Dr. Bruno Blais, PEng, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. Before this, he was a Research Officer with the Automotive and Surface Transportation Portfolio of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC AST).
Dr. Blais’s expertise lies in the development, verification and validation of high-performance digital models for fluid mechanics, heat transfer and complex multiphase phenomena. He has earned a BEng in Chemical Engineering, a Grande École Engineering Diploma (D.Ing.) from ENSTA ParisTech, a Master in Fundamental Fluid Mechanics from ENSTA and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. Dr. Blais is a Vanier Graduate Scholar (2013−2016) and has received the Governor General’s Gold Academic Medal for his work on numerical modelling of multiphase flows. He is a strong advocate of open source software for science and has contributed extensively to open source libraries (Lethe, deal.II).