Nicolas Abatzoglou

Nicolas Abatzoglou

Dr. Nicolas Abatzoglou is Professor and ex-Head of the Department of Chemical & Biotechnological Engineering of the Université de Sherbrooke. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

He is a specialist in Process Engineering involving particulate systems in reactive and non-reactive environments. He is the Director of the GRTP (Group of Research on Technologies and Processes). The GRT operates a brand new R&D and Scale-up facility at the Université de Sherbrooke and is financed by both Canadian & Quebec institutional funding and industrial partners such as Rio Tinto Iron & Titane, KWI and Soleno.

From May 2008 to March 2021, he has been the holder of the Pfizer Industrial Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Processes. The highly successful output of this Chair led to a continuation of this association, which is now focusing on Process intensification, Analytical Technologies development and industrial applications.

He has numerous collaborations and projects at national and international level and he served as one of the Leaders in Canada’s NCE Network BioFuelNet on Biorefining. He is presently the Leader of the Canadian side of the project GOLD funded by HORIZON 2020 and comprising 19 partners from EU, India, China and Canada.

He is co-founder of the company Enerkem Technologies, precursor of Enerkem, a spin-off commercializing technologies in the field of energy from renewable resources.

He has received many academic and professional awards and he is a world-renowned researcher and technology transfer expert. His scientific production includes 200+ publications, reviews, conferences, keynotes, plenaries and invited lectures, patents and three book chapters.