Our Team

We have assembled a strong team of people with skills in business, marketing, and technology to make EnviCore a success

Shahrukh Shamim, M.Sc.

CEO & Co-Founder

Shahrukh holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary with a focus on developing next generation oil sands tailings treatment technology. Shahrukh has received multiple prestigious fellowships including MITACS Globalink and GreenSTEM endorsed by EDTT, Ministry of Alberta. He brings experience from the metals and manufacturing industries, completion of multiple business incubation and acceleration programs and a passion for leading EnviCore in business and development growth.

Aseem Pandey, M.Sc.


Aseem holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary with a focus on the design and integration of porous media and nanomaterials for applications in oil and gas industry. He started his career as a production engineer at Oil and Natural gas corporation with 4+ years of experience in offshore production operations, well interventions and completions. At EnviCore, he provides value to the company with his scientific expertise in the area of colloid and surface science.

Milana Trifkovic, Ph.D.

Scientific Director & Co-Founder

Dr. Milana Trifkovic provides scientific direction and expertise to EnviCore’s technical development and training processes. She has 10+ years of hands-on experience in material design, interfacial phenomena, rheology and fast dynamic imaging. She is passionate about transforming promising lab concepts into concrete solutions to pressing problems in the energy sector. Dr. Trifkovic continues to hold her position of an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Ian Piwek, MBA, P.Geo.

SVP Strategy & BD

Ian started his career in coal and mineral exploration, development and mining over thirty years ago. In the mid-1990’s Ian moved to oil sands and led various teams in operations, business development and technology innovation, which included field trials of tailings mitigation testing and assessments. As EnviCore’s Executive Advisor, Ian provides business, governance and planning advice focused on advancing technical research into industry use in operations.

EnviCore has a strong team of talented individuals who help us succeed and achieve growth milestones. Our team members have a breadth of experience and diverse educational backgrounds.

Afolabi Ayeni, Ph.D.

Senior Process Manager

David Yan, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Aleksandra Govedarica, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist