Chairman of the Canadian Academy.
Doctor of Chemical Sciences. Initiator of the commercial development of the oil sands in Alberta. To this end, he founded a special company – Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority. He has studied the molecular and boundary properties of these sands and developed the technology of their industrial exploration, which was used in the Athabasca deposit. He managed the launch of the project on access to deep deposits of the oil-bearing sands.