Benjamin AngersResearch Officer
areas of expertise
- Hydrogen safety
- CFD modeling, simulations, and visualization of gas leaks (H2, He, CH4, etc.)
- CFD modeling, simulations, and visualization of H2 deflagration
- CFD informed H2 sensors position optimization and ventilation requirements
- CFD software’s: ANSYS Fluent, CHAM PHOENICS, GexCon FLACS
- H2 safety model development and software implementation
- High-performance computing & System administration & Software development
Benjamin Angers holds a bachelor’s degree in physics, a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in physics from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
His CFD expertise and computer science knowledge allow him to pursue his research on the safety issues inherent to the use of hydrogen. Throughout the years he collaborated with many partners, institutional and industrial, to provide them with valuable information on the risks associated with their specific use of hydrogen (refueling stations, mines, warehouses, research labs, vehicle maintenance areas, etc.). He is also actively involved in the development of two hydrogen safety software platforms: AVT/UQTR’s hydrogen-toolkit and NREL’s HyRAM.
As part of IRH team he acts as a system administrator and administer the high-performance computer infrastructure of the Institute as well as the software research licenses.