Yvan Petit is a mechanical engineer with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Since 2003, he has been a professor at ÉTS, where he teaches computer-assisted product development, additive manufacturing technologies, and medical device design.

He is particularly interested in the biomechanics of bone and joints, including evaluating, preventing, and managing injuries to the spine and the spinal cord and designing new protective and medical devices.

Professor Petit has supervised more than 36 graduate students and published over 70 articles, books, and book chapters. He regularly acts as an external reviewer for research theses, scientific articles, and grant proposals for :

  • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC);
  • the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FRQNT);
  • the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).