François Bertrand has been a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Polytechnique Montréal since 2000 and was the Chair of this department from 2013 to 2016. He is currently Senior Vice-President and Vice-President Academic & Research at Polytechnique Montréal. He completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (France) in 1995. His expertise relates to the dynamics of fluids and solids in chemical engineering processes, with an emphasis on mixing, and to the modeling of transport phenomena in fluid, granular and multiphase systems. He has authored more than 150 papers, and the originality and relevance of his work have been recognized worldwide with 35 invited presentations at international conferences and in the industry.
François Bertrand is a professional engineer and a member of OIQ. He was the treasurer of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), a member of the organizing committees and the treasurer of the 50th CSChE Annual Meeting and the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. He is also an officer of the Executive Council of the North American Mixing Forum. He chaired the Mixing XXV Conference held in Québec City in 2016.