Welcome to my home page. I have been a researcher at Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ) for the past six years. I have a bachelors degree in physics engineering along with a masters degree in material sciences. My specialty is materials characterization.
Hydro-Québec is the nationalized electric utility company in Québec (Canada). The main goal of the research institute is to provide scientific support to the company. I work in the Materials Characterization Laboratory which specializes in the microstructural characterization of materials. The laboratory's main fields of expertise are sample preparation, microscopy, x-ray spectrometry and image analysis. Feel free to consult the Laboratory's flyer for more information on our equipment and services (html / pdf).
My main field of work is quantitative microstructural characterization. I have spent most of my time working on the characterization of lithium polymer batteries used in automotive and telecommunication applications. I have concentrated my efforts on the design of automation tools for SEM imaging along with the creation of image analysis algorithms for microstructural characterization of battery materials.
I have over twelve years of practical experience in image analysis and have participated in the design of multiple image analysis procedures. I am a recurring lecturers at the Advanced Techniques in Microscopy for Materials Characterization workshop given each year at McGill University. I have written my own image analysis software that is freely available at www.rml-image.com