Our Team

We maintain a full-time research staff along with university student researchers. Traditionally they would be divided into two primary teams: the Chemistry Team and the Instrumentation and Controls Team.

The Chemistry Team focuses on corrosion processes, electrochemistry, materials science, and development of online sensors. The Instrumentation and Controls Team has experience with databases and comprehensive control systems – having developed and implemented, in collaboration with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), the Advanced Control Centre Information System (ACCIS) for CANDU® reactors located in both Canada and China.

Each CNER staff member brings unique and specialized skills to provide your company with the best possible solution.

Current Staff

Dr. William Cook, P. Eng
Director
Dr. Cook honed the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in high temperature and pressure systems at UNB and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading expert in chemistry and corrosion control in nuclear power plants and steam raising systems.

Mr. Chester Morris (BSc ME)
Quality Assurance Lead
Mr. Morris has several years of experience in quality assurance, process monitoring and maintenance in manufacturing and industrial processing environments. Some of his responsibilities included troubleshooting and root cause analysis to solve process related problems, laboratory testing, auditing of quality assurance procedures and implementing controls to improve quality.

Mr. Kody Belliveau (BSc. ChE), P.Eng
Systems Engineer
Mr. Belliveau has previously worked in the engineering consulting industry (mining, energy, oil and gas) as a process design engineer responsible for the supervision, execution and analysis of bench, mini-pilot, and pilot test programs. Additionally, he has carried out process simulations, designed equipment, created discounted cash flow models, written reports, created flow sheets, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and General Arrangements (GAs), commissioned new plants and has been responsible for operational troubleshooting.

Mr. Brad McCann, (BSc. ChE, MSc. Eng), P.Eng
Systems Engineer
Mr. McCann has many years of experience in industrial R&D.  Previously, he has been involved in the design and construction of pilot scale systems focused on commercialization of a proprietary plasma technology and was responsible for environmental management programs and permitting.  Additionally, he has implemented test plans for solids characterization and is familiar with many laboratory techniques (TGA, electron microscopy, XRD, EDAX, Raman spectroscopy, GC/MS, etc.).

Current Students

  • Maggie Manley (PhD)
  • Pongpat Santiwiparat (PhD)
  • Jirapinya Kongtuk (MSc)
  • Jordan Lyons (MSc)
  • Graham Steeves (MSc)
  • Rogan Swift (MSc)
  • Sarah MacDonald (BSc - Co-Op Undergraduate)

Advisory Board

CNER is fortunate to have the following individuals with their vast individual and collective experience helping to guide us along our way.

  • Mr. Eric Cook (Chair)- Executive Director, Research and Productivity Council of NB
  • Dr. Derek Lister - Prof. Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, UNB
  • Dr. David Burns - Vice President Research, UNB
  • Ms. Kelly Ashfield - Executive Director, Office of Research Services, UNB
  • Mr. Paul Thompson - Senior Strategic Advisor, NB Power
  • Dr. Robert Holmes - Chief Scientist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories