Kinnor Chattopadhyay

Dr. Kinnor Chattopadhyay


  • Professor and Director of Process Metallurgy Research Labs, Department of Materials Science & Engineering (University of Toronto)
    • >120 journal paper publications
    • Supervising 16 elite researchers and post-graduate students
  • World class expert in process metallurgy and technology development
  • Led more than 20 industrial research and development projects as a Dean’s Catalyst Professor
  • Expertise includes process development, technology innovation, intellectual property management
Brett Liu

Brett Liu

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Experienced investment professional in international energy and mining
  • Previously held positions include:
    • Senior commercial director at Bankers Petroleum
    • Senior investment advisor at AU Ventures Capital
    • Senior business consultant at HKIMA Consulting
  • Worked on projects of combined worth over $1B
Nishit Patel

Nishit Patel

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Consultant and project manager in the metals industry for technical and commercial projects
  • Led business development efforts and project management activities for an international technical consulting firm’s North American operations
  • Assessed investment and expansion opportunities for metals clients worldwide (feasibility studies to commissioning)
  • Expert in risk management, cost control, budgeting and scheduling for projects
Dr. Donghui Li

Dr. Donghui Li

Lead Technologist

  • Expert process metallurgist and specialist technologist
  • Over 20 years of research and industry experience in process development and operation improvement
  • Expertise spanning process metallurgy, process modelling, system engineering design and operation, experimental data acquisition and analysis, numerical modelling, thermodynamics and mechanics
  • Research Associate at University of Toronto’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Martin Koppel

Dr. Martin Koppel


  • Conflict manager and field executive for the Competence Centre for Nature Conservation and Energy Transition (KNE), commissioned by Germany’s Ministry for the Environment (BMU)
  • Previous experiences include:
    • Project Leader for Renewable Energies for Germany’s Friends of the Earth
    • Research Fellow for the Earth System Governance Project, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Mansoor Barati

Dr. Mansoor Barati


  • Professor of Metallurgy and Director of Sustainable Materials Processing Lab at the University of Toronto
  • 20 years of experience in process development and analysis
  • Expert in high temperature chemical metallurgy
  • Over 200 technical publications
  • Vice President, Metallurgical & Materials Society of Canada