The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering has presented Dr. Xiaotao Bi with the 2020 Award in Design and Industrial Practice. This award is given for activities resulting in significant achievements in product and process design, company innovation, and multidisciplinary design-directed research or production.
Dr. Bi is currently a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Engineering Canada. He has been the director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre, director of China-Canada Bioenergy Centre, and the manager of the Fluidization Research Centre. His research has been focused on particle technology, fluidization, multiphase reactors, biomass thermo-catalytic conversion, life cycle analysis, and integrated assessments of clean energy systems. He invented technologies on biomass gasification, torrefaction and pyrolysis, solids waste treatment, water flow diagnosis tools for fuel cells, catalytic NOx reduction, novel designs for fluid cokers, and powder electrostatic charge monitoring and mitigation.
For more details about the Award in Design and Industrial Practice, visit the Chemical Institute of Canada website.