Dr. Ian Church Is Exploring and Mapping the Last Frontier on Earth

Engineering Alumni Office

Posted: February 21, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research Spotlight


We know very little about our ocean floors; in fact, only 10-20% of the terrain is mapped to modern standards. Dr. Ian Church (BSCEng‘06, MScEng’08, PhD’14), head of UNB’s Ocean Mapping Group, says “we know more about the surface of Mars than our oceans.” Mapping the shape of the ocean floor – which includes dramatic mountains and gorges greater than...

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The Ability to Problem-Solve Led Matt McCarlie from a Robotics Lab to Canada Post

Engineering Alumni Office

Posted: February 15, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni Spotlight


Matt McCarlie (BScME’08) affirms that applying a problem-solving technique is the same no matter what challenge you face. From UNB’s Robotics and Mechanics Lab as a co-op student to his current position as Manager, National Parcel Process Engineering at Canada Post, the ability to identify and solve problems has been a transferable skill that has served him well. After graduating...

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UNB Names Dr. Robert (Bob) Neill and Dr. Roderick (Rod) Nolan as the first Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Recipients

Engineering Alumni Office

Posted: February 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni Spotlight


Bob Neill is a name that is synonymous with Engineering in Fredericton. After graduating from UNB in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, he went to work for New Brunswick Electric Power Commission, intending to stay for the required two years needed to become a registered professional engineer before going into business for himself.  It turned out to be a 10-year...

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UNB Post-Doctoral Fellow Tanzina Huq is Breaking Ground With a New Use for Mushrooms

Engineering Alumni Office

Posted: February 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research Spotlight


Who knew that one of UNB’s engineering labs was filled with mushrooms? Yes, there is indeed a fungi-filled space in the Dr. Jack McKenzie Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre on the Fredericton campus, and Dr. Tanzina Huq, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering at UNB, is surrounded by them daily. Huq is jointly sponsored by UNB (under the supervision of Dr. Yonghao Ni) and Mitacs, and...

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Eric Cook Proves You Don't Need to Leave New Brunswick to Drive Innovation

Engineering Alumni Office

Posted: February 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni Spotlight


You might not immediately think that a young boy loading potato trucks in the red-soil fields of Prince Edward Island would one day be a leader in the innovation business. Yet accelerating innovation is exactly what Eric Cook (BScME’88), P.Eng, is doing in his role as CEO/Executive Director the Research and Productivity Council (RPC). RPC is New Brunswick’s provincial research...

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