André Bégin-Drolet, Université Laval, CA

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Short biography: André Bégin-Drolet is a full professor of mechanical engineering at Université Laval in Canada. His research, in the wind energy sector, focuses toward improving wind power production in cold climate where atmospheric icing is prevalent. His research led him to the design of a patented smart sensor, the Meteorological Conditions Monitoring Station (MCMS), adapted to measure meteorological conditions in cold and icy environment. Moreover, he is very interested in developing methods to improve the production of wind energy in icing conditions using this novel instrument. In 2020, he launched the spinoff company Icetek with purpose to help the wind energy in cold climate to improve its performance.