Mal Carroll is General Manager of Research & Development for Suncor. He is responsible for improving reliability and process performance for the Syncrude assets; developing sustainable and cost-effective tailings, water and reclamation technologies; and developing next-generation technology options for oil sands operations and mine closure with consideration of net zero commitments. Mal has served in many different technical and leadership positions over his 28 year career with Syncrude. He holds a BSc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a convener and deep collaborator in oil sands innovation.