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Joule Bergerson

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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Joule Bergerson


Associate Professor

(403) 220-5265



I am an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department and the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. My primary research interests are systems-level analysis for policy and decision making of energy system investment and management. The focus of my work is developing tools and frameworks for the assessment of prospective technology options and their policy implications from a life cycle perspective. To date, my work has addressed fossil fuel derived electricity, oil sands development, carbon capture and storage renewable energy and energy storage technologies. Project researchers on my team work with scientists, engineers and members of the business community who are developing new energy technologies, to develop and refine techniques for prospective life cycle assessment. These techniques help prioritize research and development activities, by identifying technologies – or optimal combinations of technologies – that would provide particularly large life cycle benefits.


PhD, Carnegie Mellon University (2005)
MS, Carnegie Mellon University (2003)
MEng, University of Toronto (2001)
HBSc, University of Western Ontario (1996)