M. Rafiqul Islam is currently the President of Emertec Research and Development Ltd., a company he co-founded in late 1980's.
Previously, he spent over 20 years as Professor, Research Chair and Director for various Universities, including Killam Chair
at Dalhousie University. He earned Diplome d'Etat in petroleum production engineering from Institut Algerien du Petrole. He
then attended graduate programs at the University of Texas Austin and the University of Alberta, from where he received a
M.Sc. and a Ph.D., both in petroleum engineering. He has been awarded multiple awards, including the Einstein Gold Medal from
the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, which is the highest honor. He has over 700 publications to his name, including dozens
of books in several disciplines and multiple TV appearances within Canada and worldwide. M. Enamul Hossain is currently the
Statoil Chair in Reservoir Engineering at the Memorial Univerersity of Newfoundland, specializing in the area of reservoir
engineering and management, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, enhanced oil recovery, improved oil recovery,
and sustainable drilling operations. He has over 22 years' experience as an engineer, administrator, and faculty member. He
has earned seven patents, published five books, authored numerous journal articles and taught at several workshops around
the world. He earned a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from BUET, Bangladesh, a M.Sc. in petroleum and mineral resource engineering
from University of Alberta, a MBA in business administration and a PhD in petroleum engineering, both from Dalhousie University.
Dr. Hossain is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institution