., Caravaggio, G. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Hydrodeoxygenation

of oleic acid and canola oil over alumina-supported metal nitrides., Applied Catalysis A:

General, 382, 176-180.

Mosqueda, M.R. and Tabil, L.G. (2011). Drying characteristics and lysine content of

wheat distiller's grain with solubles under three drying methods, Drying Technology,

29(7), 797-807.

Mungroo, R., Goud, V.V., Pradhan, N.C. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Modification of

epoxidized canola oil for lubricant formulations, Special Theme Review, Asia-Pacific

Journal of Chemical Engineering, 6, 14-22.

Naik, S., Goud, V.V., Rout, P.K. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Supercritical CO2 fractionation

of bio-oil produced from wheat-hemlock biomass, Bioresource Technology, 101(19),

7605-7613.

Naik, S., Goud, V.V., Rout, P.K., Jacobson, K. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Characterization

of Canadian biomass for alternative renewable biofuel., Renewable Energy, 35(8),

1624-1631.

Nie, X.D., Evitts, R.W., Besant, R.W. and Bolster, J. (2011). A New Technique to

Determine Convection Coefficients with Flow through Particle Beds, Journal of Heat

Transfer, 133(4), 1-8.

Nikakhtari, H., Kumar, P., Nemati, M. and Hill, G.A. (2010). Scale up of diesel oil

biodegradation in a baffled roller bioreactor, Chemosphere, 79(10), 1010-1016.

Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.03.001

Opoku, A., Tabil, L.G., Wang, G., Asbil, W., Broadbent, B. and Crerar, B. (2010).

Mechanical compression for the disinfestation of Hessian fly puparia in timothy hay:

effects of pressure, storage time and hay properties, Applied Engineering in Agriculture,

26(5), 909-917.

Pathak, K., Reddy, M.K. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Catalytic conversion of glycerol to value

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added liquid products, Applied Catalysis A: General, 372(2), 224-238.

Peng, D. and Hasan, N.S.M. (2011). Comment on "Isobaric (vapour + liquid) equilibria

for the (1-propanol + 1-butanol) binary mixture at (53.3 and 91.3) kPa"., Journal of

Chemical Thermodynamics, 43(3), 511-513.

Pickett, W., A.G. Day, L. Hagel, X. Sun, L. Day, B. Marlenga, R.J. Brison, P. Pahwa,

T.G. Crowe, D. Voaklander and J. Dosman. (2011). Socioeconomic status and injury in

a cohort of Saskatchewan farmers. The Journal of Rural Health, 27, 245-254.

Pinder, S.D., T.G. Crowe and P.N. Nikiforuk. (2011). Experimental testing of parametricmodel-based

takeoff performance monitoring strategy. Journal of Aircraft, 48, 56-65.

Powell, E.E., Bolster, J., Evitts, R.W. and Hill, G.A. (2011). Microbial Fuel Cell With a

Photosynthetic Microalgae Cathodic Half Cell Coupled to a Yeast Anodic Half Cell,

Energy Sources Part A: Recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects, 33(5), 440-448.

Shrestha, B. and Baik, O. (2010). THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, SPECIFIC HEAT, AND

THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY OF SAPONARIA VACCARIA SEED PARTICLES,

TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE, 53(5), 1717-1725.

Siaotong, B.A.C., Tabil, L.G., Panigrahi, S. and Crerar, B. (2010). Extrusion

compounding of flax fiber-reinforced polyethylene composites: effects of fiber content

and extrusion parameters, Journal of Natural Fibers, 7(4), 289-306.

Soni, K., Boahene, P.E. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Hydrotreating of gas oil on Ti-HMS

supported heteropolyacid catalysts, American Chemical Society, 55(2), 43-44.

Soni, K., Boahene, P.E., Mouli, K.C., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2011). Hydrotreating of

coker light gas oil on Ti-HMS supported heteropolytungstic acid catalysts, Applied

Catalysis A: General, 398, 27-36.

Soni, K., Mouli, K.C., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Influence of frame connectivity

of SBA-15 and KIT-6 supported NiMo catalysts for hydrotreating of gas oil., Catalysis

Letters, 136(1-2), 116-125.

Srilatha, K., Issariyakul, T., Lingaiah, N., Prasad, P.S., Kozinski, J. and Dalai, A.K.

(2010). Efficient esterification and transesterification of used cooking oil using 12-

Tungstophosphoric acid (TPA)/Nb205 catalyst, Energy & Fuels, 24(9), 4748-4755.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). Alkali-promoted trimetallic Co-Rh-

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Mo sulfide catalysts for higher alcohols synthesis from synthesis gas: Comparison of

MWCNT and activated carbon supports, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,

49, 6956-6963.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). Effect of Rh promoter on MWCNTsupported

alkali-modified MoS2 catalysts for higher alcohols synthesis from CO

hydrogenation., Applied Catalysis A: General, 381(1-2), 282-288.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). Intrinsic reaction kinetics of higher

alcohols synthesis from synthesis gas over sulfided alkali-promoted Co-Rh-Mo

trimetallic catalyst, Energy & Fuels, 24, 4130-4137.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). Synthesis of higher alcohols from

synthesis gas over Co-promoted alkali-modified MoS2 catalysts supported on

MWCNTs, Applied Catalysis A: General, 385, 153-162.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2011). Influence of porous characteristics of

the carbon support on alkali-modified trimetallic Co-Rh-Mo sulfided catalysts for higher

alcohols synthesis from synthesis gas, Applied Catalysis A: General, 393(1-2), 50-58.

Surisetty, V.R., Hu, Y.F., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). Structural characterization

and catalytic performance of alkali (K) and metal (Co and Rh)-promoted MoS2 catalysts

for higher alcohols synthesis, Applied Catalysis A: General, 392(1-2), 166-172.

Tang, K., An, S. and Nemati, M. (2010). Evaluation of autotrophic and heterotrophic

processes in biofilm reactors used for removal of sulphide, nitrate and COD,

Bioresource Technology, 101(21), 8109-8118. Available online at:

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.037

Tavasoli, A., Trepanier, M., Dalai, A.K. and Abatzoglou, N. (2010). Effects of

confinement in carbon nanotubes on the activity, selectivity, and lifetime of Fischer-

Tropsch Co/Carbon nanotube catalysts, J Chemical & Engineering Data, 55, 2757-

2763.

Trepanier, M., Dalai, A.K. and Abatzoglou, N. (2010). Synthesis of CNT-supported

cobalt nanoparticle catalysts using a microemulsion technique: Role of nanoparticle size

on reducibility, activity, and selectivity in Fischer-Trophsch reactions., Applied Catalysis

A: General, 374, 79-86.

Tripathy, A., Meda, V. and Panigrahi, S. (2010). Effect of Drying Methods on the

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Physical and Structural Changes in Oil-Seed Flax Fiber, SAE International Journal of

Commercial Vehicles, 3(1), 284-297. Available online at:

http://saecomveh.saejournals.org/content/3/1/284.abstract

Wang, H., Wang, D.M. and Chuang, K.T. (2011). A Sulfur Removal and Disposal

Process through H2S Adsorption and Regeneration: Breakthrough Behaviour

Investigation, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 89, 53-60.

Yu, Z., Guo, H. and Lague, C. (2010). Livestock Odor Dispersion Modeling: A Review,

Transactions of the ASABE, 53(4), 1231-1244.

Yu, Z., Guo, H. and Lague, C. (2011). Development of a Livestock Odour Dispersion

Model (LODM): Part I. Model Theory and Development, Journal of The Air And Waste

Management Association, 61(March), 269-276.

Yu, Z., Guo, H. and Lague, C. (2011). Development of a Livestock Odour Dispersion

Model (LODM): Part II. Evaluation and Validation, Journal of The Air And Waste

Management Association, 61(March), 277-284.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Boahene, P.E., Soni, K., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2011). Application of FeW catalysts

for hydroprocessing of heavy gas oil: Effect of different supports., 241st American

Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, New Orleans, USA, January 27-31,

Paper No. 55 (2).

Bryan, M. A., K. S. Schwartzkopf-Genswein, T. G. Crowe, L. González and J. Kastelic.

2010. Effect of cattle liner microclimate on core body temperature and shrink in market

weight heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 88 (E-Suppl 2): 20 (abstract).

Burlinguette, N. A., M. L. Strawford, J. M. Watts, K. P. C. Hui, T. G. Crowe, H. L.

Classen and P. J. Shand. 2010 (Invited). Thermal conditions within B-train trailers

transporting broiler chickens in Western Canada. Poultry Science. 89 (Suppl. 1): 802

(abstract).

Dadgar, S., H. L. Classen, T. G. Crowe and P. J. Shand. (2010). Exploring the

biochemical basis of DRD in broiler breast and thigh meat. Poultry Science. 89 (Suppl.

1): 366 (abstract).

Deep, A., K. Schwean-Lardner, T. G. Crowe, B. I. Fancher and H. L. Classen. (2010).

Impact of light intensity on broiler biological rhythms and welfare. Poultry Science. 89

(E-Suppl 1): 522 (abstract).

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Emami, S., Meda, V., Tyler, R.T. and Pickard, M. (2010). Impact of micronization on

rapidly digestible, slowly digestible and resistant starch concentrations in normal, highamylose

and waxy barleys., 5th International Technical Symp on Food Processing,

Monitoring Tech in Bioprocesses and Food Quality Management, Co, Potsdam, Berlin,

Germany, August 29- Sept 2, (CD Rom).

Goldhawk, C., E. Janzen, L. González, T. G. Crowe, J. Kastelic, E. Pajor and K.

Schwartzkopf-Genswein. (2010). Temperature during summer transport of Canadian

feeder cattle at high and low loading densities. Journal of Animal Science. 88 (E-Suppl

2): 318 (abstract).

Goldhawk, C. E. Janzen, L. A. Gonzá, T. G. Crowe, J. Kastelica and K. Schwartzkopf-

Genswein. 2011. Predicting internal trailer THI based on space allowance and ambient

THI during transport of fall-weaned beef calves. Canadian Journal of Animal Science.

91: 506 (abstract).

Greer, T., K. Schwartzkopf-Genswein, T. G. Crowe and L. A. Gonzá. 2011. The effect of

transport distance on cattle liner microclimate, live weight loss and carcass quality of

finished heifers during summer transport. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 91: 512

(abstract).

Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K. S., L. A. González and T. G. Crowe. (2010). Cattle

transport in North America – Current welfare research and future directions. Journal of

Animal Science. 88 (E-Suppl 2): 802-803 (abstract).

Soni, K., Boahene, P.E., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2011). Application of different

mesoporous supported Ni2P catalysts for the hydrotreatment of coker light gas oil.,

241st American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, New Orleans, USA,

January 27-31, Paper No. 55 (2).

Watts, J. M., L. J. Graff, M. L. Strawford, T. G. Crowe, N. A. Burlinguette, H. L. Classen

and P. J. Shand. (2010). Heat and moisture production in broilers during simulated

winter transport. Poultry Science. 89 (Suppl. 1): 522-523 (abstract).

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

Bolster, J., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Moisture Transfer with Silica Gel

Agglomerate Coating, 5th International Granulation Workshop and Conference,

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20 - 22, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Gao, S., Besant, R.W. and Evitts, R.W. (2011). Experimental Study on the Hygroscopic

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Relationship to Fracture Strength of Potash Particulate Test Specimens, 5th

International Granulation Workshop and Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20 -

22, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Mosqueda, M.R.P., Tabil, L.G., Rentsen, B. and Opoku, A. (2010). Drying

Characteristics of Wheat Distillers Grains with Solubles Under Three Methods,

ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, South Dakota State University,

Brookings, SD, September 18-19, Paper No. SD09-902.

Nie, X.D., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Salt Deposit at Particle Contact Points,

5th International Granulation Workshop and Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June

20 - 22, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations

Azargohar, R. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Study the effects of operating conditions on

supercritical CO2 extraction process of dehydrated bio-oil., Oral presentation at the 60th

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon SK, Canada, October 24-27.

Baroi, C. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Biodiesel production using solid acid catalysts, 60th

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Baroi, C. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Biodiesel Production Using Solid Acid Catalysts,

Presentation at the North American Catalysis Society Conference, Detroit, June 5-10.

Baroi, C., Issariyakul, T., Kalaru, S., Jacobson, K. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Biodiesel

production using soild acid catalysts, Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals,

Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010, Paper No. 481.

Biswas, P. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Catalytic performance of NiMo/Zr-SBA-15 catalyst for

the hydrotreating of bitumen derived heavy gas oil, University of Alberta Oilsands

Conference 2011, Edmonton, AB, February 22-24.

Biswas, P., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Hydrotreating activity study of NiMo/Zr-

SBA-15 catalyst using bitumen derived HGO, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Boahene, P. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Synthesis, characterization and catalytic

performance evaluation of different pore diameter SBA-15-supported FeW catalysts of

heavy gas oil hydrotreatment, 22nd North American Meeting, Detroit, USA, June 5-10,

2011.

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Boahene, P.E., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Application of different pore diameter

SBA-15 catalyst supports for heavy gas oil hydrotreatment using Fe-W catalyst,

Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December

15-20, 2010, Paper No. 504.

Boahene, P.E., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Application of Fe-W catalysts for

hydroprocessing of heavy gas oil: effect of using different supports, 60th Canadian

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Boahene, P.E., Soni, K., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2011). Application of FeW catalysts

for hydroprocessing of heavy gas oil: Effect of different supports, 241st ACS National

Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, USA, March 27-31, 2011.

Bolster, J., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Silica Gel Conglomerates Used for a

Novel Desiccant Coating, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, October 24th - 28th.

Choudhary, O., Kotikalapudi, C.M. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Hydrogenation and ring

opening of heavy molecules in light gas oil over Pt/Al-SBA-15 Catalysts, 60th Canadian

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Crowe, T. G., H. L. Classen, P. J. Shand and M. L. Strawford. 2011. Recent Research

in Poultry Transportation. Ontario Fitness for Transport Committee. Skype. Saskatoon,

SK. June 2.

Daalkhaijav, U. and Nemati, M. (2011). Biological removal of ammonia from

wastewaters using conventional and microbial fuel cell type bioreactors, World Water

Day - Student and Young Professional Workshop (Canadian Water Resources

Association and UofS), Saskatoon, 22 March.

Dadgar, S. H. L. Classen, T. G. Crowe and P. J. Shand. (2010). Recent research in

poultry transport. Canadian Meat Council Technical Symposium of Animal Care and

Handling. Toronto, ON. Sept 29- Oct 1.

Dadgar, S., M. L. Strawford, J. M. Watts, H. L. Classen, T. G. Crowe and P. J. Shand.

(2011). Poultry transportation challenges during cold winter. Association des

veterinaires en industrie animale (AVIA). Montreal, QC. Feb 23.

Dadgar. S, J. M. Watts, M. L. Strawford, N. A. Burlinguette, H. L. Classen, P. J. Shand

and T. G. Crowe. 2011. Poultry Transportation Challenges during Saskatchewan

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Winter. Presented to Staff at Prairie Pride (Saskatoon, SK.) and Lilydale (Wynyard, SK.)

June 28 and 29.

Dalai, A.K. (2011). Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

and Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemisytu, Shanxi Normal

University, April 28-29.

Dalai, A.K. (2011). Development of Iron and Cobalt Supported Carbon Nano-tubes:

Promising Novel Fischer-tropsch Catalysis for Liquid Fuels, Presented at the Petroleum

University, Champion, Beijing, School of Chemical Engineering, Tianjon University,

Tianjin, April 25-26.

Dalai, A.K., Adjaye, J. and Mapiour, M.L. (2010). Application of sulphur-promoted nitride

NiMo/F03cAF052O3 on hydroprocessing of light gas oil, 60th Canadian Chemical

Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Dalai, A.K., Azargohar, R. and Shewchuk, S.R. (2010). Application of activated carbons

prepared from biochar for soil amendment and crop yield improvement, 60th Canadian

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Dasila, P., Kotikalapudi, C.M. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Lumped kinetics of the

hydrocracking process and the effect of the modified NH4Y zeolites on the cracking of

LGO, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27,

2010.

Donald, J., Azargohar, R., Dalai, A.K. and Xu, C. (2010). Conversion of lignocellulosic

materials in hot-compressed and sub/supercritical water to fermentable sugars, 60th

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Gao, S., Besant, R.W. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Caking in Potash Fertilizers is a

Problem Caused Primarily by Water Absorption, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, October 24th - 28th.

Gao, S., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Simulation of Potash Cake Strength by

Discrete Element Method, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, October 24th - 28th.

Godwin, J. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Polypyrrole/poly(methylene blue) Composite Films

on Steel Electrodes, 218th ECS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 10 - 15.

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Godwin, J. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Polypyrrole/poly(methylene blue) Composite Films

on Steel Electrodes, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK,

October 24th - 28th.

Guzman-Perez, C., Robertson, J. and Soltan, J. (2010). Comparison of ozonation

processes catalyzed by alumina and activated carbon for the removal of Atrazine in

water, The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada,

October 24-27.

Hasan, N.S.M. and Peng, D. (2010). Excess Molar Enthalpies of Ternary Mixtures

Involving Ethers and Alkanes at the Temperature 298.15 K., 60th Canadian Society for

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Oct. 24-27.

Huang, J., Nemati, M. and Hill, G.A. (2010). Bioremediation of naphthenic acids in a

circulating-bed bioreactor, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, Canada, 24-27 October, Paper No. 113ENV4.

Huang, J., Nemati, M., Hill, G.A. and Headley, J.V. (2011). Batch and continuous

bioremediation of waters contaminated with naphthenic acids, World Water Day -

Student and Young Professional Workshop (Candian Water Resources Association and

UofS), Saskatoon, 22 March.

Huang, J., Nemati, M., Hill, G.A. and Headley, J.V. (2011). Biotreatment of linear and

cyclic naphthenic acids in a circulating packed bed bioreactor, OILSANDS 2011,

Edmonton, AB, 22-24 February.

Issariyakul, T. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Kinetics of transesterification of palm oil, 60th

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Jacobson, K. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Valorization of bio-oil from maple sawdust, 60th

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Jacobson, K., Mapiour, M., Azargohar, R., Ding, N., Tilay, A. and Dalai, A.K. (2011).

Wood pyrolysis oil upgrading via solvent extraction and hydroprocessing, Poster

presentation, AUTO21 2011 Conference, Windsor, ON, Canada, May 25-28.

Kennell, G.F. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Beyond Dilute Solution Theory, 60th Canadian

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, October 24th - 28th.

Kennell, G.F. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Multi-component Multi-dimensional Transport of

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Charge and Mass with Corresponding Electric Field, 218th ECS Meeting, Las Vegas,

NV, USA, October 10 - 15.

Kotikalapudi, C.M., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Hydrodesulphurization and

hydrodenitrogenation of gas oils derived from Athabasca bitumen over Ni-Mo/ZrTi-SBA-

15 catalysts, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr

24-27, 2010.

Li, J. and Wang, H. (2010). Kinetics Study of the Bunsen Reaction for Hydorgen

Production from H2S, 60th CSChE Conference, Saskatoon, SK, October 24-27.

Li, J. and Wang, H. (2011). Hydrogen Production from Hydrogen Sulfide via a Chemical

Splitting Cycle for Sustainable Oil Sand Bitumen Upgrading: Bunsen Reaction in

presence of Organic Solvent, Oilsands 2011, Edmonton, AB, February 22-15.

Lin, Y. (2010). Chen-Guang Liu, Yen-Han Lin, and Feng-Wu Bai "Growth characteristics

of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under redox potential-controlled very-high-gravity

conditions",, The 13th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress,

Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 5-8.

Lin, Y. (2010). Chen-Guang Liu, Yen-Han Lin, and Feng-Wu Bai, "Kinetic modeling of

redox potential-controlled very-high-gravity fermentation",, The 13th Asia Pacific

Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 5-8.

Lin, Y. (2010). Sijing Feng and Yen-Han Lin "Redox potential driven yeast

synchronization during high gravity ethanol fermentation",, Canadian Chemical

Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Sk, Oct 24-27.

Liu, C., Lin, Y. and Bai, F. (2011). Process Design for Continuous Very-High-Gravity

Ethanol Fermentation, Asian Congress on Biotechnology, Shanghai, China, May 11 -

15.

Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Kinetic study of promoted iron

catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Nanocatalysis

for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010.

Malek Abbaslou, R.M., Soltan, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Promoted iron nano-catalysts

for conversion of biosyngas to liquid fuels, Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals,

Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010, Paper No. 441.

Chemical and Biological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 189


Mapiour, M.L., Sundaramurthy, V., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Application of

sulphur-promoted nitride NiMo/cA2O3 on hydroprocessin of light gas oil, 60th Canadian

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Mohanty, S. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Effects of Addition of Citric Acid and Phosphorus on

the Hydrotreating Activity of NiMo/Al2O3 Catalysts., Presentation at the North American

Catalysis Society Conference, Detroit, June 5-10.

Mohanty, S., Kotikalapudi, C.M., Dalai, A.K. and Hu, Y. (2010). A study of dispersion of

nimo oxide and sulfide phases on mesoporous alumino-silicate supports for

hydrotreating reactions, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon,

SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Moreno, L., Loden, B., Nemati, M. and Predicala, B. (2010). Treatment of organic

wastewaters using microbial fuel cell technology, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, 24-27 October, Paper No. 117ENV4.

Moreno, M., Nemati, M. and Predicala, B. (2011). Microbial fuel cells in treatment of

contaminated waters, World Water Day- Student and Young Professional Workshop

(Canadian Water Research Association and UofS), Saskatoon, March 22.

Narayanasarma, P. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Hydrotreating activity of functionalized

mesoporous carbon supports for gas oil., Oral presentation at the 60th Canadian

Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon SK, Canada, October 24-27.

Narayanasarma, P., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2011). Hydrodesulphurization of coker

gas oil using functionalized mesoporous carbon supports - Implication of variation in

Molybdenum loading on catalyst properties and activity., 22nd North American Meeting,

Detroit, USA, June 5-10.

Nedunuri, R., Guzman-Perez, C., Himabindu, V. and Soltan, J. (2010). Adsorption of 2,

4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) on carbon nanotubes: Evaluation of equilibrium

characteristics, The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK,

Canada, October 24-27.

Nie, X.D., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Re-crystallization Near Contact Lines

between Salt Particles, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon,

SK, October 24th - 28th.

Nikakhtari, H., Wanning, S., Hill, G.A. and Nemati, M. (2010). Scale-up effects on

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oxygen mass transfer in roller bioreactors, 3rd IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry,

2010, Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 15-19 Augus, Paper No. 177, ENG4.

Nuncio, P., Wang, H. and Chuang, K.T. (2010). Study on Reaction between Hydrogen

Sulfide and Sulfuric Acid for H2 Production from H2S Splitting Cycle, 60th CSChE

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, October 24-27.

Paterson, G. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Ion exchange resins as heterogeneous catalysts

for the production of biodiesel, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Peng, D.Y. (2010). Application of a Reformulated Van Laar Equation., 60th Canadian

Society for Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada,

Oct. 24-27.

Rambabu, N., Azargohar, R. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Production of steam-activated

carbon from petroleum coke and effect of acid-treatment, 60th Canadian Chemical

Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Rezaei, E. and Soltan, J. (2010). Removal of formaldehyde from indoor air by catalytic

ozonation., The 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK,

Canada, October 24-27.

Rizwan, D. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Inhibition and deactivation of catalyst active sites by

non-basic nitrogen compounds and their selective removal using functionalized

polymer, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-

27, 2010.

Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K., L. Gonzalez, M. Bryan and T. Crowe. 2010. Impact of Beef

Cattle Transport on Welfare and Meat Quality. Canadian Meat Council Technical

Symposium on Animal Care and Handling, Toronto, ON. Sept 30, 2010.

Shewchuk, S.R. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). An elemental mercury emission control into the

environment approach for Saskatchewan, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Shewchuk, S.R., De, M., Azargohar, R. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). The design and analysis

of activated biochar material for the control of elemental mercury emission from

industrial facilities, 3rd International Biochar Conference, Brazil, September.

Shewchuk, S.R., Smith, D., Azargohar, R., De, M. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). The design of

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activated biochar material for the control of elemental mercury emission from industrial

facilities, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-

27, 2010.

Soleimani, M., Panigrahi, S., Tabil, L.G. and Oguocha, I.N. (2010). Crystallization and

Mechanical Properties of Biofiber-Polypropylene Composites, 18th Annual Meeting of

BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS)-Polymers & the Evironment: Emerging

Green Technologies & Science, Toronto, Ontario, 13-15 October, Paper No. P37.

Available online at: http://www.beps.org/downloads/BEPS_2010_DRAFT_Agenda.pdf

Soni, C. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Gasification of wheat dry distiller?s grains using oxygen

and steam as gasifying agents in a fixed bed reactor system, Third International

Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, Venice, Italy, November 8-11, Paper

No. Abstract 397.

Soni, C.G., Tavasoli, A., Ahangari, M.G. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Medium Btu value gas

and syngas via gasification process., ABIN Conference, London, ON, Canada, March

14-16.

Soni, K., Boahene, P.E., Mouli, K.C., Dalai, A.K. and Adjaye, J. (2010). Hydrotreating of

coker light gas oil on Ti-HMS supported heteropolytungstic acid catalysts, 60th

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Sonntag, G.S., Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Scott, R. (2010). Catalytic activity of

mono-dispersed alkali promoted MoS2 nanoparticles for higher alcohol synthesis from

syngas, 2010 Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Poster Event, University of

Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, August 27, 2010.

Sontakke, J.B., Yadav, G.D., Kozinski, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Optimization of

biodiesel production from canola oil using response surface methodology,

Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December

15-20, 2010, Paper No. 272.

Strawford, M. L., J. M. Watts, P. J. Shand, H. L. Classen and T. G. Crowe. 2011. How

core body temperature relates to physiological and behavioural responses of broiler

chickens during simulated transport. Annual Animal Behaviour and Welfare Retreat.

Waskesiu, SK. June 7-8.

Sun, Y. and Nemati, M. (2011). Simultaneous desulfurization and denitrification of

contaminated waters, World Water Day - Student and Young Professional Workshop

Chemical and Biological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 192


(Canadian Water Research Association, UofS), Saskatoon, 22 March.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). An intrinsic kinetic model for higher

alcohols synthesis from synthesis gas using sulfided alkali-promoted Co-Rh-Mo

trimetallic catalyst supported on MWCNTs, CHEMCON, 2010, Annamalinagar, Tamil

Nadu, India, December 27-29, 2010.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). Effect of textural properties of

carbon supports on alkali-promoted trimetallic Co-Rh-Mo sulfide catalysts for higher

alcohols synthesis from synthesis gas, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Surisetty, V.R., Hu, Y., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (2010). XANES characterization and

catalytic performance of alkali and metal (Co and Rh)-promoted MoS2 catalysts for

higher alcohols synthesis, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, Octobr 24-27, 2010.

Trepanier, M., Dorval, C.A., Dalai, A.K. and Abatzoglou, N. (2010). Intrinsic kinetics of

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with a CNT-supported RuKCo catalyst in fixed-bed reactor,

3rd International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, Ottawa, ON, August 27,

2010.

Trepanier, M., Dorval-Dion, C., Abatzoglou, N. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Intrinsic kinetics

of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with a CNT-supported RuKCo catalyst in fixed-bed

reactor, Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii,

December 15-20, 2010, Paper No. 479.

Wang, H., Marshall, C.L., Stair, P.C. and Elam, J. (2011). A Novel Pt-based Catalysts

Made by ALD for Methanol Reforming, Catalysis Club of Chicago 2011 Spring

Symposium, BP Naperville Campus, IL, USA, May 19.

Wang, H., Miller, J.T. and Shakouri, M. (2011). XANES and EXAFS of Ni-Co Bimetallic

Catalysts for CO2 reforming of CH4, 22nd North American Catalysis Society Meeting,

Detroit, MI USA, June 5-10.

Wang, H., Zhang, J., Xi, C., Hu, Y.F. and Dalai, A.K. (2010). Metal particle size and

catalytic performances: Development of bimetallic Ni-Co nano particles on a stable

catalyst for CO2 reforming of CH4, Nanocatalysis for Fuels and Chemicals, Pacifichem

2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2010, Paper No. 445.

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Yang, L. and Wang, H. (2010). Iodine Solubility and Distribution in Aqueous Hydroiodic

Acid and Organic Solvents for a Novel Process of Bunsen Reaction, 60th CSChE

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, October 24-27.

Keynote Conference Presentation

Lin, Y. (Keynote) (2010). Yen-Han Lin, "Reduction-oxidation potential and very-highgravity

fermentation",, The 13th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering

Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 5-8.

Peng, D.Y. (Keynote) (2010). A Simplified Van Laar Equation. 2010 APCChE

Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 5-8., 13th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical

Engineering Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, October 5 - 8.

Invited Lecture/Talk

Baik, O. (Invited) (2011). Ultrasound application as a pretreatment for efficient

extraction of bioactive compounds from plant based materials, 2011 MACC International

Symposium, Gangneung, South Korea, April 26-27.

Baik, O. (Invited) (2011). University of Saskatchewan and Food & Bioprocess

Engineering Research, Gyongsang National University, Tongyoung, April 28.

Dalai, A.K. (Invited) (2010). Clean Technology for Bioenergy and Petroleum

Processing, The second IASTED International Conference on Environmental

Management and Engineering, Banff, Alberta, July 15-17.

Dalai, A.K. (Invited) (2010). Novel CNT applications for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis,

University of Munich, Topsoe and Topsoe Inc., Kopenhaven, August 16-20.

Dalai, A.K. (Invited) (2011). Biomass and Bioenergy: Utilization Strategy in Canada: An

Overview, World Renewable Energy Technology Congress; Engage India, New Delhi,

India, April 21-23.

Dalai, A.K. (Invited) (2011). Frontiers in Catalysis for Meeting Climate Change Issues in

the 21st Century., The Second IASTED International Conference on Environmental

Management and Engineering, Banff, AB, July 15, 2010.

Dalai, A.K. (Invited) (2011). Recent trends in the catalyst development for biodiesel

production from vegetable oils., BITs 1st Annual World Congress of Bionergy, Dalian,

China, April 25-30, 2011.

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Guo, H. (Invited) (2010). Dehumidification in Greenhouses, 2010 Annual

Saskatchewan Green Trades Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Nov. 12-13.

Lin, Y. (Invited) (2010). Yen-Han Lin, "Bioethanol production during very-high-gravity

fermentation",, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, Oct 8.

Peng, D.Y. (Invited) (2010). Representation of Equilibrium Properties in Chemical

Engineering Process Simulation., National Taiwan University of Science and

Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 6.

Surisetty, V.R., Dalai, A.K. and Kozinski, J. (Invited) (2011). Biomass and Gasification:

An Overview, International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICRE 2011), Organized

by the Centre for Non-Conventional Energy Resources Univers, Jaipur, India, January

17-21, 2011.

Wang, H. (Invited) (2010). Problem-Solving, Industry-Oriented Research in Energy and

Environmental Areas,, UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL, USA, November 18.

Wang, H. (Invited) (2010). Problem-Solving, Industry-Oriented Research in Energy and

Environmental Areas,, UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL, USA, November 18.

Wang, H. (Invited) (2011). Recycling and Repeating for Sustainable Energy Production

and Friendly Environment, BP Refining Technology, Naperville, IL, USA, April 1.

Wang, H., Zhang, J., Xi, C. and Shakouri, M. (Invited) (2011). From Sour Gas to

Portable Fuels: Industrial catalyst development to make CH4-CO2 mixture into syn-gas,

Catalysis Club of Chicago 2011 Spring Symposium, BP Naperville Campus, IL, USA,

May 19.

Plenary Lecture/Talk

Baik, O. (Plenary) (2010). Computer simulation technology for efficient design of

industrial bioprocesses, The 13th International Symposium on the Efficient Application

and Preservation of Marine Biological Resources, Ganneung, June 03-05.

Technical Report

Dalai, A.K. (2010). Biooil Upgrading over Ct-ZSM-5 and 2.5% Ni/ZSM-5, Submitted to

AAFC, December, (11 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Azargohar, R. (2010). 2nd Generation biofuels for sustainable

transportation. Period April 1-September 30, 2010, Auto21 Interim Status Report,

Chemical and Biological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 195


October, (10 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Azargohar, R. (2011). 2nd Generation biofuels for sustainable

transportation., Auto21 Network Researcher Year-end Status Report, April, (7 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Azargohar, R. (2011). Participation and Collaboration report (2009-

2011), Submitted to ABIN Program, May, (5 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Jacobson, C. (2011). Biomass Characterization, Submitted to SRC,

January, (6 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Jacobson, K. (2010). Pyrolysis Literature Review, Submitted to SRC-

ADF, November, (23 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Kotikalapudi, C.M. (2010). Final report on the project Effects of Pore

Diameter of SBA-15 Supports on Hydrotreating of Heavy gas Oil from Athabasca

Bitumen over Ni-Mo Catalysts., Syncrude Canada Ltd., July, (163 pages).

Dalai, A.K. and Soni, C. (2010). Comprehensive Report on Pre-processing and Storage

of Biomass., Submitted to SRC, September, (18 pages).

Dalai, A.K., Azargohar, R., Surisetti, V. and Baroi, C. (2010). Semi-annual report (April

2010-October 2010), Submitted to ABIN Program, November, (8 pages).

Dalai, A.K., Azargohar, R., Surisetti, V. and Baroi, C. (2011). Semi-annual report(Nov.

2010-March 2011)., Submitted to ABIN Program, April, (7 pages).

Dalai, A.K., Hill, G. and Basu, P. (2011). Ethanol and Methane Production from Biomass

and Phenols Extraction from Bio-oils using Supercritical fluids, Final Report, Submitted

to NSERC_CRD Program, April, (43 pages).

Dalai, A.K., Rambabu, N. and Azargohar, R. (2011). Lightweight Hybrid Composite

Materials, Progress Report, June, (5 pages).

Dalai, A.K., Soni, K. and Chandra Mouli, K. (2010). Application of Mesoporous Carbon,

Carbon Nanohorns and M-SBA-15 (M=Zr and Ti) as Support to Ni-Mo Hydrotreating

Catalysts, Annual NSERC-CRD Report, November, (11 pages).

Dalai, A.K., Soni, K. and Chandra Mouli, K. (2010). Effects of Pore Diameter of Carbon

Nanotubes and SBA-15 Supports on Hydrotreating of Heavy Gas Oil from Athabasca

Chemical and Biological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 196


Bitumen over Ni-Mo Catalysts, NSERC-CRD Progress Report, July, (29 pages).

Guo, H. and Yu, Z. (2011). Setting An Odour Guideline For The Purpose Of Ambient Air

Quality Criteria For Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, March, (41

pages).

Guo, H., Brad, R., Waterer, D., Duyvendyke, R., Gao, Z. and Han, J. (2011).

Dehumidification for greenhouses, Saskatchewan Agricultural Development Fund,

March, (109 pages).

Nemati, M., Moreno, L.D., Daalkhaijav, U. and Predicala, B. (2011). Treatment of swine

and food processing wastewaters and generation of electricity using microbial fuel cell

technology, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture,, (18 pages).

Niu, C. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Ethanol Dehydration with Canola Meal., Submitted to

SADF, April, (9 pages).

Soltan, J. (2010). Treatment of Micro-Pollutants in Water Using Catalytic Ozonation

(Progress Report), Communities of Tomorrow, (5 pages).

Soltan, J. and Rezaei, E. (2011). Potentials of application of Catalytic Ozonation in

Removing VOC?s from Indoor Air, MITACS, (89 pages).

Published Book Chapter

Ebadi, A., Soltan, J. and Shafiei, S. (2011). Ozonation and adsorption of MTBE in the

presence of perfluorooctyl alumina as a catalyst or adsorbent, in: Water Production and

Wastewater Treatment, Edited by B. Antizar-Ladislao, R. Sheikholeslami, Nova Science

Publishers, Inc., New York, USA, 159-177.

Patent

Dalai, A.K. and Bakhshi, N.N. (2011). Process for Conversion of Glycerol to Value

Added Chemicals, United States, Serial No. 60/954,687, May 5.

Dalai, A.K. and Surisetty, V.R. (2011). Catalysts for the Conversion of Synthesis Gas to

Alcohols, United States & Canada, 61/482,669, May 5.

Dalai, A.K., Naik, S.N., Meher, L.C., Kulkarni, M.G. and Gopinath, R. (2010).

Continuous Production of Biodiesel from Karanja (Pongamia Pinnata) Oil Using

Supported Sulphated Zirconia as a Catalyst., Industry Liaison Office, University of

Saskatchewan, Serial No 60/954, September 2010.

Chemical and Biological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 197


Wang, H., Zhang, J. and Dalai, A.K. (2011). Catalyst for Production Synthesis Gas,

USA, 9,985,710, June 30.

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CIVIL AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications

Azinfar, H. and Kells, J.A. (2011). Drag force and associated backwater effect due to a

spur dike field in an open channel, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, 49(2), 248-

256.

Berthelot, C., Haichert, R., Podborochynski, D., Wandzura, C., Taylor, B. and Guenther,

D. (2010). Mechanistic Laboratory Evaluation and Field Construction of Recycled

Concrete Materials for Use in Road Substructures, Journal of the Transportation

Research Board of the National Academies, 2167(October), 41-52.

Berthelot, C., Podborochynski, D., Marjerison, B. and Saarenketo, T. (2010).

Mechanistic Characterization of Cement Stabilized Marginal Base Materials for Road

Construction., Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 37(Issue 12, December), 1613-

1620.

Berthelot, C., Podborochynski, D., Saarenketo, T., Marjerison, B. and Prang, C. (2010).

Ground Penetrating Radar Evaluation of Moisture and Frost Across Typical

Saskatchewan Road Soils, Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi Publishing

Corporations, 2010(Article ID 416190, July), 1-9.

Beskhyroun, S., Wegner, L.D. and Sparling, B.F. (2011). New methodology for the

application of vibration-based damage detection techniques, Structural Control and

Health Monitoring, 18(online 23 May), 1-18. Available online at:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/stc.456/full

Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2010). Inverse modelling in geoenvironmental

engineering using a novel particle swarm optimization algorithm, Lecture Notes in

Computer Science, 6234, 448-455.

Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2011). Prediction of compression and permeability

characteristics of mine tailings using natural computation and large-strain consolidation

framework, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 211(5), 3868-3877.

Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S. and Lawrence, J.R. (2010). Controls and rates of

acid production in commercial-scale blocks, Journal of Environmental Quality, 39, 834-

844.

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Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S., Carey, S., Lawrence, J.R. and Lewko, R.

(2011). Water flow and storage in fractured, unsaturated sulphur blocks, Canadian

Geotechnical Journal, 48(5) (May), 810-825.

El-Baroudy, I., Elshorbagy, A.A., Carey, S., Giustolisi, O. and Savic, D. (2010).

Comparison of Three Data-driven Techniques in Modelling Evapotranspiration Process.,

Hydroinformatics, 12(4), 365-379.

Elshorbagy, A.A., Corzo, G., Srinivasulu, S. and Solomatine, D. (2010). Experimental

Investigation of the Predictive Capabilities of Data Driven Modeling Techniques in

Hydrology: II. Application., Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1943-1961.

Elshorbagy, A.A., Corzo, G., Srinivasulu, S. and Solomatine, D. (2010). Experimental

investigation of the predictive capabilities of soft computing techniques in hydrology-

Part I: Concepts and methodology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1931-

1941.

Fleming, I. (2011). A simple index value for waste mechanical behaviour, ASCE

Geotechnical Special Publication, 209, 218-223.

Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S., Zettl, J., Chostner, V. and Wassenaar, L.I. (2011). Controls

on the long-term downward transport of δ²H of water in a regionally extensive, twolayered

aquitard system, Water Resources Research, 47(W06505,

doi:10.1029/2010WR010044), 1-13.

Hossain, M., Elmoselhi, H., Elshorbagy, A.A. and Shoker, A. (2011). Sask Formula to

Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate in Renal Transplant Patients., Nephron, Clinical

Practice, 117, 135-150.

Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A., Zettl, J. and Si, B. (2011). Water availability

and forest growth in coarse-textured soils, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 91, 199-

210.

Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A., Zettl, J.D. and Si, B. (2011). Infiltration and

drainage processes in multi-layered coarse soils, Canadian Journal of Soil Science., 91,

169-183.

Huang, M., Elshorbagy, A.A., Barbour, S., Zettl, J. and Si, B. (2011). System dynamics

modeling of infiltration and drainage in layered coarse soil, Canadian Journal of Soil

Civil & Geological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 200


Science, 91, 185-197.

Izadifar, Z. and Elshorbagy, A.A. (2010). Prediction of hourly actual evapotranspiration

using neural networks, genetic programming, and statistical models, Hydrological

Processes, 24(23), 3413-3425. Available online at: www3.interscience.wiley.com

Kells, J.A. (2010). Placed rock as protection against erosion by flow down steep slopes

(discussion), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE), 136(8), 555-556.

Keshta, N. and Elshorbagy, A.A. (2011). Utilizing North American Regional Reanalysis

for Modeling Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration in Reconstructed Watersheds,

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 36, 31-41.

Kessler, S., Barbour, S., van Rees, K. and Dobhuck, B. (2010). Salinzation of Soil

Covers over Saline-Sodic Waste from the Oil Sand Industry, Canadian Journal of Soil

Science, 90, 637-647.

Lee, C., Park, P.Y. and Abdel-Aty, M.A. (2011). Lane-by-lane Analysis of Crash

Occurrence Based on Driver's Lane-Changing and Car-Following Behavior, Journal of

Transportation Safety & Security, 3(2), 108-122. Available online at:

www.tandfonline.com

Park, P.Y. and Abdel-Aty, M.A. (2011). A Stochastic Catastrophe Model using Two-

Fluid Model Parameters to Investigate Traffic Safety on Urban Arterials, Accident

Analysis and Prevention, 43(3), 1267-1278. Available online at: www.sciencedirect.com

Park, P.Y. and Lord, D. (2010). Investigating Regression-to-the-Mean in Before-and-

After Speed Data Analysis, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2165, 52-58.

Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2165-06

Xiong, W. and Peng, J. (2011). Laboratory-Scale Investigation of Ferrihydrite-Modified

Diatomite as a Phosphorus Co-precipitant, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 215(February),

45-54.

Xiong, W., Peng, J. and Hu, Y. (2010). A non-destructive technique to analyze Si

content in evaluation of pore blockage of ferrihydrite-modified diatomite using XANES

and BET, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 133(September), 54-58.

Xu, J. and Berthelot, C. (2010). Mechanistic Road Upgrade Structural Design

Evaluation Using Rapid Triaxial Frequency Sweep Testing and Linear Elastic Modeling.,

Civil & Geological EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 201


Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 37(Issue 12, December), 1572-1580.

Zettl, J.D., Barbour, S., Huang, M., Si, B.C. and Leskiw, L.A. (2011). Influence of

textural layering on field capacity of coarse soils., Can. J. Soil Sci., 91, 133-147.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ahmed, K. and Feldman, L. (2010). An Evaluation of Contact and Non-Contact Lap

Splices Using Double Pullout and Wall Specimens, 8th International Masonry

Conference, Dresden, Germany, July 4-7, Paper No. 8IMC_100, (9 pages) (CD Rom).

Alwash, M., Sparling, B.F. and Wegner, L.D. (2010). Use of impact excitation to

measure the modal parameters of highway bridges, 8th International Conference on

Short and Medium Span Bridges, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, August 3-6, Paper

No. GC-256, (9 pages) (CD Rom).

Berthelot, C., Haichert, R., Podborochynski, D., Guenther, D., Taylor, B. and Praski, S.

(2010). Being Green: Recycling a City, Transportation Association of Canada Annual

Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada, September 26-29, (CD Rom).

Berthelot, C., Haichert, R., Taylor, B., Tate, M., Marjerison, B. and Anthony, A. (2010).

Triaxial Frequency Sweep Mechanistic-Climatic Properties of Lime-Treated Asphalt

Mixes in Saskatchewan, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Annual Conference,

Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 27-December 1, 353-369.

Berthelot, C., Podborochynski, D., Kelln, R., Prang, C., Guenther, D. and Cherry, D.

(2011). Comparison of Field Performance of Conventional and Recycled Drainage

Systems using Non Destructive Structural Asset Management, TRB 90th Annual

Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 23-27, 11-2133 (CD Rom).

Berthelot, C., Taylor, B., Haichert, R., Podborochynski, D., Cherry, D. and Malone, M.

(2010). Evaluation of Recycled Pavement Test Sections with Alternative Surfacing

Systems, Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, NS,

Canada, September 26-29, (CD Rom).

Berthelot, C., Taylor, B., Wandzura, C., Haichert, R., Guenther, D. and Praski, S.

(2010). Successes in Crushing and Processing Reclaimed Concrete for Road

Rehabilitation, Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, NS,

Canada, September 26-29, (CD Rom).

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Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2010). Inverse modelling of contaminant transport

through soil using natural computation, 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference,

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 12-16, 2010, (CD Rom).

Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S. and Cheema, T. (2010). Rates and controls of

acid production in commercial-scale sulphur blocks, Canadian Geotechnical

Conference, Calgary, AB, Sept. 16-18.

Cossette, D. and Mazurek, K.A. (2011). Scour by a submerged vertical circular turbulent

impinging jet in natural cohesive soils, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference,

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2011, Paper No. HY-034-1, 1-10 (CD Rom).

Dobchuck, B., O'Kane, M. and Barbour, S. (2010). An Evaluation of the Direct

Measurement of Net Percolation from Cover Systems: Lysimeter Design Methods and

Case Study Performance., Global Waste Management Symposium, San Antonio,

Texas, October 3-6.

Feldman, L. and Ahmed, K. (2011). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Contact and Non-

Contact Lap Splices in Double Pullout Masonry Specimens, 11th North American

Masonry Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 6 - 8, Paper No. 12, (CD Rom).

Foth, M., Guenther, D., Haichert, R. and Berthelot, C. (2010). City of Saskatoon's Green

Streets Program - A Case Study for the Implementation of Sustainable Roadway

Rehabilitation with the Reuse of Concrete and Asphalt Rubble Materials, ASCE Green

Streets and Highways Conference, Denver, CO, USA, November 14-17, Paper No. 80,

(CD Rom).

Guenther, D., Haichert, R., Foth, M. and Berthelot, C. (2011). Effect of Fines on the

Structural Capacity of Base Course Materials, TRB 90th Annual Meeting, Washington

DC, USA, January 23-27, 11-4093 (CD Rom).

Haichert, R., Foth, M., Guenther, D. and Berthelot, C. (2011). Case Study Evaluation of

the Sustainability of Recycled Aggregate Road Structure, TRB 90th Annual Meeting,

Washington DC, USA, January 23-27, Paper No. 11-2150, (CD Rom).

Hendry, M.T., Edwards, T., Martin, C.D. and Barbour, S. (2011). Assessing the

Condition of Peat Subgrades Subjected to Heavy Axle Loads: Effectiveness of the use

of Piles to Strengthen Embankment, 2011 International Heavy Haul Association

Conference - Railroading in Extreme Conditions, Calgary, AB, June 19-22.

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MacLeod, A.B., Wegner, L.D. and Sparling, B.F. (2010). Monitoring the behaviour of a

century-old steel through truss bridge, 8th International Conference on Short and

Medium Span Bridges, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, August 3-6, Paper No. GC-241,

(10 pages) (CD Rom).

Mazurek, K.A., Amos, M., Thomson, J., Akhtar, A. and Hallett, A. (2011). Mitigating the

drowning hazard at the Salmon River Sea Lamprey barrier, 34th IAHR World Congress,

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June 26-July 1, 2011, Paper No. 00000, 1-8 (CD

Rom).

Park, P.Y. and Abdel-Aty, M.A. (2011). Development of a Proactive Hotspot

Identification Method for Urban Arterials Using a Stochastic Catastrophe Model, The

90th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 23-

27, Paper No. TRB11-0519, (26 pages) (CD Rom). Available online at:

http://amonline.trb.org/12jn6d/12jn6d/1

Podborochynski, D., Wandzura, C., Berthelot, C. and Kelln, R. (2011). Crushed

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Aggregate

Material Stabilization, TRB 90th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 23-27,

Paper No. 11-2139, (CD Rom).

Taylor, B., Berthelot, C., Kelln, R., Gorlick, R., Marjerison, B. and Theetge, M. (2011).

Culvert Asset Management and Relining Case Study in Saskatchewan, TRB 90th

Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 23-27, Paper No. 11-2092, (CD Rom).

Taylor, B., Berthelot, C., Marjerison, B., Gerbrandt, R. and Gorlick, R. (2010). Innovative

Culvert Asset Management and Re-Lining, Transportation Association of Canada

Annual Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada, September 26-29, (CD Rom).

Yan, B., Kells, J.A., Sparling, B.F., Garner, M.E., McArthur, T.J. and Katopodis, C.

(2011). Turbulence characteristics of the flow in a corrugated steel pipe culvert in the

context of fish passage, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON, June

14-17, (CD Rom).

Zettl, J., Huang, M., Barbour, S. and Si, B.C. (2011). The influence of textural layering

on forest productivity for coarse texture soil profiles., North American Forest Ecology

Workshop (NAEFW) 2011 - Forest Land Reclamation Session, Roanoke, Virginia, June

19-23 (Dr. Barbour was invited to present at this conference).

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Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

Bachu, S., Brydie, J., Hauck, T., Lakeman, B., Palombi, D., Stoakes, F., Wendte, J.,

Lawton, D., Pooladi-Darvish, M., Hawkes, C.D., Chalaturnyk, R., Krawec, T. and

Sawchuck, W. (2010). The Heartland Area Redwater CO2 storage project (HARP):

Results of Phase I site characterization, 10th International Conference on Greenhouse

Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 19-23, (8 pages).

Hawkes, C.D., Gardner, C., Watson, T. and Chalaturnyk, R. (2010). Overview of

Wellbore Integrity Research for the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and

Storage Project, 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control

Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 19-23, (9 pages).

Kumar, S., Watson, B.M., Putz, G. and Prepas, E.E. (2011). Modelling nitrogen in

streamflow from Boreal forest watersheds in Alberta, Canada using SWAT., 2011

International SWAT Conference, University of Castilla La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, June

15-17, (21 pages). Available online at: http://swatmodel.tamu.edu

Nazemi, A., Elshorbagy, A.A. and Pingale, S. (2011). Uncertainties in the estimation of

future annual extreme daily rainfall for the city of Saskatoon under climate change

effects, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Ottawa, On, Canada, June 14-17,

Paper No. HY-039, (10 pages) (CD Rom).

Putz, G. and Watson, B.M. (2011). Comparison of temperature-index snowmelt models

of varying complexity in SWATBF for predicting water yield in a cold region., 2011

International SWAT Conference, University of Castilla La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, June

15-17, (18 pages). Available online at: http://swatmodel.tamu.edu

Putz, G., Watson, B.M., Belanger, J.A. and Prepas, E.E. (2011). Soil temperature

damping depth in Boreal Plain forest stands and clear cuts: Comparison of measured

depths versus predicted based upon SWAT algorithms., 2011 International SWAT

Conference, University of Castilla La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, June 15-17, (12 pages).

Available online at: http://swatmodel.tamu.edu

Rostron, B., Johnson, J., Hawkes, C.D., Gardner, C., Chalaturnyk, R. and Whittaker, S.

(2010). CO2 Storage Monitoring Efforts at the Weyburn-Midale Fields, Canada,

AAPG/SEG/SPE Hedberg Conference, Vancouver, BC, August 16-19, 2009, Paper No.

AAPG Discovery Article 90103, (3 pages).

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Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations

Russell, J.S., Prepas, E.E., Putz, G., Smith, D.W. and Germida, J. (2010). Developing

models and processes to aid decision support for understanding land management

changes in the Canadian boreal forest., International Union of Forestry Research

Organizations (IUFRO), Landscape Ecology International Conference, Bragança,

Portugal, Sept 21-27.

Serediak, N., Prepas, E.E. and Putz, G. (2011). Exploratory database analysis and

predictive model development for nutrient export from forested landscapes., North

American Forest Ecology Workshop, Roanoke, VA, Jun 19-23.

Yan, B. and Kells, J.A. (2011). Turbulence characteristics of the flow in a corrugated

steel pipe culvert in the context of fish passage, CWRA/U. of S. World Water Day

seminar, Saskatoon, SK, March 22.

Invited Lecture/Talk

Hawkes, C.D. (Invited) (2011). Geomechanics at Weyburn, Redwater and Zama, IEA-

GHG Combined Modelling and Wellbore Integrity Networks Meeting, Perth, Australia,

April 27-29.

Hendry, M.T., Martin, D. and Barbour, S. (Invited) (2011). An Investigation for the

Hazard Assessment of Heavy Axle Loads over Soft Peat Foundations and the

Determination of the Effectiveness of Remediation Measures, The Transportation

Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 23-27, (P11-0145).

Technical Report

Barbour, S., Chanasyk, D., Hendry, M.J., Leskiw, L., Macyk, T., Mendoza, C., Naeth, A.,

Nichol, C., O'Kane, M., Purdy, B., Qualizza, C., Quideau, S. and Welham, C. (2010).

DRAFT Soil Capping Research in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Volume 1:

Technology Synthesis, Syncrude Canada Ltd. - Internal Publication, (151 pages).

Barbour, S., Chanasyk, D., Hendry, M.J., Leskiw, L., Macyk, T., Mendoza, C., Naeth, A.,

Nichol, C., O'Kane, M., Purdy, B., Qualizza, C., Quideau, S. and Welham, C. (2010).

DRAFT Soil Capping Research in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Volume 2: Fact

Sheets, Syncrude Canada Ltd. - Internal Publication, (146 pages).

Fleming, M., Zettl, J., Barbour, S. and Si, B.C. (2010). Final Report: Evaluation of

Alternative Capillary Breaks For Waste Rock Pile Cover Trials., Cameco Corp. (Dana

Fenske), October 11, (13 pages).

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Hilderman, J., Barbour, S., Bews, B.E. and Zettl, J. (2011). The Effects of

Mesotopography on the Performance of Engineered Soil Covers, CONRAD, January

31, (7 pages).

Huang, M., Zettl, J. and Barbour, S. (2011). Preliminary Soil-Water-Atmospheric

Modeling of the Proposed Aurora Capping Treatments, Syncrude Canada Ltd., June 20,

(57 pages).

Soltanzadeh, H. and Hawkes, C.D. (2011). Three Dimensional Mechanical Earth Model

(MEM) for the Heartland Area Redwater Project (HARP) - Phase 2, Alberta Innovates

Technology Futures, (40 pages).

van der Kamp, G., Anochikwa, C. and Barbour, S. (2010). Final Report: Numerical

simulation of piezometer observations and estimation of hydraulic properties of the

Deilmann TMF tailings., Cameco Corp. (Harm Maathuis), November, (11 pages).

Zettl, J., Huang, M. and Barbour, S. (2011). . Final Report: Summary of Cover

Performance and Hydrology - Mildred Lake Coke Watershed, Syncrude Canada Ltd.,

January 27, (60 pages).

Published Book Chapter

Christensen, P.N., Wegner, L.D. and Sparks, G.A. (2011). Life cycle savings of

structural health monitoring: a value of information approach, Chapter 1, Monitoring

Technologies for Bridge Management, Edited by Bakht, B., Mufti, A.A., and Wegner,

L.D., Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., Brentwood, Essex, U.K., 1-31.

Wegner, L.D., Sparling, B.F. and Bagchi, A. (2011). Vibration-based Monitoring,

Chapter 8, Monitoring Technologies for Bridge Management, Edited by Bakht, B., Mufti,

A.A., and Wegner, L.D., Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., Brentwood, Essex, U.K.,

207-258.

Published Book

Bakht, B., Mufti, A.A. and Wegner, L.D. (2011). Monitoring Technologies for Bridge

Management, Edited by Bakht, B., Mufti, A.A., Wegner, L.D., Multi-Science Publishing

Co. Ltd., Brentwood, Essex, U.K., (584 pages). Available online at: http://www.multiscience.co.uk/mtbm_bakht-book.htm

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Izadifar, Z. and Elshorbagy, A.A. (2010). Modeling and Analysis of Actual

Evapotranspiration. Data Driven Modeling and Wavelet Analysis of Actual

Evapotranspiration, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany, (145 pages).

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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications

Akhavein, A., Fotuhi Firuzabad, M., Billinton, R., Farokhzad, D. (2010), Review of

Reduction Techniques in the Determination of Composite System Adequacy

Equivalents, Journal of Electric Power System Research (EPSR), vol. 80, 1385-1393.

Andalibi, Z., Berscheid, B., Salt, J.E. and Nguyen, H. (2010). A Fast-Converging

Equalizer for Up-stream DOCSIS Channels, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting,

56(September), 311-320.

Andalibi, Z., Nguyen, H. and Salt, J.E. (2010). Channel Estimation in Bit Interleaved

Coded Modulation with Iterative Decoding, IET Communications, 4(November), 2095-

2103.

Belev, G., Okada, G., Tonchev, D., Koughia, C., Varoy, C.R., Edgar, A., Wysokinski, T.,

Chapman, D. and Kasap, S. (2011). Valency Conversion of Samarium Ions Under High

Does Synchrotron Generated X-Ray Radiation, Physica Status Solidi C: Current Topics

in Solid State Physics (Wiley), 8(9), 2822-2825.

Billinton, R. and Huang, D. (2010). Sensitivity of System Operating Considerations in

Generating Capacity Adequacy Evaluation, Electric Power and Energy Systems, 32,

178-186.

Billinton, R. and Karki, R. (2010). Incorporating wind power in generating system

reliability evaluation, International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and

Management, 1(2), 120-128.

Billinton, R., Gao, Y. and Karki, R. (2010). Application of a joint deterministicprobabilistic

criterion to wind integrated bulk power system planning, IEEE Trans. on

Power Systems, 25(3), 1384-1392.

Billinton, R., Hu, P. and Karki, R. (2010). Reliability Evaluation of Generating Systems

Containing Wind Power and Energy Storage, IET Generation, Transmission &

Distribution, 8, 783-791.

Bokharaiee, S., Nguyen, H. and Shwedyk, E. (2011). Blind Spectrum Sensing for

OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,

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60(March), 858-871.

Chen, F., Wang, K., Fang, Y., Allec, N., Belev, G., Kasap, S. and Karim, S.K. (2011).

Direct-Conversion X-Ray Detector Using Lateral Amorphous Selenium Structure, IEEE

Sensors Journal (IEEE, Impact Factor = 1.47), 11(2), 505-509.

Elsamahy, M., Faried, S.O. and Sidhu, T.S. (2011). Impact of Superconducting Fault

Current Limiters on the Coordination between Generator Distance Phase Backup

Protection and Generator Capability Curves, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery,

26(3), 1854-1863.

Elsamahy, M., Faried, S.O., Sidhu, T.S. and Gokaraju, R. (2011). Enhancement of the

Coordination between Generator Phase Backup Protection and Generator Capability

Curves in the Presence of a Midpoint STATCOM using Support Vector Machines, IEEE

Transactions on Power Delivery, 26(3), 1841-1853.

Faried, S.O. and Elsamahy, M. (2011). Incorporating Superconducting Fault Current

Limiters in the Probabilistic Evaluation of Transient Recovery Voltage, IET Generation,

Transmission & Distribution, 5(1), 101-107.

Faried, S.O., Billinton, R. and Aboreshaid, S. (2010). Probabilistic Evaluation of

Transient Stability of a Power System Incorporating Wind Farms, IET Renewable Power

Generation, 4(4), 299-307.

Gunes, M., Johanson, R., Kasap, S., Finger, F. and Lambertz, A. (2010). The effect of

aging on the dark conductivity and 1/f noise in hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon thin

films, Physica Status Solidi C, 7(3-4), 658-661.

Haluzan, D.T., Klymyshyn, D.M., Achenbach, S. and Boerner, M. (2010). Reducing pullin

voltage by adjusting gap shape in electrostatically actuated cantilever and fixed-fixed

beams, Micromachines, 1(2), 68-81.

Jalla, U., Gupta, C.P., Singh, G.K. and Gokaraju, R. (2010). PSO and ANN-based Fault

Classification for Protective Relaying, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution,

Special Issue on Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control, 4(10, September),

1197-1212.

Jayatilaka, H.C., Klymyshyn, D.M., Boerner, M. and Mohr, J. (2011). Compact Thick

Metal Diplexer with Multi-Coupled Folded Half Wavelength Resonators, Progress In

Electromagnetics Research C (PIERC), 18, 1-8.

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Johanson, R., Kowalyshyn, M. and Kasap, S. (2011). Photoinduced Dichroism and the

Lack of a Field Effect, Physica Status Solidi C: Current Topics in Solid State Physics

(Wiley), 8(9), 2777-2780.

Karki, N.R., Karki, R. and Verma, A.K. (2010). Estimation of Cost of Unserved Energy:

A Customer Survey Approach, International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering

and Management, 1(2), 157-162.

Kasap, S., Frey, J.B., Belev, G., Tousignant, O., Mani, H., Greenspan, J., Laperriere, L.,

Bubon, O., Reznik, A., DeCrescenzo, G., Karim, S.K. and Rowlands, J.A. (2011).

Amorphous and Polycrystalline Photoconductors for Direct Conversion Flat Panel X-

Ray Image Sensors: Review, Sensors (MDPI, Switzerland, Impact Factor: 1.77), 11(5),

5112-5157.

Khan, T. and Wahid, K.A. (2011). A DVP-based Bridge Architecture to Randomly

Access Pixels of High Speed Image Sensors, EURASIP Journal on Embedded

Systems, 2011, 1-13.

Khan, T. and Wahid, K.A. (2011). Lossless and Low-Power Image Compressor for

Wireless Capsule Endoscopy, VLSI Design, Hindawi Publishing, 2011, 1-12.

Klymyshyn, D.M., Boerner, M., Haluzan, D., Gono Santosa, E., Schaffer, M.,

Achenbach, S. and Mohr, J. (2010). Vertical High-Q RF-MEMS Devices for Reactive

Lumped Element Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques,

58(11), 2976-2986.

Kolar, J., Wagner, T., Zima, V., Stehlik, S., Frumarova, B., Benes, L., Vlcek, M., Frumar,

M. and Kasap, S. (2011). Ion Conductive Chalcohalide Glassesin LiI-Ga2S3-GeS2

System, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 1.47), 357, 2223-

2227.

Koughia, C., Edgar, A., Varoy, C.R., Okada, G., Seggern, H.V., Belev, G., Chang-Yong,

K., Sammynaiken, R. and Kasap, S. (2011). Samarium-Doped Fluorochlorozirconate

Glass-Ceramics as Red-Emitting X-Ray Phosphors, Journal fo the American Ceramic

Society (American Ceramic Society, Impact Factor: 2.17), 94(2), 543-550.

Koughia, C., Okada, G., Tonchev, D., Kasap, S., Edgar, A., Varoy, C.R. and Seggern,

H.V. (2011). Optical and Selected Thermal Properties of Samarium-Doped

Fluorochlorozirconate (FCZ) Glass-Ceramics: Formation and Growth of BaCl2

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Nanocrystals in FCZ Glass-Ceramics, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (Elsevier,

Impact Factor: 1.47), 357, 2272-2277.

Koughia, C., Soundararajan, G., Okada, G., Tonchev, D., Edgar, A., Varoy, C., von

Seggern, H. and Kasap, S. (2011). Trivalent Er and Sm ions in fluorochlorozirconate

glasses: optical properties and X-ray luminescence, Physica Status Solidi C: Current

Topics in Solid State Physics (Wiley), 8(9), 2657-2660.

Majid, S. and Johanson, R. (2010). Excess noise in amorphous selenium p-i-n devices,

Physica Status Solidi C, 7(3-4), 873-876.

Meyer, T., Johanson, R. and Kasap, S. (2011). Effect of 1/f Noise in Integrating Sensors

and Detectors, IET Proceedings on Circuits, Devices and Systems (IET formerly IEE

Proceedings), 5(3), 177-188.

Nguyen, D.H.N. and Nguyen, H. (2010). Power Allocation for Channel Estimation and

Performance of Mismatched Decoding in Wireless Relay Networks, IEEE Transactions

on Vehicular Technology, 59(November), 4639-4645.

Nguyen, H.X. and Nguyen, H. (2010). Adaptive Relaying in Noncoherent Cooperative

Networks, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 58(July), 3938-3945.

Nguyen, H.X., Nguyen, H. and Le-Ngoc, T. (2010). Diversity Analysis of Relay Selection

Schemes for Two-Way Wireless Relay Networks, Springer Wireless Personal

Communications, 59(2), 173-189.

Nguyen, H.X., Nguyen, H. and Le-Ngoc, T. (2010). Signal Transmission with Unequal

Error Protection in Relay Selection Networks, IET Communications, 4(September),

1624-2635.

Pham, T.T., Nguyen, H. and Tuan, H.D. (2010). Power Allocation in MMSE Relaying

over Frequency-Selective Rayleigh Fading Channels, IEEE Transactions on

Communications, 58(November), 3330-3343.

Pham, T.T., Nguyen, H. and Tuan, H.D. (2011). Beamforming in Non-Orthogonal

Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,

60(March), 1258-1263.

Rai, D., Faried, S.O., Gokaraju, R. and Edris, A. (2011). Damping Inter-Area

Oscillations using Phase Imbalanced Series Compensation Schemes, IEEE

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Transactions on Power Systems, 26(3), 1753-1761.

Salt, J.E. and Pelet, E.R. (2011). Incoherrent spatial diversity combining scheme for

spread spectrum, IET Communications, 5(6), 819-826.

Soundararajan, G., Koughia, C., Edgar, A., Varoy, C.R. and Kasap, S. (2011). Optical

Properties of Erbium-Doped Fluorochlorozirconate Glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline

Solids (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 1.47), 357, 2475-2479.

Suchitra, S. and Wahid, K.A. (2010). A Sub-sample Based Hybrid DWT-DCT Algorithm

for Medical Imaging Applications, Journal of Selected Areas in Bioengineering (JSAB),

Cyber Journals: Multidisciplinary Journals in Science and Technology, 01([Acceptance

Rate: 39%].), 1-12.

Tuan, H.D., Kha, H.H., Nguyen, H. and Luong, V.J. (2010). Optimized Training

Sequences for Spatially Correlated MIMO-OFDM, IEEE Transactions on Wireless

Communications, 9(September), 2768-2778.

Wahid, K.A. (2011). An Efficient IEEE-Compliant 8x8 Inv-DCT Architecture with 24

Adders, IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems, 131(5), 1081-

1082.

Wahid, K.A., Shimu, S., Islam, M., Lee, M. and Ko, S. (2010). Hybrid Architecture and

VLSI Implementation of the Cosine-Fourier-Haar Transforms, Journal on Circuits,

Systems, and Signal Processing, Springer, 29(6, December), 1193-1205.

Wang, K., Feng, C., Allec, N., Fang, Y., Belev, G., Kasap, S. and Karim, S.K. (2011).

Amorphous-Selenium-Based Three-Terminal X-Ray Detector With a Gate, IEEE

Electron Device Letters (IEEE, Impact Factor: 2.71), 32(6), 782-784.

Wang, T., Wang, K., Chen, L., Dinh, A.v., Bhuva, B. and Shuler, R. (2010). A RHBD LC-

Tank Oscillator Design Tolerant to Single-Event Transients, IEEE Transactions on

Nulcear Science, 57(December), 3620-3625.

Xie, K., Hu, B. and Karki, R. (2011). Tracing the Component Unreliability Contributions

and Recognizing the Weak Parts of a Bulk Power System, European Transactions on

Electrical Power, 21(1), 254-262.

Yin, W. and Saadat Mehr, A. (2011). Stochastic Analysis of Normalized Subband

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Adaptive Filter Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular

Papers, 58(5), 1020-1033.

Wangdee, W., Li, W., and Billinton, R. (2010). Pertinent Factors Influencing an Effective

Load Carrying Capability and its Application to Intermittent Generation, International

Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, vol. 2, 2(April-June), 146-

156.

Xie, K. and Billinton, R. (2011). Determination of the Optimum Capacity and Type of

Wind Turbine Generators in a Power System Considering Reliability and Cost, IEEE

Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 26, 1(March), 227-235.

Yin, W. and Saadat Mehr, A. (2011) Identification of LPTV Systems in the Frequency

Domain, Digital Signal Processing, vol. 21, January, 25-35.

Yue, D.W. and Nguyen, H. (2010). Orthogonal DF Cooperative Relay Networks with

Multiple SNR-Thresholds and Multiple Hard-Decision Detections, EURASIP Journal of

Wireless Communications and Networking, 2010, 1-11.

Yue, D.W. and Nguyen, H. (2010). Unified Scaling Factor Approach for Turbo Decoding

Algorithms, IET Communications, 4(August), 905-914.

Zadkhast, S., Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M., Aminifar, F., Billinton, R., Faried, S.O. and Edris, A.

(2010). Reliability Evaluation of an HVDC Transmission System Tapped by a VSC

Station, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 25(3), 1962-1970.

Zhang, Y., Chen, D., Choi, Y., Chen, L. and Ko, S.B. (2010). A High Performance ECC

Hardware Implementation with Instruction-Level Parallelism over GF (2163), Journal of

Microprocessors and Microsystems, Elsevier, 34(6), 228-236.

Zhang, H., Shi, Y., and Saadat Mehr, A. (2011). Robust Weighted H_infinity Filtering for

Networked Systems with Intermitted Measurements of Multiple Sensors, International

Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol.25, 4(April), 313-330.

Zhang, H., Shi, Y., and Saadat Mehr, A. (2011), Robust Non-Fragile Dynamic Vibration

Absorbers with Uncertain Factors, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 330,

4(February), 559-566.

Zhang, H., Shi, Y., and Saadat Mehr, A. (2010). Robust Energy-to-Peak Filtering for

Networked Systems with Time-Varying Delays and Randomly Missing Data, IET Control

Theory & Applications, vol. 4, 12, 2921-2936.

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Zhang, H., Saadat Mehr, A., and Shi, Y. (2010). Improved Robust Energy-to-Peak

Filtering for Uncertain Linear Systems, Signal Processing, vol. 90, 9(September), 2667-

2675.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

a Malhotra, U., Gokaraju, R. and Muthumuni, D. (2011). An Adaptive Supplementary

Controller for a UPFC, International Conference on Power System Transients, Delft,

The Netherlands, June 14-17, Paper No. 192, 1-6 (CD Rom).

Aligodarz, M.T., Klymyshyn, D.M. and Rashidian, A. (2011). Air-Gap Standing Parallel

Strips Waveguide for X-ray Lithography Fabrication: Characteristics and Antenna

Application, Proc. 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (Eucap

2011), Rome, Italy, April, 1526-1529.

Alijan, M. and Salt, J.E. (2011). Complex digital compensator for RF filter Distortions,

24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Niagra Falls,

Ontario, Canada, May 8-11, 1-4.

Aoki, T., Daitou, D., Fujimoto, K., Fujihashi, C., Shimakawa, K., Koughia, C. and Kasap,

S. (2010). Quadrature Frequency Resolved Spectroscopy (QFRS) of Radiative

Transitions of Er3+ and Nd3+ Ions in Chalcogenide Glasses (ChGs), Proceedings of 16

ISCMP: Progress in Solid State and Molecular Electronics, Ionics and Photonics, Varna,

September 2010.

Aoki, T., Saitou, D., Fujimoto, K., Fujihashi, C., Shimakawa, K., Koughia, C. and Kasap,

S. (2010). Quadrature Frequency Resolved Spectroscopy (QFRS) of Radiative

Transitions of Er3+ and Nd3+ Ions in Chalcogenide Glasses (ChGs), Journal of

Physics: Conference Series, Varna, September 2010, Paper No. 253, 1-13.

Arasu, C. and Ko, S. (2010). PAPR reduction for improving performance of OFDM

system, Int'l Conf. on Communication Control and Computing Technologies, Tamil

Nadu, India, October, 77-82.

Arasu, C., Lakshminarayanan, G. and Ko, S. (2011). High Speed Reconfigurable Viterbi

Decoder for Wireless Standards, Int'l Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing &

Transmission, Jeonju, Korea, March, 114-119.

Bokharaiee, S., Nguyen, H. and Shwedyk, E. (2010). Spectrum Sensing for OFDM-

Based Cognitive Radio, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Ottawa,

Ontario, Canada, September 6-9, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

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Elsamahy, M., Faried, S.O. and Gokaraju, R. (2010). Impact of Midpoint STATCOM on

the Coordination between Generator Distance Phase Backup Protection and Generator

Capability Curves, 2010 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES GM),

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, July 25-29, Paper No. 1138.

Faried, S.O., El-Kharbawe, N.E. and Edris, A. (2010). The Use of Static Synchronous

Series Compensator for Improving Power System Stability in Response to Selective-

Pole Switching, IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference,

Gothenburg, Sweden, October 11-13, 2010, Paper No. 1992284.

Faried, S.O., Elsamahy, M., Edris, A. and Al-Amr, S. (2010). Impact of Phase-

Imbalanced Series Capacitive Compensation on the Transient Recovery Voltage, IEEE

Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, October

10-13, 2010, Paper No. 2047068.

Gokaraju, R., Rai, D. and Gole, A.M. (2010). Model-Reference Adaptive Control of

Power System Stabilizers Using Surrogate Type Modeling Concepts, National Power

Systems Conference, Hyderabad, India, December 15-17, 1-6 (CD Rom).

Han, L., Chen, D., Wahid, K.A. and Ko, S. (2011). Nonspeculative Decimal Signed Digit

Adder, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de

Janeiro, May, 1053-1056.

Kalra, V., Wahid, K.A. and Dinh, A.v. (2011). Video Codec Comparative Analysis

between H.264 and DIRAC PRO/VC-2, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and

Computer Engineering (CCECE), Niagara Falls, May, 951-955.

Karki, R., Alferidi, A. and Billinton, R. (2011). Reliability Modeling for Evaluating the

Contribution of Photovoltaics in Electric Power Systems, 37th IEEE Photovoltaic

Specialists Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, June 19-24, (CD Rom). Available online at:

http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC37

Khan, T. and Wahid, K.A. (2010). Design of a Bridge to Randomly Access High Speed

Image Sensor Pixels in Embedded Systems, IEEE International Conference on

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ICECE),, Dhaka, Dec, 450-453.

Khan, T. and Wahid, K.A. (2011). Design of a DVP Compatible Bridge to Randomly

Access Pixels of High Speed Image Sensors, IEEE International Conference on

Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegus, Jan, 911-912.

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Khan, T. and Wahid, K.A. (2011). Towards Design of a Bridge to Enable High Speed

Image Sensors for Random Access, IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics

(ICM),, Egypt, Dec, 431-434.

Khan, T., Kabir, L. and Wahid, K.A. (2010). Design and Implementation of a Low Cost

Electricity Meter Testing Bench, IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics &

Applications (ISIEA), Malayasia, Oct 2010, 34-39.

Klymyshyn, D.M., Aligodarz, M.T., Rashidian, A., Boerner, M. and Mohr, J. (2011).

Photoresist-based Resonator Antenna Array, Proc. German Microwave Conference

(GeMic 2011), Darmstadt, Germany, March, (3 pages).

Klymyshyn, D.M., Boerner, M., Kissling, S., Haluzan, D., Wells, G., Schaffer, M., Gono-

Santosa, E., Achenbach, S., Meyer, P. and Mohr, J. (2011). Mechanical Planarization

with Electropolishing to Improve the Performance of High-Aspect-Ratio RF MEMS

Circuits, Proc. High Aspect Ratio Micro-Structure Technology (HARMST 2011),

Hsinchu, Taiwan and Himeji, Japan, June, (2 pages).

Ko, S. and Wang, Z. (2011). Design and Implementation of a Radix-100 Decimal

Division, Int'l Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing & Transmission, Jeonju,

Korea, March, 130-133.

Mostafa, A., Wahid, K.A. and Ko, S. (2011). An Efficient YUV-based Image

Compression Algorithm for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy, CCECE, Niagara Falls, May,

943-946.

Nguyen, N.T., Nguyen, H., Tuan, H.D. and Dodds, D.E. (2011). Designs of Training

Signals for Spatially Correlated Multi-User MIMO-OFDM, IEEE International Conference

on Communications (ICC)-Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, Kyoto,

Japan, June 5-9, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Pajuelo, E., Gokaraju, R. and Sachdev, M.S. (2010). Coordination of Overexcitation

Limiter, Field Overcurrent Protection and Generator Control, IEEE PES General

Meeting, Minneapolis, USA, July 25-29, 2010, Paper No. 2010GM1560, Panel Paper,

IEEE Excitation Systems & Control Subcommittee, 1-6 (CD Rom).

Pan, S., Rai, D., Faried, S.O. and Gokaraju, R. (2011). Damping Power System

Oscillations Using a Hybrid Series Capacitive Compensation Scheme, IEEE Trondheim

PowerTech 2011, Trondheim, Norway, June 19-23, (CD Rom).

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Phan, A., Tuan, H.D., Kha, H.H. and Nguyen, H. (2010). Nonsmooth Optimization-

Based Beamforming in Multiuser Wireless Relay Networks, International Conference on

Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Gold Coast, Australia,

December 13-15, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Rai, D., Gokaraju, R. and Faried, S.O. (2010). Model Reference Adaptive Control of

FACTS, National Power Systems Conference, Hyderabad, India, December 15-17, 1-6

(CD Rom).

Ralhan, A. and Ko, S. (2011). A Study on Machine Learning Algorithms for Fall

Detection and Movement Classification, Int'l Conf. on Information Science and

Applications, Jeju Island, Korea, April, 1-8.

Rashid, U., Tuan, H.D., Kha, H.H. and Nguyen, H. (2010). Optimized Power Allocation

by Semidefinite Programming and Unscented Transformation for Nonlinear Sensor

Network, International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems

(ICSPCS), Gold Coast, Australia, December 13-15, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Rashid, U., Tuan, H.D., Kha, H.H. and Nguyen, H. (2011). Semi-Definite Programming

for Distributed Tracking of Dynamic Objects by Nonlinear Sensor Network, IEEE

International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP),

Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Rashidian, A., Aligodarz, M.T., Klymyshyn, D.M., Boerner, M. and Mohr, J. (2010).

Photodefinable Microcomposites for Antenna Applications, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on

Antennas and Propagation (APS 2010), Toronto, Canada, July, (4 pages).

Rashidian, A., Klymyshyn, D.M., Aligodarz, M.T., Boerner, M. and Mohr, J. (2010). SU-8

Resonator Antenna, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on Antennas and Propagation (APS 2010),

Toronto, Canada, July, (4 pages).

Tuan, H.D., Kha, H.H. and Nguyen, H. (2011). Error-Entropy based Channel State

Estimation of Spatially Correlated MIMO-OFDM, IEEE International Conference on

Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-

27, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Tuan, H.D., Tran, S., Tuy, H. and Nguyen, H. (2011). Optimum Multi-user Detection by

Nonsmooth Optimization, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and

Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, (6 pages) (CD

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Rom).

Unal, I., Rai, D. and Faried, S.O. (2011). Damping Power System Oscillations Using an

SSSC-Based Hybrid Series Capacitive Compensation Scheme, IEEE Trondheim

PowerTech 2011, Trondheim, Norway, June 19-23, (CD Rom).

Wahid, K.A., Islam, M. and Ko, S. (2011). Lossless Implementation of Daubechies 8-tap

Wavelet Transform, IEEE Int'l Symp. on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de Janeiro,

May, 2157-2160.

Wahid, K.A., Martuza, M., Das, M. and McCrosky, C. (2011). Resource Shared

Architecture of Multiple Transforms for Multiple Video Codecs, IEEE Canadian

Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Niagara Falls, May,

947-950.

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations

Babiy, M. and Gokaraju, R. (2010). Detecting Minor Internal Faults in Transformers

Using Negative Sequence Currents, Poster Presentation, IEEE Power Engineering

Society General Meeting, Minneapolis, July 25-29.

Errington, A.F.C., Daku, B.L. and Prugger, A.F. (2010). Closure Monitoring in Potash

Mines using LiDAR, IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON 2010), Phoenix,

Arizona, USA, November 7-10.

Errington, A.F.C., Daku, B.L. and Prugger, A.F. (2011). A Model Based Approach to

Intensity Normalization for Terrestrial Laser Scanners, LiDAR and RADAR 2011

Symposium, Nanging, P.R. China, May 26-29.

Fentie, D., Gokaraju, R. and Faried, S.O. (2010). Transient Modeling of the Sen

Transformer, Poster Presentation, IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting,

Minneapolis, U.S.A., July 25-29.

Rai, D., Gokaraju, R. and Faried, S.O. (2010). Model Reference Adaptive Control of

FACTS, Poster Presentation, IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting,

Minneapolis, July 25-29.

Ren, Y., Chen, L., Wen, S., Wong, R., Lin, C., Vonno, N., Witulski, A. and Bhuva, B.

(2011). Single Event Transient Analysis of a DC-DC Converter, Silicon Errors in Logic -

System Effects (SELSE 7), University of Illinois, IL, USA, March 29-30.

Electrical & Computer EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 219


Sawatzky, T., Gokaraju, R. and Faried, S.O. (2010). Application of Support Vector

Machines to Identify a Loss of Excitation Condition on a Power System, Poster

Presentation, IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Minneapolis, July 25-

29.

Shrestha, B., Gokaraju, R. and Sachdev, M.S. (2010). Out-of-Step Protection Using

State Plane Analysis, Poster Presentation, IEEE Power Engineering Society General

Meeting, Minneapolis, July 25-29.

Varoy, C.R., Koughia, C., Belev, G., Okada, G., Tonchev, D., Edgar, A. and Kasap, S.

(2010). Radiation and Photo-Induced Valence Changes in Samarium Doped Glasses,

6th Asian Photochemistry Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November 14-18.

Wang, T., Wang, K., Chen, L., Dinh, A.V., Bhuva, B. and Shuler, R. (2010). A RHBDLC-

Tank Oscillator Design Tolerant to Single-Event Transients., IEEE Nuclear and Space

Radiation Effects Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 19-23.

Invited Lecture/Talk

Aoki, T., Saitou, D., Fujimoto, K., Fujihashi, C., Shimakawa, K., Koughia, C. and Kasap,

S. (Invited) (2010). Quadrature Frequency Resolved Spectroscopy (QFRS) of Radiative

Transitions of Er3+ and Nd3+ Ions in Chalcogenide Glasses (ChGs), 16th International

School on Condensed Matter Physics: Progress in Solid State and Molecular

Electronics, Ionics and Photonics, Varna, September 2010.

Belev, G., Koughia, C., Tonchev, D., Okada, G., Wysokinski, T. and Kasap, S. (Invited)

(2010). Recent Developments in Rare-Earth Doped Glasses and Ceramics for

Radiation Detection, 16th International School on Condensed Matter Physics: Progress

in Solid State and Molecular Electronics, Ionics and Photonics, Varna, September 2010.

Wei, C., Joly, A., Brunet, S., Hoffmeyer, R., Zhu, A., Sham, T.K., Belev, G., Bergstrom,

J., Blyth, R., Dejong, M., Regier, T., Vogt, J., Kasap, S. and Sammynaiken, R. (Invited)

(2010). Time Resolved X-Ray Excited Optical Luminescence (TRXEOL) of CaF2:ZnO

Scintillators for Potential Medical Applications, 4th International Conference on Optical,

Optoelectronic and Phtonic Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA10), Budapest,

Hungary, August 2010.

Plenary Lecture/Talk

Kasap, S., Belev, G., Reznik, A. and Rowlands, J.A. (Plenary) (2011). Direct

Conversion Flat Panel X-Ray Image Detectors: From Science to Commercialization,

and Selecting the Best X-Ray Photoconductor, Fifth International Conference on

Electrical & Computer EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 220


Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-5), Wellington, New Zealand, February

7-11.

Technical Report

Boerner, M., Berger, M., Hahn, L., Jahns, J., Klymyshyn, D.M. and Et, A.L. (2010).

Research activities in the LIGA laboratory at ANKA, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie

(Germany), (24 pages).

Karki, R. and Billinton, R. (2011). Basic Generation Adequacy Evaluation of the

SaskPower System, SaskPower, March, (59 pages).

Karki, R. and Billinton, R. (2011). Generation Adequacy Sensitivity Studies on the

SaskPower System, SaskPower, June, (108 pages).

Published Book Chapter

Billinton, R., Gao, Y., Huang, D. and Karki, R. (2011). Adequacy Assessment of Wind-

Integrated Composite Generation and Transmission Systems, Chapter 4, Innovations in

Power Systems Reliability, Edited by Anders, George; Vaccaro, Alfredo, Springer,

London, UK, 141-168. Available online at: www.springer.com

Tonchev, D., Belev, G., Koughia, C., Panigrahi, S., Varoy, C.R., Edgar, A. and Kasap,

S. (2011). Thermally Induced Nanostructures in Samarium-Doped Glass Ceramics for

X-Ray Sensor Applications, Chapter 27 in Nanotechnological Basis for Advanced

Sensors, Edited by J.P. Reithmaier, P. Paunovic, W. Kulisch, C. Popov, and P. Petkov,

Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 241-248.

Published Book

Wahid, K.A. (2011). Error-Free Implementation of the Discrete Cosine Transform,

Edited by (PhD thesis published as book by LAP), Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP),

ISBN: 978-3-8433-7632-7, Germany, (215 pages).

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications

Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Compression characteristics of

non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw grinds, Applied

Engineering in Agriculture, 26(4), 1-16.

Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G. and Schoenau, G.J. (2011). Grinding performance and physical

properties of non-treated and steam exploded barley, canola, oat and wheat straw,

Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 549-561.

Adapa, P.K., Tabil, L.G., Schoenau, G.J. and Opoku, A. (2010). Pelleting characteristics

of selected biomass with and without steam explosion pretreatment, International

Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 3(3), 62-79.

Afshin, M., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Crystallization limits of LiCl-water

and MgCl2-water salt solutions as operating liquid desiccant in the RAMEE system,

ASHRAE Transactions, 116(2), 494-506.

Arafin, M. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010). Modeling of grain boundary character

reconstruction and predicting intergranular fracture susceptibility of textured and random

polycrystalline materials, Computational Materials Science, 50(2), 656-665. Available

online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2010.09.031

Arafin, M. and Szpunar, J.A. (2011). Effect of bainitic microstructure on the susceptibility

of pipeline steels to hydrogen induced cracking, Materials Science and Engineering A,

528(15), 4927-4940.

Bawolin, N.K., Li, M.G., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Modeling Material-

Degradation-Induced Elastic Property of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, ASME Journal

of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(11), 111001-7.

Bawolin, N.K., Zhang, W. and Chen, D. (2010). A Brief Review of the Modelling of the

Time Dependent Mechanical Properties of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Journal of

Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 6, 19-33.

Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Chang, D., Mangalaraj, D., Yang, D. and

Webster, T.J. (2010). Effect of nickel incorporation on structural, nanomechanical and

Mechanical EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 222


iocompatible properties of amorphous hydrogenated carbon thin films prepared by low

energy biased target ion beam deposition, Thin Solid films, 519(5), 1623-1628.

Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D. and Kiran, M.S.R.N. (2010). Effect

of Titanium incorporation on the structural, mechanical and biocompatible properties of

DLC thin films prepared by reactive-biased target ion beam deposition method, Applied

Surface Science, 257(1), 143-250.

Bi, Z., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2010). The general architecture of adaptive robotic

systems for manufacturing applications. Robotics and Computer-Integrated

Manufacturing, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 26(5), 403-540.

Chen, L., Hou, Z.G., Tan, M., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2010). Neural-Network-Based

Adaptive Leader-Following Control for Multi-Agent Systems with Uncertainties, IEEE

Transactions on Neural Network, 21(8), 1351-1358.

Cheng, L., Hou, Z.G., Lin, Y., Tan, M., Zhang, W. and Wu, F.X. (2011). A Recurrent

Neural Network for Non-Smooth Convex Optimization Problems with an Application to

the Identification of Genetic Regulatory Networks,, IEEE Transaction on Neural

Networks, 22(5), 714-726.

Cho, S.H. and Burton, R.T. (2011). Position control of High performance hydrostatic

actuation system using a simple adaptive control (SAC) method, Mechatronics,

21(Jan.), 109-115.

Ding, J.D., Shi, J.H. and Wu, F.X. (2011). SVM-RFE based feature selection for tandem

mass spectrum quality assessment,, International Journal of Data Mining and

Bioinformatics, 5(1), 73-88.

Fauchoux, M., Bansal, M., Talukdar, P., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2010). Testing

and modeling of a novel ceiling panel for maintaining space relative humidity by

moisture transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 3961-3968.

Fukuda, H., Szpunar, J.A., Kondoh, K. and Chromik, R. (2010). The influence of carbon

nanotubes on the corrosion behaviour of AZ31B magnesium alloy, Corrosion Science,

52(12), 3917-3923.

Ghazy, A. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2010). Numerical simulation of transient heat transfer in

a protective clothing system during a flash fire exposure, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part

A: Applications, 58(9), 702-724.

Mechanical EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 223


Guruvenket, S., Azzi, M., Li, D., Szpunar, J.A., Martinu, L. and Klemberg-Sapieha, E.

(2010). Structural, Mechanical, Tribological, and Corrosion Properties of a-SiC:H

Coatings Prepared by PECVD, Surface and Coatings Technology, 204(21-22), 3358-

3365. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2010.03.031

Hemingson, H.B., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Steady-state performance

of a run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE) for a range of outdoor air

conditions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54, 1814-1824.

Hoseini, M., Meratian, M., Toroghinejad, M. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010). The role of grain

orientation in microstructure evolution of pure aluminum processed by equal channel

angular pressing, Materials Characterization, 61(12), 1371-1378.

Jamaati, R., Toroghinejad, M., Hoseini, M. and Szpunar, J.A. (2011). Texture

development in Al/Al2O3 MMCs produced by anodizing and ARB processes, Materials

Science and Engineering A, 528(10-11), 3573-3580. Available online at:

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.msea.2011.01.056

James, C., Simonson, C.J., Talukdar, P. and Roels, S. (2010). Numerical and

experimental data set for benchmarking hygroscopic buffering models, International

Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 3638-3654.

Kumar, K., Szpunar, J.A. and He, Z. (2010). Preferential Precipitation of Hydrides in

Textured Zircaloy-4 Sheets, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 403(1-3), 101-107. Available

online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2010.06.005

Li, D., Guruvenket, S., Hassani, S., Bousser, E., Azzi, M., Szpunar, J.A. and Klemberg-

Sapieha, J. (2010). Effect of Cr interlayer on the adhesion and corrosion enhancement

of nanocomposite TiN-based coatings deposited on stainless steel 410, Thin Solid

Films, 519(10), 3128-3134.

Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2011). Axiomatic Design Theory Based Approach to

Modeling Linear High Order System Dynamics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on

Mechatronics, 16(2), 341-350.

Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, N., Kim, C.Y., Wang, J., Gorin, J., He, F., Thorpe, P., Lu, Y.,

Chen, W.F., Grochulski, P., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Investigations of

Mechanical Vibrations for beamlines at the Canadian Light Source, Journal of

Synchrotron Radiation, 18, 109-116.

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Li, Y.S., Pan, T.J., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Selective synthesis of

diamond and CNT nanostructures directly on stainless steel substrates, Diamond and

Related Materials, 20, 187-190.

Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2010). Effects of nano-scale Ni, Al,

and Ni-Al interlayers on nucleation and growth of diamond on Si, Journal of Vacuum

Science & Technology B, 28(5), 1056-1059.

Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2010). Growth and adhesion

failure of diamond thin films deposited on stainless steel with ultra-thin dual metal

interlayers, Applied Surface Science, 256(24), 7653-7657.

Lin, Y., Shi, Y. and Burton, R.T. (2011). Modeling and Robust Discrete-Time Sliding

Mode Control Design for A Fluid Power Electrohydraulic Actuator (EHA) System,

Transactions on Mechatronics, 3(4), 23-56.

Mahmud, K., Mahmood, G.I., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Performance

testing of a counter-cross-flow run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE)

system for HVAC applications, Energy and Buildings, 42, 1139-1147.

Maley, J., Sham, T.K., Hirose, A., Yang, Q., Bradley, M.P. and Sammynaiken, R.

(2010). Chemical Reactions and Applications of the Reductive Surface of Porous

Silicon, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10(10), 6332-6339.

Moazed, R., Fotouhi, R., Szyszkowski, W. and Bitner, D.V. (2010). Welded T-joint

connections of square thin-walled tubes under a multi-axial state of stress, Journal of

Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 45, 629-646. Available online at: http://DOI:

10.1243/03093247JSA609

Modi, S., Tiwari, K., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2011). On the architecture of a Human-

Centered CAD agent system, Computer-Aided Design, 43(2), 170-179.

Nie, X.D., Evitts, R.W., Besant, R.W. and Bolster, J. (2011). A New Technique to

Determine Convection Coefficients with Flow through Particle Beds, Journal of Heat

Transfer, 133(4), 1-8.

Pan, T.J., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q., Feng, R.F. and Hirose, A. (2011). Internal oxidation and

phase transformations of multi-phase Fe-Ni-Al and Fe-Ni-Al-Cr alloys induced by KCl

corrosion, Corrosion Science, 53(6), 2115-2121.

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Qin, W., Szpunar, J.A. and Umakoshi, Y. (2011). Electron or ion irradiation-induced

phase-change mechanism between amorphous and crystalline state, Acta Materialia,

59(5), 2221-2228. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2010.12.025

Raei, M., Toroghinezjad, M., Ashrafizadeh, F., Hoseini, M. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010).

Effect of ARB Process on Textural Evolution of AA1100 Aluminum Alloy, Materials

Science & Engineering A, 527(26), 7068-7073. Available online at:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2010.07.089

Rasouli, M., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Applicability and optimum control

strategy of energy recovery ventilators in different climatic conditions, Energy and

Buildings, 42, 1376-1385.

Roels, S., Talukdar, P., James, C. and Simonson, C.J. (2010). Reliability of material

data measurements for hygroscopic buffering, International Journal of Heat and Mass

Transfer, 53, 5355-5363.

Salimyanfard, F., Toroghinezjad, M., Ashrafizadeh, F., Hoseini, M. and Szpunar, J.A.

(2010). Texture Evolution of Cooper Produced by Equal Channel Angular Pressing with

Routes A and B, Materials Science & Engineering A, 527(23), 6260-6269. Available

online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2010.06.029

Salmasi, H., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2010). On the Stability of a Friction

Compensation Strategy for Flexible-Joint Manipulators, Advanced Robotics, 24, 2059-

2086. Available online at: http://DOI:10.1163/016918610X534268

Shinneeb, A.M., Balachandar, R. and Bugg, J.D. (2011). Confinement effects in

shallow-water jets, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137(3), 300-314.

Shinneeb, A.M., Bugg, J.D. and Balachandar, R. (2011). Coherent structures in shallow

water jets, Journal of Fluids Engineering, 133(1), 1-14.

Sumner, D. (2010). Two circular cylinders in cross-flow: a review, Journal of Fluids and

Structures, 26, 849-899.

Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2010). Study of Carbide-Forming Element

Interlayers for Diamond Nucleation and Growth on Silicon and WC-Co Substrates, Thin

Solid films, 519(5), 1606-1610.

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Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Characterization of Hydrogenated

Amorphous Carbon Thin Films by End-Hall Ion Beam Deposition, Applied Surface

Science, 257, 4699-4705.

Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Synthesis of

Cobalt/Diamond-like Carbon Thin Films by Biased Target Ion Beam Deposition,

Diamond and Related Materials, 20(4), 538-541.

Tonui, N. and Sumner, D. (2011). Flow around impulsively started square prisms,

Journal of Fluids and Structures, 27, 62-75.

Uju, W.A., Gikunoo, E. and Oguocha, I.N. (2011). XRD and XANES study of reactions

in particulate Al-Mg alloy composites, Canandian Metallurgical Quarterly, 50(1), 54-60.

Available online at: www.ingentaconnect.com

Vakil, M., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2010). End-effector trajectory tracking of a

flexible link manipulator using integral manifold, Int. J. of Systems Science,

00(December), 1-13. Available online at: http://DOI:10.1080/00207721003710631

Vakil, M., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2010). On the zeros of the transfer function of

flexible link manipulators and their non-minimum phase behaviour, Proceedings of the

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science,

224, 1-14. Available online at: http://DOI: 10.1243/09544062JMES2106

Vakil, M., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2011). Energy-based Approach for Friction

Identification of Robotic Joints, Mechatronics, 21(3), 614-624. Available online at:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechatronics.2010.12.007

Vakil, M., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2011). Trajectory tracking for the end-effector

of a class of flexible link manipulators, Journal of Vibration and Control, 17(1), 55-68.

Available online at: http://DOI: 10.1177/1077546309350554

Vakil, M., Fotouhi, R., Nikiforuk, P.N. and Heidari, F. (2011). A study on the free

vibration of flexible-link flexible-joint manipulators, Proceedings of the Institution of

Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 225, 614-

624. Available online at: http://DOI:10.1177/0954406211399517

von Baeyer, C.L., Torvi, D.A., Hemingson, H. and Beriault, D. (2011). Water Circulation

and Turbulence in the Cold Pressor Task: Unexplored Sources of Variance Among

Experimental Pain Laboratories, Pediatric Pain Letter, 13(1), 13-16.

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Wang, H.D., Niu, C.H., Yang, Q. and Badea, I. (2011). Study on protein conformation

and adsorption behaviors in nanodiamond particle-protein complexes, Nanotechnology,

22(14 (145703)), 1-10.

Wang, S., Burton, R.T. and Habibi, S. (2011). Sliding Mode Controller and Filter Applied

to an Electrohydraulic Actuator System., Jounal of Dynamic Systems and Control,

133(2), 0245041-0245047.

Wang, S., Habibi, S. and Burton, R.T. (2011). The Smooth Sliding Mode Controller and

Filter, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, 38(3), 130-139. Available online at:

http://link.aip.org/link/?JDS/133/024504

Wu, F.X. and Huan, J. (2011). Special Focus on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology,

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 8(2), 292-293.

Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2010). CVD Growth and Field Electron Emission of Aligned

Carbon Nanotubes on Oxidized Inconel Plates without Addition of Catalyst, Diamond

and Related materials, 19, 870-874.

Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2010). CVD Growth of Secondary Carbon Nanotubes and Its

Effect on Field Electron Emission, Diamond and Related materials, 19, 923-926.

Yu, J.G., Huang, D.S., Huang, K.L., Yang, Q., Zeng, D.M. and Hong, Y. (2011).

NEXAFS Spectroscopy Study of Polymer Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,

Chinese Journal of Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (English), 27(6), 1224-1228.

Zhang, W. and VanLuttervelt, C. (2011). Towards a Resilient Manufacturing System,

CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 60, 469-472.

Zhang, W., Chen, Z.H., Ouyang, P., Wang, Y. and Huang, J. (2011). A Novel Iterationbased

Controller for Hybrid Machine Systems for Trajectory Tracking at the End-

Effector Level, Robotica, 29(2), 317-324.

Zhang, Z., An, Q., Zhang, W., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Chen, D. (2011). Modelling of

directional friction on a fully lubricated surface with regular anisotropic asperities,

Meccanica, 46(3), 535-545.

Zhang, Z.M., An, Q., Zhang, W.J., Yang, Q., Tang, Y.J. and Chen, D. (2011). Modeling

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of Directional Friction on a Fully Lubricated Surface with Regular Anisotropic Asperities,

Meccanica, 46(3), 535-545.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Adesola, O.A. and Odeshi, A.G. (2010). A comparative study of the compressive

behaviour of 2099-T6 and 6061-T6 aluminum alloys under dynamic and quasi-static

loading, Materials Science and Technology Conference 2010, Houston Texas, October

17-21, 2010, 2075-2084 (CD Rom).

Arafin, M. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010). A microtexture - microstructure model to simulate

intergranular stress corrosion crack propagation in pipeline steel, International Pipeline

Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sept 27-Oct 1, 1-8.

Einian, M., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2010). Numerical simulation of the flow

around a surface-mounted finite square cylinder, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European

Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30394.

Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J. and Torvi, D.A. (2010). Flow Visualization of Airflow

Through a Rectangular Duct With Combined Heat and Mass Transfer, 14th International

Heat Transfer Conference, Washington, DC, August 8-13, Paper No. IHTC14-22881.

Fauchoux, M., Simonson, C.J., Torvi, D.A. and Talukdar, P. (2011). CFD modelling with

buoyancy effects for a heat and moisture transfer ceiling panel, Proceedings of the

ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011), Honolulu,

Hawaii, March 13-17, Paper No. AJTEC2011-44121, (8 pages) (CD Rom).

Fotouhi, R., Salmasi, H., Waheed, I. and Vakil, M. (2010). Trajectory planning for a

wheeled mobile robot and its robotic arm, ASME International Mechanical Engineering

Congress & Exposition (IMECE2010), Vancouver, BC, November 12-18, Paper No.

IMECE2010-40800, (10 pages) (CD Rom).

Hemingson, H.B., Simonson, C.J. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Effects of non-uniform

channels on the performance of a run-around membrane energy exchanger (RAMEE),

12th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms (ROOMVENT 2011),

Trondheim, Norway, June 19-22, (8 pages).

Huang, J., Ouyang, P., Cheng, L. and Zhang, W. (2010). A Hybrid Approach to Force

Balancing of Robotic Mechanisms, Proceedings of ASME 2010 International

Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, November 12-18.

Mechanical EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 229


Kumar, K. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010). Texture Inhomogeneity in Zircaloy-4 and Zr-1%Nb

Cladding Tubes, Uranium 2010, Proceedings of the 3-rd International Conference on

Uranium, Edited by E.K. Lam, J.W. Rowson, E. Ozberg, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,

Aug 15-18, 221-232.

Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Design of photon beam vibration

measurement system for the CLS HXMA beamline, The ASME 2010 International

Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 12-18, 2010.

Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Mechanical vibration measurement

system at the Canadian Light Source, The Eighth International Workshop on Personal

Computers and Particle Accelerators, Saskatoon, Canada, October 5-8, 2010.

Li, S., Burton, R.T., Habibi, S., Schoenau, G.J. and Wu, F.X. (2010). Investigation of the

Acceleration Effect on Dynamic Friction of EHA System, Bath/ASME Symposium on

Fluid Power and Motion Control (FPMC 2010), Bath, UK, Sept 15-18, Paper No. N/A,

(CD Rom).

Liu, L.Z., Wu, F.X., Han, L.L. and Zhang, W. (2010). Structure Identification and

Parameter Estimation of Biological S-systems, IEEE BIBM2010, Hong Kong, China,

December 18-21, 329-334.

Moazed, R., Fotouhi, R. and Henry, J. (2010). Experimental and numerical study on the

fatigue strengths of mechanical versus laser cut T-joints, ASME International

Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2010), Vancouver, BC,

November 12-18, Paper No. IMECE2010-40841, (10 pages) (CD Rom).

Niwas, S., Palanisamy, P., Zhang, W., Mat-Isa, N. and Chibbar, R. (2011). Log-gabor

wavelets based breast carcinoma classification using least square support vector

machine, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques,

Penang, Malaysia, May 17-18.

Odeshi, A.G. (2010). Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Fiber Reinforced

Phenolic Matrix Composites, 18th International Conference on Composites Engineering

(ICCE-18), Anchorage, Alaska, USA, July 4-10, 2010, Paper No. 205 : Published on-line

by World Journal of Engineering, vol 1, Supplement 2, 2010, paper 205, (CD Rom).

Available online at: wjoe.hebeu.edu.cn

Ouyang, P., Zhang, W. and Huang, J. (2011). Domain Contour Control for Robotic

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System, The 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Beijing,

China, June 21-23.

Qin, W., Kumar, K. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010). Role of Crystal Misorientation in the

Formation of Interlinked Hydride Configuration in Zircaloy-4, Uranium 2010,

Proceedings of the 3-rd International Conference on Uranium, Edited by E.K. Lam, J.W.

Rowson, E. Ozberg. CIM, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 15-18, 213-220.

Raj, A.D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D., Wang, H.D. and Hirose, A. (2010). Preparation and

characterization of nanostructured vanadium oxide thin films by hot filament CVD,

Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and

Applications, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 4-6.

Rostamy, N., Akbari, S., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2010). Calibration of triplewire

probes using an artificial neural network, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European

Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-31198.

Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2010). An experimental

investigation of the skin friction in a plane turbulent wall jet over smooth and rough

surfaces, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting

(FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-

ICNMM2010-30519.

Sinha, A., Tiwari, K. and Zhang, W. (2010). Co-Evolutionary Immuno Particle Swarm

Optimization with Penetrated Hyper-Mutation, Int. Conf. on Swarm, Evolutionary and

Memetic Computing, Chennai, India, December 16-18.

Sun, Z., Zhang, B., Huang, J. and Zhang, W. (2010). On a Mechatronics Approach to

Balancing of Robotic Mechanisms: Redundant Servo Motor, Proceedings of

International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics, Osaka, Japan, October 4-6.

Szpunar, B. and Szpunar, J.A. (2010). Theoretical Investigations of Structural and

Mechanical Properties of Uranium Oxides, Uranium 2010, Proceedings of the 3rd

International Conference on Uranium, Edited by E.K. Lam, J. W. Rowson, E. Ozberg,

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 15-18, 221-232.

Szpunar, B., Szpunar, J.A. and Oh, D. (2010). Stuctural and Mechanical Properties of

Urania Oxidized to U3O8, 11th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, Niagra Falls,

Ontario, Canada, Oct 17-20.

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Szpunar, J.A., Qin, W., Li, H. and Kumar, K. (2011). Roles of Texture in Controlling

Oxidation, Hydrogen Ingress and Hydride Formation in Zr Alloys, Second International

Conference on Advances in Nuclear Materials, India, Feb 9-11, Paper No. S3-A-IT-2,

(75 pages).

Szyszkowski, W. and Hill, D. (2010). Structural Charakterization of Electro-thermally

Driven Micro-Actuators with Immeasurable Temperature-dependent Material

Characterictics, Computational Methods and Experimentals XV, Tallin, Estonia, July 25-

28, 339-351.

Tian, L.P., Liu, L.Z. and Wu, F.X. (2010). Detecting Nearly periodical Expressed Genes

from Their Microarray Time-Course Expression, IASTED 2010, Cambridge,

Massachusetts, USA, November 1 ? 3,, Paper No. 8.

Tian, L.P., Liu, L.Z. and Wu, F.X. (2010). Parameter Estimation Method for Improper

Fractional Models and Its Application to Molecular Biological Systems, IEEE

EMBC2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31-September 4, 1477-1480.

Tian, L.P., Liu, L.Z. and Wu, F.X. (2010). Parameter estimation method for Periodical

Gene Identification, iCBBE2011, Wuhan, Jiangsu, China, May 10-12, (4 pages) (CD

Rom).

Tian, L.P., Lu, H.Y. and Wu, F.X. (2011). Nonlinear Model-Based Clustering for

Periodically Expressed Gene Profiles, The 7th International Symposium on

Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA, 11), Changsha, Hunan, China, May

27-29, 2011, 62-66 (CD Rom).

Tonui, N. and Sumner, D. (2010). The flow around an impulsively started square prism,

ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting

(FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-

ICNMM2010-30036.

Vakil, M., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2010). Parameter Identification of a Friction

Model for Robotic Joints, Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering

Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf, Montreal,

Quebec, Aug 15-18, Paper No. DETC2010-29141, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Vakil, R., Fotouhi, R. and Nikiforuk, P.N. (2011). Joint flexibility Versus Link flexibility for

Flexible-link flexible-joint manipulators, 13th World Congress in Mechanism and

Mechanical EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 232


Machine Science (IFTOMM2011), Guanajuato, México, June 19-25, Paper No. IMD-

123, (10 pages) (CD Rom).

Wang, H.D., Niu, C.H., Yang, Q. and Badea, I. (2010). Nanodiamond Particles for

Protein Adsorption, Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanotechnology:

Fundamentals and Applications,, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 4-6.

Wu, F.X., Liu, L.Z. and Xia, Z.H. (2010). Identification of gene regulatory networks from

time course gene expression data, IEEE EMBC2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August

31-September 4, 795-798.

Zhang, J., McQuillan, I. and Wu, F.X. (2011). Parallelizing Peptide-Spectrum Scoring

Using Modern Graphics Processing Units, IEEE ICCABS'11, Orlando. Florida, USA,

Feb 2-5, 208-213.

Zhang, W., Marco, P.G. and Ip, W.J. (2010). Robust Management of Virtual Enterprise,

ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and

Information in Engineering Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 22-22.

Zhang, W., Ouyang, P. and Sun, Z. (2010). A novel hybridization design principle for

intelligent mechatronics systems, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced

Mechatronics, Osaka, Japan, October 4-6.

Zhang, W., Sun, Z. and Zhang, B. (2010). Resilient mechanisms, 2010 International

Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, Shanghai, China, July 21-25.

Zhang, W., Sun, Z. and Zhang, B. (2011). On the concept of the resilient machine, The

6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Beijing, China, June

21-23.

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

Bolster, J., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Moisture Transfer with Silica Gel

Agglomerate Coating, 5th International Granulation Workshop and Conference,

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20 - 22, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Gao, S., Besant, R.W. and Evitts, R.W. (2011). Experimental Study on the Hygroscopic

Relationship to Fracture Strength of Potash Particulate Test Specimens, 5th

International Granulation Workshop and Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20 -

22, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

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Nie, X.D., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2011). Salt Deposit at Particle Contact Points,

5th International Granulation Workshop and Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June

20 - 22, (6 pages) (CD Rom).

Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations

Adesola, A. and Odeshi, A.G. (2011). Adiabatic shear band formation in AA 2099

aluminum alloy, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, Canada,

June 22 - 24. Available online at: http://2011cmsc.ok.ubc.ca/CMSC%20Program.pdf

Bharathy, P.V., Pazhanivel, P., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q. and Mangalaraj, D. (2011).

Antibacterial activity of carbon nitride and nickel incorporated carbon nitride

nanocomposite thin film, First International conference on Composites and

Nanocomposites, Kerala, India, January 6-9.

Bharathy, P.V., Yang, Q., Nataraj, D., Silvestre-Albero, J., Yang, L. and Webster, T.J.

(2010). Structural, mechanical and biocompatible properties of titanium incorporated

diamond like carbon thin films prepared by low energy biased target ion beam

deposition technique, Diamond 2010, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, Paper No.

256.

Bolster, J., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Silica Gel Conglomerates Used for a

Novel Desiccant Coating, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, October 24th - 28th.

Dolovich, A.T. (2010). Three-Dimensional Rigid Body Dynamics Using Only an Inertial

Frame, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Symposium, Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan, September 7.

Gao, S., Besant, R.W. and Evitts, R.W. (2010). Caking in Potash Fertilizers is a

Problem Caused Primarily by Water Absorption, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, SK, October 24th - 28th.

Gao, S., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Simulation of Potash Cake Strength by

Discrete Element Method, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, October 24th - 28th.

Lanke, U., Walker, T., Olorunda, V., Stauffer, M., Odeshi, A.G., Quann, M., Trevors, A.,

Mason, S., O'Reilly, A., MacDonald, P., Saulnier, A., d'Entremont, J., Flett, E. and

Cripps, K. (2010). Detection of magnetic circular dichroism in an extraterrestrial object:

X-ray Photo Emission Electron Microscopy of an iron meteorite, 7th LEEM/PEEM

Mechanical EngineeringResearch Report 2010-11 Page 234


International Workshop (LEEM-PEEM), New York, USA, August 8 - 13. Available online

at: http://www.bnl.gov/leempeem7/files/pdf/program.pdf

Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Zhang, C., Yang, L., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Nanocrystalline

diamond films deposited on Ti alloys, The International Conference On Metallurgical

Coatings And Thin Films, San Diego, California, USA, May 1-6, Paper No. 68.

Mostaghimi-Ghomi, H. and Odeshi, A.G. (2011). The effects of microstructure and

geometry on mechanical properties of AISI 1340 steel under dynamic shock loading,

23rd Candaian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, 2011,

Kelowna, BC, Canada, June 22 - 24. Available online at:

http://2011cmsc.ok.ubc.ca/CMSC%20Program.pdf

Mostaghimi-Ghomi, H., Lanke, U. and Odeshi, A.G. (2010). XPEEM investigation of

adiabatic shear bands in metal alloys, 7th International Conference on PEEM/LEEM,

Ney York, USA, August 8-13, 2010. Available online at:

http://www.bnl.gov/leempeem7/files/pdf/program.pdf

Mostaghimi-Ghomi, H., Uday, L. and Odeshi, A.G. (2011). Investigation of damage

evolution in HSLA steel under dynamic shock loading using X-ray Photoemission

Electron Microscopy, Pipeline Materials Reliability Workshop for NSERC Strategic

Network, Calgary, AB, Canada, April 8, 2011.

Niakan, H., Yang, Q. and Sazpunar, J.A. (2010). Diamond-Like Carbon Thin Films by

Ion Beam Deposition and Ion Beam Sputtering, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Saskatoon, October 24-27, Paper No. 99.

Niakan, H., Yang, Q. and Sazpunar, J.A. (2011). Effects of ion beam energy on

structure and properties of diamond ]like carbon films synthesized by Ion Beam

Deposition and Sputtering, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC,

June 22-24, Paper No. 55.

Nie, X.D., Evitts, R.W. and Besant, R.W. (2010). Re-crystallization Near Contact Lines

between Salt Particles, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon,

SK, October 24th - 28th.

Odeshi, A.G. (2011). A novel approach to energy efficient manufacture of

carbon/carbon composites, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna,

BC, Canada, June 22- 24. Available online at:

http://2011cmsc.ok.ubc.ca/CMSC%20Program.pdf

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Robson, L.D., Obach, M.R., Torvi, D.A. and Weckman, E.J. (2011). Predicting Full-

Scale Fire Test Results of Polyurethane Foam Using Cone Calorimeter Data, 10th

International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, College Park, MD, June 19-24.

Saad, G. and Bugg, J.D. (2010). Velocity field measurements around a Taylor bubble

rising in stagnant liquids, 2010 Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, Saskatoon,

SK, Canada, October 24-27.

Samani, M.E. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2010). Use of POD to investigate large-scale

structures in turbulent flow with rib-roughness, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of

Fluid Dynamics (APS), Long Beach, California, Nov 21 - 23, Paper No. ED 4.

Soleimani, M., Panigrahi, S., Tabil, L.G. and Oguocha, I.N. (2010). Crystallization and

Mechanical Properties of Biofiber-Polypropylene Composites, 18th Annual Meeting of

BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS)-Polymers & the Evironment: Emerging

Green Technologies & Science, Toronto, Ontario, 13-15 October, Paper No. P37.

Available online at: http://www.beps.org/downloads/BEPS_2010_DRAFT_Agenda.pdf

Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). A novel design of interlayers for

diamond coatings growth on WC ]Co cutting tools, 23rd Canadian Materials Science

Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, Paper No. 56.

Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2010). Fabrication of Nanodiamond Thin Films by

Layer-by-Layer Assembly, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27, Paper No. 41.

Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2010). Immobilization of Protein onto

Nanodiamond Particles, Diamond 2010, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, Paper

No. 344.

Wang, H.D., Yang, Q., Niu, C.H. and Badea, I. (2011). Adsorption of Azo Dye onto

Nanodiamond Surface, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC.,

June 22-24, Paper No. 52.

Xu, L.S., Yang, Q. and Chen, X.H. (2010). Controlled synthesis of High-orientated aaxis

and c-axis AlN films by dual ion beam sputtering, Diamond 2010, Budapest,

Hungary, September 5-10, Paper No. 364.

Yang, L., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C. and Tang, Y. (2011). Synthesis of

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diamond/carbon nanotube composite thin films by microwave plasma enhanced CVD

and hot filament CVD, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC,

June 22-24, Paper No. 59.

Zhang, C. and Yang, Q. (2010). Abrasive Wear Behavior of Diamond-like Carbon

Coatings as Orthopedic Joint Material, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering

Conference, Sakatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27, Paper No. 47.

Zhang, C., Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, L., zhang, L. and Yang, Q. (2011). Adherent

Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films Grown on Ti6Al4V Alloy, 23rd Canadian Materials

Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, Paper No. 60.

Invited Lecture/Talk

Dolovich, A.T. (Invited) (2011). The University Course and Learning - Is there a

Connection?, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) Course

Design Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 9.

Simonson, C.J. (Invited) (2010). Air-to-air energy exchange for smart solar buildings,

Solar Buildings Research Network (SBRN) and Industry and Stakeholders Workshop,

Concordia University, Montreal, QC, August 25.

Technical Report

Mahmood, G.I. and Simonson, C.J. (2011). Testing of NovelAire's enthalpy wheel

during cold/frosting conditions, NovelAire Technologies LLC, January, (20 pages).

Published Book Chapter

Mirpuri, K., Szpunar, J.A. and Wendrock, H. (2010). Texture and Microstructure

Dependence of Electromigration Defect Nucleation in Damascene Cu Interconnect

Lines Studies in Situ by EBSD, Nanoelectronics, Chapter 2, Chapter 2,

Nanoelectronics, McGraw-Hill Professional, NY, USA, 29-60.

Shi, J.H. and Wu, F.X. (2010). Assigning probabilities to Mascot peptide identification

using logistic regression, Advances in Computational Biology, Edited by Arabnia, Hamid

R, Springer, New York, 229-236.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals Publications

Angus, J. R., Krasheninnikov, S. I. & Smolyakov, A. I. 2010. Kinetic theory of

electromagnetic plane wave obliquely incident on bounded plasma slab. Physics of

Plasmas, 17, 102115, pp.10.

Asai, T., Itagaki, H., Numasawa, H., Terashima, Y., Hirano, Y. and Hirose, A. (2010). A

compact and continuously driven supersonic plasma and neutral source. Review of

Scientific Instruments, Volume: 81 Issue: 10 Article Number: 10E119.

Bazylewski, P.F., Kim, K.H., Forrest, J.L., Tada, H., Choi, D.-H. and Chang, G.S.

(2011). Side-chain effects on electronic structure and molecular stacking arrangement

of PCBM spin-coated films. Chemical Physics Letters 508, 90-94, 5 pages.

Beyer, P. B. P., De Solminihac, F., Leconte, M., Garbet, X., Waelbroeck, F. L.,

Smolyakov, A. I. & Benkadda, S (2011). Turbulence simulations of barrier relaxations

and transport in the presence of magnetic islands at the tokamak edge. Plasma Physics

and Controlled Fusion, 53, 054003, pp14.

Bouaine, A., Green, R.J., Colis, S., Bazylewski, P., Chang, G.S., Moewes, A., Kurmaev,

E.Z. and Dinia, A. (2011). Appearance of Ferromagnetism in Co-Doped CeO2 Diluted

Magnetic Semiconductors Prepared by Solid-State Reaction. Journal of Physical

Chemistry C 115, 1556-1559, 5 pages.

Bourassa, A. E., McLinden, C. A., Sioris, C. E., Brohede, S., Bathgate, A. F., Llewellyn,

E. J., and Degenstein, D. A (2011). Fast NO2 retrievals from Odin-OSIRIS limb scatter

measurements, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4, doi:10.5194/amt-4-965-

2011, 965-972.

Braun, C., Börger, S., Boyko, T., Miehe, G., Ehrenberg, H., Höhn, P., Moewes, A. and

Schnick, W. (2011). Ca3N2 and Mg3N2: unpredicted high-pressure behaviour of binary

nitrides, Journal of the American Chemical Society 133, 4307-4315.

Chen, B., Ghezelbash, A.M., Kamali, V. and Setare, M.R. (2011). Holographic

description of Kerr-Bolt-AdS-dS Spacetimes, Nuclear Physics B, 848, 108.

Chishtie, F.A., Hanif, T., Jia, J., Mann, R.B., McKeon, D.G.C., Sherry, T.N. and Steele,

T.G. (2011). Can the Renormalization Group Improved Effective Potential be used to

estimate the Higgs Mass in the Conformal Limit of the Standard Model? Phys. Rev.

D83 105009, 19 pages.

Cooper, M., Martin, R.V., Sauvage, B., Boone, C.D., Walker, K.A., Bernath, P.F.,

McLinden, C.A., Degenstein, D.A., Volz-Thomas, A. and Wespes, C. (2011). Evaluation

Physics and Engineering Physics – Research Report 2010-11 Page 238


of ACE-FTS and OSIRIS Satellite retrievals of ozone and nitric acid in the tropical upper

troposphere: Application to ozone production efficiency, Journal of Geophysical

Research, 116, D12306, doi:10.1029/2010JD015056.

Dick, R. (2010). Dimensional effects on electric potentials and fields in high-permittivity

thin films and interfaces. Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS)

6, doi:10.2529/PIERS100105131405, 569-575.

Dreval, M., Xiao, C., Elgriw, S., Trembach, D., Wolfe, S., Hirose, A. (2011).

Determination of radial location of rotating magnetic islands by use of poloidal soft x-ray

detector arrays in the STOR-M tokamak. Review of Scientific Instruments Volume: 82

Issue: 5 Article Number: 053503, May, 8 pages.

English, N.J. and Tse, J.S. (2011). Density Fluctuations in Liquid Water, Physical

Review Letters, 106, 037801, 4 pages.

English, N.J. and Tse, J.S. (2011). Thermal conduction and phonon propagation in

pressure-amorphized ices, Physical Review B, 83, 184114, 9 pages.

English, N.J., Tse, J.S. and Gallagher, R. (2010). Thermal conductivity in amorphous

ices from molecular dynamics, Physical Review B, 82, 092201, 4 pages.

English. N.J. and Tse, J.S. (2011). Dynamical Properties of Hydrogen Sulphide Motion

in its Clathrate Hydrate from Ab Initio and Classical Isobaric−Isothermal Molecular

Dynamics, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115, 6226, 7 pages.

Evans, W.F.J., Gattinger, R.L., Slanger, T.G., Degenstein, D.A. and Llewellyn, E.J.

(2010). Discovery of the FeO orange bands in the terrestrial night airglow spectrum

obtained with OSIRIS on the Odin spacecraft, Geophysical Research Letters, 37,

L22105, doi:10.1029/2010GL045310 – GRL Highlight paper and Research Spotlight

paper in EOS.

Gattinger, R.J., Evans, W.F.J., Degenstein, D.A. and Llewellyn, E.J. (2011). A spectral

model of the FeO orange bands with a comparison between a laboratory spectrum and

a night airglow spectrum observed by OSIRIS on Odin, Canadian Journal of Physics,

89, doi:10.1139/P11-003, 239-248.

Ghezelbash, A.M. (2010). Cosmological Solutions in Five Dimensional Minimal

Supergravity, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27, 245025.

Ghezelbash, A.M., Kamali, V., Setare, M.R. (2010). Hidden Conformal Symmetry of

Kerr-Bolt Spacetimes, Physical Review D, 82, 124051.

Ghezelbash, A.M., Oraji, R. (2011). M-Branes on k-Center Instantons, International

Journal of Modern Physics A, 26, 2927.

Physics and Engineering Physics – Research Report 2010-11 Page 239


Gillies, R.G., Hussey, G.C., Sofko, G.J., Ponomarenko, P.V. and McWilliams, K.A.

(2011). Improvement of HF coherent radar line-of-sight velocities by estimating the

refractive index in the scattering volume using radar frequency shifting, Journal of

Geophysical Research, 116, A01302, doi:10.1029/2010JA016043.

Green, R.J., Chang, G.S., Zhang, X.Y., Dinia, A., Kurmaev, E.Z. and Moewes, A.

(2011). Identifying local dopant structures and their impact on the magnetic properties

of spintronic materials. Physical Review B 83, 115207, 6 pages.

Harnett, D., Kleiv, R.T., Moats, K., Steele, T.G. (2011). Near-Maximal Mixing of Scalar

Gluonium and Quark Mesons: A Gaussian Sum-Rule Analysis. Nuclear Physics A 850,

110-135.

Haywood, J.M., Jones, A., Clarisse, L., Bourassa, A.E., Barnes, J., Telford, P., Bellouin,

N., Boucher, O., Agnew, P., Clerbaux, C., Carslaw, K., Degenstein, D.A. and Braesicke,

P. (2010). Observations and simulations of the eruption of the Sarychev volcano using

the HadGEM2 climate model, Journal of Geophysical Research,

doi:10.1029/2010JD014447.

Ilgisonis, V. I., Lakhin, V. P., Smolyakov, A. I. & Sorokina, E. A. (2011). Geodesic

acoustic modes and zonal flows in rotating large-aspect-ratio tokamak plasmas. Plasma

Physics and Controlled Fusion, 53, 065008, pp 19.

Ivko, S. V., Denysenko, I. B., Smolyakov, A. I. & Azarenkov, N. A