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A New Era for Canadian Energy is Now
April 25-27, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre - Edmonton, Canada

2023 Technical Courses

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Ian Castillo

Head of Directorate
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Ian Castillo serves as the Head of the Hydrogen and Tritium Technologies Directorate for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). Dr. Castillo leads the strategic direction, capability development and execution of the research and development activities of the Directorate. This includes understanding various stakeholder needs with the government, assessing market trends and establishing a technology portfolio to leverage CNL’s decades of hydrogen isotopes experience in Canada and internationally, and uses CNL’s unique differentiating facilities and capabilities. Dr. Castillo is recognized as an expert in deployment of innovative technologies in the areas of hydrogen production, hydrogen recombination, heavy water and tritium management, chemistry, and process engineering. Dr Castillo is leading a team that is seeking new avenues to accelerate the wide deployment of hydrogen and hydrogen derived clean fuels using a combination of new and existing technologies in favourable market opportunities in Canada and oversees. Dr. Castillo has a wide experience in many aspects of the nuclear industry, having been involved in multi-disciplinary, multi-million dollars research projects from design to execution, such as the refurbishment of the new CNL's Tritium Facility (~30 M$), the revitalization of CNL’s R&D Analytical Chemistry infrastructure, and the refurbishment of new Hydrogen Laboratories (~40M$). Dr. Castillo was also the Project Director for the development of new business opportunities for medical isotope production and critically supported the development of a strong business case. Dr. Castillo has been with CNL for close to 15 years managing high performance teams with increasingly higher levels of responsibility from section to director levels. Dr. Castillo has also formed teams in collaboration with industry, and other research organizations in Canada and internationally for the delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects with great success. Finally, Dr. Castillo obtained his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, with a minor in Chemistry, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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