Ted Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. He graduated with BA, MEng and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. Prof. Roberts was a Lecturer and Reader at the University of Manchester, UK for 16 years before moving to the University of Calgary in 2012. He has studied a wide range of electrochemical technologies for energy storage and conversion, and has a 30-year track record in research and innovation.
Prof. Roberts is a co-inventor of >25 granted patents and has published more than 100 journal articles on his research. In the field of redox flow batteries, he pioneered many novel concepts including non-aqueous and metal organic redox systems. He also published one of the first techno-economic studies on the of redox flow batteries. Prof. Roberts has received several awards for innovation including the IChemE Water Innovation Award and a European Academic Enterprise Award. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and leads the NSERC CREATE program in Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions.