About me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). ÉTS is an engineering school affiliated to University of Québec. It is located in Montréal, Canada, one of the best cities in the world for university studies.

My research interests

The research objective of my team is genuinely to help accelerate the decarbonization of buildings and cities, as well as electric grids. The approach we take is through optimal design and operation of energy systems in buildings and cities, including HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and energy storage systems. We are investigating next-generation modelling languages and tools, advanced controls, data analytics, and machine learning techniques and integrating them into buildings and cities to improve energy efficiency and flexibility. Our typical work includes development, testing, and deployment of models, controls and algorithms in simulation, laboratory and real world. Our work can be directly applied and integrated into smart buildings and smart grids, among others.

Come working with us

My team is continuously looking for motivated students with funding opportunities. You can choose to work with me on your Master, Ph.D. or postdoc projects. An ideal candidate should have a background in mechanical, electrical, building or computer engineering with modelling and programming skills, but other related fields will also be considered. Note that you could choose to conduct your research in English, although ÉTS is a French-teaching university. You also have the option to take classes in other English-teaching universities in Montreal, as part of your course credits at ÉTS.

If you are interested, please send me an email with your resumé, cover letter and transcripts. Please note that I do receive a large amount of emails daily, so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

My experience

Before joining ÉTS, I worked as a Research Scientist at CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a U.S. Department of Energy lab affiliated to University of California, Berkeley. I have practiced in the industry as a building engineer for three years.

I obtained my Master and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, the engineering school of Université de Montréal. During my graduate studies, I contributed actively to the Annex 67 project on “Energy Flexible Buildings” within the IEA (International Energy Agency) EBC (Energy in Buildings and Communities) programme. I also worked closely with two Canadian industry partners on cold climate heat pumps and smart thermostats.

Last updated November 1, 2023