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The IEEE NCS Life Member Group was formed in 2013

Andy Jones is the chairman

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of the Month for lunch and a speaker at the Chateau Louis in conjunction with the Edmonton Branch of the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers.

Upcoming Event:

“Future meetings cancelled until further notice. “

Past Event:

February 21, 2019 Meeting Notice

Please share this notice with your colleagues.

Date:  Thursday February 21, 2019.

Doors open at 11:30 am. Lunch at 12 noon. Speaker following the meal.

Venue:  Leland Room at 11727 Kingsway. (The Conference Centre is the building south of the Chateau Louis Hotel. Lots of parking available, usually.)

Registration: $30

Speakers: February 21:  Speaker: Dr Warren Finlay, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta. Title: “Prediction of Intersubject Variability of Extrathoracic Deposition in Adults and Children”.

Warren Finlay is the founding Director of the Aerosol Research Laboratory of Alberta (ARLA). After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987, he joined the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1993, and awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor in 2017. He has published numerous journal articles on the mechanics of inhaled pharmaceutical aerosols, as well as more traditional engineering fields, and has taught widely at the University of Alberta at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He works extensively with companies around the world on drug delivery to the lungs and is devoted to the fight against lung disease. His laboratory is the originator of the Alberta Idealized Throat, which is sold worldwide by Copely Scientific (UK) for inhaler testing.

He is Editor in Chief of the journal “Aerosol Science and Technology’, and is the author of a book entitled “The Mechanics of Inhaled Pharmaceuticals Aerosols: An Introduction”. He is the Canada Research Chair in Aerosol Mechanics. His outstanding achievements have been recognized with numerous awards. Some of the most recent and/or significant recognitions include: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research, the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine Career Achievement Award, the Charles G. Thiel Award, the ASTech Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Science Award, a Killam Annual Professorship, and a McCalla Research Professorship.

RSVP: By February 15, 2019 to: Nick Malychuk at  (780-435-1045); or

                                            Fred Otto at; or

                                            Andy Jones at (780- 963- 6081)

March 21:  Speaker: Mr Neil Camarta, President and CEO, Field Upgrading Ltd. Title: “Scaling-Up the DSU® Process ‹ One Miracle at a Time”

Field Upgrading is a Canadian company, based in Calgary, Alberta dedicated to the development and commercialization of a new bitumen and sour heavy oil sulphur removal and upgrading technology called DSU™. This process, which uses molten sodium, significantly increases the API gravity of the feedstocks while achieving a relatively higher yield compared to conventional upgrading technologies and reducing the levels of sulphur, metals, acid (TAN) and asphaltenes in heavy oil feedstocks, including oil sands bitumen.

Neil Camarta holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta. He joined Shell Canada Limited in 1975 and held senior positions in Canada and abroad. Most notably, he led the successful development, construction, and start-up of Shell’s $6 billion Athabasca Oil Sands Project. Mr. Camarta retired from Shell in 2005 and became Senior Vice President of Petro-Canada’s Oil Sands business. He then joined Suncor Energy Inc as Executive Vice-President, Natural Gas. Currently, Mr. Camarta is President and CEO of Field Upgrading and sits on the boards of a number of corporate and not for profit organizations.