Over the past 20 plus years, with the support from NSERC, Alberta Innovates (and its predecessor AERI), CFI, and Industry research chair programs, we have built world class research facilities hosted in 9 laboratories covering 450 square meters (> 4,800 square feet). Over 40 pieces of state of the art laboratory equipment have been hosted and managed under the NSERC-IRC in Oil Sands Engineering programs. These range from modern analytical instruments to custom designed and built devices. These facilities are always advancing and evolving to meet the needs of our students and to carry out fundamental research to solve challenges facing our industrial partners. In addition to training highly qualified personnel in our Oil Sands Engineering Chair program for their advanced research, the facilities are also available to researchers across the University of Alberta campus as well as to industrial partners. Please click on the various slides below to get a description on each piece of equipment.