François Bertrand

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NSERC CREATE Training Program in Simulation-Based Engineering Science

2016/17-2019/20 • $1,050,000 • PI,CO
Canada faces an unprecedented shortage of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) with advanced degrees. Worse, only 1 in 5 young Canadians opt for a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This seriously threatens Canada's global competitiveness. Its leadership in research...

Multiscale modeling of multiphase flows in chemical engineering processes

2019/20 • $33,000 • PI
*Multiphase flows can be found in the chemical processes of a wide range of industries such as pharmaceutical, petroleum, automotive, food and household care. Such flows behave in a complex manner and, in comparison to single phase flows, remain poorly understood despite significant progress in...

Development of advanced particulate filters for automotive applications

2016/17-2018/19 • $434,000 • PI,CO
A combination of legislations is driving the need for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. These require the use of new fuels and engine technologies that may increase, for example, particulate emissions. At the same time, tough new laws governing particulates are also being introduced,...

Multiscale modeling of granular and solid-liquid flows in chemical engineering processes

2014/15-2018/19 • $360,000 • PI
Particulate flows are ubiquitous in the chemical processes of many industries such as the pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, petroleum, food, household care and cosmetics. This type of flows exhibits complex behavior that, in spite of recent progress in fundamental and applied research, still...

NSERC - SENTINEL - Bioactive Paper Strategic Network

2010/11-2015/16 • $7,594,000 • PI,CO
Bioactive paper that can detect and deactivate dangerous bacteria and viruses in food and water will deliver health benefits around the world. Bioactive Paper is a made-in-Canada concept articulated in the first phase (2005-2010) of the Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network, an NSERC strategic...

Multiscale modelling of granular flow for chemical engineering processes

2012/13-2014/15 • $90,000 • PI
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Modeling of dry granular and solid-liquid flows in chemical engineering processes

2010/11-2013/14 • $254,000 • PI
Particulate flows, which can be found in the chemical processes of many industries such as the pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, food and petroleum, are known to exhibit complex behavior that still remains poorly understood. In the pharmaceutical industry, for instance, the lack of knowledge...

Development of characterization methods for the mixing of pharmaceutical powders

2011/12 • $52,174 • PI,CO
The mixing of powders and granular materials is a topic of great relevance to the Canadian pharmaceutical industry. It is known, for example, that the process operating conditions for the manufacturing of a drug may be highly sensitive to its ingredient properties. This fact and the importance...

GPU-based platform for the parallel simulation of granular and particulate flows

2010/11 • $30,500 • PI,CO
Many chemical engineering processes involve the flow of particulate systems. Such flows occur for instance in the pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries, and exhibit very complex behaviors that are still nowadays poorly understood. Our research work focuses on the development of...