Co-Founder of Advanced Chemical Technologies
Eric Croiset is currently Professor and Department Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo. He is an expert in chemical reaction engineering, which he applies to different applications, such as hydrogen production, CO2 capture from large point sources, reactions in supercritical water, and in design of carbon resistant Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Professor Croiset joined the University of Waterloo in 1999. Prior to this he spent nearly two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa working on CO2 capture from coal power plants using oxyfuel combustion. This was preceded by a first postdoctoral position at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California where he investigated the destruction of hazardous materials in supercritical water. A native of France, Professor Croiset received in 1996 his PhD from the University of Orleans, France, during which he studied the heterogeneous formation and destruction of NOx during pressurized coal combustion. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals and in conference proceedings.