- Modeling and Online Optimization of Hard Rock Drilling for Advanced Geothermal Systems (awarded by NSERC) with Eavor Technologies, Inc - NSERC Alliance
- Development of modeling and optimization tools for hard rock drilling and improving the understanding of the mechanics of rock failure in hard rocks for both rotary and percussive drilling.
- Explainable Geothermal Machine Learning (awarded by Alberta Innovates) with Eavor Technologies, Inc - Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement
- Development of a machine learning workflow for automatic model training and an investigation into model explainability.
- Energy Harvesting Processes (awarded by NSERC and Mitacs) with Ashaw Energy, ConocoPhillips, KALiNA Distributed Power, Suncor, Telsec, and Terrador Energy
- Development and modeling of robust thermal property measurement techniques, modeling of thermal flows in reservoirs, and evaluation and optimization of energy conversion processes.
- Improving the uptake of community-scale geothermal systems through the development of an open evaluation and implementation platform (proposal under review with NRCan's Towards Net-Zero Homes and Communities Call for Proposals) with multiple partners
- Development of a transparent evaluation framework to design and optimize community-scale geothermal systems for heating and cooling in colder climates and application to case studies in south Calgary and the University of Calgary.
- Mitacs Projects
- Techno-Economic Feasibility of Eavor-Loop Electrolytic Hydrogen Production. Mitacs BSI. With Eavor Technologies. 2023.
- Feasibility of a Deep Eavor-Loop for heat and power for the University of Calgary. Mitacs BSI. With Eavor Technologies. 2022.
- Techno-economic map of geothermal potential in Alberta. Mitacs BSI. With Alberta No. 1. 2022.
- Eavor-Loop for district cooling. Mitacs Accelerate. With Eavor Technologies. 2020
The research team is always interested in exploring new collaborative projects. New projects can either be in the form of direct collaboration (one-on-one type projects) or as part of industry consortiums (where several companies work together). In both cases, industry funding is matched 1:1 or 2:1 using NSERC Alliance or Mitacs funding programs. IP ownership is negotiable, however, fundamental results must be publishable. Standard university IP policy places IP ownership with the university and the sponsor receives a free, non-exclusive, license to the technology. Exclusive licenses and IP ownership can be negotiated as part of the project scoping process prior to submission.