NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Control of Oil Sands Processes

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Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Syncrude is one of the largest producers of crude oil from Canada's oil sands... We call our product Syncrude Crude Oil (SCO).

Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor has grown to become a globally competitive integrated energy company with a balanced portfolio of high-quality assets, a strong balance sheet and significant growth prospects.


Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

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Faculty of Engineering

Engineering has been taught at the U of A for more than 100 years. Our Faculty’s reputation is built on a proud history of excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Oilsands Initiative

Alberta's Oilsands
Oil Sands Today



NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians

Alberta Innovates Technology Future

When it comes right down to it, AITF is in the business of enhancing possibilities. We do it individually and personally through the talented people we attract.

IRC in Oilsands

IRC Chair Prof. Biao Huang's Homepage

Professor, P.Eng
Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering
Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada

Industrial Research Chairs in Oilsands

Tayfun Babadagli
Lee S. Barbour
Subir Bhattacharjee
Zhangxing (John) Chen
Mario Costa Sousa
Mohamed Gamal El-Din
Murray Gray
Geir Hareland
Steven Kuznicki
Simon Landhäusser
Pedro Pereira-Almao
Sean Sanders
John M. Shaw
Gerrit Voordouw
David Wood
Zhenghe Xu
Harvey Yarranton
Anthony Yeung