Pierre Bénard Ph.D.Director & Professor
areas of expertise
- Physique statistique.
- Simulations Monte Carlo Grand Canonique Quantique.
- Sciences des Matériaux, Physique théorique, Adsorption, Matériaux microporeux, Nanostructures de carbone, Graphène, Matériaux 2d.
- Hydrogène, Gaz Naturel, Biométhane, Biogaz, Purification, Stockage, Séparation de gaz, Énergies renouvelables.
Pierre Bénard received the M.S. degree in physics from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, in 1993.,Since 2001, he has been an Associate Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC, where he is with the Physics Department. Since 2005, he has been leading the infrastructure study for hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of Theme D on Powertrains and Fuels of the Network of Centres of Excellence Auto 21.
He is a Network Researcher of the newly formed Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Hydrogen Canada Strategic Network. He has authored or coauthored over 75 refereed contributions on various modeling and simulation issues pertaining to hydrogen storage and safety.
He is a member of Task 19 on Hydrogen Safety of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency.