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Recent news from CCI group members.

3rd CCI Conference Events

Thank you to all of the CREATE team that joined us at this 3 day event.  There were great presentations given by our Trainees, Dino’s Den sparked a lot of buzz and industry talks were extremely informative.  The Networking event was a great chance to talk to peers and form new alliances.   We had a couple bootcamps – 1.  Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics and 2. Gas-Solid Reaction Kinetics that were led by our graduate students.  All enjoyed Nadine Ryan-Bannerman’s PD workshop – It would be easy if it weren’t for the people!


3rd CCI Conference

When:       June 4, 5 and 6
Where:     University of Calgary

This years’ CCI Conference will feature bootcamps: 1. Gas-solid fluidized bed hydrodynamics 2. Gas-Solid Reaction Kinetics – we will have hands on experiments, tours, videos, data analysis with interpretation and modeling.  There will be a professional development workshop on effective collaborations by Nadine Ryan-Bannerman, peer networking event and the much anticipated Dino’s Den!  Please join us for these jam packed events!
Registration Fee
$25 Students
$150 Professors

Please rsvp to to reserve your spot today!

2017 BootCamp in Edmonton

Thank you Trainees for coming out to this great event!

The 2017 Bootcamp was held in Edmonton in October of 2017, right after CSChE. We had a fabulous turnout.  Students presented and did lab experiments with the group.  Ben Gelfands’ topics covered metal-organic frameworks and talked about the x-ray diffraction and gas sorption techniques.  How to make MOFS and the history of MOFs was also discussed.  Dr. Rajendran’s group talked about the adsorption processes and targeted students to walk away knowing Dr. Rajendran’s group could help set-up, run and analyze breakthrough experiments and introduce everyone to the constraints and potentials of adsorption processes.  A key take away that students received was that the dialogue between chemists and engineers is essential and needs to continue for processes to evolve.  John Guo presented on life cycle assessment and identified the many players using LCA and provided specific examples and identified why and reminded everyone how important it is to apply LCA to all engineering projects.

CCI Conference – May 8-10 at UBC

The Carbon Capture Initiative (CCI) Conference will be held from May 8-10 at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC!

Come join us at this event – open to anyone interested in this area of topic – students, industry and academics.  We will have a tour of the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute’s new facilities, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and presentations from industry as well as academics and trainees.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Please contact Afshan Jamil if you are interested in attending

Sean Collins (Dr. Tom Woo) – Press Release and Article

Congratulations to our very own Sean Collins, a PhD candidate in Dr. Tom Woo’s group, who had an excellent article published about his efforts to use genetic algorithms to develop the best possible metal-organic framework (MOFs)!