A. G. (Tony) Mazza, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Mazza obtained his doctorate in the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto while modeling the thermal cracking kinetics of Athabasca Bitumen.  Since completing his degree, he has worked in applying chemical engineering technology in diverse areas such as waste minimization and chemical recovery in metal finishing operations, nuclear fuel preparation and, most recently, in the development of components that are used in the design and construction of electrochemical stacks such as fuel cells and electrolysers. 

In the middle of his industrial career, Dr. Mazza earned a Bachelor of Education degree at the Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto.  Subsequently, he was a full-time sessional faculty member at Ryerson Polytechnic University, and subsequently for a number of years a part-time adjunct professor in the School of Chemical Engineering.  One of Dr. Mazza’s professional aims has been to help prepare students for their careers in engineering and science through a sound technical background.  A tenet of his teaching philosophy is that education should be relevant to students’ personal development as well as their future career activities.