Dr. Heather Kaminsky, P.Eng

Published on March 13, 2022

BSc (Materials Eng) University of Alberta
PhD (Materials Eng) University of Alberta

Heather joined NAIT’s Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability in 2016 as the Mine Research Lead after tenures at Suncor Energy and Total E&P Canada. Heather is now the NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Oil Sands Tailings Management. Her specialty in fundamental structures of clay and heavy minerals in oil sands has enhanced her work in advanced ore characterization, bitumen extraction, tailings, materials wear and corrosion, water treatment, water chemistry modelling and waste valorisation.

Heather has a passion for clays and tailings and hopes to play a key role in solving tailings as an issue for the oil sands industry. Heather was recently recognized by SHEInnovates as one of the women advancing innovation in Alberta.