IRDA researcher receives a Canadian Society for Bioengineering Fellow Award

September 13th, 2018

An award that recognizes an extensive experience in bioengineering

Researcher Stéphane Godbout recently received the Fellow Award at the annual Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE) gala—an event that aims to foster excellence in Canada’s scientific community.

The award recognizes Stéphane’s extensive experience in bioengineering, his more than 30 years as a CSBE member, as well as his numerous career accomplishments. The evaluation committee noted the 40+ students he has supervised at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels; his design of a laboratory for the agri-environmental assessment of livestock housing structures that makes it possible to evaluate the environmental impacts of animal production practices; and his recent work on reducing food waste and using agricultural biomass to produce energy on farms.

Stéphane joined the Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA) team in 2000. He holds two patents and specializes in the conversion of agricultural waste into green energy, as well as the engineering of agricultural buildings for the future (animal housing and welfare, manure and slurry treatment and storage).