Chemical and Biological Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science
After a career in engineering design and strategic consulting, Paul joined the Chemical Engineering Department at Polytechnique in 2000 to become Chairholder of the first NSERC Chair in Design Engineering. In 2010 Paul co-founded, and is today Principal Consultant of EnVertis Consulting, a global boutique consultancy that assists companies with their business transformation in the bioeconomy. In his consulting activities as well as his research program, Paul addresses industry-driven problems using product and process design methodologies and systems analysis tools, targeting the forest products industry and new business models for the production of biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials. Paul has had the good fortune or being involved in various ways with the establishment of several biorefineries, in Canada and around the world. Paul is a founding Fellow of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC), a past President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).