Engineered Technologies Research Team


Dr. Etienne Mfoumou
Dr. Etienne Mfoumou

Research Scientist

Before joining NSCC in January of 2013, Etienne was a research scientist at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He received his diploma of applied science in mechanical engineering and pedagogical sciences from the University of Douala in Cameroon. Etienne earned a master’s of science in mechanical engineering and his first PhD in that same discipline at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. He completed a second PhD in biomedical engineering at Concordia University.

Etienne is NSCC’s lead research scientist in engineered technologies. He has conducted extensive work in translational research that connects engineering, biology and medicine and looks forward to growing the efforts of applied research at the College in these areas.

Etienne is looking to advance his research in cross disciplinary Applied Research. In particular, he will enhance how knowledge of inclusive design thinking can enable the design of more inclusive products and services. This research is expected to drive innovation and lead to the transfer of technologies into the private sector in areas of interest to many Nova Scotian companies.

Mariam Al hattab
Mariam Al hattab

Research Associate

Mariam’s research interests lie in the areas of biofuel production from microalgae biotechnology, as an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to fossil fuel and in the conversion of wastes streams from industrial processes into value added products.  She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biological Engineering, at Dalhousie University. 

Thomas Barnett
Thomas Barnett

Research Associate

Thomas has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dalhousie University as well as a Master of Applied Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Dalhousie University focusing on the source apportionment of atmospheric ultrafine particulate matter on Sable Island. Thomas is a Research Scientist with Dr. Etienne Mfoumou as well as the Atmospheric Forensics Research Group Manager at Dalhousie University.

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