Team

 Hallé, Stéphane

Director of ÉREST, Professor Hallé is an expert in energy exchange analysis and air flow in buildings, professor Hallé has contributed to the development of a zonal model for assessing the influence of ventilation strategies on indoor air quality. He is also an active member of a community of nanotoxicology researchers who combine their knowledge to provide a better understanding of the impacts of nanoparticle exposure on health. As part of this community, Professor Hallé has contributed to the development and validation of nanoparticle transportation, dispersion and agglomeration modeling tools.
 
 Morency, François

Co-director of ÉREST, Professor Morency is an expert in modelling and simulation of industrial problems associated with particle transportation and ice formation, professor Morency has contributed to the development of a commercial modelling tool for predicting ice build-up on complex geometries in the field of aeronautics. His areas of interest includes de-icing system design and the prevention of harmful effects caused by nanoparticle dispersion in the environment.

 Nadeau, Sylvie

The primary focus of the research and development activities of professor Nadeau is the management of occupational health and safety (OHS) risks and the integrated management of musculoskeletal injuries risks and prevention. An interdisciplinary approach, several models or analytical tools based on decision sciences (multi-criteria or meta-heuristic modelling), on economics (game theory) or on engineering (stochastic optimization, operational safety techniques, pressure vessel or composite materials theories) have been developed. Her current research interests are in the use of digital technologies in the workplace.
 
 Ateme-Nguema, Barthélemy H.

A systems design and manufacturing systems expert, professor Ateme-Nguema has participated in several industrial projects in partnership with G.E. Canada and Pratt & Whitney Canada. His research activities focus primarily on using meta-heuristics to identify, analyse and resolve operational risks in manufacturing and service environments.

 Badri, Adel

Adel Badri is a risk analysis, manufaturing and mining projects modeling expert. He is interested in machines' safe design and industrial equipments' reliability analysis. Dr Badri has accumulated several years of experience in the European and Tunisian automotive industry.

 Debia, Maximilien

A holder of a Ph.D. in Public Health, M. Debia is an expert in the identification, evaluation and control of chemical, biological and physical contaminants in the workplace.  He is particularly active in nanoparticle exposure evaluation. He has also proposed an improved approach to comparing organic solvents in a bid to protect the environment and ensure worker health and safety.

 Voix, Jérémie

Jérémie Voix is an acoustics engineer with many years of experience in industrial noise reduction projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Fundamental Physics from the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France), a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences from the Université de Sherbrooke, and a Ph.D. in engineering from ÉTS. Jérémie Voix has served as CTO and vice president of scientific research at Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc., where he worked on the development of an intelligent hearing protector. As a research associate at ÉTS, he started working with the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (occupational health and safety research institute) on individual hearing protection projects. Jérémie Voix is an adjunct professor in the mechanical engineering department, and one of his upcoming research projects involves integrating protection, amplification and communication features within a single intra-aural device, dubbed the “bionic ear”.

 Vinches, Ludwig

A holder of a Ph.D. in engineering at ÉTS, Ludwig Vinches has developed a test method to measure the effectiveness of gloves and protective clothing against nanoparticles in conditions simulating occupational use. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms and kinetics of the penetration of nanoparticles in solutions through elastomeric membranes. He also works on the behavior of nanoparticles in the environment.