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Ian Gates

Prof. Ian Gates

Professor, University of Calgary
Ian D. Gates is Professor in Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, EnCana/Petroleum Society Endowed Chair, and Director of the University of Calgary’s CFREF $75 million sustainable low-carbon unconventional resources program. He worked for seven years in industry prior to joining the university in 2004. His research spans heavy oil and oil sands technology, hydrogen, methane, and material science of energy systems. Ian has also been entrepreneurial having been a co-founder of several companies including Gushor (sold to Schlumberger 2013), Proton Technologies (hydrogen from heavy oil), Solideum (solid bitumen), and several consulting companies. His research group’s motto: ‘save money, make money, save the environment, and save life’ guides all of their research endeavors. Recent papers can be found at: