Dr. Clare Armstrong is the Manager of Research and Technology Development for the sustainable technology company, EKS. This company has developed novel dewatering techniques which can be used in a wide variety of applications including oil sand tailings and slurries. Dr. Armstrong holds a PhD in experimental physics which led her on an unconventional path to where she is today.
Glen is the Assistant Director, Business Development, at the McMaster Industry Liaison Office where his group is responsible for commercialization of intellectual property created at McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Glen was one of the founders of the Forge, McMaster’s technology accelerator, and teaches innovation driven project development and management in McMaster’s Engineering and Management Program.
Prior to joining McMaster, Glen was the Director of Product Engineering at Spheral Solar Power, a division of ATS Automation in Cambridge, Ontario, where he was responsible for all aspects of new product development, reliability testing and product certification of a new solar cell technology. Before joining Spheral Solar Power, Glen led an R&D group at E Ink Corporation, an MIT startup that developed the display technology used in the Amazon Kindle and Kobe E-readers. Glen has Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in Engineering from Queen’s University. During his undergad and graduate degrees Glen spent a year at each of 3M and Xerox’s Canadian research centres as a visiting scientist.
Kari Dalnoki-Veress is a Professor in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster University. His research group focuses on investigations of the physical properties of soft and living materials ranging from polymeric to biomaterials in confinement and at surfaces and interfaces. Kari is also CEO of MesoMat, an advanced materials spin-off company which leverages fundamental research with applications in wearables, smart textiles, sensing technologies and flexible electronics.
Ms. Barbara Slattery is no stranger to McMaster University. Attending McMaster from 1979 to 1983, she received an Honours Degree in Geography. She proceeded to attend the University of Toronto from 1983 to 1985 for her Masters of Science in Planning. She also received a Bachelor of Education from Daemon College in New York. Ms. Slattery has been with Ontario Public Service since September, 1985 and has been with Ministry of Environment and Climate Change since April, 1991 as part of the Regional Office responsible for the implementation of the land use planning and environmental assessment programs.