Kimberly Johnston

Associate Dean, Academic and Planning

Schulich School of Engineering

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Schulich School of Engineering


Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


University of Calgary

BSc - Chemical Engineering

University of Calgary

Contact information


Office: 403.220.5230


CNRL Engineering Complex: ENB 204K



I'm doing my research in heavy oil phase behaviour. My project involves collecting saturationpressure and asphaltene precipitation data for various bitumen/solvent systems and then buildingand tuning an Equation of State model to predict this phase behavior. I'm using a Peace Riverbitumen and a series of n-alkanes as solvents.


Kim joined the Schulich School of Engineering as a PhD student and teaching assistant in 2011 before becoming an instructor. Prior to this, she worked as a reservoir, production and field engineer with Devon Canada Corporation where she built and history matched reservoir simulations, used reservoir models to optimize potential development scenarios and oversaw production operations and optimization in several tight gas fields in the Deep Basin region. She has held several leadership positions at the school including associate head, undergraduate studies for Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.