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Steve Larter named to RSC

Dr. Stephen Larter; Mike Sturk photo

SOURCE: University of Calgary with files from CMC
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Stephen Larter, CMC Scientific Director, has been named a fellow to the Royal Society of Canada—the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in Canada.

“It was a great honour and thrill to get the news,” says Larter, Canada research chair in petroleum geology at the University of Calgary. “The University of Calgary is growing rapidly in fellowship in the RSC and it’s fabulous to get the peer recognition of our research group’s work by the Canadian research community at this level.”

Larter has contributed to our understanding of the origin and alteration of petroleum in the Earth, ranging from basic studies of organic matter and microbial life in the crust of the Earth to practical technology developments related to energy supply and carbon management.

Larter is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society and AAPG distinguished lecturer. He is also CEO of Gushor Inc. and Scientific Director of Profero Energy, two technology companies developing transition technologies to enable society and the oil and gas industry to rapidly migrate to zero carbon emission practices.

Also named as fellows to the RSC were U of C professors David Proud (Faculty of Medicine) and Hans Vogel (Biological Sciences). The RSC awarded English professor Aritha van Herk the Lorne Pierce Medal for her contributions to literature.