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Order of Canada
Jacob H. Masliyah, O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., P.Eng.
Edmonton, Alberta [Canada]
Officer of the Order of Canada
Awarded on October 5, 2006; Invested on February 22, 2008
Jacob Masliyah has contributed to technological and scientific advancements in the oil sands industry for nearly three decades. Professor of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Alberta and holder of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Engineering, he has been researching the complex interactions between oil, water and sand particles to improve oil recovery from Alberta's tar sands. Equally important, he has shared his knowledge with his students and colleagues and has fostered partnerships with industry leaders. His scientific contributions, as well as his leadership in national collaborative programs, have brought significant benefits to the Canadian oil sands industry.