Bridging the gap between discovery and innovation.
More than 300 UCalgary scholars from a wide range of disciplines — engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, geoscience, geology, health sciences, public policy, social sciences — are conducting research to transform the energy landscape, for a cleaner, more efficient energy future.
Our scholars are balancing far-out and long-term research impacts with immediate and tangible deliverables, including solutions and technologies ready for field-scale applications.
Read about our Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow research strategy.
Energy Research at UCalgary
UCalgary has taken a leadership role in developing the ground-breaking energy innovations the world so urgently needs. Our scholars bridge the gap between discovery and innovation through problem-driven research, technology transfer, and commercialization. They're focused on creating pathways to a low-carbon energy system, while harnessing unconventional resources and assessing the effects of energy-related processes.
We partner with businesses, governments, and other universities around the world to test new ideas, apply new solutions, and develop applications at scales that will accelerate deployment and adoption by industries.
Our energy research initiatives help pave the way for industry to expand and develop new business opportunities, transforming the energy landscape.
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Real-world impact of novel geophysical research partnership recognized
University of Calgary and University of Alberta co-founders of Microseismic Industry Consortium receive national award
Marc Strous named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Microbial ecologist in Faculty of Science joins elite class recognized for exceptional achievements
Chemistry prof honoured for years of research in electrochemical and solid state science
Venkataraman Thangadurai is sole Canadian inducted into 2020 Class of Fellows by The Electrochemical Society
The era of cheap wind and solar has arrived, U of C researchers find
Research paper says the cost of renewables is now on par with natural gas
Engineering prof named Royal Society of Canada Fellow
Zhangxing (John) Chen shares how computer simulations can help solve energy challenges
Lithium could boost Alberta’s resource sector: paper
Research in Faculty of Law highlights potential opportunities for Alberta and Canada
Watch Webinar: Fast Consolidation of Mature Fine Tailings
On October 6, Dr. Paula Berton and Dr. Steven Bryant from the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs team discussed CalAgua's solution to treat mature fine tailings - a solution developed through CERC's Discovery-to-Impact Pipeline. Watch webinar.