Dr. Charles Xu, winner of the 2011 Syncrude Canada Innovation Award!

Fri, 06/24/2011

Dr. Charles Xu, NSERC/FPInnovations Associate Industrial Research Chair in Forest Biorefinery at the Institute of Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), Faculty of Engineering, won the 2011 Syncrude Canada Innovation Award – a prestigious award presented to a young Canadian chemical engineer under the age of 40 who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of chemical engineering while working in Canada. Dr. Xu is an emerging young researcher and is building an international stature in the field of forest biorefinery - production of bio-energy, bio-fuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials from forest biomass and forestry residues. He has a Chinese patent awarded, 2 US/Canadian provisional patents in process, and 6 new technologies being evaluated for invention disclosure. He has published3 book chapters and more than 120 papers in journals and conferences, including more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers. Dr. Xu is currently serving as a co-editor of the International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (IJCRE).

Dr. Xu has collaborated with many universities/institutions across Canada and abroad, and a number of companies including FPInnovations, Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Arclin Canada, Ontario Power Generation, Imperial Oil Ltd, Peat Resources Ltd, Abitibibowater, Superior Thermal Wood, Atikokan Renewable Fuels Ltd, Thunder Bay Water Pollution Control Plant, Ecosynthetix Inc., etc.

Congratulations Charles!!

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