Muhammad Imran, PEng, PhD, is SRC's Vice-President of the Rare Earth Elements Division. He previously served as Director of Operations, Mining and Energy at SRC. He has led many projects, including innovative proofs of concept; development and optimization of medium and heavy oil EOR processes; lab-scale equipment design; and physical, fluid flow, and wormhole modelling. His major areas of expertise are vapour extraction (Vapex), solvent vapour extraction (SVX), thermal SVX (TSVX), heavy oil waterflooding, steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and steam–surfactant processes. He is skilled in planning, coordinating and executing successful strategic business programs and managing high performance teams.