Dr. Andrew Swanson
Andrew is responsible for securing industry support and sponsorship for the Centre’s renewable energy research programs and liaising with industry sponsors and other CBU entities to ensure the programs are developed and meet expectations. Andrew will also have responsibility for program direction at the Verschuren Centre.
He has extensive experience developing and deploying clean energy and sustainability innovations. Andrew was Vice-President (Research and Development) at Phycal Inc., an integrated advanced bio-fuels company, where he led R&D programs in carbon sequestration, bio-fuels, sustainable feeds and wastewater recycling.
Dr. Swanson obtained his M.Sc. in Plant and Environmental Science from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. In addition to private industry and government expertise, he has extensive international work experience, including projects in Israel, India, South Korea, Guyana, Brazil and USA.