In Episode 2, we interview Laurent Cormier, a research associate at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montréal. He introduces us to his past research regarding the evaluation of the fatigue life of composite materials and the predictive model he developed with Python. He also share with us his scientific perspective on FLOSS and tools he uses in his research workflow.
Laurent Cormier owns a Bachelor’s degree (2006) and a research Master’s degree (2009) in mechanical engineering and received his Ph.D in engineering in 2017 from the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) in Montréal. He currently is a postdoctoral researcher working on high voltage capacitor manufacturing technology, a research associate in composite materials and a lecturer at the same institution.
His previous research topics include experimental characterization and analytical modeling of temperature and northern climates’ effects on the static strength, fatigue durability and viscoelastic behaviour of composites. These research topics were part of multiple projects, including the Wind Energy Strategic Network (WESNet) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Upwind program from the European Commission Sixth Framework Programme and industrial partnerships.
He also has a strong interest in Science, its methods, its philosophy and the transmission of knowledge. Photography, literature and politics are also part of his broader interests.
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