July 7, 2008
Peter Englezos is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). In this capacity he has developed an expertise in several fundamental and applied aspects of clathrate or gas hydrates and has published extensively in the area including reviews on clathrate hydrates, kinetics, energy and environmental aspects. His research interests also include phase equilibrium thermodynamics and application of water and colloid chemistry to papermaking.
Dr. Englezos received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering (B.Sc.) from the National Technical University of Athens (1981), his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary (1986) and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary (1990). In September 1990, he joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Englezos is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC; the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; and the Pulp and Paper Association of Canada.
During his PhD studies, Dr. Englezos was the recipient of an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Englezos was awarded a UBC Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Faculty Research Fellowship for the period 1997 to 1998. He received the Judges Special Award at the 1997 CPPA Pacific & Western Branches Joint Technical Conference. In 1999, he was named Fellow of the Tokyo Electric Power Company Endowed Chair at the Faculty of Science and Technology of Keio University, Japan.