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Keynotes & Plenary Talks        

ICCE is pleased to present world-class keynote speakers at our 2018 Conference in Quebec City. These outstanding  keynote speakers  will enlighten and engage attendees and  will ensure you leave the event inspired.

The Keynote Lecture "Energy Economy in the Metallurgical Industry" will be given by Dr. Fathi Habashi

Dr. Fathi Habashi is the author of more than 50 books, 75 research papers, 120 book review, 4 patents and over 200 trip reports. Professor emeritus  at Laval University in Quebec City,  He holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cairo, a Dr. techn. degree in Inorganic Chemical Technology from the University of Technology in Vienna, and honorary degrees from the Technical University of Oruro in Bolivia, the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia, and the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, and was holder of the Canadian Government Scholarship in Ottawa (1960-62). He taught at Montana School of Mines, worked at the Extractive Metallurgical Research Department of Anaconda Company in Tucson, Arizona before joining Laval in 1970. He was guest professor at a number of foreign universities, a guest lecturer at a number of institutions, and consultant to the United Nations Development Program for the Cuban Laterite Project. He authored Principles of Extractive Metallurgy in 4 volumes and edited Handbook of Extractive Metallurgy in 4 volumes.
  The Keynote Lecture " The Challenges of Producing Biofuels in an Energy-Rich Country" will be given by Dr. Jean-Michel Lavoie

Dr.  Jean-Michel Lavoie is founder of Biomass Technology Laboratory and professor at the Chemical and biotechnological engineering department,  Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He holds 10 patents of which 4 are under license to the industry. He is the author of close to 70 peer reviewed paper in Journals. Dr. Lavoie was the Representative of Canada at the Art-Fuel forum (EU) (2017-2019) & Champion for the government of Canada (2015 & 2017). He received honor at the 25th Energia Awards.


The Keynote Lecture " Innovative Propulsion Packages for a New Sustainable Transportation Era" will be given by Dr. Mohamed Z. Youssef

Dr.  Mohamed Z. Youssef received his Ph.D from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada in June 2006. Afterwards, he was an adjunct assistant professor, involved in teaching and research for the telecom based industry power supplies, till September 2006. Since September 2006, he has been a senior research and development (R&D) engineer at Bombardier Transportation till September 2012. He moved to Alstom Transport as an R&D engineering manager for the HESOP technology before joining UOIT recently as an Assistant Professor. He also has more than 100 journals and conference papers in the most prestigious international journals and conferences with 5 worldwide patents .