Dr. John M. Shaw, P.Eng.

NSERC/AERI Industrial Research Chair in Petroleum Thermodynamics

Office: 12-360 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9
Phone: 780.492.8236


Research Areas: petroleum thermodynamics; multiphase chemical reactor design; heavy oil upgrading; batch gas-agitated liquid dispersions


The Petroleum Thermodynamics Research Group investigates phase behaviours of reservoir fluids, heavy oils and bitumen, providing knowledge to improve emissions, production, refining and transportation of one of Canada's richest resources. Greater understanding of the fundamental science behind these hydrocarbon resources promises millions of dollars in cost savings for one of Canada's largest industries.