Congratulations to Professor Xiaotao Bi on being awarded a Fellowship with Engineers Canada.
The Engineers Canada fellowships honour individuals who have given noteworthy service to the engineering profession through their work with either Engineers Canada or its provincial and territorial engineering regulators. Dr. Bi has been a long-time volunteer with EGBC as a member of the Board of Examiners committee.
Dr. Xiaotao (Tony) Bi is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia and is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (www.cerc.ubc.ca), Director of China-Canada Bioenergy Centre (c-cbc.center), and Manager of the Fluidization Research Centre (www.frc.engineering.ubc.ca/).
His current research has been focused on electrostatics of powders in fluidized beds and the development of fluidized bed reactors for biomass gasification, torrefaction and catalytic pyrolysis. He has published 350+ peer-reviewed papers, being cited 13800 times with an H-Index of 57. He was the recipient of a UBC Killam Senior Research Fellowship (2011), AIChE Particle Technology Forum Lectureship Award (2012), and Teaching Excellence Award of UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Department (2014).