Denis Faubert, who earned his Ph.D. in Laser Physics from Université Laval, is the President and CEO of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC).
Mr. Faubert has had an impressive career at a number of applied research institutions. Previously, he was the General Manager of the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ). Within Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), he served as Director General of the Valcartier Research Centre and Director General of the National Research Program. Between 2014 and 2019, he also assumed the position of President and CEO of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ), a Quebec initiative that inspired the creation of CARIC. Mr. Faubert is very involved in aerospace and cross-sectoral innovation.
He serves on many committees and projects, including the Green Aviation Research & Development Network Board (GARDN), National Optics Institute (INO) and Aéro Montréal. He is also a member of the Selection Committee of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Research Partnership Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Denis Faubert has received many distinctions, including the National Research Council’s prestigious Centennial Award, Deputy Minister of National Defense’s Innovation Award (2005) and Université Laval’s Faculty of Science Summa-Carrière Award (2008).