Professor M. Ziad Saghir is a Professor at Ryerson University and Canada's most experienced reduced-gravity researcher. He is Canada's top performer at leveraging departmental and provincial research funds with national (NSERC, CSA) and international funding agencies to pursue Canadian space science objectives onboard the International Space Station (ISS). His talent as a space scientist and university educator is consistently requested by the international space physical science mission community. He leads a group of very strong graduate students and post-docs that come from academia and industry, with interest in and application to deep hydrocarbon reservoirs. He has published more than 200 scientific journal papers related to energy. He is currently the chair of the International conference on Thermal Engineering (www.ictea.ca).