Job Posting- Posdoctoral Fellow

Posted on August 1, 2017 by EERG-UofC

EERG group is seeking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with following skills:  Hands on experience with Process Simulation Software: Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS  Experienced in Process Design, Optimization, and Heat Integration  Knowledgeable in Economic Assessment of Chemical Processes  Familiar with Energy & Environment specifically CO2 Capture and Conversion Technologies If interested, please email your resume in full confidence to: Prof. Mahinpey at and, Dr. Ehsan Mostafavi at

IRC Advisory Meeting

Posted on May 30, 2017 by EERG-UofC

IRC Advisory Meeting Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

IRC Advisory Meeting Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

IRC Advisory Meeting Ms. Crawford and Dr. Elgarni, Industrial Partners' Represenatives, From Devon & CNRL, Respectively. Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

Presentations were given by students and postdocs to update industrial sponsors of IRC projects .

Christmas and End of Year Party

Posted on March 13, 2017 by EERG-UofC

Christmas and End of Year Party Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

Christmas and End of Year Party Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

Christmas and End of Year Party Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

EERG members had a memorable gathering before the end of year 2016.

NSERC IRC in Novel Carbon Dioxide Capture Technologies for Oil Sands Operations

Posted on September 14, 2016 by EERG-UofC

NSERC IRC in Novel Carbon Dioxide Capture Technologies for Oil Sands Operations Was Successfully Established in EERG.

Summer Students Gathering

Posted on September 13, 2016 by EERG-UofC

Summer Student Gathering Photo from left to right: Patrick Mraz, Mansour Tijani, Steven & Sang Lee, Ehsan Mostafavi and Cayleigh MacKenzie. Photo by Ehsan Mostafavi

Summer students had a lunch gathering with current PhD student and Postdoc.

Indian School Principals/Counsellors visit EERG Lab

Posted on September 30, 2012 by EERG-UofC

Visit from India Photo in the left: Dr. Mahinpey share his vision about research in bioenergy. Photo in the right: Indian Principals/Counsellors with EERG-UofC. Photo by Aqsha Aqsha

Indian School Principal/Counsellors visited EERG Lab on Saturday (September 29, 2012) to see one of laborotarium facility in UofC at graduate level. During their visit, Dr. Mahinpey share his research idea and progress in bioenergy area.

More than a dozen Principal/Councellor are coming from different city in India to have a tour to Canada. The visit is part of their tour this fall to observe the option at Canadian University for their students after the high school graduation graduation.

New U.K. Consul General visit EERG EEEL Lab

Posted on August 16, 2012 by EERG-UofC

Visit from U.K. Photo in the left, from left to right: Dr. Guy Gendron (Dean of Engineering), Tony Kay (U.K. Consul General), and Dr. Mahinpey. Photo by Aqsha Aqsha

New British Consul General Tony Kay visited EERG Lab last Thursday (August 16, 2012) to learn about research progress in bioenergy production and sustainability field. During his visit, he was accompanied by dean of engineering and his western science and innovation team.

The visit is part of the event (August 20) hosted by ISEEE and CMC. The event attended by 12 UK delegation and representatives from University of Calgary to discuss the idea and potential collaboration in carbon capture and storage R&D.

Dr. Liu Chenguang visit EERG EEEL Lab

Posted on August 16, 2012 by EERG-UofC

Visit from China Photo in the left, from left to right: Dr. Mahinpey, Dr. Liu Chenguang (Dean of Engineering), and Dr. Yan Zi-Feng (Director of International Office). Photo by Aqsha Aqsha

Dr. Liu and Dr Yan Zi-Feng visit the EERG lab at EEEL building today (August 16, 2012) to exchange ideas about research in bioenergy.

Dr. Liu is the Dean of Engineering of China University of Petroleum (Qingdao, China) which Dr. Mahinpey visited recently (May, 2012).

EERG Director Dr. Mahinpey Visits China

Posted on May 25th, 2012 by EERG-UofC

EERG Visit to China Photo in the left, from left to right: Mrs Wu Kehua (Deputy Director of International Office), Dr. Liu Chenguang (Dean of Engineering), Dr. Nader Mahinpey, Dr. Ming Zha (Vice President International Office), Dr. Yan Zi-Feng (Director of International Office), and Dr. Fariba Aghajafari. Photo by China University of Petroleum

EERG Director Dr. Nader Mahinpey just got back from an academic trip to China. He accepted an invitation from the China University of Petroleum (Qingdao, China) to visit Qingdao during the second week of May 2012. While in China, Dr. Mahinpey met with Dean of Engineering Dr Liu Chenguang and gave series of lectures in the area of Bioenergy Production and CO2 Capture Technology in front of about 200 graduate students and university staff.

“China University of Petroleum has shown me that they are ready to compete with other world class university to be a leader in the area of petroleum science and engineering. I also learned a lot about the hard working culture of their student and Chinese people in general during my visit to Qingdao” said Dr. Mahinpey. “I cannot wait to continue my work with my group and contribute to the progress of bioenergy research in Canada and the world.”

China university of Petroleum is one of the top petroleum science and engineering focused university in the Chinese education system. In 1997, it ranked among the key universities of the "211 Project". This project was initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education, with the intent of raising the research standards of high-level universities and to accelerate the socio-economic development of China. University has over 17,000 regular undergraduates, over 2,000 postgraduates, over 139,000 correspondence students and over 6,000 Internet students.

EERG member selected as finalist at AGC 2012

Posted on May 07th, 2012 by EERG-UofC

AGC2012 Photo courtesy of AGC 2012 - Edward Allen

One of the EERG member (Aqsha) has been selected as top six finalists at Alberta Graduate Conference 2012 (Edmonton, May 3-5) to compete in the From the Forge into the Fire, a dynamic Dragons' Den style presentation competition juried by leading innovators in industry.

AGC2012 Photo courtesy of AGC 2012 - Edward Allen

Alberta Graduate Conference is a multi-disciplinary event supports graduate students in their efforts to translate their education and research into meaningful career opportunities. By linking graduate students with future employers, investors and university administrators, the AGC accelerates the process of innovation, bridging the gap between academia and industry and providing a forum to exchange experiences and discuss the practical challenges encountered.

 Visit AGC 2012..

Dr. Jim Lim visited EERG-EEEL Lab

Posted on April 18th, 2012 by EERG-UofC

Hugh Photo by Aqsha Aqsha

Dr. Jim Lim visited the EERG lab at EEEL building yesterday and shared his thought about biomass research in fluidization technology.

Dr. Jim Lim is faculty staff at Chemical and Biological Engineering University of British Columbia. His research has been focused on biomass gasification with CO2 capture in a fluidized bed and also hydrogen production.

He gave a short visit yesterday to EERG Lab to discuss several idea about the biomass research with Dr. Nader Mahinpey and his group.

 More about Dr. Jim Lim..

Dr. Hugh McLaughlin visiting EERG-EEEL Lab

Posted on April 04th, 2012 by EERG-UofC

Hugh Photo by Aqsha Aqsha

Dr. McLaughlin visit the EERG lab at EEEL building today to share his thought about biochar research and some insight about carbon capture technology.

Hugh McLaughlin is Director of Biocarbon Research at Alterna Biocarbon, a biocarbon manufacturing firm headquartered in Prince George, British Columbia. He has worked in process development and environmental engineering for more than three decades mostly as consulting engineer to a wide variety of manufacturing operations. He is an expert in the area of activated carbon manufacture and its utilization in air and water treatment applications.

Hugh has several patents in the area of activated carbon use and regeneration. He has led efforts at Alterna Biocarbon to enhance the native adsorption capacity of Alterna Biocarbons, enabling biocarbons to be utilized in applications traditionally requiring more expensive carbon products.

 More about Alterna Biocarbon..

Biomass energy - clean, plentiful and full of promise

Posted on January 28th, 2012 by EERG-UofC

Calgary Herald

Photo courtesy of Wil Andrushchak - Calgary Herald

This story was printed on The Calgary Herald newspaper January 28,2012
Many of tomorrow's innovators in biomass can be found today at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering, studying under Prof. Nader Mahinpey.

The chemical engineering professor is working with about a dozen doctoral, post-doctoral and other graduate engineering students that form part of the Energy and the Environment Group at the school.

He says biomass as a source of energy is a rapidly growing field even though it receives a lot less attention in Alberta, which is rich in natural gas and oil.

 Read the full story..

Distinguished Lecture Series-Dr. Scott Fogler

Posted on January 09th, 2012 by EERG-UofC

EERG UofC with Dr. Fogler

Photo by J. Kopyscinski

Please join us for our next Speaker, Dr. Scott Fogler, in the Zandmer Distinguished Lecture Series 2011-2012.

Dr. Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thunau professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was the 2009 president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

  • Research Talk
  • When: January 18, 2012
  • Time: 12:30-13:30
  • Room: ICT 122
  • Title: A Novel Application of Chemical Reaction Engineering to the Petroleum Industry

  • General Talk
  • When: January 19, 2012
  • Time: 12:30-13:30
  • Room: ENA 03
  • Title: Globalization and Cooperation: Chemical Engineers Working to Solve Problems in the Next Decade

EERG UofC on the news

Posted on September 01st, 2011 by EERG-UofC

Congratulations to Ranjani & Aqsha for TA Award

Posted on August 09th, 2011 by EERG-UofC

Photo courtesy of Schulich School Of Engineering

Congratulations to Ranjani and Aqsha on being selected as a winner of the Teaching Assistant Effectiveness Award!!

Award recipients were nominated by instructors in their own department. Selection is based on criteria which may include: ability to communicate board and accurate knowledge of the subject matter, success at motivating and challenging students to reach their potential, enthusiasm for teaching, fairness and consistency in grading, providing valuable feedback on student work, availability for consultation, and ability to model for and inspire undergraduate students to learn


Congratulations Aqsha for his Presentation Award

Posted on May 07th, 2010 by EERG-UofC

Congratulations to Aqsha on being selected as a winner of the Energy, Environment & Sustainability Session Award!!

The award is given in recognition of excellence in research presentation in"Today's Ideas, Tomorrow's Innovators" 2010.


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