Director - Research and development
Aluminium technology centre - Automotive and surface transportation
National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Stéphan Simard obtained a Ph. D. in chemistry (corrosion) in 1997 at University of Sherbrooke, Canada. In 1998, he joined the Industrial Materials Institute - National Research Council Canada (NRC) and worked on thermal spray coatings for corrosion protection of metals for energy and mining applications. From 2000 to 2010, he worked as professor at Université du Québec, were he established a research program on corrosion protection of metals mostly applied to marine environments. In 2011, he joined the Aluminium Technology Centre – NRC as group leader - Structural Adhesive and Corrosion. Since 2013, he is director - research and development for the Aluminium Technology Centre. In 2013, he was also leader for the Lightweighting of Ground Transportation Vehicle program. This program focuses on aluminium solutions for cars, trucks, buses and trains lightweighting.