Simon Barnabé Ph.D.Professor
- Resource recovery, circular bioeconomy.
- Biomass, biofuels, bioenergy, biomaterials
- Industrial microbiology
- Scientific support for medium size cities.
S. Barnabé is an industrial microbiologist with master’s and Ph.D. degree in water sciences from INRS-ETE in Quebec, Canada. He is a senior professor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in Quebec, Canada where he holds an Municipal Research Chair for Sustainable Cities and jointly holds the Industrial Research Chair in Regional Bioeconomy and Bioenergy with one of his colleagues.
He is the Assistant Director of Scientific Development and Partnerships at the Hydrogen Research Institute as well as the Institute of Innovations on ecomaterials, ecoproducts and ecoenergy at UQTR. He is an active member of many research centers and networks in Canada and around the world.
His research activities are dedicated to relaunch regional economies and to revitalize local infrastructure and expertise through diversification of biomass products.
Through his industrial researches and partnerships, his team has developed many expertise’s in areas such as biomass fractionation, 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels, biomaterials and bioingredients. With his team of 20 students and professionals, he searches to maximize benefits from resource recovery by applying a unique community-based biorefining approach. He is also known to favor university-college-industry-city synergy in all of his projects, which accelerate his researches and allow him to cover the entire chain of value of biobased products and materials. Indeed, he is now involved in land development and circular economy by being a scientific counsellor for many cities or regions.