2008

  • Gray, M.R. "Potential Applications of Nanotechnology to Heavy Oil Upgrading", PAPER 2008- 499, 5 pp., Proc. World Heavy Oil Congress, Edmonton, AB. March 2008.

  • Gray, M.R. Can oil sands production and upgrading be sustainable?, Bacon and Eggheads Series on Parliament Hill, Partnership Group for Science and Engineering, Ottawa, ON, October 2008. 

  • Cindy-Xing Yin, MR Gray, JM Stryker, Evidence for the Weak - Interaction of Aromatic Compounds with Vanadyl Porphyrin Compounds in the Organic Phase by Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Canadian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Edmonton, AB, October 2008.

  • Gray, M.R. Nanoscience Applications to the Oil Sands, UBC Department of Chemistry, March 2008.

  • Gray, M.R. and Yeung, T. Physics in the Oil Sands of Alberta, American Association of Physics Teachers Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB. July 2008.

  • Gray, M.R. Nanotechnology Applications to the Canadian Oil Sands, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, June 2008.

  • Gray, M.R. Asphaltenes and Resins from the Oil Sands: Structure and Aggregation, Gordon Research Conference on Organic Geochemistry, Holderness School, Plymouth, NH, August 2008.

  • Wang, X. and Phillip Choi. Molecular Modelling of the Adsorption Behavior of Normal Alkanes on Silica Surfaces 2008 ACS/AIChE Spring National Meeting

  • A. Karimi and M.R. Gray, “Catalytic Gasification of Bitumen Coke”, 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, On, 2008.

  • Cindy-Xing Yin, Jeff M. Stryker, Stanislav R. Stoyanov, Andriy Kovalenko, Murray R. Gray, "Model Compound Studies of Association Behaviour of Metalloporphyrins: Insights into Asphaltenes" COSI-AICISE Joint Conference, Canmore, Alberta, May 2008.

  • S. STOYANOV, S. Gusarov, and A. Kovalenko (Talk), Multiscale modeling of bitumen upgrading, in: Abstr. 12th International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Catalysis, 25-29 June 2008, Varna, Bulgaria.

  • A. KOVALENKO (Talk), Research program of multiscale theory, modeling, and simulation for energy, nanomaterials, IT, health and biomedicine, 2008 Alberta Nanotech Showcase, Edmonton, 20-21 November 2008.

  • S. R. STOYANOV, S. Gusarov, and A. Kovalenko (Talk), Multiscale Modeling of Bitumen Upgrading: Asphaltene Aggregation, Adsorption, and Metals Removal, 2008 Alberta Nanotech Showcase, Edmonton, 20-21 November 2008.

  • A. KOVALENKO (Invited Talk), Molecular Theory of Solvation: a Novel Tool for Predictive Multiscale Modeling of Chemical and Biological Systems in Solution, in: Abstr. 1st International Conference of the Grand Challenge to Next-Generation Integrated Nanoscience, June 3-6, 2008, Tokyo, Japan, p.21.

  • S. STOYANOV, S. Gusarov, and A. Kovalenko (Talk), Modeling of Zeolite Nanoparticles and Asphaltene Disaggregation for Bitumen Upgrading, in: Abstr. Nanoforum Canada 2008, 28-30 May 2008, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Xu Wang, Phillip Choi, "Molecular Modelling of the Adsorption Behavior of Normal Alkanes on Silica Surfaces" 2008 ACS/AIChE Spring National Meeting April 6 – 10, 2008.

  • Characterization of Fine Fractions in Bitumen Froth and Tailings Produced by Hot Water Extraction of Oil Sands from the Athabasca Region, Alberta, Canada. by Heather A. W. Kaminsky, Peter Uhlik, Ali Hooshiar, Douglas G. Ivey, Oladipo E. Omotoso, Thomas H. Etsell and Qi Liu at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 5-10, 2008.

  • Ali Hooshiar, Heather Kaminsky, Peter Uhlik, Alyssa Shinbine, D. G. Ivey, Tom Etsell, Q. Liu and Oladipo Omotoso, "Comparison of Morphological and Chemical Characteristics of Clay Minerals in the Primary Froth and Middlings from Oil Sands Processing by High Resolution TEM", 20th Canadian Materials Science Conf., Edmonton, June 16-19, 2008.

  • Mirmontazeri, L., Yeung, A., Liu, Q. "Attachment of fine solids at the hydrocarbon-water interface", The 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2008.

  • Mirmontazeri, L., Yeung, A., Liu, Q. "Wettability studies on the micrometre scale", The 4th Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2008.

  • Razavilar,N."Chromatographic Separation of Asphaltenes on Silica Material", Center for Oil Sands Innovation (COSI) Stewardship meeting, Lister Centre, University of Alberta,Edmonton (Oct 2008)