Webinar – Aeroacoustics, Additive Manufacturing & Rotor Icing – Successful R&D for Vertical Lift through Industrial & Academic Collaboration – May 24th 2022, 12:00-13:00 EDT


Industries & Universities have a long history of collaboration in diverse fields of science. In Quebec and Ontario, the aerospace sector benefited from such a strong bond. Ideas became reality through scientific development lead by academics and introduced by industrial partners in new products and processes. The Montreal/Ottawa Chapter is proud to have three great researchers for this event who are leaders in their respective fields of research. The three of them are also very active in the Vertical Flight ecosystem through collaboration with many different industrials.

This event will focus on three fields of research where successful collaboration between Industrial & Universities led to great results. First, Dr. Stephane Moreau from Université de Sherbrooke will present an overview of his research in aeroacoustics of rotating machines. Dr. Éric Villeneuve from Université of Québec à Chicoutimi will then follow with his work on icing and development of anti-icing/deicing technologies. Last speaker, Dr. Mathieu Brochu, will present advances in metallic Additive Manufacturing and powders.

Dr. Stéphane Moreau
Stéphane Moreau obtained his engineering degree and MSc from ISAE- Sup’Aéro (France) in 1988. He then got his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 1993. He then worked for a start-up company AC2 on plasma physics in 1994 where he developed a plasma micro-thruster concept used nowadays on most satellites. He then worked for a year at the turbo-engine builder Snecma on nozzle designs (Safran group). Late 1995 he joined the automotive Tier−1 supplier Valeo where he worked for 13 years on engine cooling fan system design. He joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty of Université de Sherbrooke in 2009 as an associate Professor. He became a full professor in 2011. His research topics include aeroacoustics, turbomachinery design and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). He has more than 250 scientific publications with more than a half in aeroacoustics with significant contributions in analytical noise modeling, experimental noise measurements and large scale numerical aeroacoustic simulations (requiring high power computing for instance).

Dr. Éric Villeneuve
Eric Villeneuve received his Ph. D. at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) in 2020. He his sponsor of SAE AS5900 and did several technical revisions of the document. He his member of different icing committees like the SAE G-12 committee. Since 2011 he performs and manages research projects on atmospheric icing, heat transfer and vibration at the Anti-Icing Materials International Laboratory, as well as student supervision. Eric is also actively involved in Industry/University collaborative projects on icing, and in particular, rotor icing.

Dr. Mathieu Brochu
Mathieu Brochu graduated in 1999 from Laval University with a Bachelor in Metallurgical Engineering and received his Ph.D. (Hons) in 2003 from McGill University. He then worked at the National Research Council of Canada – Aerospace Manufacturing and Technology Center on electron beam welding and freeforming of aerospace materials. He then accepted a post-doctoral position at the Advanced Materials Laboratory – Sandia National Laboratories. Late 2004, Dr. Brochu returned to Canada to start an academic career at McGill University, and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering. His research activities are focused in three areas: powder metallurgy applied to nanostructured materials, rapid solidification welding processes for joining and freeforming of nanostructured materials and energy related materials. Mathieu Brochu now lead the Laboratory for Powder Processing and Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials (P2[AM]2) located in the Mining and Materials Engineering Department, at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.