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Technical Program Speakers
James Laszlo is a seasoned technical scientist and engineer that has brought field practices and analytical testing methodologies to an applied research environment. With over 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas sector, James joined NAIT's Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability in 2016 as a research engineer. His skills were quickly recognized, and he was promoted to technical manager for the Centre’s unconventional hydrocarbon technologies. Prior to his joining he was involved with Schlumberger Canada and Suncor. James also leads the development of waste-water treatment technologies focused on industrial applications. His duties include the planning and supervision of a team of scientists and engineers tied to research projects for process optimization and validation. He is responsible for developing grant proposals, supporting the development of team members, designing and executing experimental testing plans, interacting with industry stakeholders, and presenting at various conferences.
James received his bachelor’s in chemistry and bachelor’s in chemical engineering at the University of Calgary. He continues to develop value-driven partnerships with industry by understanding their challenges directly at the field view and implementing timely solutions. His work at NAIT’s Centre for Oil Sand Sustainability values are built around safety, collaboration, support, celebration, accountability, and respect.