Dr. Clayton Deutsch is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. He teaches and conducts research on ways to understand and manage uncertainty in geological sites such as mineral deposits and petroleum reservoirs. He pursued a career in engineering which would allow him to apply science and technology to solve real-world problems.
He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Uncertainty Management and the Alberta Chamber of Resources Industry Chair in Mining Engineering. He has published eight books and over two hundred peer-reviewed papers. He has created algorithms and software that are used routinely all over the world, but he feels his biggest contribution to the engineering profession is the education of thousands of university students and industry professionals. As a professor, he is dedicated to inspiring enthusiasm and passion for the responsible application of engineering skills, good judgement, and creativity in the students he teaches.
Additional Engineers Canada award recipients