Student Presentations

Student Presentations 2008We invited students to attend the Forum and bring poster presentations highlighting their energy-related research to share with Forum participants. Funding was available to cover the cost of registration and accommodations for students who presented a poster at the Forum.

Each student was asked to give a brief presentation, maximum of five minutes, to a panel of judges and Forum participants. A prize was awarded for the best student poster in each of the four categories listed below.

Poster presentations focused on the following energy-related research categories:

  • Geoscience & Engineering (e.g., offshore oil and gas, geological storage of carbon dioxide…)
  • Renewable Energy (e.g., tidal, wave, wind, solar …)
  • Environment (e.g., strategic environmental assessments, site specific environmental assessments,  environmental effects of seismic acquisition …)
  • Alternative Energy (e.g., biofuels, hydrogen …)

Students were judged based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the research to Nova Scotia energy industry
  • Student’s participation in the research
  • Student’s knowledge of the subject and ability to discuss the material
  • Poster presentation layout and readability

The poster prize winners were as follows:

  • Geoscience & Engineering – Virginia Brake, Dalhousie University (Honourable mentions to Muhammad Kettanah and Omid Aghaei, Dalhousie University)
  • Renewable Energy – Justine McMillan, Acadia University
  • Environment – Elsadig Abdallah, Dalhousie University
  • Renewable Energy – Mausam Verma, Dalhousie University

Below is a list of students who submitted posters presentation abstracts. Click on the name of each student to read their presentation abstract.

  • Muhammad Kettanah, Dalhousie University
    “Reservoir Quality, Diagenetic History and Provenance of the Late Triassic Sandstones of Wolfville Formation, Cambridge Cove, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia”
  • Nick Nickerson and Dave Risk, Saint Francis Xavier University
    “Carbon Capture and Storage Monitoring Technology Development at StFX”
  • Justine McMillan and Richard Karsten, Acadia University
    “Tidal Power in Minas Passage”
  • Mausam Verma, Dalhousie University
    “Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Dairy Industry Through Conversion of Waste to Bioenergy and Other Value Added Products”
  • Mausam Verma, Dalhousie University
    “Improved Bioethanol Production From Cheese Whey Using Candida Pseudotropicalis Under Batch Condition With Addition of Nutrient Supplement”
  • Leslie Eliuk, Dalhousie University Earth Sciences
    “Carbonate and Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy- examples from the Late Jurassic Abenaki limestone and West Venture deltaic beds, offshore Nova Scotia, Canada”
  • Christopher Phillips and Duncan McIlroy, Memorial University
    “Ichnofossils within deep-water environments and their significance for petroleum exploration”
  • Shawn Goss, Dalhousie University
    “Sequence stratigraphic evolution of the Demerara Rise, Suriname, South America- transition from a rifted to passive margin, analogue to the Scotian slope?”
  • Virginia Brake, Dalhousie University
    “Oligocene canyon and fan development on the eastern Scotian Slope”
  • Omid Aghaei, Dalhousie University
    “AVO attribute calculation and comparison with real seismic data in the Scotian margin”
  • Eric Negulic, Dalhousie University
    “Thermal Modelling of the Central Scotian Slope: The Effects of Salt Diapirs on Heat-flow”
  • Cody MacDonald, Dalhousie University
    “Salt tectonics 4D analogue modelling of the north-central Scotia margin”
  • Lydia North, Acadia University
    “Dispersion of antifouling biocides from marine energy structures and potential effects on local ecosystems”
  • Krista Kavanaugh, Saint Francis Xavier University
    “Renewable Energy Research at ESRC”
  • Zaman Shamsuzzaman, Dalhousie University
    “Optimization, Economic and Risk Analysis of Geologic CO2 sequestration – a Case Study”
  • Elsadig Abdallah, Dalhousie University
    “Strategy for the Management and Removal of Nanoparticles from Drilling Waste”