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Franco Berruti

Prof. Berruti graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and achieved a PhD in at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He started his career in Canada at the University of Calgary becoming a full professor in 1992 and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in 1994. He served as Dean of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (1996-2000) and at the University of Western Ontario (2000-2008). He is the Founding Director of the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR). Dr. Berruti is an accomplished and internationally recognized researcher with expertise in chemical reactor technologies, thermal cracking, conversion of heavy oils and biomass residues and organic wastes into value-added fuels and chemicals. He has contributed over 350 publications in a number of prestigious journals, books and conferences, and he holds four patents.  He is extensively involved in many international collaborative projects all over the world and has received numerous awards and international recognitions including the Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice, and the Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award.


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