Student Competitors Selected: See Who is Presenting at Smart Energy - Halifax

March 13th, 2024 | Halifax, Nova Scotia

Student researchers in energy and tech are competing for prizes this April

On February 1, the call for the 2024 Net Zero Atlantic Student Research Poster Competition was released and X respondents were received from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Now, 17 post-secondary and community college students competitors are turning their winning abstract into a research poster and conference presentation.

At this stage of the competition students are vying for a $500 prize for each research category.

Renewable energy or clean tech innovation are the areas of research students were asked to choose from. Both fields of study are essential aspects of the energy transition happening now and additional innovative approaches and specific science-based solutions are needed as we advance to a net-zero future. 

Net Zero Atlantic are pleased with the number and quality of submissions, and we expect conference attendees, including professionals from academia, government, and industry active in the energy sector, will agree with us when we say emerging research out of universities and colleges is hitting the many marks of what we need now.

Mark your conference schedule

Browse Net Zero Atlantic's poster exhibition of research by student competitors throughout the two-day conference, April 15-16, 2024.
2:00pm, April 15 - Support students during the live judging period (Maritime Room, 2nd Floor)
4:30pm, April 15 - Winners announced (Commonwealth Room, 2nd Floor)


Student competitors (first authors) and their abstracts

Clean Technology Innovation

Harshavardhan Aleti (Dalhousie University)
“Municipal Transportation Roadmap Model (MTRM)”

Shivam Beniwal (Dalhousie University)
“A Priori Search of New Battery Physics”

Sudipta Debnath (University of Prince Edward Island)
“Community-Led Data Collection Approach for Neighborhood Energy Modeling”

Michael Warebi Godwin (Dalhousie University)
“Nova Scotia as a Clean Electricity Hub: An Analysis of Possible Subsea Cable Interconnections with Our Neighbours”

Mitch Gregory (Dalhousie University)
“High Power Battery Characterization for Parameterization of Battery Management Systems”

Elie Latouf (Dalhousie University)
“Study of Waste Heat Recovery System for Drain Water”

Noushad Ahamed Chittoor Mohammed (University of Prince Edward Island)
“Hybrid Machine Learning Inspired Digital Built Environment Generation for Energy Modelling”

Sheheryar Mubarak (Dalhousie University)
“Examining the Energy Security-Equity Nexus in Nova Scotia's Transition to Electric Vehicles”

Kashfia Nahrin Nokshi (Dalhousie University)
“Developing an Emission Modeling Framework that Incorporates Vehicle Fuel Types Within the Integrated Transport Land-Use and Energy (iTLE) Modeling System”

Augustine Okafor (Dalhousie University)
“A Techno-Economic Analysis of the Potential for the Capture and Transportation of Carbon Dioxide for Utilization as an Industrial Feedstock in Nova Scotia”

Saurabhsingh Rajput (Dalhousie University)
“Towards Greener AI: Predictive Power Modeling and Optimization for Energy-Efficient GPU Computing”

Hasan Shahrier (Dalhousie University)
“Who will adopt Electric Vehicle in the Near Future?”

Muhammad Hassan Sharif (Dalhousie University)
“Ensuring the Future of Forest-based Nature-based Solutions (NbS): A Monetization Policy with Predictive Modeling”

Mir Sultan (Dalhousie University)
“Renewable Energy Storage Systems for Nova Scotia: A Comparative Analysis”

Mina Valaei (Dalhousie University)
“A Bi-level Model for the Urban Hydrogen Refueling Stations Problem”

Renewable Energy

Matthew Martel & Kaileigh Hiltz (Holland College)
“Taking PEI's Oyster Industry to Net Zero”

Mostafa Mostafavi Sani, Hamid Afshari, and Ahmed Saif (Dalhousie University)
“Evaluating an Optimal Integrated Renewable Energy Supply Chain with the Incorporation of Hydrogen Storage for a Small Community”