Calgary Challenge 2019

Do you have a project/research on effective nanotechnologies for and of the following?

  • Enhancing heavy oil upgrading and recovery
  • Wastewater treatment towards land reclamation
  • Solid waste treatment
  • Inhibition of formation damage by asphaltene
  • Oil spillage clean-up
  • Natural gas conditioning and process optimization
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Gas to liquid
  • CO2 conversion
  • Enhanced settling in tailing

If your answer is yes to any of the above, participate in Dr. Nassar’s Nanotechnology Research Group and earn the chance to receive a 2-month research placement within Dr. Nassar’s Nanotechnology Research Group at the University of Calgary in Calagary, Canada


About Dr. Nassar’s Nanotechnology Research Group

Dr. Nassar’s Nanotechnology Research Group is University based Research Group within the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. The Group combines expertise including post-doctoral fellows, research associates, graduate students, visiting students, visiting professors and research technicians from around the world.
The research group is located in Calgary, the capital of oil and gas in Canada. The Groups’ objective is to develop effective nanotechnologies for energy and environmental applications to address the above list questions

Within the scope of Energy, the Group is focusing on novel catalytic processes for enhancing heavy oil upgrading, recovery, hydrotreating, and gasification. The Group also develop silicate-based nanofluids for enhancing EOR and inhibition of formation damage caused by asphaltene precipitation/deposition.
Within the scope of environment, the group is focusing on developing low-cost and naturally-derived sorbent systems with high performance and novel affinity processes for efficient water cleaning in an economical, renewable, and most importantly, environmentally friendly way. These sorbent systems can be stand-alone technologies or easily integrated within the conventional wastewater treatment processes.

Within the scope of Natural Gas, the Group is focusing on developing high-efficient nanoscavenger for acid gas removal, natural gas process optimization, G to L (chemical and physical routes), liquefied natural gas, reaction of natural gas with CO2, and gas hydrate.

Benefits of Participating:

  • Great opportunity to network and meet professionals in various fields
  • Receive constructive criticisms from experts and professionals in the fields
  • Partake in the chance to win a 2-month research placement within Dr. Nassar’s Nanotechnology Research Group, University of Calgary – Canada. The winner will receive $2000 towards her/his expenses.  See Award Terms & Condition for details

Who Can Participate?

  • Project/research on effective nanotechnologies
  • Individual applicants only
  • Individuals between the age of 20 and 30

How to participate and requirements?

  • Individuals are invited to submit an online application and a 2 minutes video through AIN’s online platform.

Participation process:

  • Deadline to submit: 1st August 2019
  • Results: 15th August
  • Deadline to Register 20th August
  • AINAC 2019: 3rd -5th October 2019, Amman, Jordan


Award Terms & Conditions

  • The award is offered for 1 individual only;
  • The duration of the visit is up to 2 months
  • All expenses related to travel, visa/permits, accommodation and pocket money are at the applicant’s responsibility.
  • Only $2000 are awarded to the winner towards her/his expenses