Marc Duchesne

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Research Scientist, Gasification/Fluidized Bed Combustion (FBC) group

In 2008, Marc obtained a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry and a B.A.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. That same year he started collaborating with CanmetENERGY-Ottawa as a graduate student. In 2012, he obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. His thesis, entitled “Slagging in Entrained-Flow Gasifiers”, included slag viscosity modeling, slag viscosity measurements, ash characterization and tests with CanmetENERGY-Ottawa’s entrained flow gasifier.

After his graduate studies, Marc continued working with CanmetENERGY as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Visiting Fellow, and transitioned to a Research Scientist position in 2015.

In addition to having worked at the University of Ottawa and CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, he has worked at the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, the Canadian Light Source, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia), the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), and the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL)-Albany (United States). Marc has led several gasification research projects at CanmetENERGY-Ottawa and performed work for various industrial clients. In addition to gasification, Marc’s current research includes investigations associated with chemical looping combustion, fluidized-bed combustion and direct contact steam generation.