Connecting academia, industry and government with pragmatic, innovative geothermal energy research for Western Canada and the public-at-large.
The University of Alberta has been one of Canada’s leading authorities on geothermal energy research for more than three decades.
Currently, we are the only university in Canada with a research group focused exclusively on geothermal energy sciences. Our research group consists of experts in many fields related to geothermal energy exploration; development and operations, including hydrogeologists; reservoir geologists geophysicists; engineers; economists and social scientists.
Our research is focused both on incremental innovations that will allow the immediate exploitation of easily accessible geothermal resources in Western Canada and the development of transformative/disruptive technologies designed to make geothermics a globally dominant form of renewable energy for the 21st Century. We work closely with industry partners, all levels of government and a myriad of funding organizations to achieve an informed, unified approach towards bringing geothermal energy to Canada.
"Securing Renewable Energy for Canada's First Nations and Indigenous Communities"Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management, Faculty of Engineering...
University of Alberta engineering professor Lianne Lesfrud pictured in Edmonton Alberta on December 2, 2019. By: Canadian Energy Centre Anger, divisive language and scare tactics are preventing us from reaching common ground about Canada’s energy sector, says a...
By GEOFF McMASTER A University of Alberta engineering professor is urging Canadians to cool down the discourse around energy issues by choosing words more carefully, avoiding hot-button labels that trigger anger. Debates around energy in Canada have reached a fevered...
Meet the Team
Discover the minds behind U of A’s Geothermal Department. You can also send us a message regarding interest in joining our team. We’d love to hear from you!
Want to know what we are up to? Check out our research page for more information on our current projects.
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