C5MPT Project: A Novel Stimulant Responsive Polymer for Mineral Processing and Dust Suppression
C5MPT Project: Fine Particle Flotation by Hydro-Dynamic Cavitation and Hydrophobic Agglomeration
C5MPT Project: Investigation of Sulfide Mineral Flotation in High Salinity Water
C5MPT Project: Stability and Interfacial Interaction Mechanisms of Asphaltenes in Oilsands Production
C5MPT Project: Bubble-Mineral Interaction Mechanisms Associated with Fine Particle Flotation in Complex Aqueous Media
C5MPT Project: Design of Sulfide Mineral Collectors Using Molecular Simulation
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The key theme of Dr. Liu's research is concerned with how surface and intermolecular forces affect the dispersion and agglomeration of high solid slurries in various industrial processes; such as froth flotation, filtration, dewatering, oil sands extraction, tailing treatment, as well as construction and building materials.
Chad began his career in China where he completed a MSc and PhD in Mineral Engineering at the China University of Mines. He came to Canada in 1993 to attend McGill University, Montreal, where he completed a second PhD in Mining, Metal and Materials Engineering in 1996.
Chad has a strong track record in the private sector, having worked for Teck-Cominco Research in Trail, BC, from 1996 to 1998, and USG, Chicago, from 1998 until 2009 when he moved to Edmonton to work with the University of Alberta. During his time with USG, Dr. Liu completed a MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Chicago. He holds eight patents on commercial applications.