Murray Gray, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, FCIC
Murray Gray graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978 with a B.A.Sc. (with honours) in Chemical Engineering and subsequently obtained an M.Eng. from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. from Caltech. In 1983 he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta where he excelled as a teacher, established a distinguished research program focussed on heavy oil upgrading and provided important academic and administrative leadership. His leadership contributions included serving as Chair of Chemical Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. He was Director, Institute for Oil Sands Innovation at the University of Alberta, July 2005-April 2014 and held the Syncrude/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Upgrading of Bitumen and a Canada Research Chair in Oil Sands Upgrading. He has published more than 250 papers and a text books on upgrading of bitumen and heavy oils.
Murray served in Academic administrative leadership positions in the Persian Gulf region from 2014-17, where he was appointed Vice President (Research in Qatar and Vice President (Academic) and Provost in the UAE at their leading universities. He is a member of APEGA and a past President of the CSChE and the CIC. He is currently providing leadership for the Vancouver Island chapter of the CSSE and is a consultant for Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions. His contributions have been recognized with many honours including the APEGA Centennial Leadership Award. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), and the Canadian Institute of Chemistry (FCIC).