Engineering team


We’re a talented group of engineers here at AIHT ready to assist you with all your Heat Treating needs!

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Dakota Jones; engineering team member headshot

Dakota Jones, M. Eng., E.I.T.

Research & Development Engineer

Dakota Jones is a graduate from the University of Alberta having completed a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering in 2017 with a focus on nano and functional materials. He received his Masters of Welding Engineering at the Canadian Center of Welding and Joining a year later in 2018.

Dakota is currently the technical lead for AIHT and has been responsible for recipe optimization and new product development including the patent pending Apollo-Shield process and gas nitriding of stainless steels. His focus has been on deriving heat treatment recipes from fundamental metallurgy to develop a robust methodology to take the mystery out of heat treatment.

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Doug J. Hamre, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Research & Development Manager

Doug attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He received a B.Sc. in 2001 and a Ph.D. in 2005 both in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Doug returned to the Edmonton area to join AIHT after working in the investment casting industry making Titanium and Superalloy investment castings for the aerospace and power generation industries. Doug is a Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta and currently the Research and Development Manager at AIHT.

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Gentry Wood, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Research & Development Engineer

Gentry Wood is a graduate from the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (CCWJ) at University of Alberta (2017) where he completed his PhD in Materials Engineering. Gentry’s expertise lies in surface engineering technologies. He has significant experience developing heat treatment schedules and recipes for gas nitriding, carburizing, and induction hardening processes. Gentry is actively engaged in local technical societies and is a current member of ASM International. He has 3 first author, peer reviewed publications, 2 co-authored publications, and 10 conference presentations including international speaking engagements.

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Ata Kamyabi-Gol, Ph.D., E.I.T.

Research and Development Engineer

Ata received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in metallurgical and materials engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) in Iran in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He continued his studies as a PhD student at the University of Alberta and graduated from the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (CCWJ) in 2015. Ata briefly re-visited Edmonton in 2018 as a visiting professor and decided to permanently move back to Edmonton and join the Apollo-Clad R&D team in 2019. Ata has 12 published peer reviewed papers, 5 Iranian patents and several conference papers on topics such as optimization of heat treatment parameters using design of experiment (DOE), optimization of parameters for the synthesis of nano-composites used in filtration systems, separation of simultaneous phase transformations using calorimetry and dilatometry, development of new anode material for high performance lithium ion batteries, transient liquid phase (TLP) joining of nickel based superalloys.