I am a professor in the Physics Department at Université de Montréal. My work focuses on modelling of complex materials and the development of powerful algorithms — such as the Activation-Relaxation Technique (ART nouveau) and the kinetic Activation-Relaxation Technique (k-ART) — to describe their energy landscape and kinetic properties.
I am also Scientific Director of the Institut de l'énergie Trottier, based at Polytechnique Montréal. The mission of the Institut de l’énergie Trottier at Polytechnique Montréal includes: The academic training of a new generation of engineers, scientists and innovators with a systemic and trans-disciplinary understanding of energy issues; the research for sustainable solutions for our energy future, while supporting knowledge generation and innovation in the energy sector to help face the coming decades challenges; and the dissemination of knowledge on energy related topics, contributing to raising social awareness level on energy issues.
I am also cofounder and co-director of the Energy Modelling Hub, Canada's Independent Energy Modelling Reference Center; cofounder and Research Principal of the Transition Accelerator, a pan-Canadian organization that works with others to identify and advance viable pathways to a prosperous, competitive, and net-zero Canada in 2050.