Qi Liu, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Email
qi.liu@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8628
Address
12-285 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Oil Sands and Energy; Mineral Processing


About

Qi Liu obtained a Bachelor's degree in mineral processing engineering from Wuhan University of Science and Technology (China) in 1982, followed by a MASc and PhD from the University of British Columbia (Canada) in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He then worked at Wuhan University of Technology (China) and Process Research Associates Ltd (Canada) before joining the University of Alberta in 1998. He is a professor of materials engineering and holder of the Glencore Chair in Mining and Mineral Processing.   


Research

Current research focuses on fine and ultrafine particle separation by exploiting a combination of aggregation and froth flotation; Bitumen extraction from oil sands by aqueous and non-aqueous solvents; Bitumen cleaning and oil sands tailings dewatering using solid-liquid separation techniques.