Luc Fréchette

Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada & Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT)


Dr. Luc G. Fréchette is professor of mechanical engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke.  He received his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2000 for the design and fabrication of MEMS-based energy conversion microsystems.  After 4 years on the faculty at Columbia University, Dr. Fréchette moved his research activities to the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) to hold the Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and Power MEMS (2004-2014).  He specializes is the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with an emphasis on thermal and fluidic devices for micro power generation and thermal management.  His research activities include micro heat engines, micro fuel cells, thermal and vibration energy harvesting, microfluidics and adaptive thermal management. Dr. Fréchette contributed over 150 journal and conference publications in these fields and is a member of ASME and IEEE.