Ian D. Gates is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, an EnCana/Petroleum Society Endowed Chair, and Director of the University of Calgary’s CFREF $75M sustainable low-carbon unconventional resources program. He worked for seven years in industry prior to joining UCalgary in 2004. His research spans heavy oil and oil sands technology, hydrogen and material sciences. Ian has also been entrepreneurial, co-founding several companies including Gushor (sold to Schlumberger 2013), Proton Technologies (hydrogen from heavy oil), Solideum (solid bitumen), and several consulting companies. His research group’s motto: ‘save money, make money, save the environment, and save life’ guides all of their research endeavors.