If not for the classic 1937 seafaring movie Captains Courageous and inspiration from the sailor and sea captain Angus Walters, Alex Hay might have become an astrophysicist instead of an ocean physicist. “It was a coin toss,” between the two, he says.
Because there’s not yet a standardized, optimal way of extracting power from tidal currents, many tidal industry technologies are currently being tested around the world. The Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials project used Canada’s largest university aquatic research facility – Dalhousie University’s Aquatron – to demonstrate the potential of a new hydrokinetic tidal turbine design.
Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University. Research Associate in Dr. Etienne Mfoumou’s Applied Research Engineered Technologies Lab at the Nova Scotia Community College.
Growing up, Cameroon native Jordan Kamga longed to know more about the inner workings of the stuff he encountered in his daily life. It’s a desire that helped set him on the path he’s on today.