Soft Matter & Interfaces

Dr. Hongying Zhao

Lab Manager, 2019

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  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2008.
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2002
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2000

Work Experience

  • R & D Lead, Interface Microfluidics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2017 - 2018)
  • Project Manager, DBR Technology Center, Schlumberger Canada Ltd. (2009-2016)

Professional Membership

  • PEng
  • PMP
  • SPE
  • CHOA

Selected Referred Journal Publication

  • Zhao, H.; Memon, A.; Gao, J.; Taylor, S. D.; Sieben, D.; Ratulowski, J.; Alboudwarej, H.; Pappas, J.; Creek, J., Heavy Oil Viscosity Measurement – Best Practices and Guidelines, Energy Fuels201630 (7): 5277–5290, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00300)
  • Jia, N.; Zhao, H.; Gao, J.; Yang, T.; Ibatullin, T., Experimental Measurement of Bitumen/Water Aquathermolysis During Steam Injection Process, Energy Fuels, 2016, 30 (7): 5291–5299 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00346)
  • Jia, N.; Memon, A.; Gao., J.; Zuo., J.; Zhao, H.; Ng., H.-J.; Huang, H., Three Phase Equilibrium Study for Heavy Oil-Solvent-Steam System at High Temperatures, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2011, 50(6): 68-79
  • Ren, S.; Zhao, H.; Dang-Vu, T.; Long, J.; Xu, Z.; Masliyah, J., Effect of Weathering on Oil Sands Processability, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2009, 9999:1-7
  • Ren, S.; Zhao, H.; Long, J.; Xu, Z.; Masliyah, J., Understanding Weathering of Oil Sands Ores by Atomic Force Microscopy, AICHE J., 2009, 55(12): 3277-3285
  • Zhao, H.; Dang-Vu, T.; Long J.; Masliyah, J.; Xu Z., Role of Bicarbonate Ions in Oil Sands Extraction Systems with a Poor Processing Ore, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 2009, 30(6): 809-822
  • Ren, S.; Dang-Vu, T.; Zhao, H.; Long, J.; Xu, Z.; Masliyah, J., Effect of Weathering on Surface Characteristics of Solids and Bitumen from Oil Sands, Energy and Fuel, 2009, 23(1): 334-341
  • Zhao, H.; Bhattacharjee, S.; Wallace, D.; Chow, R.; Masliyah, J.; Xu Z., Probing Surface Charges of Clay Basal Planes and Edges by Direct Force Measurements, Langmuir, 2008, 24(22): 12899-12910
  • Zhao, H.; Long J.; Masliyah, J.; Xu Z., Effect of Divalent Cations and Surfactants on Silica-Bitumen Interactions, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2006, 45(22): 7482-7490