Program 90


PROMO: Al-Pac's Kelly O'Shea talks about new techniques to keep big forest fires in check

University of Lethbridge's Dr. Andy Hakin wins award for paradigm shifting work in thermo-dynamics

NINT's Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee brings water, environment and mechanical engineering into the nano realm

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TITLE: Kelly O'Shea, Forest Protection Specialist, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
SUBJECT: #90 Lessons Learned from the House River Fire
SYNOPSIS: As the drought continues, the potential for more big forest fires looms ahead. Alberta-Pacific's forest protection specialist Kelly O'Shea will introduce new methods to help "cool the forest", using harvest design as prevention tool.



TITLE: Dr. Andy Hakin, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge
SUBJECT: #90 Honours for Discoveries in Calorimetry and Thermodynamics
SYNOPSIS: When Dr. Andy Hakin of the University of Lethbridge goes to Hawaii this summer, it won't be for the surf and sand. He's receiving an award at an international calorimetry conference for his groundbreaking work in thermodynamics. When his experiments in extreme temperature and pressure went against prevailing theory, he first thought he'd failed. But in the end, his discoveries turned the status quo upside down.



TITLE: Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee
SUBJECT: #90 New Nanotechnology Researcher for NINT
SYNOPSIS: How does a mechanical engineer find a place in the world of nanotechnology? For Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee, the bridge will be his expertise in colloids and complex fluids and his interest in clean water. A researcher with an eclectic background, he is one of the first cross appointments from the University of Alberta to the new National Institute for Nanotechnology.