Research Centres

Canadian Centre for Clean Coal/Carbon and Mineral Processing Technologies (C5MPT)

Lead by Dr. Qingxia (Chad) Liu, C5MPT will focus on three areas of research: clean coal technology, mineral processing technology, and carbon capture and storage technology. The centre brings the expertise of world-renowned university researchers and the commercialization know-how of industry together to produce advanced clean coal/carbon and mineral processing technologies.

Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining

Lead by the Weldco/Industry Chair in Welding and Joining, Dr. Patricio Mendez, the centre provides the U of A with a unique opportunity to develop a strong research program that bridges the development of scientific knowledge with the needs and expertise of industrial partners in Canada. One of the primary goals of the centre is to educate and train welding engineers and area experts.

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI)

Led by scientific director Dr. Qi Liu, IOSI's aim is to revolutionize the productivity and sustainable of oil sands operations by focusing on delivering breakthrough technology for cleaner, cheaper oil sands development, while also contributing to the development of tomorrow’s top-flight researchers and industry leaders. IOSI's groundbreaking research will ensure that extraction and upgrading processes contribute fully to social, economic and environmental excellence - now and for future generations.