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Microturbines

Micro Fuel Cells

Aerospace Sensors

 MEMS Cooling

Faculty

Dr. Luc G. Frechette, ing., Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and Power Microsystems

 

Microengineering Laboratory for MEMS, director

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Universite de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC Canada, J1K 2R1

E-mail: Luc.Frechette@USherbrooke.ca

Phone: (819) 821-8000 ext. 62799

 

Resume (pdf)

Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Researchers

 

Ahmadreza Tabesh, Ph.D., 2006 (Univ. Toronto)

Project: Microsystems for wind energy harvesting

 

  A post-doctoral position is current available at the Université de Sherbrooke, please contact Prof. Fréchette to apply.

Professional Staff

   We are currently seeking a research staff with expertise in the design, fabrication, and/or testing of MEMS. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Fréchette to apply

Graduate Research Assistants

  Ronan Larger, Ph.D. candidate

Project: Technologies for SiC MEMS sensors for aerospace applications

 

  Mokhtar Liamini, Ph.D. candidate

Project: MEMS-based Steam Microturbine for a Rankine power cycle

 

  Saïd Chady, Ph.D. candidate

Project: Microfabrication of piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting microsystems

 

  Félix Gauthier, M.Sc. candidate, NSERC Scholar

Project: Fluid mechanics of microscale fluid film bearings

 

  Philippe Beauchesne-Martel, M.Sc. candidate

Project: Microturbomachinery aerodynamics

 

 

Pascal Newby, M.Sc. candidate

Project: Porous silicon processing for thermal insulation

 

 

Mathieu Paquin, M.Sc. candidate, NSERC Scholar

Project: Water management in free-convection micro fuel cells

 

 

Sébastien Debeaux, M.Sc. candidate

Project: Piezoelectric strain vibration energy harvesting

 

 

Selin Arslan, Ph.D. candidate (Columbia Univ.)

Project: Microchannel two-phase flow and heat exchangers

 

 

Nathaniel Wilson, Ph.D. candidat (Columbia Univ. / Kulite)

Project: SiC pressure sensor for harsh environments

 

 

 

Graduate research assistant positions are currently available at the Université de Sherbrooke, please contact Prof. Fréchette or apply directly.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

 

Undergraduate research assistant positions will be available, please contact Prof. Fréchette.

Past researchers and students (partial list)

 

Dean Modroukas, Ph.D., 2006 (Columbia Univ.)

Project: PEM Micro fuel cells

Currently at ATK-GASL, NY, U.S.A.

 

 

Changgu Lee, Ph.D., 2006 (Columbia Univ.)

Project: Microturbopump for a MEMS Rankine cycle

Currently at Columbia University (post-doc)

 

 

Matthew McCarthy, Ph.D. 2006 (Columbia Univ.)

Project: Adaptive MEMS cooling

Currently at Univ. of Maryland (post-doc)

 

  Jean-Philippe Desbiens, ing. jr., B.Ing., M.Sc.A., Professional Staff

Expertise: Excimer laser micromachining, MEMS design

Currently at Center for Advanced Technologies (CTA) Université de Sherbrooke - BRP

 

  Emmanuelle Gros, M.Sc. 2006, NSERC Industrial Scholar

Project: Heat transfer in metallic foams

Currently at IBM Bromont, QC, Canada.

 

  Didier Beloin St-Pierre, M.Sc. 2007

Project: Microfabrication of electrodes for PEM micro fuel cells

Currently following a Europeen Renewable Energy program

 

 

Pascal Newby, international intern from INSA-Lyon (France)

Project: Porous silicon for microturbines

 

 

Simon Laliberté-Riverin, undergraduate intern

Project: Numerical modeling of a viscous micro-pump

 

 

David Rancourt, undergraduate intern, NSERC Scholar

Project: Characterization of miniature wind turbines and electromagnetic generators

 

 

Mathieu Paquin, undergraduate intern, NSERC Scholar

Project: Micro fuel cells

 

Université de Sherbrooke - Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

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Last modified: 2006-07-11