Chair, Alternative Energy Technologies

Jim is the inaugural Chair of the Alternative Energy Technology program, a two year diploma in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Biorefining at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In addition to training and retraining efforts for these burgeoning fields, Jim oversees applied research that answers practical problems in partnership with local industry.

Prior to joining the Alternative Energy program, Jim participated in renewable liquid fuel research as a scientist with the Alberta Government. Jim holds a PhD in Microbiology and Cellbiotechnology from the University of Alberta.


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Jim is a collaborative, systems thinker with a deep understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and needs in the labour force as we work to advance the energy transition. We’re thrilled to have Jim’s participation and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s support for the Lab.

Chad Park