Editor's Note: This story has been corrected,
since it appeared in its original form in the print version
of the January 2003 PEGG. Dr. Keng Chung, P.Eng., was inadvertently
omitted from the list of winners. And a member name was wrongly
linked to the SMART Technologies item. The PEGG apologizes
for these errors.
APEGGA members and permit holders took home six of 15 awards
presented at the ASTech awards in October. Winners exemplify
individuals or companies whose work in science and technology
has had an impact globally as well as in major sectors of
Alberta's knowledge-based economy. The 13th annual black-tie
gala at the Shaw Centre in Edmonton highlighted and celebrated
Alberta's groundbreaking achievements
Leaders of Tomorrow
Winner Under 30 Years Old
Dr. Michael Kallos, P.Eng., has proven himself to be a future
leader in the science and technology community in Alberta.
His research at the University of Calgary on neutral stem
cells is considered critical for clinical trials planned to
treat diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.
Michael is assistant professor of chemical engineering and
associate director of the Pharmaceutical Production Research
Facility at the university.
Outstanding Commercial Achievement
In Alberta Science and Technology
Gross Sales Less Than $25 Million Per Year
Since 1988, Micralyne Inc., a permit holder, has been specializing
in microtechnology, Chris Lumb, P.Eng., is CEO of this fast-growing
and profitable business, which has been having a major impact
on businesses within industry here and abroad.
Gross Sales More Than $25 Million Per Year
SMART Technologies Inc., a permit holder, designs products
that bring people together. SMART's developments include SMART
Board interactive whiteboards, as well as new products for
the audio-visual market.
To the Alberta Science
And Technology Community
Making extensive and tangible contributions to the Alberta
science and technology community, Andrew Gilliland, P.Eng.,
has the vision and dedication needed to build a thriving innovation
community. Mr. Gilliland works as director of stakeholder
relations for the NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology
at the University of Alberta, and he is also APEGGA's second
The award comes out of his work in establishing innovation
centres in Edmonton and Calgary.
In Industrial Research
North of Red Deer
Brian Moore, P.Eng., is founder and chief technical officer
of BigBangwidth Inc., a company that has helped establish
Edmonton as an international leader in nanotechnology. Mr.
Moore plans to use the price money to hire a graduate student
to join the team developing new technology for a product,
BroadLan, which promises to dramatically increase the efficiency
of data transmission over fiber-optic networks.
Dr. Keng Chung,
P.Eng., hoists his
award high, at the 2002 gala at
Shaw Centre in Edmonton
In Oil Sands Research
Dr. Keng Chung, P.Eng., of Edmonton is a renowned researcher
with a broad perspective on oilsands operations.