Dr. Rifat Chalabi
Chairman and Co-Founder
Dr. Rifat Chalabi is the Chairman and co-founder of Chinook Sciences Group, which includes Chinook Sciences, Chinook Energy, Chinook Metals, and Chinook Engineering Ltd. Dr. Chalabi is the co-inventor of the technology developed by Chinook Sciences. In his role as the co-founder of Chinook Engineering, the company developed and commercialized technology for landfill quality metal recycling. In his role as the president of Chinook Sciences, the company formed multiple independent joint ventures in support of building combined metal and energy recycling plants that recover both the energy and the valuables from the waste.
Prior to Chinook Sciences, Dr. Chalabi was a lead scientist in BOC Group. His responsibilities were for the combined combustion and computer modeling group activities in the industrial market sector of BOC. During his 5 years employment [1994 - 1998], Dr. Chalabi formed the Industrial modeling group, invented and implemented several major inventions in the combustion and industrial furnaces operation. Dr. Chalabi has authored several patents and international publications in the field of combustion, furnaces, decoating and nuclear engineering.
Dr. Chalabi received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Master of Sciences in Nuclear Engineering, computational method, in 1994 and 1991 from North Carolina State University.