Dr. Shafiq Alam
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Shafiq Alam came to Memorial University with a solid academic and industrial research background. After graduating with a B.Sc. in chemical engineering in 1986, he worked as a process engineer at Shell Oil Company for over six years, then received a fellowship from the British Council to pursue an M.Eng. program at Heriot-Watt University, U.K.
Dr. Alam obtained his M.Sc./PhD degrees in hydrometallurgy from Saga University, Japan, and joined the hydrometallurgy group at the University of British Columbia as a post-doctoral fellow involved in an innovative research project of Falconbridge Ltd. At the University of Toronto, as a research fellow/research associate, he carried out state-of-the-art research on nickel ore processing using pressure hydrometallurgy, a project of Inco Ltd.
In 2001, Dr. Alam took a position of hydrometallurgist with Process Research ORTECH Inc. in Mississauga, involved with different challenging projects of the mining, metallurgical, chemical and recycling industries. Two years later, he headed back to Vancouver, to work at Fluor Canada Ltd. carrying out process engineering works to design a commercial hydrometallurgical process plant for Phelps Dodge. Last winter, he moved from west coast to east to establish his new research base in hydrometallurgy at Memorial.
Recognizing the need for sustainable development for mining, metallurgical and recycling industries, Dr. Alam is interested in developing novel process technologies for economic advantage, environmental stewardship and societal care. He is looking forward to establishing an active research and teaching program at Memorial for the greater benefit of the mineral industries in Atlantic Canada through research, teaching and industry collaboration.