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Dr Zhenghe Xu (P.Eng., PhD, FRSC, FCAE, FCIM)

Zhenghe Xu graduated with B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Minerals Engineering in 1982 and 1985, respectively, from Central-South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Changsha, China; and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science in 1990 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. As a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, Dr. Xu is Canada Research Chair in Mineral Processing and NSERC-Industry Research Chair in Oil Sands Engineering. He was also holder of NSERC-EPCOR-AERI Industry Research Chair in Advanced Coal Cleaning and Combustion Technology from 2002-2008. He is also a distinguished visiting professor at Tsinghua University of China (July 2011 – June 2017) and a visiting professor at Kumamoto University of Japan (October 2016 – March 2018).

Dr. Xu’s main research area is interfacial sciences as applied to natural resources processing and utilization. He published over 350 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers (more than 7000 citations) and 60 technical conference proceeding papers along with three US patents, one Canadian patent, co-authored one book and co-edited two books, with 12 book chapters. Dr. Xu was named Teck professor in 2007, and elected to Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2008 and Fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2015. He was awarded the Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice of Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering in 2009, the APEGA Frank Spragins Award in 2012, The Teck Environmental Award in 2013, Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development of CIM in 2015, and MetSoc Award for Research Excellence in 2016. He is the president of Metallurgical and Materials Society of CIM, Canada. More details could be found at www.xumaster.com.