Zhenghe Xu, MetSoc’s 1st VP Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Zhenghe Xu (Photo by Jason Franson)

Zhenghe XU, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

MetSoc is honored to announce one of Royal Society of Canada’s newly elected Fellow MetSoc’s 1st VP, Zhenghe Xu, Prof. at University of Alberta.

The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 87 new Fellows, including one Foreign Fellows and three Specially Elected Fellows. The newly elected Fellows have diverse backgrounds and disciplines. They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

“The RSC warmly welcomes this year’s 87 newly elected Fellows. These outstanding scholars, artists and scientists will be joining the Society due to their outstanding work in the arts, humanities and sciences,” said Graham Bell, President of the Royal Society of Canada. “By promoting and recognizing these leading intellectuals and researchers, the Royal Society of Canada continues to be on the forefront of significant advances for the betterment of Canada and the world.”

Zhenghe Xu is a well-recognized world leader in applying rigorous scientific principles to improve mineral processing technology and bitumen extraction from the oil sands in Alberta while reducing the environmental impact of industrial development. He is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Engineering, the Canada Research Chair in Mineral Processing, and Teck Professor.

This year’s new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC.

Congratulations Zhenghe!

(Photo by Jason Franson)

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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