The production of pellets made from biochar and waste organic material for soil amendment

Recent studies demonstrated that biochar produced from the thermochemical decomposition of biomass at high temperatures without oxygen (pyrolysis) can be used as a soil amendment to improve soil properties, sequester carbon and reduce soil greenhouse gas emissions. However, uniform and safe application of biochar in field is a drawback, due to the low density and particle size of biochar. Thus, the general objective of this internship research project is to produce pellets made from biochar that could be used for soil amendment in order to improve soil physico-chemical properties.

Automated Impact Analyses to Support Code Review Practices

Large software systems are updated incrementally to add new features or fix bugs. It is a common practice in the software industry to have each incremental change reviewed by a peer to detect software quality issues and transfer knowledge among team members. While peer review boasts technical and non-technical benefits, it is still primarily based on low-level textual differencing, which place the prior and updated versions of the software source code next to one another.

Carbon dioxide: Alternative solutions for conversion of captured liquefied CO2 into valuable fue

The partner organisation, Sigma Energy Storage, develops energy storage by gas compression. This technology is based on the storage of electricity from intermittent energy sources, such as wind or solar power. During the gas compression, carbon dioxide can be liquefied and extracted. This project aims to convert carbon dioxide into a valuable fuel, which could be reused to fuel the machines, and thus having a low carbon footprint on the environment.

High power all-fiber Raman laser at 1.65 ?m

Fiber lasers have become the fastest-growing laser with a projected worldwide revenue up to $1.41 billion in 2017. In particular, fiber lasers at 1.65 ?m have drawn increasing attention with potential applications in chemical sensing, LIDAR and spectroscopy. All-fiber Raman lasing technology is a promising and efficient technology to achieve high power lasing at 1.65 ?m. However, there are limited all-fiber high power sources at 1.65 ?m that are commercially available.

Evaluating the potential of using a Canadian Sudangrass hybrid and ryegrass as companion crops for alfalfa establishment

Alfalfa is a legume forage crop that is intensively grown in Canada and represents a major feed source for livestock ruminants (i.e. dairy cows). When establishing pure stands of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) there are two primary options to minimize weed encroachment: the use of herbicides or the use of companion crops. Companion crops will minimize weed development during the establishment year, provide more harvestable forage biomass, and reduce risks of erosion.

Technology validation of the needle-free injector MED-JET H4 for vaccination

In adults, influenza vaccination is administered by intramuscular injection, a procedure that many people find painful and that some find frightening (ie: needle-phobia). Influenza vaccination is now encouraged or recommended for all Canadians. Every year, there is a large effort to vaccinate as many people as possible before the ‘flu season’. The urgency to vaccinate is even more acute in pandemics. Public health authorities are interested in ways to increase vaccine acceptance and delivery. One way to promote vaccine uptake and facilitate delivery would be needle-free injection.

Improvement of the fire resistance of Discontinuous Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites for gas turbine engine applications

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is interested to further investigate the use of novel Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC's) technologies, in order to improve their products by reducing weight and increasing performances of their engines. Current applications of PMC's in P&WC’s engine are mostly limited to cold section parts (

Social welfare systems analysis of road capacity expansion options

Cintra Canada Inc. has conducted several research studies on the advantages of implementing managed lanes (lanes where operational/management strategies are implemented in response to varying travel demand/supply conditions) with the focus on the travel speeds, road capacity, and air quality benefits. However, no study to date, has conducted a comprehensive analysis of the system-wide welfare benefits/costs of managed lanes. Cintra, as one of the major providers of managed lanes in North America, is eager to understand the fundamental and broader implications of various managed lane options.

Towards integrated rover designs optimized for navigation

Autonomous mobile robots which are designed to operate in unknown environments, such as Mars or the Moon surface must be robust to unpredictable challenges and capable of making correct decisions to survive. One of the important tasks of rovers is to locate themselves in an environment where no navigation aids such as GPS is available. This is necessary for planning their journey to explore as many scientifically interesting sites as possible.

Image Enhancement for Color Deficient People

I have been recently graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of University of Ottawa. I did my PhD in Image Color Processing, and I found out the available position with Irystec Company is fit to my knowledge and experience. As a PhD candidate, I had the opportunity to gain extensive experience in Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields. Conducting research on the image processing subject as my
PhD thesis topic, elevate my knowledge in design, coding, and testing. My M.Sc.